October 2021 Marine Log

October 2021

This issue focuses on a unique approach to ferry design, plus more ferry and cruise industry news. Learn about a new rail ferry, how ferry ridership is set to boom, and more!

Rendering of ferry

TT-Line RoPax duo to have Kongsberg Maritime propulsion and steering

Finnish shipyard Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC) has awarded Kongsberg Maritime a contract to deliver the propulsion and steering equipment for the two new car and passenger ferries on order at the yard

New York on 9/;;

20 years later: NY Waterways looks back at rescue efforts on 9/11

As people gathered on the New York Harbor waterfront in Manhattan to remember and honor the victims of the 9/11 attack on its 20th anniversary, many vessels from the “Great Boatlift” rescue

View of NY Harbor from hotel

FERRIES 2021: Panel on ferry design will highlight latest trends and projects

“The ferry industry is poised to rebound in 2022.” That’s the theme of this year’s Marine Log FERRIES conference set to be presented November 9-10 on the New York Harbor waterfront in

Rendering of the new ferry for Skagit County

Good news for green ferries in latest FTA grant announcement

In a first, $4 million of the $38 million available in the Federal Transit Administration’s latest round of Passenger Ferry Grants will be set aside specifically for low or zero-emission ferries, or

View of NY Harbor from hotel

FERRIES 2021 to meet in NYC area in November

Marine Log partners with Passenger Vessel Association to plan first ferry event in 18 months Set to take place at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City on the Hudson, November 9-10 in Jersey

commuter ferry

U.S. ferries carried 131.6 million passengers in 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) today released data sets from its 2020 National Census of Ferry Operators (NCFO). Key findings from the 246 ferry operators that responded

Bow of E-Flexer

Marine Atlantic to charter in dual-fuel RoPax

Marine Atlantic has reached an agreement to charter in a new RoPax ferry from Sweden’s Stena RoRo. The vessel will be the tenth E-Flexer vessel to be ordered by Stena RoRo at

Jacob Frost (L) and Colton Bonnaure (R)

Shearer Group announces two additions to its team

The Shearer Group Inc. (TSGI), a Houston-based leader in the design of inland towboats, ferries and barges, has made two additions to its team of naval architects: Jacob Frost and Colton Bonnaure.

Charging system is centrally located on the vessels, allowing charging on both port and starboard from towers located on the terminal’s floating pontoons.

Bureau Veritas to class 10 Portuguese electric ferries

Bureau Veritas (BV) has won a contract for the classification of the 10 electric ferries under construction at the Gondán Shipyard in Spain for Portuguese operator Transtejo. Set to enter service between