New London port, Tilbury2 gets go-ahead

New London port, Tilbury2 gets go-ahead

Forth Ports Group receives planning consent for new port on the River Thames The Port of Tilbury, the UK’s fastest growing port, has today (20 February 2019) received development consent from the Secretary of …
Feb 20, 2019 /  Vessels
Cammell Laird stages “Float-off” for new £10 ferry for Red Funnel

Cammell Laird stages “Float-off” for new £10 ferry for Red Funnel

Cammell Laird has today staged the ‘float-off’ for a new £10million ferry it has built for Isle of Wight ferry operator Red Funnel. The Red Kestrel, a new freight-only RoRo vessel, will operate …
Feb 19, 2019 /  Curious
Stena RoRo acquires RoPax vessel in Japan

Stena RoRo acquires RoPax vessel in Japan

Stena RoRo has purchased the ferry Yamato from the Japanese shipping company Hankyu Ferry.  The vessel will be rebuilt at a shipyard in Europe and be fully adapted to European standards, after which it will be …
Feb 18, 2019 /  Vessels
Danube High-Speed Low-Wash Ferry Offers New Level of Efficiency and Reliability

Danube High-Speed Low-Wash Ferry Offers New Level of Efficiency and Reliability

Incat Crowther announced earlier today the launch of Twin City Liner, a 39m low wash, high-speed catamaran ferry for operation by Twin City Liner on the Danube River between Vienna and Bratislava. The vessel was built by …
Feb 14, 2019 /  Vessels
ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry

ABB to power Iceland’s first electric ferry

New electric ferry to operate on an Icelandic route known for its harsh weather conditions will benefit from efficiency and sustainability enabled by ABB’s technology. ABB will supply integrated power and electric …
Feb 13, 2019 /  Vessels
Damen Shiprepair Oskarshamnsvarvet wins contract for lifetime extension of Stockholm ferry

Damen Shiprepair Oskarshamnsvarvet wins contract for lifetime extension of Stockholm ferry

Damen Shiprepair Oskarshamnsvarvet (DSO) has won a public tender for the contract to undertake a lifetime extension project on the passenger ferry Waxholm II. Built in 1983, the 35.5 metre ferry carries up to 350 …
Feb 7, 2019 /  Vessels
Eesti Gaas reports 1,500 instances of LNG bunkering in Tallinn Old City Harbour

Eesti Gaas reports 1,500 instances of LNG bunkering in Tallinn Old City Harbour

It has been two years since Eesti Gaas started supplying the Megastar ferry, which shuttles between Tallinn and Helsinki, with liquefied natural gas (LNG), and bunkering was performed for the 1,500th time last …
Feb 5, 2019 /  Vessels
Three RoPax ships up for sale by Grimaldi and Adria Ferries

Three RoPax ships up for sale by Grimaldi and Adria Ferries

Three Italian-controlled ro-pax ships are being advertised by shipbroking companies as they have been put for sale by their respective owners Grimaldi Group and Adria Ferries. Caption: Ro-Ro Cargo Ship - Image …
Feb 1, 2019 /  Vessels
Baleària’s first LNG ferry starts commercial operations

Baleària’s first LNG ferry starts commercial operations

Spanish shipping company Baleària said its first LNG-fueled ferry, Hypatia de Alejandría (see also CruiseMapper), completed its first commercial trip between Barcelona and Palma, starting …
Jan 31, 2019 /  Vessels
Austal delivers A$109 million ferry for Molslinjen of Denmark

Austal delivers A$109 million ferry for Molslinjen of Denmark

Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) advises that it has officially delivered, and its customer has accepted, the largest commercial ferry (by volume) the Company has ever built at its shipyard in Henderson, Australia. Official …
Jan 31, 2019 /  Vessels