ABB signs breakthrough contract for marine automation in China

ABB signs breakthrough contract for marine automation in China

ABB has won its first marine automation system contract for a cruise ferry in China, after the technology package for Chinese-built Viking Line vessel has been extended to include the ABB Ability™ System …
Nov 14, 2018 /  Curious
HH Ferries Group inaugurates the world’s largest battery-powered ferries

HH Ferries Group inaugurates the world’s largest battery-powered ferries

Today, HH Ferries Group officially inaugurates the two ferries Aurora and Tycho Brahe as the world’s largest battery-powered passenger ferries on the high-frequency route between Helsingborg and …
Nov 9, 2018 /  Vessels
Grandi Navi Veloci’ ferry Excellent collides with crane in Barcelona Port causing fire (Video)

Grandi Navi Veloci’ ferry Excellent collides with crane in Barcelona Port causing fire (Video)

A passenger ferry Excellent (see also CruiseMapper) collided with a loading crane in bad weather in Barcelona's port on Wednesday morning causing a fire. The port authorities said that there were no injuries …
Oct 31, 2018 /  Accidents
Rolls-Royce to provide power and propulsion for Norway’s new eco-friendly coastal route operator

Rolls-Royce to provide power and propulsion for Norway’s new eco-friendly coastal route operator

The Norwegian ship owning company Havila Kystruten AS, has ordered four new build Ro-Pax vessels of Havyard 923 design. Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine will provide power and propulsion for all four ships. From January …
Oct 25, 2018 /  Vessels
Rauma Marine Constructions and Tallink sign letter of intent for a new car and passenger ferry

Rauma Marine Constructions and Tallink sign letter of intent for a new car and passenger ferry

AS Tallink Grupp and Finnish shipbuilding company Rauma Marine Constructions Oy (RMC) have signed a letter of intent to build an environmentally friendly car and passenger ferry for the scheduled service between Tallinn …
Oct 18, 2018 /  Vessels
Grimaldi further boosts its freight services to Sardinia

Grimaldi further boosts its freight services to Sardinia

The Grimaldi Group boosts its freight services between Northern Italy and Sardinia with the introduction of a new line that will link Genoa to Porto Torres. The vessel deployed on the route will be the ro/pax Euroferry …
Oct 12, 2018 /  Curious
New Ferry - Stena Line expands traffic to Denmark from the Port of Gothenburg

New Ferry - Stena Line expands traffic to Denmark from the Port of Gothenburg

A new ferry has been introduced on the Denmark route, departing from Masthuggskajen in Gothenburg. The latest addition, Stena Vinga, will together with Stena Danica and Stena Jutlandica operate on the Stena Line route …
Oct 4, 2018 /  Vessels
Incat Crowther's Fiftieth Vessel for Operation in China

Incat Crowther's Fiftieth Vessel for Operation in China

Incat Crowther announced earlier today the launch of Xin Hai Bin, a 40m Catamaran Passenger Ferry built by AFAI for Zhuhai Fast Ferry Company. Incat Crowther’s relationship with AFAI dates back to 1982, when the …
Sep 28, 2018 /  Vessels
AUSTAL cuts metal on 117m trimaran for Fred. Olsen

AUSTAL cuts metal on 117m trimaran for Fred. Olsen

AUSTAL (ASX: ASB) announced last Friday (Sep21) that construction has commenced on the first of two 117m high-speed passenger trimaran ferries for Fred. Olsen (see also CruiseMapper). Developed in Henderson, Western …
Sep 26, 2018 /  Vessels
Incat Crowther-designed 40m Catamaran Passenger Ferry Jiang Men launched

Incat Crowther-designed 40m Catamaran Passenger Ferry Jiang Men launched

Incat Crowther announced yesterday the launch of 40m Catamaran Passenger Ferry, Jiang Men, built by Wang Tak. Jiang Men is the third in a series that started with 2016’s Shi Zi Yang 7. In the constantly evolving …
Sep 26, 2018 /  Vessels