Ferry

  • Latest issue of Ships Monthly out now

    Latest issue of Ships Monthly out now

    20th July 2017

    The September 2017 issue of Ships Monthly is out now. Don’t forget to get your copy from your local newsagent. What to know about classic cruise ships still going strong? Black Watch, Columbus and Ocean Diamond all featured. Russell Plummer…

  • Stena makes substantial investment in Scottish Route

    Stena makes substantial investment in Scottish Route

    19th July 2017

    Stena Line’s parent company has confirmed a multi-million pound investment package to acquire the Superfast VII and Superfast VIII ferries which operate on its Cairnryan-Belfast route. The ships currently operate under a charter contract agreement with AS Tallink Grupp and…

  • Dutch ferry first in Europe to run on CNG

    Dutch ferry first in Europe to run on CNG

    17th July 2017

    On 13 July 2017 the ferry operated by Dutch shipping firm TESO, Texelstroom, began running on CNG (compressed natural gas), which is a first in Europe. Every year, TESO carries two million passengers and approximately 600,000 vehicles from Den Helder to…

  • Plans to Replace Ireland’s Oldest Ferry

    Plans to Replace Ireland’s Oldest Ferry

    13th July 2017

    God Mets Ons III, Ireland’s oldest domestic ferry serving Valentia Island in Co Kerry on the scenic west coast, is in doubt as the ageing vessel dating from 1963 no longer meets marine safety requirements. The seasonal service linking Reenard…

  • New owner for Red Funnel

    New owner for Red Funnel

    11th July 2017

    Red Funnel has a new owner, with a consortium of British and Canadian pension schemes, led by the West Midland Pensions Fund and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of the Province of Ontario, buying the historic operator of car…

  • Wärtsilä waterjets to power new Danish high-speed ferry

    Wärtsilä waterjets to power new Danish high-speed ferry

    8th July 2017

    The technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply four of its waterjets plus the hydraulics and control system for a new 109m high-speed ro-pax ferry. The ship is being built at the Austal Ships Pty yard in Australia for…

  • P&O Ferries carries more freight across the Channel

    P&O Ferries carries more freight across the Channel

    5th July 2017

    P&O Ferries carried more freight across the English Channel in the first six months of 2017 than in any first half of the year in its modern history. The ferry and logistics company’s six ships on the Dover-Calais route transported…

  • Visit Medway Queen during the summer

    Visit Medway Queen during the summer

    3rd July 2017

    The historic paddle steamer Medway Queen is currently undergoing restoration by teams of volunteers at Gillingham Pier (Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 1RX), and during the rest of 2017 a number of special events are being held. The Visitor…

  • Brittany Ferries confirm order For New Ship Honfleur

    Brittany Ferries confirm order For New Ship Honfleur

    22nd June 2017

    Brittany Ferries has confirmed the construction of a new cruise ferry to join its ten-ship fleet. The new craft will be named Honfleur, following a long tradition naming ships after destinations served by the company. Honfleur promises to be the…

  • Damen delivers RoRo ferry to the Gambia

    Damen delivers RoRo ferry to the Gambia

    19th June 2017

    Damen has delivered a road ferry to a client in the Gambia more than a month ahead of schedule. The ferry was built entirely in the Netherlands to a very tight deadline, with the hull constructed in just 70 days…