Ferry

  • Wightlink’s new flagship to be named Victoria of Wight

    Wightlink’s new flagship to be named Victoria of Wight

    19th August 2017

    Wightlink’s new £30million environmentally friendly car ferry for the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route will be named Victoria of Wight. The name was chosen by a panel of staff who considered 186 suggestions from 73 members of staff. Work is well underway on…

  • Ships Monthly October issue out now

    Ships Monthly October issue out now

    17th August 2017

    In the news, we report on the 500th voyage for Shieldhall, the first LNG offshore construction vessel completed, a new ferry for Carlingford Lough, and a new Stena ship charter. The ferry scene covers Stena buying the Cairnryan Superfast twins,…

  • Hampton Roads Transit Christens BMT-Designed Ferry

    Hampton Roads Transit Christens BMT-Designed Ferry

    7th August 2017

    On the hottest day of the year to date, 21 July 2017, a cool bottle of champagne was broken over the rail of Elizabeth River IV, thus christening Hampton Roads Transit’s (HRT) newest passenger ferry. Designed by BMT and constructed…

  • Strong volumes on Belfast ferry routes

    Strong volumes on Belfast ferry routes

    28th July 2017

      Stena Line has recorded strong volumes on its Belfast services for the first six months of 2017.  To the end of June 2017, freight volumes increased +5%, passengers and cars grew +4% year on year.  The fastest growing sector…

  • Brittany Ferries extends charter of MN Pelican

    Brittany Ferries extends charter of MN Pelican

    24th July 2017

    Brittany Ferries has confirmed the extension of its charter of MN Pelican (1999/12,076gt) from French shipowner Maritime Nantaise until 2019. This 155m con-ro vessel entered service between Poole and Bilbao during February 2016, initially on a one year charter. Announcing the news,…

  • 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…