Ferry

  • Stena Line hits half a million freight units in Belfast

    Stena Line hits half a million freight units in Belfast

    11th February 2017

    Stena Line has posted a record year for freight traffic volumes on its Belfast Harbour routes in 2016.  For the first time in its history, Stena Line has carried over 500,000 freight units through Belfast Harbour. Stena Line operates three…

  • Ro-pax passenger ferry hull launched at Amsterdam

    Ro-pax passenger ferry hull launched at Amsterdam

    10th February 2017

    On 31 January 2017, marking the completion of the first new build contract between Niron Staal Amsterdam and Damen Shipyards Group, the hull of a RoPax 5212 passenger ferry hull was launched from Niron Staal’s facilities in Amsterdam. Preparations for…

  • Brittany Ferries extends charter of MN Pelican

    Brittany Ferries extends charter of MN Pelican

    9th February 2017

    Brittany Ferries has extended the charter of MN Pelican (1999/12,076gt) from French owners Maritime Nantaise for a further 12 months until February 2018. The Norwegian-built 155m con-ro vessel began operations for Brittany Ferries early in 2016 making two weekly return sailings…

  • Sound of Islay receiving $6 million overhaul

    Sound of Islay receiving $6 million overhaul

    7th February 2017

    The federal and provincial Governments of Newfoundland & Labrador are spending nearly $6 million on the historic ferry Sound of Islay so that she can return to the intra-provincial ferry fleet as a swing vessel. It was announced at the…

  • Baleària signs agreement  to build two dual fuel ferries

    Baleària signs agreement to build two dual fuel ferries

    2nd February 2017

    Baleària has reached an agreement with the Italian shipyard Cantiere Navale Visentini to build two dual gas engine sister ferries, measuring 186.5m in length and a capacity for 810 people, 2,180 linear metres of cargo and 150 cars. The total…

  • Condor publishes improved punctuality figures for 2016

    Condor publishes improved punctuality figures for 2016

    24th January 2017

    Condor Ferries has published its key performance indicators for last year which show a further improvement in overall reliability and punctuality compared with the previous 12 month period. The compiling of these key indicators forms part of the service level…

  • New Cal Mac ferry receives Hybrid Marine Award

    New Cal Mac ferry receives Hybrid Marine Award

    23rd January 2017

    Caledonian MacBrayne achieved a second success in the space of three years when receiving the 2016 Electric and Hybrid Propulsion System award for the recently introduced passenger and car ferry Catriona at a presentation during the Electric and Hybrid Marine…

  • P&O Ferries highest freight volumes on Larne-Cairnryan

    P&O Ferries highest freight volumes on Larne-Cairnryan

    19th January 2017

    P&O Ferries announced today (19 January) that it handled the highest volume of freight in five years on its Larne-Cairnryan service in 2016. The ferry and logistics company, which operates the shortest and most frequent crossings between Northern Ireland and…

  • P&O Ferries ships go to Poland for refit

    P&O Ferries ships go to Poland for refit

    17th January 2017

    P&O Ferries will send a total of four ships from its North Sea and Short Sea fleets to the Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk this season for major upgrades and refit work. The ferry and logistics company has agreed contracts worth…