Ferry

  • Ulstein Verft to build Color Line’s new hybrid vessel

    Ulstein Verft to build Color Line’s new hybrid vessel

    24th February 2017

    Ulstein Verft will be constructing Color Line’s new hybrid vessel, an environmentally sound ship hich will be servicing Sandefjord–Strømstad from summer 2019. Ulstein won the contract in competition with several other yards. “It is very gratifying that the Norwegian shipbuilding…

  • Damen’s last newbuild of 2016

    Damen’s last newbuild of 2016

    22nd February 2017

    The last newbuild order of 2016 for the Damen Shipyards Group was signed on 31 December 2016 with VLOOT dab of Belgium. The vessel will be a 25me ferry especially designed to carry vehicles and passengers across the canal linking…

  • Stena Line enters partnership with Mercy Ships

    Stena Line enters partnership with Mercy Ships

    21st February 2017

    The humanitarian NGO Mercy Ships and Stena Line, the world’s largest privately owned ferry company, have decided to enter a long-term partnership.  The goal is to raise general awareness about the charity, promote volunteering and charitable giving both within Stena…

  • Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    17th February 2017

    The April 2017 issue of Ship Monthly hits the news stands today, 17 February, and it brings a fresh look to the magazine while continuing with the same high quality articles and in-depth features. A voyage report by Jim Shaw…

  • Stena Line’s four new vessels planned for Belfast routes

    Stena Line’s four new vessels planned for Belfast routes

    16th February 2017

    Last year Stena announced a newbuild contract of four RoPax ferry vessels with a planned delivery schedule during 2019 and 2020.  The contract also contains an option for another four vessels to be ordered. The four vessels are being built…

  • 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…