Ferry

  • Stena Line’s first new generation ferry ‘floats’ in China

    Stena Line’s first new generation ferry ‘floats’ in China

    18th January 2019

    Ferry Company Stena Line achieved an important milestone in its major new fleet investment programme with the ‘launching’ ceremony of the first of its next generation of RoPax vessel taking place at the Avic Weihai Shipyard in China on 16 January. The first new vessel will be named Stena…

  • Ships Monthly February 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly February 2019 issue out now

    14th January 2019

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is now available. Go to Kelsey Shop to get your copy. https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/SMO NEWS WATERFRONT Hansa heavylift goes bankrupt, OOCL marks half a century of operations, and Damen to establish a ro-pax division. FERRY Brittany…

  • Passenger numbers continue to grow for David MacBrayne

    Passenger numbers continue to grow for David MacBrayne

    22nd December 2018

    David MacBrayne, parent company of CalMac Ferries, has reported another year of increasing passenger numbers. Total carryings for the group broke through the 5.5 million barrier in 2017/18. The transport and harbour operator’s continuing carrying growth is helping deliver social and…

  • Ships Monthly January 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly January 2019 issue out now

    13th December 2018

    SHIPS MONTHLY Jan 2019 WATERFRONT NEWS In the news, Wallenius Wilhelmsen has been restructured, preserved vessel RML 497 goes to Hartlepool Museum, wind power on ships gets another look, and Damen tugs tackle the Northern Sea Route. The ferry scene…

  • Port of Gothenburg ro-ro traffic on the increase

    Port of Gothenburg ro-ro traffic on the increase

    10th December 2018

    The prospects for ro-ro traffic between Sweden and the continent are looking bright. Volumes between Gothenburg and Belgium have increased for the ninth year in succession. Shipping companies are also in the process of expanding their networks from Gothenburg across…

  • Norwegian Prime Minister revealed as Future of The Fjords godmother

    Norwegian Prime Minister revealed as Future of The Fjords godmother

    22nd November 2018

    In early November 2018 Erna Solberg, the Prime Minister of Norway, was announced as the godmother of The Fjords’ award winning all-electric passenger vessel Future of The Fjords. The environmentally friendly 400-passenger ship will be christened at Gudvangen, situated in…

  • Bound for the bottom

    Bound for the bottom

    3rd November 2018

    Built in 1974 by the Todd Shipyard in Houston, Texas for the 17-mile run between Cape May, New Jersey and Lewes, Delaware, the ferry Twin Capes has been scuttled after attempts to sell it for further trading failed. The 44-year-old…

  • Smooth Sailing for Stena Jutlandica Battery Project

    Smooth Sailing for Stena Jutlandica Battery Project

    25th October 2018

    The ferry Stena Jutlandica has completed her first month of operation as a battery hybrid vessel and the positive experiences from the first weeks of service have exceeded expectations. “It’s really exciting to be running with electrical power on Stena…