Ferry

  • Viking Glory to improve cargo links between Finland and Sweden

    Viking Glory to improve cargo links between Finland and Sweden

    5th June 2020

    Cargo capacity on Finnish sea routes will increase significantly when Viking Glory enters service in 2021. The vessel will replace Amorella and provide about 500 lane metres of additional capacity on the Turku–Stockholm route. More than 80 per cent of the flow…

  • Ships Monthly June 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly June 2020 issue out now

    2nd June 2020

    Ships Monthly June 2020 issue The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now. Subscribe to the magazine now to get your copy: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/SMO In-depth news covers the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the shipping industry: CRUISE NEWS: Where…

  • Port prepares for passengers with temperature screening technology

    Port prepares for passengers with temperature screening technology

    22nd May 2020

    Portsmouth International Port is believed to be the first UK port to install a thermal temperature scanner, which will be available for ferry and cruise operators to screen their passengers. The temperature screening technology involves using a camera detection system…

  • Key UK freight and ferry routes to get £35 million boost

    Key UK freight and ferry routes to get £35 million boost

    19th May 2020

    Cross-Channel ferry operators and other freight firms, including Eurotunnel, are to get £35m in financial support to ensure the continued supply of ‘vital’ food and medical supplies to the UK. The cash injection will support routes operated by Brittany Ferries,…

  • Damen hosts digital steel-cutting ceremony for RoPax vessel

    Damen hosts digital steel-cutting ceremony for RoPax vessel

    16th May 2020

    Shipyard uses digital communications to ensure safe steel-cutting ceremony during coronavirus outbreak On Monday 27 April Damen Yichang Shipyard in China hosted a steel cutting ceremony with a difference. As a result of safety measures surrounding the global COVID-19 outbreak, the…

  • American Countess enters service

    American Countess enters service

    15th May 2020

    New Albany, Indiana-based American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) has placed its newest vessel, the 245-passenger riverboat American Countess, in service on the Mississippi River alongside its American Queen and American Duchess. Converted from the 24-year-old casino boat Kanesville Queen by…

  • DFDS’ first quarter results: navigating through a pandemic

    DFDS’ first quarter results: navigating through a pandemic

    12th May 2020

    DFDS released their results recently for the first quarter. Overall revenue declined one per cent in first quarter of 2020 to DKK 3.8bn (£445m). There was a 16 per cent decrease in passenger revenues during the period due to restrictions…

  • Connecting communities for 20 years

    Connecting communities for 20 years

    8th May 2020

    Damen Ferries marks two decades with a keen eye on a sustainable future  Damen Shipyards Group marked the 20th anniversary of its ferries department on 7 May 2020. At the start of the new millennium, Damen formalised its activities in…

  • Viking Line’s service over the next few weeks

    Viking Line’s service over the next few weeks

    6th May 2020

    As a result of the Finnish government’s decision on 4 May 2020 to gradually ease some of the restrictions related to the Covid-19 coronavirus, starting 14 May Viking Line will open up passenger service again for essential traffic. Essential traffic…