Ferry

  • 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…

  • SMS completes major fast ferry refit in Cherbourg

    SMS completes major fast ferry refit in Cherbourg

    23rd October 2018

    Southampton-headquartered ship repairer and marine engineering services provider SMS has completed its second major high speed craft refit in France. SMS has undocked Brittany Ferries’ Normandie Express in Cherbourg on the Ports of Normandy Authority’s (PNA) ship lift. Over a…

  • Baja Ferries leases ro-ro to Trinidad & Tobago

    Baja Ferries leases ro-ro to Trinidad & Tobago

    19th October 2018

    Baja Ferries has leased its 19,963gt truck ferry Cabo Star to the Government of Trinidad & Tobago for one year at a rate of $23,500 per day for use between the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The 157.6m by 25.3m…