Ferry

  • 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…

  • Finnlines Orders First Two-Stroke Propulsion Package

    Finnlines Orders First Two-Stroke Propulsion Package

    28th April 2020

    MAN Energy Solutions has won the order to supply six MAN B&W 9S50ME-C9.6 Tier II-compliant main engines for three 238m ro-ro vessels intended for operation in the Baltic Sea. The customer is Finnlines PLC., the Finnish shipping company and part…

  • P&O cruise ferries laid up in Hull

    P&O cruise ferries laid up in Hull

    27th April 2020

    The two P&O ferries Pride of York and Pride of Bruges are being temporarily taken off the Hull-Zeebrugge route, following the collapse in passenger numbers as a result of the coronavirus lockdown. P&O Ferries said 300 staff would be furloughed,…

  • Volume of freight transport has remained high on Viking Line ships

    Volume of freight transport has remained high on Viking Line ships

    26th April 2020

    During the current exceptional circumstances, the transport capacity of Viking Line is being utilised for freight traffic. The demand for sea transport has grown further since Easter. During the prevailing exceptional circumstances, Viking Line has been maintaining both goods transports…