Ferry

  • Hurtigruten Norway to return all ships to operation this summer

    Hurtigruten Norway to return all ships to operation this summer

    5th June 2021

    After more than a year and a half of limited operations, Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express will return all seven ships in the legendary Bergen – Kirkenes voyages in July. ‘The global travel industry has been hit hard by the pandemic.…

  • Alaska fast ferries for Spain

    Alaska fast ferries for Spain

    2nd June 2021

    Spain’s Servicios y Concesiones Maritimas Ibicencas (SCMI) has purchased the fast ferries Chenega and Fairweather from the Alaska Department of Transportation for $5.2 million with the intention of refurbishing the 32-knot vessels for service between Spain and the island of…

  • Ships Monthly June 2021 issue out now

    Ships Monthly June 2021 issue out now

    1st June 2021

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and as usual it is packed with news and in-depth features, including a focus on the ever changing ferry scene in the Irish Sea, The sinking of the warship General Belgrano,…

  • Stena Line’s new ferry ‘floats out’ in China

    Stena Line’s new ferry ‘floats out’ in China

    27th May 2021

    Despite the ongoing pandemic, ferry company Stena Line has achieved another important milestone in its major new fleet investment programme with the ‘launching’ ceremony of the first new extended E-Flexer vessel in Weihai, China. The vessel was ordered in 2018…

  • Stena Estrid is returning to the Holyhead-Dublin route

    Stena Estrid is returning to the Holyhead-Dublin route

    19th May 2021

    With the expectation that travel restrictions between Ireland and Britain will be removed soon, ferry company Stena Line is bringing its new vessel Stena Estrid back to its key Holyhead-Dublin route. She will replace Stena Horizon which will return to…

  • Viking Line’s Mariella heads to the Med

    Viking Line’s Mariella heads to the Med

    17th May 2021

    The 1985-built stalwart Mariella, from the overnight Helsinki-Stockholm route, has been sold to Corsican Ferries for €19.6 million on a bareboat HP deal. She was put up for sale last autumn. Delivery was made in May while operations for the…

  • Damen launches RoPax 6716 for the Port Authority of Timor-Leste

    Damen launches RoPax 6716 for the Port Authority of Timor-Leste

    16th May 2021

    On 1 May 2021 Damen Yichang Shipyard launched a RoPax 6716 vessel to be operated by the Port Authority of Timor-Leste (APORTIL). She will operate between Timor-Leste’s capital Dili, the Oecusse enclave and the island of Ataúro, carrying up to…

  • Baltic ferries suffer but see summer light

    Baltic ferries suffer but see summer light

    16th May 2021

    The disaster of Covid-19 was reflected in last years’ losses for all the major companies as passenger numbers plummeted to zero on some routes due to restrictions. Other services suffered heavily because of capacity restrictions and simple fear of travelling.…