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Finferries, Rolls-Royce to Advance Autonomous Navigation

(Photo: Rolls-Royce)

Finnish shipowner Finferries has partnered with Rolls-Royce in an effort to advance technologies for remote and autonomous ferry operations.The companies signed a collaboration agreement Thursday to jointly develop strategies and solutions to optimize the safety and efficiency of marine operations through

Fjord1's First Battery-powered Ferry Named at Havyard

Photo: Havyard Group

Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard has christened the first battery-powered ferry ordered by transportation company Fjord1. The christening ceremony for MF Husavik was held at the yard in Leirvik in Sogn on May 14. "Havyard has met some very stringent environmental requirements and won a total of 13 contracts

Meyer Turku Investing Profits in its Shipyard

Photo: Meyer Turku

Coming off of three straight profitable years, Finnish shipbuilder Meyer Turku said it is using its profits to finance a 200 million euro ($237 million) investment program at its Turku shipyard.The cruise ship builder reported its 2017 revenue was 807.7 million euros ($959 million) compared to 2016’s 787.

SMS Undertakes Huge Refit for Red Funnel

Lounge Lift (Photo: SMS)

Southampton headquartered ship repairer and marine engineering services provider SMS has completed a major refit within the U.K. Port of Southampton at Williams Shipping’s specialist repair berth for the Isle of Wight operator Red Funnel.SMS has completed the build and installation of a two new 17-metric-ton

Incat Crowther Designs Ferry for Rhode Island

CAT ferry for Rhode Island Fast Ferry Photo Incat Crowther

A second catamaran ferry under construction at Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding in Massachusetts for Rhode Island Fast Ferry will expand on the success of the 2012-delivered Ava Pearl, meeting increased passenger demand and adding a new route to RIFF’s operation.The new ferry, scheduled to be delivered in 2019,

Caledonian Maritime Assets Buys Three Ferries

Photo: CMAL Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd.

 A deal has been agreed for the three passenger ferries serving the Northern Isles to be purchased outright by Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) with loan funding from the Scottish Government.   The MV Hamnavoe, MV Hrossey and MV Hjaltland, which have previously been leased from Royal Bank of Scotland, will be taken into CMAL ownership.

Norwegian Ferry Tests Autodocking System

(Photo: Wärtsilä)

A ferry owned by Norwegian operator Norled is the first in the world to experiment with autodocking technology.Equipped with Wärtsilä’s innovative autodocking system, the 83-meter ferry Folgefonn concluded three months of testing with harbor docking trials in April.The autodocking system activates some 2,

Up to Nine Hurtigruten Ships Will Switch to Hybrid Power

(Image: Rolls-Royce)

Norwegian cruise ferry operator Hurtigruten has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce to upgrade up to nine vessels to hybrid power.The main engines on up to nine cruise ships will switch from diesel to gas power, and the upgrade will also include installation of a hybrid battery system.The deal

Wärtsilä: Maintenance Pact for Viking Grace

(Image: Wärtsilä)

Wärtsilä and Viking Line signed an Optimized Maintenance agreement for the Wärtsilä LNGPac system onboard passenger ferry Viking Grace, significant in that it is the first Optimized Maintenance agreement ever made for Wärtsilä LNGPac, a complete gas handling system for ships fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Gladding-Hearn Begins Rhode Island Ferry Build

(Photo: Gladding-Hearn)

Massachusetts based shipbuilder Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, said it has begun building a second high-speed passenger ferry for Rhode Island Fast Ferry, Inc., scheduled to be delivered in 2019.The new 320-passenger, all-aluminum catamaran will operate on a new seasonal route between Quonset Point, R.

Greek Ferries Idled as Mariners Strike

File Image: A Piraeus Passenger Terminal. (CREDIT: AdobeStock / © AnastasiiaUsoltceva)

Greek ferries remained docked at the country's ports on Wednesday as seamen, marine engineers and ship cooks walked off the job to protest against planned government reforms which they say will further hurt their labour rights.   The 24-hour strike was organised by Greece's seamen federation (PNO),

Flensburg Shipyard, Spirit of Tasmania Sign LOI

Photo:  Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG

 TT-Line Company and European shipbuilder Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) have signed a letter of intent (LoI) for the construction of two new ships to replace the current Spirit of Tasmania vessels.   TT-Line chairman Mike Grainger said the companies would now commence contract negotiations and agree to final design specifications.

Ferry Vessel Dagestan Completes Modernization

Dagestan. Photo: Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping

 The vessel "Dagestan" with a length of 154.5 and a width of 18.3 meters was built in 1984 in Pula, the former Yugoslavia (currently Croatia). It was decided to repair and upgrade the ferry "Dagestan", withdrawn from operations 5 years ago.    Modernization of the ferry, which is one of the unique vessels of its time,

Balearia’s 1st LNG-Fueled Ferry Hits the Water

Photo: Baleària

 Spanish shipping company Baleària Eurolínias Marítimas (Balearia)’s first of two liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled ferries, Hypatia de Alejandría, has been floated out at the Italian shipyard Cantiere Navale Visentini.   The first ferry named Hypatia de Alejandría was launched on March 30, Baleària said in a statement,

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