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World’s Largest Electric Ferry Completes Maiden Voyage

Image: Leclanché

E-ferry Ellen, the world's largest all-electric ferry,  made its first commercial trip connecting the ports of Søby and Fynshav (Denmark).Switzerland-based battery system provider Leclanché SA has powered the vessel, capable of carrying approximately 30 vehicles and 200 passengers,  with a capacity of 4.

FTA Awards $32.8Mln to U.S. Passenger Ferry

Photo: Federal Transit Administration (FTA)

Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced approximately $32.8 million in project selections to improve the safety and reliability of America’s passenger ferries and enhance mobility for ferry users across the United States.A total of nine projects in nine states will receive funding from the FTA’s Passenger Ferry Grant Program.

Norsepower’s Rotor Sail on Hybrid Ferry

An illustration of M/V Copenhagen with a Norsepower Rotor Sail. (Photo: Scandlines)

Ferry operator Scandlines has announced that it has signed an agreement with Norsepower Oy Ltd, leading clean technology and engineering company pioneering modern wind propulsion technology, to install Norsepower’s Rotor Sail Solution on board the M/V Copenhagen, a hybrid passenger ferry.Operating

DFDS Cuts 2019 Outlook on Brexit

Kell Robdrup, Senior Vice President. Photo: DFDS

Danish international shipping and logistics company DFDS announced that the exceptional uncertainty on the outcome of Brexit is currently reducing UK trade and visibility.Uncertainties surrounding Brexit made the world's leading ferry operator downgrade its full-year expectations for revenue and operating profit.

Balearia Launches Florida-Bahamas Fast Ferry

Image: Baleària Caribbean

Baleària Caribbean has launches a new fast-transport service linking Fort Lauderdale (Florida) with the island of Bimini in the Bahamas.  The fast ferry connecting these two ports has a 650-person capacity and a maximum speed of 38 knots—35 for service—with the journey taking just under two hours.

Christening Ceremony for Hankyu Ferry

Photo courtesy of MHI

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Yokohama, held a christening and launch ceremony on August 2 for a ferry currently under construction for Hankyu Ferry Co., Ltd., which is based in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka. The new vessel, named "Settsu,

Finnlines Cuts CO2 Emissions by 30%

Pic:Finnlines

European ferry operator said that between 2008 and 2018 it reduced its CO2 emissions by approximately 30 per cent and confirmed that it is looking beyond IMO requirements to drive down its carbon footprint further."Passenger-specific carbon-dioxide figures for 2018 have been calculated on Finnlines’ passenger routes,

Gulf Island Wins Ferry Contract

Pic: Gulf Island Fabrication Inc.

American manufacturer of marine vessels used in the energy sector, Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. (GIFI) has received an award for the construction of a (70) seventy vehicle ferry from the Texas Department of Transportation.The fabricator of complex steel structures, modules and marine vessels said in

Repsol, Brittany Extend LNG Supply Deal

From left to right: Frédéric Pouget, Brittany Ferries’ Fleet and Operations Director - Eugenia Bertrand Alonso, Head of LNG Bunkering - Laura Rejón-Pérez, Repsol’s Wholesale & Gas Trading Director - Bertrand Crispils, LNG and Alternative Fuels Technical Manager - Nicolas Jobin, Legal & Insurance executive – legal dept. (Image file) Image: Brittany Ferries

French shipping company Spanish energy giant Repsol have reached an agreement for the extension of the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to the ferry operator’s Spanish operations.Repsol will supply LNG to Brittany Ferries’ operations in Spain. Under the agreement, the energy company

India Plans to Start Low Cost Ferry Services

Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge) Mansukh L. Mandaviya. Photo: PIB

Indian shipping Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has said that the government is keen to start the navigation in inland waterways and passenger transportation in the rivers in the North Eastern states of the country.The public sector company Water and Power Consultancy Services Limited (WAPCOS) is preparing

Interferry Charts a Course for Growth

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan explains why the global trade association is poised to take its work to the next level.

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan explains why the global trade association is poised to take its work to the next level.While I respect the mantra of cautious optimism, I can’t help feeling genuinely excited that 2019 could prove to be a milestone year in the continuing growth of Interferry’s

Estonian Ferry Opts for Hybrid Retrofit

Image: Tallinna Sadam

Estonian ferry company TS Laevad has signed an agreement with the Estonian shipbuilding company Baltic Workboats AS to rebuild the ferry Tõll, which operates the on the Virtsu-Kuivastu line, into environmentally friendly hybrid ship.The subsidiary of Tallinna Sadam said in a press release that during the reconstruction,

Marseille Fos Accelerates Air Emissions Cuts

File image / AdobeStock / © dbvirago

Among a string of new eco-friendly initiatives, the Marseille Fos port authority is to spend $22 million over the next six years to extend shoreside electrical connections for berthed vessels to every ferry, cruiseship and repair quay within the Marseille eastern harbor.Already available on the Corsica ferry quays,

Sweden Gets Largest Hybrid Car Ferry

Pic: Baltic Workboats AS

Sweden’s largest hybrid-electric car ferry, Tellus, will soon begin passenger operations.The ferry will service Sweden's busiest maritime routes, along with more than 100,000 vehicles transported per month, the majority being heavy trucks.The 100-metre Tellus ferry can carry 80 cars and 297

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