The Dutch ferry company, Rederij Doeksen recently announced that its first LNG-fueled ferry named as “Willem Barentsz” will begin its operations on 3 July.
A Belfast Maritime Consortium led by Artemis Technologies has won a £33 million UK Government innovation grant to develop zero emissions ferries in the city.
Fullers Group has been ordered to pay $68.336, in reparation to two victims after four passengers were injured, one suffering serious head injuries, when the passenger ferry Kea collided with Devonport wharf.
Spanish ferry operator Baleària announced it is working towards being the first shipping line in the world to obtain the Global Safe Site COVID-19 badge at the highest level (Excellence) from French class Bureau Veritas.
A collision took place between the ferries Bencomo Express and Volcan De Taburiente, at Los Cristianos port entrance, off Canary Islands, on February 24. Both ships suffered damages, but resumed their services later.
On Firday 14 February, the “MV Caledonian Isles” ferry vessel owned by the CalMac Ferries, faced rough weather conditions as it was struggling to berth at the Ardrossan harbor. Namely its crewmembers had to deal and operate under the storm Dennis’ high winds.
In light of the coronavirus outbreak situation, the Japanese Ministry of Defense recently informed that has prepared a 17.000 GT ferry vessel, in order to provide temporary accommodation for Japanese nationals who return from China.
The UK Maritime Minister launched a new passenger rights toolkit in Liverpool, calling operators to make journeys better for disabled passengers and staff, continuing the UK’s internationally leading plans for fully accessible transport.
French ports are blocked as workers protest, aiming to make President Emmanuel Macron to scrap a planned pension overhaul. Namely, ferry services were disrupted, while some bulk carriers were kept at anchor.
Port of Piraeus, Greece will be from now on ferry connected to Limassol, Cyprus. According to the Shipping Deputy Minister of Cyprus, Natasa Pilides, efforts are underway in order the ferry trip to be launched and available by this summer. For the records, the return ferry ticket is estimated to cost around €130 per person, including the port fees.
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