ferries

Japanese ferry as a quarantine vessel for coronavirus

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.

More accessible journeys for disabled passengers

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.

Ports in France blocked amidst protests

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.

Ferry connection between Piraeus – Limassol launched

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.

Baleària launches LNG bunker supply using MTTS system

On 3 January, the Spanish ferry company known as “Baleària”, officially announced its successful establishment of natural gas supply in the port of Valencia. In order to accomplish the supply properly, the company used a multi truck to ship (MTTS) high-speed bunkering system.

USCG allows 18 ferries to return back in service

The U.S. Coast Guard recently announced that allowed most of the New York Waterway ferries to return back to service, after being suspended for a series of safety concerns. Specifically all except five of the 23 vessels will operate again with the Coast Guard’s permission.

MOL Group plans to build Japan’s first LNG fueled ferries

Japanese MOL and its group company Ferry Sunflower Limited revealed plans to construct the first two LNG-fueled ferries in Japan. MOL plans to order the Sunflower Kurenai and the Sunflower Murasaki from Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. in December. 

Hazira Passenger Ferry Terminal to begin operations

Essar Bulk Terminal completed work on the Passenger Ferry Terminal that has paved the way for a cruise-based passenger ferry service, commencing today, between Hazira Port in Surat and Bandra-Worli Sea Link in Mumbai. The Hazira-based terminal will also lead to ferry services being offered on other routes in the future.

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