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Incat Crowther has announced the delivery of ‘Te Kotuku’, a 34m Catamaran Passenger Ferry for Fullers Group Ltd, the operator of the Auckland ferry network. The vessel, constructed at New Zealand builder Q-West, is the result of a thorough review of the network requirements, in which Incat Crowther worked closely with Fullers to develop an optimized vessel that suits the network requirements and existing infrastructure as well as offering operational flexibility. 08 Dec 2014 - Maritime Journal
Cruise + Ferry Sails Home to London
Cruise + Ferry, the only specialist event dedicated to the technical and operations side of the cruise, ferry and fast ferry industries, takes place on the 24th to 26th of this month at ExCel London. 21 May 2012 - Maritime Journal
Mitsui introduce new environmentally friendly ferry
Mitsui OSK Lines recently announced the completion of the concept for its second in a series of next generation vessels. The ‘Ishin-II’ is an environment friendly ferry that can transport both cargo and passengers. 16 Jun 2011 - Maritime Journal
DFDS sells Irish Sea routes to Stena
DFDS has sold DFDS Seaways Irish Sea Ferries Limited, including two routes in the northern part of the Irish Sea, to Stena Line. 02 Dec 2010 - Maritime Journal
Grant award puts freight back on Caledonian Canal
Scottish Government grants of £255,000 have heralded the return of freight transportation along the Caledonian Canal. 18 Nov 2010 - Maritime Journal
Bandwidth bonuses onboard MS Julia
Maritime satellite communications provider Marlink has secured a three year contract with Irish ferry operator Fastnet Line to deliver, install and operate its innovative Sealink VSAT solution onboard Fastnet’s flagship vessel MS Julia. 03 Sep 2010 - Maritime Journal
Stena to launch second super ferry
Stena Line has announced the launch of the Stena Britannica, one of two of the largest superferries in the world, will take place in October 2010. 02 Sep 2010 - Maritime Journal
New project to get freight off the roads
An ambitious new initiative to develop a sustainable matrix of transportation routes using waterways rather than roads has been launched by the UK not for profit organisation Freight by Water. 02 Sep 2010 - Maritime Journal
Coastlink plans shortsea conference in Antwerp
Coastlink is to return to the port city of Antwerp in September for its 2010 Annual Conference. Reflecting its close cooperation with the Antwerp Port Authority, the event will be held on 14 and 15 September in the Havenhuis, the authority’s headquarters building on Entrepotkaai. 22 May 2010 - Maritime Journal
Superferry sails on Sunday
The first of the world’s two largest Superferries will sail the North Sea between Harwich and the Hook of Holland when Stena Line puts it into service on Sunday. 13 May 2010 - Maritime Journal
RORO 2010 rolls up in Bremen
RORO, the only exhibition and conference dedicated to the ro-ro shipping industry, takes place in Bremen, Germany, this year from 18-20 May. 08 Apr 2010 - Maritime Journal
Interferry lobbies MEPC on Baltic issues
Using its consultative status at the IMO, trade association Interferry is lobbying the Marine Environment Protection Committee’s 60th session in London this week on two controversial issues. 25 Mar 2010 - Maritime Journal
New evacuation systems for Mexican ferry
DBC Marine Safety Systems Ltd, part of the Zodiac SOLAS group, is to supply two marine evacuation systems for installation aboard the 'MV Chihuahua Star' operated by Baja Ferries in Mexico. The ferry sails between Mazatlan and La Paz on the Baja Peninsula. 21 Jan 2010 - Maritime Journal
Austal launch next generation high speed trimaran
Australian shipbuilder Austal has successfully launched its next generation 102m high speed trimaran vehicle/passenger ferry. The vessel has been undergoing final fit-out prior to its sea trials this month. 21 Jan 2010 - Maritime Journal
New Severn Link ferry across Bristol Channel
British ferry operator Severn Link has announced the first modern ferry service connecting South Wales and South West England will commence operation early this year. 14 Jan 2010 - Maritime Journal
New shortsea service for Thamesport
The recent docking of the 1,118 teu <i>El Temerario</i> at London Thamesport follows an agreement with Team Lines, which is to deploy the ship on its new North Europe Service. A number of the company&rsquo; s vessels are expected to join the <i>Temerario</i> in making regular calls at the UK port, such as its sister ship, <i>El Bravo</i>. 12 Nov 2009 - Maritime Journal
Users choose shipping award winner
01 Nov 2009 - Maritime Journal
New UK short sea service launch
Feederlink started a new service last month directly connecting the UK Port of Tyne to Southampton and increasing their service at the Port to four weekly sailings. 01 Nov 2009 - Maritime Journal
Three engine layout for next generation trimaran ferry
Aluminium vessel designer and builder Austal has had a unique three-engine layout successfully installed its new 102m trimaran vehicle/passenger ferry platform, currently under construction at its Western Australian shipyard. 01 Nov 2009 - Maritime Journal
Ostuferhafen grows to accommodate 'Lisco Maxima'
The brand new <i>Lisco Maxima</i>, the biggest ferry to sail under the flag of Lithuania, was given an official welcome last month to mark its first call in Kiel&rsquo; s Ostuferhafen. The ship will from now on be employed in the regular liner shipping service between Kiel and Klaipeda. 26 May 2009 - Maritime Journal