Proposed Ferry Could Save Scottish Whisky Exports Post-Brexit

By Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM, Aug 21 (Reuters) - A Scottish company and a Dutch port are discussing launching a new ferry line ahead of Britain's exit from the European Union, potentially providing a swift alternative route for Scottish exports such as whisky if Brexit causes transport delays. The ferry line would run between Rosyth, near Edinburgh, and Groningen Seaport at … [Read more...]

Repsol To Supply Brittany Ferries’ New LNG Ship

Brittany Ferries has signed an agreement with Spanish energy company Repsol for the delivery of Liquefied Natural Gas to its Spanish operations. A letter of intent between the two companies provides the basis for the long-term supply of LNG-fuel and shoreside infrastructure to the new LNG-powered cruise-ferry Salamanca, which is scheduled to enter service in 2022. Under the … [Read more...]

Ferry Ignites With 1,016 POB In Greece

by Alkis Konstantinidis (Reuters) - A passenger ferry with 1,016 people onboard returned safely to the port of Piraeus in the early hours on Wednesday after it reported a fire while en route to Crete, the Greek coast guard said. There were no immediate reports of injuries, a coast guard official told Reuters. The Eleftherios Venizelos, carrying 875 passengers and 141 … [Read more...]

SPOTD – Larger Than Life DC Superheroes At Sea

Tirrenia Nuraghes's Superhero themed Ferries. Image via Palumbo Shipyard, Italy Super Heroes take-over the high seas after Palumbo shipyards in Messina Italy began decorating the sides of themed Tirrenia ships.  The M/V  is the first of Tirrenia’s ferries to put on a “new look:” that of the iconic DC Super Hero Batman! The new DC Themed … [Read more...]

First NYC Ferry Takes to Water in Big Apple

The first new ferry in NYC Ferry's fleet has been christened Lunch Box and has commenced service connecting Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx along the East River.  Lunch Box, designed by Australia-headquartered Incat Crowther, is the first vessel in a fleet of 26 meter catamaran ferries commissioned by Hornblower Cruises to form NYC Ferries, a government … [Read more...]