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Interferry Seeks Step Change Innovation In Call For Conference Papers

A call for papers addressing transformational change has been launched by global trade association Interferry ahead of its 44th annual conference in London this October.

The conference theme is Innovation – and CEO Mike Corrigan stresses that preference will be given to topics highlighting step change rather than incremental improvements.  “We want to explore ideas that could revolutionise every aspect of the ferry industry,” he notes.  “That might cover anything from customer service, ticketing and IT to ship and terminal design, propulsion, insurance and finance.  In short, we’re looking for the next big things on the horizon.”


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Report On Safety In Passenger Ferry Industry

FerrySafe is a Lloyds Register Foundation funded project to improve domestic ferry safety, led by Interferry.

Now available online is the Insight Report, which provides a better understanding of the global safety challenges in the passenger ferry industry. It takes a closer look at where accidents are occurring, why they happen and what steps can be taken to reduce the lives lost in this sector.


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Sperry Marine Helps Color Line Manage Cost And Compliance Through Proactive Maintenance

Using forward planning for the replacement of critical navigation components means shipowner can best manage operating expenses.

Sperry Marine, a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman, is undertaking a refit and maintenance programme of the navigation systems of two cruise ferries from Color Line.


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Quebec Ferry Corporation Grounds APOLLO For Good

The province’s ferry corporation is pulling the plug on the APOLLO, just weeks after the ferry acquired in January made its first crossing of the St. Lawrence River in eastern Quebec.

Stéphane Lafaut, the interim head of the Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ), made the announcement following a series of incidents in the last month — including the vessel’s collision into the wharf in Matane.


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Seven Star Yacht Transport loaded this Red Funnel fast ferry catamaran in Southampton. The former RED JET 3 will be used in the Adriatic.

Peter Therkildsen photographed MARIA GRAZIA ONORATO, the second Flensburg-built ship for the Onorato Group, to be chartered from Siem.

The vessel is actually in Odense for the final preparations.


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The week before the Ferry Shipping Summit I was in Patagonia, and when our ship arrived in Puntas Arenas I was surprised to see a very old European ferry alongside.

The LOGOS HOPE was built as GUSTAV VASA in 1973 for Halmstad-based Lion Ferry. She has this unmistakeably Nobiskrug Werft look. Many ferries were built in this yard in Rendsburg, Germany.

After a career between Germany and Sweden she was sold to Smyril Line, to become the famous NORRÖNA.

In 2004 she became LOGOS HOPE. The ship is operated on behalf of OM Ships International by GBA Ships e.V., a private, non-profit, Christian charitable organisation registered in Germany. GBA stands for “Gute Bücher für Alle”, Good Books for All. The old ferry features a mobile bookstore, as a part of international Christian outreach movement.


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COLOR HYBRID, Sustainable Solutions In Storytelling Video

In summer 2019, Color Line will put the world’s largest plug-in hybrid vessel into service between Strömstad and Sandefjord.

Ulstein Shipyard has produced a nice storytelling video.

Join Caroline on her yard tour to get a glimpse of what Ulstein Verft and Color Line do to achieve sustainable solutions.