Ferry News – Ferry Industry News

News from around the ferry industry which may be of interest to our readers, including news of new ferries which are under construction as well as significant industry events.

Ferry industry news which only affects local operations will be filed under the local news category instead.

New “Brexit Buster” Ferry Route Launched to Bypass EU to UK Checks

A new direct ferry service between Morocco and the UK aims to bypass the EU and allow imports of fresh produce to arrive without checks and tariffs.

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Fjord Line Takes Delivery of New Austal Catamaran ‘ Fjord FSTR’

Fjord Line has taken delivery of its new Austal Autoexpress 109 catamaran 'Fjord FSTR' in the Philippines.

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Brittany Ferries Calls Extra Time for Etretat

The Stena RoRo owned Ropax 'Etretat' is to stay with Brittany Ferries for slightly longer than previously expected.

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[Updated] Stena Mersey renamed after Turkish arrival

Stena Line's 'Stena Mersey' has been renamed while the former 'Stena Lagan' is back in the water renamed 'Stena Scandica' ahead of sea trials

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Stena Scotia set for North Sea refit cover

Stena Line's 'Stena Scotia' is to be temporarily redeployed to the North Sea to cover the Killingholme - Hoek van Holland route.

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Could EU funding pave the way for Belfast electric ferries?

Belfast Harbour has made a joint-application with three other ports for EU funding to reduce emissions. What could this mean for Belfast's ferries?

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Major Calmac Ferry Replacement Project Begins

CMAL has started the process to secure substantial renewal of Caledonian MacBrayne "small vessel" fleet

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Major Milestone Reached in Construction of New Fred. Olsen Express Trimaran

Austal Philippines has announced that a major milestone has been reached in the construction of Fred. Olsen Express' latest trimaran.

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Covid Travel Restrictions Force Brittany Ferries To Extend Ferry Cancellations

Brittany Ferries has been forced to further delay a return to full service.

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Irish Ferries begins 2021 dry-dockings

Irish Ferries 'Ulysses' arrived at Cammel-Laird Birkenhead yesterday morning, kicking off the ferry companies 2021 dry-docking programme.

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Brittany Ferries Calls For Covid Vaccine Travel Corridors

Brittany Ferries believe that as Covid-19 Vaccination programmes roll out, there are opportunities to re-start travel.

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Farewell Stena Mersey! Liverpool ferry leaves Belfast for the final time

Stena Line's Belfast - Liverpool ferry 'Stena Mersey' left Belfast for the last time last night, bringing an end to nearly 15 years service on the route.

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