EDITORIAL | Australian ferry exports flourish

It may not be quite a boom but, nevertheless, exports of Australian designed and built ferries and ferry designs are flourishing. The major yards Austal, Incat and Richardson Devine Marine are all very busy with order books very near full. A large proportion of those new ferries are for export.

  • Published in Ferries

Australian commuter ferry enters service

Australia’s Port Phillip Ferries has introduced Bellarine Express for service between Portarlington on the Bellarine Peninsula and Victoria Harbour in Melbourne’s Docklands precinct.

  • Published in Ferries

EDITORIAL: The great South East Asian maritime industry recovery

We continue to hear tales of doom and gloom about the Asian, particularly South-East Asian, maritime industry. Mostly, those tales are based upon the undoubted disaster that is the over-bought and over-borrowed offshore oil and gas sector. That sector, while obviously important, is not the be all and end all of the wider industry. And, even it is showing very definite signs of recovery after too many years of gloom.

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