Focus on Passenger Vessels
This month’s focus on the passenger vessel sector includes reviews of four ferries and one large river tour boat. The newbuilds are slated for operation in a range of geographical settings, from the fjords of Norway and the Baltic Sea to the Yangtze River and the inter-island routes of the central and southern Philippines.
Ferries • Ro-Pax • Marine Tourism • Cruise • River/Lake Operations
Low-emission propulsion is also highlighted by the vessel examples in operation in Germany and China, while the new Philippine-owned ferry boasts an efficient inverted bow design, making it the first newbuild passenger vessel with such a key feature to be operated in the country’s waters.
The global passenger vessel sector continues to keep up with changing times, as readers of Baird Maritime will see this week and in all the ones to follow.
- Oslofjord II – New 350-pax electric commuter ferries for Norway’s Boreal
- Nils Holgersson – LNG-fueled Baltic Sea ferry delivered to Germany’s TT-Line
- Changjiang Sanxia 1 – Battery-powered 1,300-pax tour boat for Yangtze River sailings
- Ferry Takachiho – Newbuild enters service with Japan’s Miyazaki Car Ferry
- Filipinas Agusan Del Norte – New large Ro-Pax for Philippines’ Cokaliong Shipping Lines
News and Gear:
- GEAR | P&O Ferries awards contract for hull stress monitoring systems
- Port of Quebec expands cruise ship capacity with new multi-purpose terminal
- Keel laid for future 723-guest ship for Regent Seven Seas Cruises
- Swan Hellenic names second expedition ship in series
- Police, ferry crews respond to fatal capsizing on New York’s Hudson River
- Audit reveals New York City Ferry System has US$224 million in undisclosed expenditures
- UAE firm to develop new hydrofoil ferries
- US federal funding earmarked for ferry services’ modernisation
- GEAR | New passenger vessel stability management software awarded DNV type approval
- Two dead following ferry mishap in Lagos State, Nigeria
- Work Boat World Passenger Vessel Orders and Deliveries Roundup – July 8, 2022
- Construction to begin on new hybrid electric ferry for Maine’s Casco Bay Lines
- Norwegian consortium secures funding for fuel cell-powered SES ferry project
- Builder’s trials begin for new Russian rail ferry
Recent Important Features:
– “It is a highly refined, safe, and comfortable ferry that has been designed for day voyages.”
– “The new ferries stand out for improved onboard comfort with accommodation spaces featuring an enhanced seating design and layout and a centralised air conditioning system that is also environment-friendly.”
Remember to come back every day to see the latest news, opinion and vessel reviews!
Call for content!
Any news or views about the global maritime tourism, ferry and cruise industries? Send it through to [email protected] ASAP (between now and July 15), so we can add it to this current edition of Passenger Vessel Week!
We are after:
- Vessels – Orders, new deliveries, under construction
- Gear – Latest innovations and technology in the passenger vessel sector
- Interviews – Owners, operators, terminal authorities, passenger vessel associations, etc.
- Reminiscences – Do you have any exciting, amusing or downright dangerous anecdotes from your time in the passenger vessel world? (example here)
- Other – Any other relevant news
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