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EU Transport Funds to Support Interferry Members

The European Union under its Connecting Europe Facility (European Commission proposal) has announced companies that will receive financial support. Five Interferry members are to receive support for scrubber installations as part of the multi-annual Motorways of the Seas programme. Included are the Grimaldi Group (MEUR18), DFDS (9MEUR), Stena Line (MEUR8), Brittany Ferries (MEUR7), and Scandlines (MEUR6). …read more

Outrigger Ferry Capsizes in Philippines

A boat carrying 189 people has capsized in the central Philippines, minutes after leaving port, the Philippine Red Cross said Thursday. The local coast guard reported that at least 36 people have died, with 118 survivors, and another 19 still missing. The coast guard said there were 173 people on board. The boat’s owner was …read more

Receivers Issue New Tenders for SNCM

French leading ferry company in receivership proceeding since November 28th, 2014. SNCM is a French ferry operator with lines fully based from Marseille to Corsica and North Africa and holds a 7 vessel fleet. The company employs 1.500 people with total sales including public compensation and excluding subsidiaries up to €192,6m as of December 2014 and …read more

South Korean Next IMO Secretary General

LIM Ki-Tack has been elected as the next secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization in a ballot that went to the wire. With six candidates in the running  it took five rounds of voting before Mr. Lim was able to collect more than half the 40 votes from IMO Council members. He beat candidates from …read more

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