BC Ferries head Mike Corrigan named as new Interferry CEO

Interferry chairman Mike Grainger today announced that the global trade association’s new CEO is to be Mike Corrigan, currently president and CEO of Canada’s BC Ferries, who will leave this role on March 31 next year and immediately take up his new post, replacing interim CEO Darrell Bryan. The announcement came at the AGM held …read more

Finnish Government Funds Autonomous Ship Research

The Finnish government’s innovation investment arm, Tekes, said Friday that it is making a multi-year commitment to funding collaborative research on autonomous ships. Tekes said in a statement that this research area is a priority for the Finnish government and would contribute to the nation’s competitiveness. The collaborative program aims roll out the Rolls-Royce partnership’s …read more

Catamaran Ferry Delivered to Hyline Cruises

Incat Crowther has announced the launch of Grey Lady IV, the fourth catamaran ferry designed by Incat Crowther and built by Gladding Hearn for Hyline Cruises of Hyannis, Massachusetts. The new vessel was commissioned in response to increased ridership and a passenger preference for a fast service with better amenity, and is an evolutionary step from the …read more

Upgraded river ferry service aimed at alleviating Metro Manila road congestion

The Philippine Government has begun considering the possibility of expanding the Pasig River Ferry route to help address the long-standing problem of traffic congestion along Metropolitan Manila’s major roads. Senate Minority Leader Ralph Recto disclosed on Monday, September 5, a proposal to upgrade the existing ferry service through the expansion of the current route, the …read more