Interferry welcomes immediate application of IMO’s EEDI correction

Confirmation by the International Maritime Organization of a 20% correction in its Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) calculation formula for ro-ro and ro-pax vessels has been welcomed by trade association Interferry as an incentive to revive newbuild projects that have been inhibited by the current criteria.       The decision was confirmed today at the conclusion of …read more

Interferry highlights Safety, Security and the Environment in Call for Papers

Global trade association Interferry has launched a call for papers on Safety, Security and the Environment ahead of its 43rd annual conference taking place in Cancun, Mexico this October. CEO Mike Corrigan stresses: “The core themes of this year’s conference are issues of ever-increasing importance not just to the worldwide ferry industry but across society …read more

Interferry voices fire safety concerns at IMO

Work to improve ro-pax fire safety has become a major area of activity for Interferry following several high-profile incidents in recent years, and this was again underlined by our key interventions at the fifth annual session of the IMO’s Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE) Sub-Committee, which took place from March 12-16.  Among several fire-related issues, …read more

Interferry Security Committee urges France to pause screening plan

Following the Interferry Security Committee meeting in February, we have written to the French administration regarding their plans for the on-board security screening of ferry passengers between vehicle decks and the accommodation areas. In our view, vehicle decks are not a safe environment to harbour large number of passengers in transition to the stairways – …read more