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BC FERRIES’ SALISH ORCA NOW IN SERVICE

VICTORIA – BC Ferries welcomed its newest vessel, Salish Orca, into service today with a small public event on board the 6:20 and 8:05 a.m. inaugural sailings on the Comox – Powell River route.      President & CEO Mark Collins cut a ceremonial ribbon to mark the first official car on board the new vessel. …read more

Bay Ferries reports strong early sales for Portland-Nova Scotia route

Advance bookings on the ferry between Maine and Canada are up significantly compared to last year, as the passenger service starts a second season under new ownership. Mark MacDonald, president of Prince Edward Island-based Bay Ferries Ltd., said the company’s advance ticket sales are up at least five-fold from 2016. Bay Ferries took over the …read more

New Interferry CEO Puts Safety High On The Agenda

Shippax met with Mike Corrigan, Interferry’s incoming CEO, only seven days after he had succeeded Darrell Bryan, the association’s interim CEO.  The ferry industry is a small piece in a big jigsaw puzzle that is called shipping and Mike Corrigan is determined to grow the organisation and have its voice heard at the local, European …read more

Incat bags order from Naviera Armas

Incat has inked a EUR 74m contract for the design and construction of a large new vehicle-passenger high-speed ferry for Naviera Armas of Spain. Essentially a sister to the recently delivered EXPRESS 3 of Molslinjen, the newbuilding represents the second vessel in Incat’s new generation 109m high-speed wave piercing catamaran range and will operate in …read more

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