WHO WE ARE
Interferry was originally formed in the USA in1976 as the International Marine Transit Association. Since then it has changed its name and has become a highly respected shipping association representing the ferry industry world-wide. There are currently over 200 members (representing more than 600 individuals) from 35 countries.
The membership includes all types of ferry operations: RoPax, RoRo, Cruise Ferries, Fast Ferries, Passenger-only Ferries, big and small ferries.
The membership also includes suppliers such as: shipbuilders and designers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, naval architects and marine engineers, ship brokers and consultants, classification societies, publishers as well as specialists in information technology, finance, insurance, crewing, training, etc.
Interferry’s primary roles are to facilitate networking and communications within the ferry industry and to represent the industry on regulatory and policy matters.
Interferry supports the following principles:
- Safety of passengers, crew, cargo and ships; adherence to safety regulations;
- Free, fair and open competition;
- Fair and equitable shipping regulations, consistently applied; and
- Protection of the natural environment; adherence to environmental regulations.