Interferry conference to focus on Power and People

Global trade association for the ro ro sector Interferry will stage its 46th annual conference in Seattle this October on the theme of ‘Power and People’.    Daunting maritime greenhouse gas regulations require interim cuts of some 50% by 2030 and ‘net zero’ status by 2050. The ferry sector is pioneering the transition to fully electric or hybrid power systems, but stresses this has to be complemented by major expansion of the ... [+]

Ferry group calls for papers on Power and People

The Interferry trade association is calling for papers addressing the ‘Power and People’ themes of its 46th annual conference in Seattle, US, this October. Under the Power theme, presentations are invited on any sustainable, future-proof vessel powering options and the related challenges – notably the regulatory targets for greenhouse gas emissions ... [+]

We’re as big as the airlines, says ferry industry

The global ferry industry (pre-Covid) is as big as aviation on some counts, according to an Oxford Economics study commissioned by trade association Interferry.  Research into the latest pre-Covid full-year figures found that, in 2019, ferries carried 4.27 billion passengers – on a par with aviation – and 373 million vehicles ... [+]

Interferry to go ahead

The Interferry trade association’s 2021 annual conference will go ahead as planned in Santander, Spain, this October.  Delegate registration will open on 1 June. A decision on whether or not to proceed has been on hold for months while worldwide Covid counter-measures were monitored by Interferry, which has a membership ... [+]

New chair for Interferry

John Steen-Mikkelsen, chief executive of Danish operator Danske Faergerm is the new chairman of trade industry body, Interferry. He succeeds Mike Grainger – managing director of Liferaft Systems Australia and chairman of TT Line Spirit of Tasmania - who was an Interferry board member for 12 years and chairman for ... [+]

EU pays the ferrymen – not enough

The new chief executive of the Interferry trade association, Mike Corrigan, called for more European Union involvement and investment in the ferry sector at European Shipping Week in Brussels on 27 February. He asked why only 3% of total European transport funding is devoted to ferries despite the sector’s major ... [+]

Ferrymen face Brexit conundrum

The ferry sector could be hit especially hard by Brexit UK Chamber of Shipping chief executive, Guy Platten, CEO will tell the Interferry trade association at its annual conference in Manila on 17-18 October. Platten, who will be giving the keynote speech at the gathering ,is expected to say that while ... [+]

New boss for Interferry

Darrell Bryan, formerly president and chief executive of North American operator, Victoria Clipper, has started work as interim chief executive of the Interferry international ferry community body, following the retirement of Len Roueche. [+]

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