The first of the three ferries bought by Labrador Marine Inc. has started service on the Straits of Bell Islands after a delivery trip from Norway via Ijmiuden and the Azores. Not without some controversy over the name Qujaq W:
HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. - One of the two new ferries for Labrador had its name announced recently and not everyone is happy with it.
The new ferry for the Strait of Belle Isle, formerly the MV Grete, is now named the Qajaq W, pronounced
Seen here on her arrival at St.Barbe:
From Sysla Maritime today:
All car ferries will be electric by 2025
The government wants to end diesel fuel and noisy ferries. By 2025, all car ferries will be on stream, and several ferry companies are well on their way to achieving the goal.
Published 01.02.2019 10:10 / Updated 01.02.2019 10:43
Before Easter, the Government will present an action plan for green shipping, where ferries and boats are also mentioned.
It is an objective to electrify the entire ferry sector by 2025, says State Secretary Atle Hamar (V) of the Ministry of Climate and Environment to
In total, there are 130 ferry connections in Norway, with a total of about 200 ferries, according to NRK.
Our overview shows that by the end of 2021, more than 70 ferries will have battery installed, says department director Edvard Sandvik in the Public Roads Administration.
The large shipping companies are now investing billions of dollars to make their ferries more environmentally friendly.
Fjord1 has eight hybrid ferries today, two of which are fully electric.
During a two-year period, we will have a total of 32 electric ferries in operation. 27 of these will be newly built ferries and five remodeled, says Operations Director André Høyset in Fjord 1.
Norled also invests in new ferries. In 2015, they launched the world’s first full-electric ferry, MF Ampere, and now they have eight electric ferries. In addition, there will be 18 new battery ferries available over the years to come.
From Norwegian by Google Translate.
A diesel ferry in Sweden being electrified:
Building on the ElectriCity project in Gothenburg, the city’s existing electric bus service will be expanded to include a fully electric ferry. For this purpose, a diesel ferry is to be converted to an electric ship propulsion system from Volvo...
In other ferry news…should AMHS go private? BC ferries did, but their ridership far exceeds that seen in SE/SW Alaska. Too bad they didn’t build new ships when the going was good. Doesn’t bode well.
The Alaska State Ferries are a very expensive state funded program that Alaska can no longer afford now that oil revenues have dried up. A few of the ferry routes are necessary and must be provided, many of routes will eventually be eliminated. It’s much faster and cheaper for passengers to fly instead of take the ferry on many of the routes. Common carriers provide freight and fuel to all the places served by Ferries.
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