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Interferry Board of Directors • Expression of Interest

2019-01-15T01:47:10+00:00June 12th, 2018|Categories: Interferry News|

Effective October 10, 2018, the Interferry Board will have a vacancy for a Director position that is designated to represent the “Supplier” community of the ferry industry. The Nominating Committee of the Board is seeking an Expression of Interest from Associate Members for this vacancy. To be considered for this Director position, candidates must meet [...]

Interferry welcomes immediate IMO EEDI correction

2019-01-15T01:48:22+00:00April 13th, 2018|Categories: Interferry News|

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 [...]

Interferry Call for Papers • Safety, Security and the Environment

2019-01-15T01:49:44+00:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: Interferry News|

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 [...]

Interferry voices fire safety concerns at IMO

2019-01-15T01:50:38+00:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Interferry News|

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, [...]

Interferry Security Comm. urges France to pause screening plan

2019-01-15T01:52:06+00:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Interferry News|

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 – [...]

Encouraging start for Interferry Security Committee

2019-01-15T02:46:43+00:00March 1st, 2018|Categories: Interferry News|

Following an inaugural conference call last November, Interferry’s newly-formed Security Committee held its first in-person meeting on February 15, hosted by regulatory affairs director and committee secretary Johan Roos in our Brussels office. The meeting marked a further stage in our drive to ensure that the ferry industry becomes more visible on security issues. Interferry [...]

Interferry main event heading back to Australia

2019-01-15T02:47:52+00:00February 1st, 2018|Categories: Interferry News|

Global trade association Interferry has chosen Hobart, Tasmania, as the venue for its 45th annual conference in October 2020 – the third time that the ferry industry’s showcase event will have been staged in Australia following Sydney in 1995 and Gold Coast in 2002. Hobart was confirmed for 2020 during an Interferry board meeting in [...]

Cooperation is the Key to Ferry Industry’s Future

2019-01-15T02:49:51+00:00January 18th, 2018|Categories: Interferry News|

Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan explains how the trade association's "stronger together" mission is helping to shape outcomes on the pressing issues of safety, security and the environment. Last April I took the helm of Interferry after 14 years in leadership positions with Canada’s BC Ferries – the last five as president and CEO.  The past [...]

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