Regulatory

Interferry GHG data survey bids for fair application of IMO proposals

2020-11-24T17:00:28+00:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Interferry, Interferry News, News Release, Regulatory|

Global trade association Interferry is conducting a major energy efficiency data survey among members to ensure that existing ferries can comply with short-term greenhouse gas emissions measures agreed in principle at last week’s meeting of the IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee. Subject to final approval at next June’s MEPC meeting, by 2023 existing ships must [...]

URGENT: Join our call for sector-specific GHG requirements on existing ships

2020-10-13T22:31:31+00:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Interferry, Interferry News, Regulatory|

European Survey suggests that proposed Greenhouse Gas regulations could reduce global ferry passenger and freight capacity by more than 50% as early as 2023. Interferry has identified major concerns over the core proposals for reducing Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from existing ships. With new requirements coming under discussion at two imminent International Maritime Organization (IMO) [...]

Interferry and LASH FIRE partners announce free webinar: Fires in Alternatively Powered Vehicles On-board Ships

2020-09-28T07:31:12+00:00September 28th, 2020|Categories: Interferry, Interferry News, Regulatory, Safety|

Fire safety on ferries is a very central part of the regulatory work Interferry engages in, with and on behalf of its members. Interferry is a project partner in an extensive R&D Project named LASH FIRE, which aims to further enhance fire safety by assessing a large number of potential improvements. One very topical issue [...]

Interferry welcomes easing of travel restrictions in advance of summer travel

2020-05-15T16:42:23+00:00May 15th, 2020|Categories: Ferry Business, Interferry, Interferry News, News Release, Regulatory, Safety|

European Commission issues guidance on relaunching of transportation links Trade association Interferry welcomes the European Commission’s guidance on the gradual relaxation of travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic and relaunching of transportation links that will go into effect in advance of this summer’s travel and tourism season. Earlier, Interferry had issued its own ‘best practice’ [...]

Record attendance in sight for Interferry ‘step change’ conference

2019-09-12T19:18:38+00:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: FerrySafe, Interferry, Interferry Conference, Interferry News, Regulatory, Safety|

Autonomous vessels, nuclear power and data-fuelled personalisation of the passenger experience are among the industry-transforming objectives that will be showcased in London next month when global trade association Interferry dedicates its 44th annual conference to the theme of large-scale innovation. The association’s call for papers stressed that the conference focus would be on initiatives offering [...]

Ferry Business for Spring/Summer 2019 is online

2019-04-11T08:54:17+00:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Ferry Business, Interferry News, Regulatory, Safety|

Published in association with Interferry, the Ferry Business section of the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review is packed with executive interviews. Click here to read online. Ferry Business opens with a commentary from Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan who highlights the latest activities the association has embarked on to help the global ferry sector overcome key [...]

Lessons from Manila set to steer Interferry safety bid in developing nations

2019-03-16T09:20:47+00:00March 15th, 2019|Categories: Interferry News, Regulatory, Safety|

A four-man team from global trade association Interferry will be in Manila from March 18-22 in the first stage of a project to study significant safety improvements in Philippines ferry operations and produce a "lessons learned" report to help other developing nations. The FerrySafe project team has arranged one-hour meetings with a wide range of [...]

Interferry welcomes EEDI status quo for ro-ro vessels

2019-01-15T01:13:43+00:00October 27th, 2018|Categories: Interferry News, Regulatory|

Global trade association Interferry has welcomed this week’s decision by the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) to uphold previously agreed sector-specific Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) targets for ro-ro passenger and ro-ro freight vessels. The committee’s latest session – MEPC 73 – tightened EEDI requirements for certain ship types, but confirmed that ferries would [...]

Investment in Brussels Regulatory Office Pays Dividends

2019-01-15T03:05:26+00:00July 14th, 2017|Categories: Regulatory|

Interferry Regulatory News Interferry represents the interests of our members in the regulatory arena, ensuring that fair and equitable regulations exist for the ferry industry. Where necessary, Interferry intervenes with regulators to ensure that regulations under development take into consideration all aspects of the shipping industry in general, and the ferry industry specifically. This is [...]

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