Regulatory

Interferry study reveals ferry industry’s huge economic impact

2021-10-12T23:40:29+00:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Ferry Business, FerrySafe, Interferry, Interferry Conference, News Release, Regulatory, Safety|

A study commissioned by trade association Interferry has revealed startling statistics on the far-reaching extent of the global ferry industry’s value to the world economy. 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 across a worldwide [...]

Interferry conference set to highlight ferry industry as post-Covid leader

2021-09-09T15:53:44+00:00September 9th, 2021|Categories: FerrySafe, Interferry, Interferry Conference, Interferry News, News Release, Regulatory, Safety|

Findings from a survey suggesting that ferries are poised to lead post-pandemic travel demand will underline an upbeat agenda when global trade association Interferry stages its 45th annual conference in October. Taking place in Santander, Spain, the latest edition of the ferry community’s longest-established conference is themed The Future is Ferries – marking it as [...]

Implementation of Digital Certificates (COVID Passport)

2021-06-24T07:52:12+00:00June 24th, 2021|Categories: Interferry, Interferry News, Regulatory, Safety|

The following is a summary of discussions held with the EU COM Services, alongside relevant information, regarding the introduction of Digital Covid Certificates within the EU as from 1 July. In order to facilitate a re-opening of personal cross-border mobility, the European Union have developed Digital Covid Certificates (DCC), which will check travellers against pre-defined [...]

Call for Papers Deadline is June 23

2021-06-16T00:15:21+00:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Ferry Business, Interferry, Interferry Conference, Interferry News, Regulatory, Safety|

CALL FOR PAPERS REMINDER – The 45th Annual Interferry Conference Call for Papers deadline is June 23. Potential speakers should send a 300-word abstract and brief biography to jakki.corrigan@interferry.com and mike.corrigan@interferry.com. Those selected will be notified by July 16 and are then required to submit their final draft presentations by August 13. We are seeking [...]

Interferry supports EU’s initiative for COVID-safe international travel

2021-04-29T07:52:04+00:00April 29th, 2021|Categories: Interferry News, News Release, Regulatory, Safety|

Trade association urges other countries to consider something similar Global trade association Interferry has welcomed European Union (EU) plans for a voluntary Digital Green Certificate (DGC) to facilitate safe travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Interferry, representing ferry operators worldwide, is now urging other countries to consider something similar for international travel in time for the [...]

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 [...]

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