Published in association with Interferry, the Ferry Business section of Cruise & Ferry Review is packed with commentary, executive interviews, insights and articles specific to the ferry industry.
Ferry Business • Spring/Summer 2023
The Ferry Business section of the Spring/Summer 2023 issue of Cruise & Ferry Review magazine is packed with executive interviews highlighting the #ferryindustry.
Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan describes the partnership and dialogue strategy the global trade association has adopted to enable it to pursue challenging opportunities.
Comprising five different ferry brands, SHK Line Group is Japan’s leading ferry operator. Yasuo Iritani explains to Philippe Holthof why the company is at the forefront of autonomous shipping in a country that is contending with labour shortages and environmental challenges.
Simon Johnson asks Matteo Della Valle about Grandi Navi Veloci’s strategy to deliver high-quality services that will exceed customers’ expectations and win business back in the post-Covid era.
Heidi Wolden explains to Michele Witthaus how Norwegian ferry operator Norled plans to achieve its goal of becoming a #zero-emission organisation by 2040.
Susan Parker asks Viking Line’s Jan Hanses how the Finnish operator is continuing to improve its #environmental footprint.
As Stena Line celebrates its 60th anniversary, Ian Hampton gives Michele Witthaus an insight into the brand’s enduring success.
Murat Orhan of Turkey’s Istanbul Deniz Otobüsleri (IDO) tells Justin Merrigan how the brand is continually developing itself to meet passenger expectations.
Jon Ingleton met up with P&O Ferries’ Peter Hebblethwaite in advance of the arrival of “Pioneer” and “Liberté” to discuss the revitalisation of a heritage ferry business.
Michael Grey’s commentary explains why the secret to successful ferry operations lies in having helpful staff and well-equipped and well-located ports.
Ferry Business • Autumn/Winter 2022
The Ferry Business section of the Autumn/Winter 2022 issue of Cruise & Ferry Review is packed with executive interviews highlighting the ferry industry.
Features include: a commentary from Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan who outlines the key challenges being addressed by the global trade association in an intensive lobbying campaign and conference programme, an interview with Patty Rubstello who explains how Washington State Ferries is preparing to rejuvenate its fleet and implement hybrid-electric propulsion, Matthias Pahnke of FRS Clipper discusses how the company coped with extended pandemic restrictions and why he is confident that the business and the wider ferry industry has a bright future, Carsten Nørland details how Scandlines is progressing on the path to normality and delivering improved environmental performance even with the challenging marketplace, Interferry’s Johan Roos explains the global trade association’s mission to enhance the part ferries play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Peter Broadhurst talks about safety in the shipping industry and how Inmarsat’s new Fleet Safety solution can help improve crews’ ability to address incidents, Jon Ingleton catches up with CEO Peter Hebblethwaite to ask how P&O Ferries fell out of favour and whether it can recover, and Michael Grey proposes how ferry services can be used to drive socio-economic improvements for the communities at both ends of the service.
Ferry Business • Spring/Summer 2022
The Ferry Business section of the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Cruise & Ferry Review is packed with executive interviews highlighting the ferry industry.
Features include: a commentary from Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan who calls for investment in shoreside electricity supply and explains the potential for the ferry industry to lead post-pandemic recovery; Simon Johnson asks Fran Collins, Chief Executive of Red Funnel, Sean Collins, Co-Founder and CEO of Uber Boat by Thames Clippers and Morgan Mooney, CEO of San Juan Clipper and Captain and Media Director of Fire Island Ferries how they plan to reduce emissions and adapt to new fuels while continuing to provide safe, cost-effective and reliable services to passengers; design house Incat Crowther shares how it can help operators to design new vessels, while shipbuilder Incat Tasmania outlines its vision for fast ferry fleets of the future; Philippe Holthof asks Baleària president Adolfo Utor about the state of the Spanish ferry market and the operator’s transition towards net-zero carbon emissions; Corrine Storey tells Justin Merrigan how BC Ferries is employing best practices to manage a pandemic response while meeting the obligations of operating in a pristine environment; Justin Merrigan asks Andrew Sheen what challenges lie ahead for Irish Ferries and why he believes in equitable regulations across the travel sector; Strategic Partnerships’ Mary Scott Nabers outlines how cities, public transportation agencies and other organisations are improving ferry services across the USA with the help of federal funding; and Michael Grey highlights why ferries are fast becoming a popular form of transport for people who are looking to travel in the wake of the pandemic.
Ferry Business • Autumn/Winter 2021
The Ferry Business section of the Autumn/Winter 2021 issue of Cruise & Ferry Review is packed with executive interviews highlighting the ferry industry.
Features include: a commentary from Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan who looks ahead to better days in response to commercial pressures in the global ferry industry; CFR’s Ferry Business expert Simon Johnson speaks with Brittany Ferries and Interislander about the state of the ferry industry as Christophe Mathieu shares how Brittany Ferries is making its business more resilient in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and shares his outlook for the future of the ferry sector and Walter Rushbrook explains how the crucial role Interislander played in New Zealand’s emergency response to the pandemic has helped to cement its future in the ferry industry; Susan Schrempf explains how Owen Sound Transportation Company’s ferry services in Ontario have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic; Marcos Marí Washbourne discusses how Trasmapi is improving the customer experience in the competitive Balearic Islands; Inmarsat’s Les Shortall illustrates how the company’s solutions are enabling a revolution in digitalisation; and Michael Grey considers the options available to ferry operators as they contemplate how to make their vessels greener.
Ferry Business Spring/Summer 2021
The Ferry Business section of the Spring/Summer 2021 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review is packed with executive interviews highlighting the ferry industry.
Features include a commentary from Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan and a roundtable where Shipshape Consulting’s Simon Johnson asks executives from Brittany Ferries, DFDS and Stena Line about their new E-Flexer ferries. Other highlights include P&O Ferries’ Peter Hebblethwaite sharing his predictions for the ferry market, Abby Penlington discussing how Discover Ferries is promoting safe ferry travel and industry expert Michael Grey highlighting how ferry operators and ports are adapting to Covid-19 and Brexit.
Ferry Business Autumn/Winter 2020
The Ferry Business section of the Autumn/Winter 2020 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review is packed with executive interviews.
Features include Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan on “Leading post-pandemic change”, Interferry Regulatory Affairs Director Johan Roos’ Viewpoint article on the IMO & GHG issues and a “Staying Safe” roundtable with Simon Johnson of Shipshape Consulting and a panel of industry leaders.
There are also interviews with Isle of Man Steam Packet Company’s Mark Woodward, Paul Melles of Rederi Doeksen, Amy Scarton of Washington State Ferries, Red Funnel Group CEO Fran Collins, Kathryn Scollie of Pentland Ferries, CalMac Ferries Limited’s Robbie Drummond & David Sopta of Jadrolinija and Michael Grey’s commentary.
Ferry Business Spring/Summer 2020
The Ferry Business section of the Spring/Summer 2020 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review is packed with executive interviews.
The Ferry Business section includes a commentary from Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan and a roundtable on new environmental technologies with perspectives from Shipshape Consulting, Brittany Ferries, FlexIT, Stena RoRo and Wärtsilä. In addition, there are interviews with P&O Ferries’ Peter Hebblethwaite, Majestic Fast Ferry’s Max Tan, Spirit of Tasmania’s Bernard Dwyer, Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corporation’s Mary Ann Pastrana and many others.
Ferry Business Autumn/Winter 2019
The Ferry Business section of the Autumn/Winter 2019 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review is packed with executive interviews.
Sponsored by Interferry, our Ferry Business section includes an innovation-focused roundtable with perspectives from Shipshape Consulting, BC Ferries, Baleària and Tallink. Elsewhere in this section, Interferry’s Johan Roos discusses domestic ferry safety in developing nations, Virtu Ferries’ Francis Portelli champions the value of hard work, Freda Newton highlights the benefits of Loch Ness by Jacobite, industry expert Michael Grey explores how ferry operators can achieve carbon neutrality, and more.
Ferry Business Spring/Summer 2019
The Ferry Business section of the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of International Cruise & Ferry Review is packed with executive interviews.
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 issues. Next up is a roundtable where director of Shipshape Consulting Simon Johnson asks the leaders of BC Ferries, Brittany Ferries, Red Funnel and Stena Line about their initiatives for reducing their environmental Impact.
Elsewhere, Niels Smedegaard tells us how preparing for a no-deal Brexit will help DFDS improve passenger services, while Andrew Sheen talks about Irish Ferries’ investments in new ships and routes. Dan Bridgett explains how Dufry is helping P&O Ferries with its comprehensive customer experience improvement strategy. Plus, David Gudgel shares the secrets behind Clipper Navigation’s success since it became the first to operate a high-speed catamaran in North America 32 years ago.
Closing this edition of Ferry Business, William MacLachlan from international law firm HFW offers a legal perspective on the impact of Brexit on UK- and Ireland-based ferry operators, and industry expert Michael Grey weighs up the pros and cons of cabotage.
Ferry Business Autumn/Winter 2018
This edition of Ferry Business includes commentary from Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan on the association’s role in shaping safety and environmental regulations, as well as discussing Interferry’s vibrant platform for knowledge exchange.
Next, Mike Grainger of Liferaft Systems Australia and TT-Line Spirit of Tasmania discusses the future of the ferry industry. Following that, Interferry Regulatory Affairs Director Johan Roos weighs in on how the ferry industry can sustainably address climate change in a realistic timeframe.
The executive roundtable “Leading by Example” features Mark Collins of BC Ferries, Max Tan of Majestic Fast Ferries and Sean Collins of MBNA Thames Clippers discussing ways they have improved their services.
Read these articles and much more in the Autumn/Winter 2018 Ferry Business.
Ferry Business Spring/Summer 2018
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This edition of Ferry Business opens with a commentary from Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan who explains how strength from unity is key to the trade association’s mounting influence. This is followed by an executive insight article where two leading operators share their sustainability strategies.
We also hear from German Orozco from Ultramar, who explains what is needed to help cruise guests make the most of their time in Mexico. Meanwhile, Christophe Mathieu tells us how Brittany Ferries is taking a bold step towards more sustainable travel. And Janette Bell discusses how she plans to take P&O Ferries forward.
Closing Ferry Business, industry expert Michael Grey explores how ferry lines, cruise operators and ports must work together to quell public concerns about the environmental, health and tourism aspects of large vessels.
Ferry Business Autumn/Winter 2017
Interferry CEO Mike Corrigan opens with a commentary on the association’s Stronger Together strategy, which ties into the preview of the 42nd Annual Interferry Conference in Split, Croatia.
“The Sustainable Transport Debate” highlights the sustainable strategies of Northern Europe-based operators Stena Group, Brittany Ferries and Tallink Grupp.
Other articles include: Captain Jamie Marshall outlines BC Ferries’ expansion plans, Rikard Ternblom explains how Fjord Line plans to remain a serious player in Scandinavia’s cruise ferry sector, Andrew Sheen tells Justin Merrigan that Irish Ferries is prepared for a post-Brexit future, and Jans Hanses describes how Viking Line is reducing its environmental impact.
There’s all that, and more, in the Autumn/Winter 2017 Ferry Business.