How do I become an Interferry member and what does it cost?
You can read about joining Interferry and its various membership levels on the Fees and How to Join page.
What are the benefits to members?
Interferry members benefit from sector-specific representation at key regulatory bodies, with frequent updates on the arising issues. Members also gain direct, individual entry to a global industry network and privileged access to Interferry’s industry-leading annual conference, including discounted registration, preferential sponsorship as well as exhibition and speaking opportunities
How can I contribute on a regulatory level?
Interferry members within the Operator 1, 2 and 3 membership levels are given a seat on our Operators Policy Committee (OPC), while other operators can upgrade their membership if they wish to take advantage of this opportunity. The OPC provides strategic oversight to Interferry’s three key sub-committees: the Domestic Safety Committee, the Security Committee and the Regulatory Committee.
There is also an Operators Working Group that provides technical advice on regulatory matters. Any Interferry member may nominate a person to join this group. The OPC and sub-committees determine where Interferry directs its regulatory efforts. Working collaboratively with our members, we identify pressing industry issues and help form and revise policies to ensure that the ferry sector’s considerations are being addressed.
Where and when is Interferry’s next conference?
Interferry´s 47th annual conference will be held in Hobart – the capital city of Tasmania, Australia – from November 4-8, 2023. Delegate registration opens on May 1, 2023. Full details of the event can be found on InterferryConference.com.
Do members get free access to the conference?
Interferry members benefit from a discounted conference rate and tailored opportunities for sponsorship and exhibition.
What further initiatives is Interferry engaged in?
We collaborate with R&D partners and various maritime associations in projects, studies and lobbying campaigns designed to produce industry-wide benefits. Among many examples, Interferry is part of the EU’s LASH FIRE research programme on ro-pax fire safety; has teamed with the World Maritime University and others in a study to improve the safety of domestic ferry operation in seven high-risk countries in the developing world; and has launched lobbying partnerships urging governments and port bodies to invest in Onshore Power Supply infrastructure to support the drive towards decarbonisation via electric propulsion systems.