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24Nov, 2020

Interferry GHG data survey bids for fair application of IMO proposals

November 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 achieve new pre-defined energy efficiency values in an initial step towards the 2030 target [...]

29Oct, 2020

Interferry names new Chair and board member

October 29th, 2020|Categories: Interferry, Interferry Board, Interferry News, News Release|

Interferry, the trade association representing the worldwide ferry industry, has announced Brittany Ferries CEO Christophe Mathieu as the new Chair of its board of directors. He was elected at the association’s annual general meeting on October 27 – held virtually due to COVID-19 travel restrictions – in succession to John Steen-Mikkelsen, former CEO of Denmark’s Danske Færger. The meeting also confirmed the appointment of a new director extending Southeast [...]

13Oct, 2020

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

October 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) meetings, the association urgently requests all members to call upon their respective IMO representatives [...]

28Sep, 2020

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

September 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 is the carriage of Alternatively Powered Vehicles, such as high pressure or liquid gas [...]

15May, 2020

Interferry welcomes easing of travel restrictions in advance of summer travel

May 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’ guidelines for the safe resumption of passenger ferry services once local authorities provided the [...]

26Mar, 2020

Ferry industry calls for COVID-19 government financial assistance

March 26th, 2020|Categories: Ferry Business, Interferry, Interferry News, News Release|

Victoria, Canada, 26 March 2020: Global trade body Interferry warns that ferry operators need government backing to offset unsustainable losses incurred – expected to be in the billions of dollars – while maintaining lifeline services during COVID-19 pandemic Trade association Interferry, on behalf of its members, is calling for all levels of government across the globe to include the ferry industry in their respective COVID-19 financial aid packages. This [...]

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