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20May, 2021

Green light for Interferry conference following COVID review

May 20th, 2021|Categories: Interferry, Interferry Board, Interferry Conference, Interferry News, News Release|

Interferry directors have given the green light for the global trade association’s 2021 annual conference to go ahead as planned in Santander, Spain, this October. Delegate registration will open on June 1. The decision came at a virtual board meeting held today (20 May 2021) after detailed consideration of current and forecast advances in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The outcome was fully supported by Interferry chairman and president Christophe [...]

29Apr, 2021

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

April 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 peak summer season. The DGC proposal was announced last month by the EU’s executive [...]

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 [...]

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