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  • 22 January 2019
    Business & Finance

    Argyll Ferries’ route transferred to publicly owned CalMac.

  • 3 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The UK shipping union RMT confirmed that unionised workers of Scotland’s Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) and Argyll Ferries will be taking separate industrial actions on Friday, July 10. The dispute with Argyll Ferries is similar to the one on CalMac’s ferry operations, with the union demanding no compulsory redundancies and no changes to staffing levels unless previously agreed with […]

  • 16 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    After two days of extensive pay negotiations between Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) and the unions, UK’s RMT union said that the talks have broken down due to “the failure of the company to table an acceptable offer.” The unions have now moved the matter into a formal dispute and RMT’s executive will decide on the next […]

  • 26 September 2016
    Business & Finance

    Due to a technical failure, the 2001-built Ro-Ro/Passenger ship MV Hebrides ran into trouble on Saturday morning as it crashed into harbour pontoons in the Lochmaddy port on North Uist, Scotland, and briefly grounded at the site. The ferry, operated by the Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac), encountered issues as it was preparing to dock at the port. Divers […]

  • 3 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The UK shipping union RMT confirmed that unionised workers of Scotland’s Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) and Argyll Ferries will be taking separate industrial actions on Friday, July 10. The dispute with Argyll Ferries is similar to the one on CalMac’s ferry operations, with the union demanding no compulsory redundancies and no changes to staffing levels unless previously agreed with […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Scottish islands ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has contracted marine diesel power generation specialist Royston Limited to fit fuel monitoring systems on ten of its largest vessels. In a competitive tender, Royston successfully proposed the installation of its new second generation Enginei fuel management system for the work. The tender is linked to CalMac’s aim to save […]

  • 8 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) and UK’s Serco Caledonian Ferries have submitted final bids for a GBP 1 billion (USD 1.4 billion) Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS) contract. The CHFS contract, which covers 26-routes, is for providing ferry services during a period of eight years in the west coast ferry network. The deal was put out to tender […]

  • 19 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    UK’s Transport union RMT called for a vote to leave the EU in the forthcoming EU referendum in order to prevent the Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne’s (CalMac) services from being privatized, the union said on April 18. Clyde and Hebrides Ferry services, currently operated in the public sector by Caledonian MacBrayne, are being put out to tender under EU […]

  • 15 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Scottish islands ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has contracted marine diesel power generation specialist Royston Limited to fit fuel monitoring systems on ten of its largest vessels. In a competitive tender, Royston successfully proposed the installation of its new second generation Enginei fuel management system for the work. The tender is linked to CalMac’s aim to save […]

  • 16 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    The UK transport union RMT is ready to strike if ferry workers employed on the recently tendered Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS) are not given ”cast iron assurances on jobs, conditions and pensions.”  As World Maritime News previously reported, Scotland’s Ministry for Transport and Islands invited CalMac Ferries Limited and Serco Caledonian Ferries Limited to take part […]

  • 19 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has been named the preferred tenderer for the GBP 1 billion (USD 1.4 billion) contract to operate the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS) network for eight years starting from October 1, 2016. The Scottish Government said that CalMac’s bid, which made almost 350 commitments to improve the service, includes a […]

  • 9 March 2012
    Business & Finance

    For two new Scottish ferries, where operational efficiency is everything, Cargotec will deliver a complete MacGregor RoRo cargo access outfit to ensure fast port turnaround times. In January, Cargotec received a contract from Ferguson Shipbuilders in Scotland to deliver MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment for two new hybrid-propulsion ferries on order for Caledonian Maritime Assets […]

  • 9 March 2012

    For two new Scottish ferries, where operational efficiency is everything, Cargotec will deliver a complete MacGregor RoRo cargo access outfit to ensure fast port turnaround times. In January, Cargotec received a contract from Ferguson Shipbuilders in Scotland to deliver MacGregor RoRo cargo access equipment for two new hybrid-propulsion ferries on order for Caledonian Maritime Assets […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Scotland’s Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited has been selected as the preferred tenderer for the GBP 97 million (USD 149.3m) contract to build two ferries for the Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd’s fleet, the country’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed. Once finalised, the new contract for the largest vessels to be built at the shipyard since 2001 will […]

  • 2 May 2007

    The latest addition to the Caledonian MacBrayne fleet, MV Argyle, the sister ship of MV Bute, will be named at Rothesay on Friday (May 4). The new ship, which arrived on the Clyde on Sunday from the Gdansk shipyard where she was built, is currently undergoing final preparatory work prior to the naming. The formal […]

  • 1 September 2015
    Business & Finance

    Scotland’s Ferguson Marine Engineering Limited has been selected as the preferred tenderer for the GBP 97 million (USD 149.3m) contract to build two ferries for the Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd’s fleet, the country’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon confirmed. Once finalised, the new contract for the largest vessels to be built at the shipyard since 2001 will […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Glasgow-based Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd shipyard and Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) signed a shipbuilding contract for two 100-meter, dual-fuel  ferries worth GBP 97 million (USD 150 million), on Friday, October 16. Back in August, the government of Scotland named Ferguson Marine as the preferred tenderer for the contract to build the two ferries for the state-backed ferry operator, Caledonian MacBrayne […]

  • 19 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    Glasgow-based Ferguson Marine Engineering Ltd shipyard and Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) signed a shipbuilding contract for two 100-meter, dual-fuel  ferries worth GBP 97 million (USD 150 million), on Friday, October 16. Back in August, the government of Scotland named Ferguson Marine as the preferred tenderer for the contract to build the two ferries for the state-backed ferry operator, Caledonian MacBrayne […]

  • 15 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Scottish ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) has reported that its annual passenger carrying figures exceeded five million for first time in 20 years. During 2016, the company handled a total of 5,055,827 passengers and 1,356,396 cars, which increased by 9.2 percent and 15.9 percent year-on-year, respectively. “Many routes saw very significant rises in both passenger and car […]

  • 24 November 2015
    Business & Finance

    At least 30 crew members were saved after a 1974-built vehicle ferry MV Suilven sank off the coast of Suva, Fiji, this afternoon, according to local media. MV Suilven, operated by Suva-based shipping company Venu Shipping, started listing before it reached its destination in Suva. The New Zealand-flagged vessel was operated by Caledonian MacBrayne for 21 years, after […]

  • 28 December 2005

    THE state-owned ferry operator, Caledonian MacBrayne, has confirmed it plans to split the company and set up a new firm based in the Channel Islands for its sea-going crew.

  • 10 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    CalMac Ferries Limited and Serco Caledonian Ferries Limited have been invited to take part in the next stage of the tender for the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services (CHFS) contract, Scottish Minister for Transport and Islands Derek Mackay said. The two operators have both passed the pre-qualification stage of the process and will be invited to submit […]