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  • 30 November 2005

    The closure-threatened Ferguson shipyard in Inverclyde has won a multi-million pound ferry order from Caledonian MacBrayne.

  • 29 January 2007

    Caledonian MacBrayne has emerged as the sole bidder in the competition to run the Clyde and Hebrides ferry services. BBC Scotland has learned that V Ships, the only private company left in the bidding process, has withdrawn.

  • 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.

  • 27 August 2006

    A 34-year-old man has been arrested and charged in connection with a security alert at a busy ferry terminal. Officers were called to the Ardrossan ferry terminal when staff became concerned about the behaviour of a group travelling on a minibus. They were due to sail from Ardrossan to Arran on Scotland’s west coast. Ferry […]

  • 11 December 2015
    Business & Finance

    Clyde shipbuilder, Ferguson Marine Engineering of Port Glasgow, launched its third hybrid ferry MV Catriona for the UK ferry operator, Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac), today, five months ahead of schedule. The vessel features a technologically advanced low carbon hybrid system which combines traditional diesel power with electric battery power, reducing fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions by up to 20%, according […]

  • 7 September 2006

    The international shipping company bidding to take over Caledonian MacBrayne ferry routes has pulled out of a contest, the BBC has learned Isle of Man-based V.Ships’ announcement puts in jeopardy the entire Scottish Executive exercise. It announced it is withdrawing from the tender exercise for the Gourock to Dunoon route. BBC political correspondent Kit Fraser […]

  • 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 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 October 2012

    Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) has announced the winning name for the world’s first hybrid ferry after a two stage competition. There were hundreds of votes entered to name the world’s first sea going roll on roll off vehicle and passenger diesel electric hybrid ferry, but the most popular name by far was Hallaig. The […]

  • 6 December 2016

    Parker Bestobell Marine has secured a contract to supply cryogenic globe and check valves for two dual-fuel Caledonian MacBrayne Ferries (Calmac) being built at Ferguson Marine Engineering in Glasgow. The new ferries will be able to operate on both liquefied natural gas (LNG) and marine diesel. The valves will be installed in the LNG fuel […]

  • 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 […]

  • 8 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) has announced the winning name for the world’s first hybrid ferry after a two stage competition. There were hundreds of votes entered to name the world’s first sea going roll on roll off vehicle and passenger diesel electric hybrid ferry, but the most popular name by far was Hallaig. Hallaig […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 23 February 2018
    Business & Finance

    Scotland grants funding for a feasibility study into developing a hydrogen-powered ferry service.