Red Funnel News

Red Funnel places £10m Cammell Laird order

Red Funnel places £10m Cammell Laird order

15 February 2018 Cruise News

Red Funnel has placed a £10 million order for a new ro-ro freight ferry from UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird. The new ship is designed to provide additional year-round freight capacity for Red Funnel’s Southampton-East Cowes route which currently handles 53 per cent of all freight movements across the Solent.

Breaking Travel News investigates: Boom in UK ferry travel

Breaking Travel News investigates: Boom in UK ferry travel

16 January 2018 Focus

The ferry industry is gearing up for growth with more than £1 billion of investments announced for new ships, port and service facilities in the next four years, according to figures released by Discover Ferries, the industry body for ferries.

George steps up to chairman with Red Funnel

George steps up to chairman with Red Funnel

9 January 2018 Cruise News

Red Funnel has announced that Kevin George, the current chief executive, is to be appointed as chairman of the group. The announcement follows the restructuring of the board following the acquisition of the group by a consortium of UK and Canadian pension funds in July last year and the recent appointment of a number of non-executive directors.

Red Funnel to welcome Red Jet 7 in spring of 2018

Red Funnel to welcome Red Jet 7 in spring of 2018

15 November 2017 Cruise News

The construction of Red Funnel’s new state-of-the-art high speed passenger ferry, Red Jet 7, is rapidly taking shape at Wight Shipyard Co in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The £7 million, 41 metre vessel is expected to enter the water in May 2018.