Written by

Heather Ervin

Credit score: Candela

Waterborne transportation has lengthy been an vital mode of journey, however the environmental impression and value of working conventional ferries has restricted its use in trendy occasions. Nevertheless, with Stockholm-based Candela’s cutting-edge know-how, waterways may be electrified and thereby enhance public transportation and join communities in an environmentally sustainable method.

Utilizing smaller vessels that fly over the water as an alternative of by means of it, power wants may be lowered by as much as 95%, making waterborne transportation aggressive once more. To enter extra element on Candela’s know-how and its new 30-person ferry being examined in Stockholm for launch subsequent yr, Erik Eklund, CEO for Industrial Vessels at Candela Know-how in Stockhold, Sweden, will current at Marine Log’s FERRIES 2023 on November 14-15 in Jersey Metropolis, N.J.

Erik Eklund

Eklund will go over how Candela will help scale back congestion on roads through the use of the infrastructure water offers free of charge to offer a quicker, extra fulfilling method for individuals to journey.

With an MSc Naval Structure, Eklund has expertise from all through the maritime business, together with in Sweden, Norway, France, Malta, and Dubai. Having grown up with boating and crusing, he began his skilled profession as a captain within the Swedish navy. He moved on to surveying ships at DNV, adopted by heading the design unit on the Swedish Protection Materials Administration, after which the technical unit of the Swedish Maritime Administration. He has additionally served because the maritime director on the Swedish Transport Company, together with heading the division of technique and worldwide relations.

Eklund spent a number of years on the Swedish Institute for Requirements, the place he headed the Division for Innovation, Enterprise and Worldwide Relations earlier than taking up the function as Director for Maritime Sector Technique for the Dubai Maritime Metropolis Authority. At Candela Know-how, he’s main the corporate’s growth of its business vessels, primarily passenger ferries, and the accompanying system considering for fossil-free and tremendous power environment friendly public transportation on water with the corporate’s 100% electrical hydrofoiling vessels.

FERRIES 2023: The Convention

Set to happen on the Hyatt Regency Jersey Metropolis on the Hudson, November 14-15 in Jersey Metropolis, N.J., the thirty sixth annual Marine Log FERRIES convention may have as its theme “Designing as we speak’s ferries for future operations.”

The venue, with floor-to-ceiling home windows overlooking ferry site visitors on the Hudson River, is a fast ferry journey from New York Metropolis.

Delivering two days of in-person discussions, dynamic Q&A periods, and a number of networking alternatives, FERRIES 2023 shall be a chance for the North American ferry business to come back collectively to share experiences, community, search for new suppliers and reconnect with present suppliers.

The artwork of designing or upgrading ferries takes so much into consideration exterior of the vessel’s blueprints. Making a greener ferry is a design alternative and so is enhancing the passenger expertise.

FERRIES 2023 will give attention to how as we speak’s ferries—these below building, coming on-line quickly, or already in operation—may be ready for the altering scope of future operations.

As ever, a spotlight of this system shall be on classes realized from hard-earned, real-life expertise. As well as, this system will discover new methods to fulfill financial and environmental targets by means of advances in know-how, revolutionary approaches to working a vessel, and the most recent tendencies in ferry design.

Along with thought leaders presenting on matters related to the ferry business, three panels have been integrated on this yr’s program targeted on ferry operator challenges and successes, battery choices for ferries, and an fascinating overview and have a look at the brand new Governors Island ferry mission.

Different matters will discover leveraging shoreside terminals and infrastructure to extend earnings; low-carbon alternate options, similar to electrical, hydrogen and hybrid choices; what’s trending in ferry designs being delivered as we speak; and extra.

The Tour

Following the tip of convention periods, on November 15, an business tour shall be supplied to a restricted variety of attendees. This yr’s tour may have attendees board a NYC Ferry vessel and tour the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the place it would study extra about NYC Ferry’s Homeport Pier C, its deisgn and building.

Company may even study the historical past of the realm and uncover plans for Homepoort II in Purple Hook. Hornblower will spherical out the dialog with an inside have a look at NYC Ferry’s marine operations and extra.

The entire agenda may be discovered right here.

For inquiries concerning sponsorships or methods you’ll be able to join with FERRIES 2023 attendees, contact David Harkey at dharkey@sbpub.com.

The Sponsors—So Far

The next organizations are signed as much as sponsor FERRIES 2023, though extra shall be introduced quickly:

Anchor (Platinum)

VPS (Platinum)

Bayonne Dry Dock (Cocktail Reception)

Siemens Power (Pre-Convention Cocktail Social gathering)

W&O (Luncheon)

PPG (Registration)

Coastal Marine Gear (Laynards)

ABB (Gold)

Glosten (Gold)

All American Marine (Silver)

BMT (Silver)

Christie & Gray (Silver)

EMS Marcon (Silver)

GL Energy (Silver)

Neste US (Silver)

Hamilton Jet (Silver)

Karl Senner (Silver)

Kongsberg (Silver)

Zinus Energy (Silver)

MTU – A Rolls-Royce Resolution (Silver)

NCP Coatings (Silver)

RIX (Silver)

Schottel / elkon (Silver)

J&A Enterprises / Soundown (Silver)

United Security & Survivability Company / Fireboy-Xintex (Silver)

Vulkan (Silver)

Marine Jet Energy (Silver)

BAE Programs (Bronze)

CANAL (Bronze)

Conrad Shipyard (Bronze)

Crowley (Bronze)

Cummins (Bronze)

Elliott Bay Design Group (Bronze)

EV Maritime (Bronze)

Wärtsilä (Bronze)

LeBlanc & Associates LLC (Bronze)

MOPS (Bronze)

PROP (Bronze)

Rigidized Metals (Bronze)

SSI (Bronze)

The Shearer Group (Bronze)

Thrive Funds (Bronze)

World Extensive Metric (Bronze)

360 Protection Professionals (Bronze)

ZF Group (Bronze)

Allied Marine Crane (Bronze)

Artemis Applied sciences (Bronze)

CMP International (Bronze)