Sponsors 2018-10-07T02:45:11+00:00

Carus aims to bring leading technology based business solutions to the passenger shipping and leisure industry.

By acquiring Quintek in 2015, Carus added on-board POS on to our well established reservations, departure control, e-commerce, CRM and port automation platform; providing our shipping clients with the technical possibility to manage the relationship with customers at key touch-points throughout their journey.

Our advanced products support the sales and business processes of all types of ferry and cruise operators and for almost two decades, Carus has been serving a growing client base across four continents, serving more than 30 million passengers and five million vehicles every year. Our clients span all operational niches of the passenger vessel industry.

In addition to our technology solutions, Carus has established an executive consulting panel drawn from some of the most respected global passenger shipping experts who have operated at boardroom level and have the ability to advise on all aspects of your business.

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.

Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


“Experience Innovation”

Ultramar is the most important passenger ferry company in Mexico. Its presence in the state of Quintana Roo is of vital importance in the offer of services to the tourism and local industry, contributing to turn the Mexican Caribbean into a preferred destination worldwide. We are also Mexico´s largest excursion and tour operator for the cruise line industry. The company has more than 19 vessels and several under construction that vary its capacity from 150 passengers to 850.

Ultramar started operations in January 2003 and today it is made up of approximately 500 employees. We are proud to have incorporated at the beginning of this year the cargo and passenger service through three roll-on roll-off vessels, covering the Cancun-Isla Mujeres and Playa del Carmen-Cozumel routes.

One word that will always describe us: Innovation. We keep innovating continuously, with a strong sense of marketing, creating new products to facilitate the connectivity for the passengers that visit us and investing on technology to facilitate a generate customer loyalty.

Ultramar´s long term vision was to become the gateway to the Mexican Caribbean by interconnecting our international port of entry, connecting Cancún with the islands of Cozumel, Isla Mujeres and in the short term with Holbox. Implementing a strategy based on the highest quality of service, raising the technological and quality bar to levels that will be impossible to reach by current competitors.

Austal is The Australian Shipbuilder, defence prime contractor and maritime technology partner of choice – designing, constructing and supporting defence and commercial ships for the world’s leading operators.

From safe, modern and efficient shipyards operating in Australia, the USA and the Philippines – and service centres located around the world – Austal has successfully delivered more than 255 vessels to 100 operators in 44 countries, since 1988.
With over 5,000 employees worldwide, the ASX-listed shipbuilder boasts a growing network of skilled naval architects, designers, engineers and industry-leading manufacturing teams that have developed iconic commercial vessels such as the 127m Benchijigua Express and 102m Condor Liberation trimarans and the world’s longest high speed catamaran, the 113 metre Leonora Christina.

As a global defence prime contractor, Austal has designed, constructed and supported naval vessels such as the Independence variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and Expeditionary Fast Transport (T-EPF) platforms for the US Navy, the Cape-class Patrol Boat for the Australian Border Force and the new High Speed Support Vessel for the Royal Navy of Oman.

Austal’s demonstrated capability to deliver customised solutions based on proven designs – on time and on budget – has seen both defence and commercial clients from around the world continue to engage Austal to deliver complex, multiple vessel acquisition and value adding through-life support programs.

Damen Shipyards Group operates 32 shipbuilding and repair yards, employing 9,000 people worldwide. Damen has delivered more than 6,000 vessels in more than 100 countries and delivers some 180 vessels annually to customers worldwide. Based on its unique, standardised ship-design concept Damen is able to guarantee consistent quality.

Damen’s focus on standardisation, modular construction and keeping vessels in stock leads to short delivery times, low ‘total cost of ownership’, high resale values and reliable performance. Furthermore, Damen vessels are based on thorough R&D and proven technology.

Damen offers a wide range of products, including tugs, workboats, naval and patrol vessels, high speed craft, cargo vessels, dredgers, vessels for the offshore industry, ferries, pontoons and superyachts.

For nearly all vessel types Damen offers a broad range of services, including maintenance, spare parts delivery, training and the transfer of (shipbuilding) know-how. Damen also offers a variety of marine components, such as nozzles, rudders, anchors, anchor chains and steel works.

In addition to ship design and shipbuilding, Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has a worldwide network of 15 repair and conversion yards with dry docks ranging up to 420 x 80 metres. Conversion projects range from adapting vessels to today’s requirements and regulations to the complete conversion of large offshore structures. DSC completes around 1,500 repair and maintenance jobs annually.

Pioneering the power that matters.

Rolls-Royce pioneers cutting-edge technologies that deliver the cleanest, safest and most competitive solutions to meet our planet’s vital power needs. As part of the Rolls-Royce Group, MTU provides that power in for the form of high- and medium-speed diesel and gas engines and systems.

Rolls-Royce has a world leading range of capabilities in the marine market, encompassing vessel design, the integration of complex systems and the supply and support of power and propulsion equipment. We are leaders in mission-critical systems for offshore oil and gas rigs, offshore, merchant and naval vessels.

Today the Rolls-Royce marine product range is one of the broadest in the world. 70 of the world’s maritime forces and over 30,000 commercial vessels use our equipment. Our global support network underpins all activities and continues to expand with 50 centres in 28 countries with more planned.

The product range of MTU is one of the widest and most modern in the sector. We offer comprehensive, powerful and reliable engine solutions for yachts, commercial ships and naval vessels, construction and industrial vehicles, agricultural machinery, mining, rail and military vehicles as well as for the oil and gas industry. We also provide a full line of service products to help our customers maximize uptime and performance.

MTU’s digitally connected power systems, wrapped in ValueCare Agreements, make it easy to maximize uptime, optimize lifecycle costs and devote more time and resources to our customers’ core business, with tailored service solutions to keep business running smoothly.

We are an Australian company passionate about excellence in the design and manufacture of innovative lightweight seating for fast ferries, military vessels, work boats and offshore support vessels.

Volvo Penta is the Volvo Group’s marine specialist and acts as an independent supplier of diesel engines, propulsion, genset and auxiliary systems, supporting customers from the design stage to installation and aftermarket service.

Ayres Composite Panels was established in 1996 in Bayswater, Western Australia, Australia.

After six successful years servicing the world out of Bayswater, a US Office was set up in 2002 and manufacturing was started in 2006. Since then, Ayres Composite Panels US LLC is servicing and supplying Americas.

The commitment & dedication, faith in their products, strong customer focus and continual development of lightweight panel technology has put Ayres Composite Panels at the forefront of lightweight panel technology.

Combining low weight and high fire resistance, the AYRLITE® range is particularly suited to the interior fit-out of high performance marine vessels. Ayres Composite Panels leads the way when it comes to lightweight panels for the Marine Industry.

Current Scientific Corporation is the Canadian manufacturer of the Night Navigator series of Electro-Optical systems, rugged, marinized and low maintenance, offering a broad range of night vision solutions, tailored to all maritime applications.

Night Navigator are operated worldwide on most diverse vessels, including USV, Special Ops RHIBS, Interceptors, FPV, OPV, SAR, HSC, Fast crew transporters, Icebreakers, Seismic Research vessels, Fishing vessels, superyachts and cruise ships.

Night Navigator night vision camera systems certified to the HSC code are trusted on High Speed Passenger Ferries (HSC) since 2000. New Night Navigator 1000 configurations now further provide entry level solutions to all ferries and crew transport vessels navigating at night.

Offering multiple configurations integrating thermal imaging in LWIR, MWIR & SWIR, Image Intensified Night Vision, HD Day, Low light, Laser Range Finder, non-lethal deterrent Laser Dazzler, Night Navigator have the solution to meet the requirement of your mission, while enjoying fast and flexible export licensing from Canada.

Night Navigator Electro-Optical systems are the only one to combine non-lethal deterrent to detect, recognize and identify threats in one compact system, exportable to all end users.

With experience spanning six decades, HamiltonJet provides a totally integrated waterjet propulsion solution to the marine industry. From initial enquiry and right through the lifespan of a vessel, HamiltonJet offers a comprehensive customer support package that is second to none. HamiltonJet has been providing waterjet propulsion solutions to the marine industry since the 1950s, and has installed more than 53,000 waterjets into vessels around the world. Through this experience HamiltonJet understands the wide range of conditions, situations and tasks a modern vessel needs to be able to undertake on a daily basis throughout its operating life.

The Hogia Group is a Swedish standard software supplier with 600+ employees, going on our 37th year in the business. Hogia is showing continuous and long term growth in terms of product offering and global presence and we offer a unique range of business critical products for the travel and transport sector. Internationally, we provide ferry operators with reservation systems, advanced real time passenger information systems and terminal operating solutions.

One of our key strengths is integrations as we see this as a way to the future. With our extensive BOOKIT API, the integration possibilities are nearly endless. Today it is used for ticket machines, mobile check-in, web booking engines to name just a few. We also work in close cooperation with Microsoft and have Gold partner status. They assist us to ensure we always have a modern, reliable platform and they provide us with the latest technology tools available.


Specialising in high-speed and conventional ferries, on-keel ship delivery, management, and crew training are the services on which our reputation has been forged, while Heavy Lift and Shipping Agent services augment our core service delivery. We have a proud history punctuated by success and a demonstrated ability to deliver any seaworthy vessel to and from any port across the globe while providing technical management and crew training services. The consistency, safety and efficiency of IMS has elevated us to a preferred supplier of on-keel delivery services across the globe. For global ship delivery, management and training, we’re always delivering.

Liferaft Systems Australia (LSA) is a dynamic company formed specifically for the design and manufacture of high quality Marine Evacuation Systems (MES) and large capacity liferafts. LSA has developed a product that is synonymous with quality and reliability, which is of paramount importance in the marine safety industry.

LSA products are industry renowned and are installed on all types and sizes of passenger & personnel carrying vessels, including conventional ferries, high-speed craft, cruise ships, military vessels and large private yachts worldwide.

RINA provides a wide range of services across the Energy, Marine, Certification, Transport & Infrastructure and Industry sectors.

With a turnover in 2017 of 437 million Euros, about 3,700 employees and 170 offices in 65 countries worldwide, RINA is a member of key international organizations and an important contributor to the development of new legislative standards.

Our Stenability – Your Profitability!

Every situation is unique, as is every solution. Stena RoRo’s vessels transport the products of leading companies safely and securely. The combination of products and services is based on innovation, proven technology and long experience.

We call it Stenability.

Ship delivery is our specialty. And our passion. There are only a few players active in the global playing field of ship delivery. And TOS is one of them! We have been for years. Because we know what it takes and we always deliver. No matter what. From strategic relocation, purchase of existing and new vessels or to moving your vessel in a one-off operation. Your destination is our challenge!

We understand this special world full of detailed preparation and planning, professional weather forecasting, technical and nautical knowledge, teamwork, problem solving capabilities and taking on responsibilities while enjoying the adventure! We work globally, with our head office in Rotterdam and local offices worldwide. That makes us the perfect partner to deliver your ships anywhere around the globe. Please feel free to contact us. You can make an appointment at the Interferry Conference beforehand, e-mail our representatives:

Ivan Wagenaar, Commercial Director i.wagenaar@tos.nl
Rolf Kievits, Sales Manager Ship Delivery r.kievits@tos.nl


V2V Vacations is a premium cruise service connecting downtown Vancouver and downtown Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. We create memorable experiences through an inspiring connection of people, places and moments.

The voyage on our 242-passenger high-speed catamaran, V2V Empress, takes less than three hours and thirty minutes between Victoria and Vancouver and places travellers in a premium and highly personalised journey focused on guest comfort and convenience

Guests can choose from two stylish seating classes and taste local flavours through the on-board menu featuring a selection of foods and beverages from the region. All passengers are also invited to the upper outside deck to enjoy a spectacular 360-degree view.

The V2V Empress is wheelchair accessible, offers free Wi-Fi throughout and is equipped with ergonomic leather seating with the convenience of individual USB ports and power outlets for every seat.

V2V Vacations is owned by Riverside Marine Group, one of Australia’s leading marine companies operating a number of diverse divisions since 1926. The concept for V2V was envisioned by Riverside Marine’s CEO Hume Campbell and his wife Rowan Campbell. Being lovers of the sea, they longed for an easily accessible way to get directly to Victoria from Vancouver without sacrificing the ocean experience. V2V is now consistently one of the highest rated experiences on travel review channels.


Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation, total efficiency, and data analytics, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2017, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.9 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

For the ferry segment Wärtsilä provides a full range of environmentally and economically sound integrated solutions. The company is leading the industry’s transformation into a new era of efficiency with a Smart Marine Ecosystem comprising high levels of connectivity and digitalization. By eliminating the inefficiency ‘waste’ that hampers the industry’s growth and profitability, Wärtsilä aims to create a smarter way of operating and maintaining assets. The company is dedicated to optimizing performance, and achieving the safest, most environmentally sustainable and efficient operating profiles for its customers.

Wight Shipyard Co (WSC) is Europe’s leading high speed craft and aluminium ship builder based on Britain’s Isle of Wight.

WSC brings to the ferry and aluminium vessel industry the experience and dedication of a team of handpicked craftspeople from across the world of fast ferry construction. With this fine pedigree ferry owners and operators have the most progressive solutions and highest quality skills available.

Purpose-built, fuel-efficient and with the most comfortable passenger accommodation, WSC fast ferries deliver high performance cutting edge designs right across the ferry world. In partnership with its customers and marine authorities WSC passionately seeks to redefine how fast ferries are built through innovative design and quality construction.

For more info visit the website www.wightshipyard.com

BOXMARK Leather is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-class upholstery leathers. As experts and trend-setters of chrome-free leather manufacture, BOXMARK productions and services focus on the core areas of manufacturing and processing of high-end upholstery leathers both for the upmarket interiors sector.

We supply the premium segment of the automotive, furniture, railway, ship and aircraft industry. BOXMARK focuses on international trade. 99% of our products are exported. It is our aim to be the best in this exciting business and to boost the company’s value in the future.

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. The company has a global workforce of around 137,000 with approximately 230 locations in some 40 countries. ZF annually invests about 6 percent of its sales in research and development – ensuring continued success through the design and engineering of innovative technologies.

ZF allows vehicles to see, think and act. Through its technologies, the company is striving for Vision Zero – a world of mobility without accidents and emissions.

ZF’s propulsion technology portfolio including transmissions and thrusters, fixed pitch propellers and controls. For decades, ZF has provided optimal propulsion solutions for passenger ferry operators around the world.

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