Click to download the sponsorship information PDF.

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.

www.dnvgl.com/maritime

Spirit of Tasmania is one of Australia’s most iconic travel experiences, and a vital connection between mainland Australia and the island state of Tasmania.

Twin ships, Spirit of Tasmania I and Spirit of Tasmania II, operate overnight sailings across Bass Strait between Melbourne and Devonport on Tasmania’s north west coast. Between September and May, Spirit of Tasmania operates a number of day sailings in addition to its regular schedule.
Employing more than 600 staff and transporting more than 430,000 passengers annually, Spirit of Tasmania is widely recognised for its contribution to the Australian tourism industry and for fostering Australia’s economic development through the provision of a world-class passenger and freight service.

Since its inception, Spirit of Tasmania has continued to grow steadily through its commitment to safety, reliability and in delivering unparalleled level of customer service.

Austal is Australia’s global 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, the Philippines and Vietnam – and service centres located around the world – Austal has been contracted to deliver more than 300 ships to 100 operators in 54 countries, since 1988.

With over 5,700 employees worldwide, the ASX-listed shipbuilder boasts a growing network of skilled and experienced naval architects, designers, engineers and industry-leading manufacturing teams that have developed iconic commercial vessels such as the 127 metre trimaran Benchijigua Express for Fred. Olsen Express and the 109 metre catamaran Express 4 for Molslinjen. The company’s extensive commercial vessel portfolio includes high speed aluminium monohulls, catamarans and trimarans ranging from 30 to 127 metres LOA, customised to suit any operating environment or schedule.

Austal’s innovative technology solutions, including MOTION CONTROL and MARINELINK-Smart offer an enhanced customer experience on-board and greater systems management capability in real-time, for operators.

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.

MTU is part of a Rolls Royce Solution.

The product portfolio includes high-speed engines, propulsion systems for ships, power generation, heavy land, rail, and defense vehicles and for the oil and gas industry.

The product range is one of the widest and most modern in the sector covering diesel engines up to 10,000 kW. We offer comprehensive, powerful and reliable engine solutions for yachts, commercial ships and naval vessels. For control and monitoring of engines and propulsion systems, we produce standardized and customized electronic systems.
A full line of service products to helps you maximize uptime and performance.

Rauma Marine Constructions, RMC, is the new beginning of an old story. The long shipbuilding traditions in Rauma form a solid base for continuing construction of high value added ships. Founded in 2014 RMC, as a Finnish maritime cluster company, started a new era for meeting both global and domestic challenges. RMC, the shipyard in Rauma, has earned back its position as a leading yard for design and construction of car-passenger ferries, icebreakers for polar and domestic ice-covered waters as well as naval craft for the Finnish Defence. We represent world-leading expertise in technology for these segments, i.e. areas strongly relied upon by the network, know-how and competitiveness of the Finnish marine industry. Several of the major operators of large car-passenger ferries and ropax vessels are sailing on keels constructed in Rauma. Their recurring return to the shipyard for a next-generation ferry or special vessel is most awarding for RMC. It compiles natural steps securing the development, sustainability and energy efficiency for preserving the environment.

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.

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.

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.

CBG Systems specialises in the design, development supply and installation of lightweight panelised structural fire protection systems. For the last 40 years CBG has been a leading innovator, setting the benchmark in lightweight passive fire protection solutions. Rapid Access Composite (RAC) is CBG’s leading A60 lightweight passive fire protection suitable to steel and aluminium ships.

RAC system main advantages are:

  • Lightweight: the installed panel weighs less than 6.0 kg per m2 which represents up to 70% weight reduction when compared with other heavy conventional metal clad insulation. As a result, the owner/operator will benefit from improved fuel economy, reduced CO2 emissions and extra payload equating to significant savings and improved earning capacity
  • Rapid Access®: the system allows rapid access to the vessel’s services and structure, which are generally covered by conventional insulation
  • Area coverage: the standard panel size is 2400 x 1200mm providing efficient area coverage
  • Faster installation: the system’s grid support structure decreases the initial installation time compared with labour intensive pinning methods and is typically installed at a rate of 1.5 hours per m2
  • Lower maintenance costs: ease of handling and removal/replacement of panels considerably reduces maintenance costs over the life of the vessel. Removal of panels in service is a simple process and can be achieved in less than 5 minutes

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.

Kongsberg Maritime is a global marine technology company providing innovative and reliable ‘Full Picture’ technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, cruise, subsea and naval. Headquartered in Norway, Kongsberg Maritime has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 34 countries. Kongsberg Maritime solutions cover all aspects of marine automation, safety, maneuvering, navigation and dynamic positioning, ship intelligence systems like autonomy, remote operations, intelligent awareness as well as energy and health management, deck handling, electric and hybrid power and propulsion systems and ship design services.

Subsea solutions include single and multibeam echo sounders, sonars, AUV and USV, underwater navigation and communication systems. Training courses at locations globally, LNG solutions, information management, position reference systems and technology for seismic and drilling operations are also part of the company’s diverse technology portfolio. Kongsberg Maritime is part of Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG), an international, knowledge-based group that has been in business since 1814. KONGSBERG supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, and the defence and aerospace industries.

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.

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.

Our Valued Sponsors

Thanks to our sponsors for their continued support of Interferry, the world-wide ferry community and industry.