Isle of Man Ship Registry to flag New Zealand’s diesel-electric ferries

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By Naida Hakirevic The Isle of Man Ship Registry has been selected as the flag state to oversee the construction of two rail-enabled roll-on roll-off passenger ( RoPax) ferries that will connect New Zealand’s North and South Islands.

Photo: Isle of Man Ship Registry

State-owned transport operator KiwiRail has ordered the future-proofed vessels to modernise its fleet of ferries serving the Cook Strait.

KiwiRail’s Interislander service connects New Zealand’s State Highway and national rail networks between the capital city Wellington in the North Island and Picton in the South Island. The Interislander carries approximately 850,000 passengers, 250,000 cars and up to NZ$14 billion worth

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