Swedish-designed, Chinese-built ferries considered for Cook Strait

Swedish-designed, Chinese-built ferries considered for Cook Strait
KiwiRail cancelled the Interislander replacement project after failing to get additional government funding. (Image: KiwiRail)
Oliver Lewis
A ferry design previously sidelined by KiwiRail is being discussed as a potential replacement option for the ageing Interislander fleet, BusinessDesk understands.The Government has yet to release advice from the Ministry of Transport (MoT) and the three-person ministerial advisory group (Mag) on future options for the state-run ferry service; however, it’s thought that those close to the process – which now includes Treasury, the ministry and the Mag group – have expressed interest in Chinese-built vessels from Swedish company...

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