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Update 28 May 2020 Press release

The major Spanish shipping company, Grupo Naviera Armas – Trasmediterránea, joins FerryGateway Association (FGWA), along with the largest and leading western/northern European ferry operators; Brittany Ferries, Color Line, DFDS, Irish Ferries, Stena Line, Tallink Silja and Viking Line.

Last month the agreements reached between FerryGateway and Naviera Armas – Trasmediterránea were formalized, by which the major Spanish shipping company will participate in the work of FGWA, joining the Board as well. Antonio Armas, Vice President of Naviera Armas – Trasmediterránea Group, has been appointed as such a member of the Board for the next two years.

This new international success for Naviera Armas is a part of its new plan for expansion and taking its responsibility as one of the European references in the ferry sector. Naviera Armas – Trasmediterránea is also a member of Interferry, and regularly attends the Shippax Conference every year.

For their part, FerryGateway Association members 2019 served 37 million passengers, with a total of about 100 ships in nearly 60 routes. To this is added Naviera Armas – Trasmediterránea with 5 million annual passengers, 1.5 million vehicles, 8 million linear meters of cargo, and 39 ships on 42 routes (Spain mainland, inter islands, and North of Africa).

Antonio Armas, Vice President of Naviera Armas Group, says:

“For the Armas Group it is a true honor to be able to represent the Spanish ferry sector in this new adventure, in which we hope to contribute our best practices and expertise, together with the main European shipping companies. The objective is none other than to grow together, contribute globally to our common sector, as well as increase levels of satisfaction and service to our clients, while improving commercial and sales relationships with our partners and agents worldwide”.

Sune Häggblom, Managing Director of FerryGateway Association, says:

“In Europe and globally ferries are a very common way of travel for hundreds of millions of passengers. Online sales between agents, travel organizations and ferry operators have been growing fast and showed an urgent need to be standardized and simple to handle. The FerryGateway standard and the additional FerryGateway Switch greatly help this and replace older out-dated and non-standardized solutions with excellent worldwide results.“

Update 8 April 2020

At the time being the Corona virus situation do not have any impact on the FerryGateway Switch operations or the FerryGateway support which both function as normal and is expected to continue do so.

Please contact support at ferrygateway.org or sune.haggblom at ferrygateway.org when you have any questions.

Update 19 August 2019

The Switch

The Switch is in commercial production since 1st June 2019 and you are all welcome to take advantage of it.

We remind you that there are two prerequisites for getting access to the Switch:

  1. That you as an agent or ferry operator use the FerryGateway standard protocol
  2. That the agent has a commercial contract with at least one ferry operator (that is connected to the Switch)

Once the above is fulfilled we will send you our contract since you will have to have an agreement with the FerryGateway Association.

Update 18 January 2019

Privacy Policy

Our Privacy Policy can now be found under About. It is essential for us to keep personal information secure and protected. We will under no circumstances disclose any personal information. Read more in our policy.

The Switch

We are now ready with the development and are about to launch the Switch to production. What is happening right now is that we are doing a pilot live testing with an agent and some of the connected ferry operators. Depending on the progress we will go live once the tests are successful so that we can secure a safe and well performing system.

More are also fine-tuning the on-boarding information to agents. The purpose is that an agent should have a smooth and easy way of getting connected. We remind you that there are two prerequisites for getting access to the Switch:

  1. That you as an agent use the FerryGateway standard protocol
  2. That the agent has a commercial contract with at least one ferry operator (that is connected to the Switch)

Once the above is fulfilled we can start the testing and at the same time we will send you our contract since you will have to have an agreement with the FerryGateway Association.