August 8, 2023
The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced the
procurement of a new NYC Ferry operating contract with Hornblower Group. NYCEDC, which
launched an RFP for an operator back in September 2022, says that selecting an operator through
a competitive process and negotiating a new contract is a key component of the NYC Ferry
Forward plan announced by Mayor Eric Adams in July 2022.
The City and Hornblower note that there has been record breaking ridership, exceeding
pre-pandemic levels with farebox revenue up more than $6 million, and on the cost to the City
front, per passenger subsidy is down dramatically and on track to be reduced by nearly 30% by
This is great news for riders, and for the seafarers working on the ferries. Good jobs in a
At Hofmann & Schweitzer, we will continue to update you on the status of where and
when these excellent maritime job opportunities will occur. We will be there for the needs of
labor if you or your loved one is injured, which can be disastrous to your family.