arco Polo diverted to Portland due to bad weather

arco Polo diverted to Portland due to bad weather

The cruise season at Portland started a little earlier than planned when Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Marco Polo diverted to the port on Monday 11 February 2017 due to bad weather.

Stena Line hits half a million freight units in Belfast

Stena Line hits half a million freight units in Belfast

Stena Line has posted a record year for freight traffic volumes on its Belfast Harbour routes in 2016.

Sound of Islay receiving $6 million overhaul Sound of Islay receiving $6 million overhaul

Sound of Islay receiving $6 million overhaul Sound of Islay receiving $6 million overhaul

The federal and provincial Governments of Newfoundland & Labrador are spending nearly $6 million on the historic ferry Sound of Islay.

First SIGMA frigate delivered to Indonesia

First SIGMA frigate delivered to Indonesia

Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding has handed over the first SIGMA 10514 Perusak Kawal Rudal (PKR) frigate to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence.

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  • Damen’s last newbuild of 2016

    Damen’s last newbuild of 2016

    22nd February 2017

    The last newbuild order of 2016 for the Damen Shipyards Group was signed on 31 December 2016 with VLOOT dab of Belgium. The vessel will be a 25me ferry especially designed to carry vehicles and passengers across the canal linking…

  • Stena Line enters partnership with Mercy Ships

    Stena Line enters partnership with Mercy Ships

    21st February 2017

    The humanitarian NGO Mercy Ships and Stena Line, the world’s largest privately owned ferry company, have decided to enter a long-term partnership.  The goal is to raise general awareness about the charity, promote volunteering and charitable giving both within Stena…

  • Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    17th February 2017

    The April 2017 issue of Ship Monthly hits the news stands today, 17 February, and it brings a fresh look to the magazine while continuing with the same high quality articles and in-depth features. A voyage report by Jim Shaw…

  • Stena Line’s four new vessels planned for Belfast routes

    Stena Line’s four new vessels planned for Belfast routes

    16th February 2017

    Last year Stena announced a newbuild contract of four RoPax ferry vessels with a planned delivery schedule during 2019 and 2020.  The contract also contains an option for another four vessels to be ordered. The four vessels are being built…

  • Busy cruise season ahead for Poole

    Busy cruise season ahead for Poole

    15th February 2017

    The Port of Poole is looking forward to a good cruise ship season with 14 calls by three small, luxury vessels scheduled so far between May and September. North American operator Grand Circle Cruise Line is once again sending Corinthian…

  • Marco Polo diverted to Portland due to bad weather

    Marco Polo diverted to Portland due to bad weather

    14th February 2017

    The cruise season at Portland started a little earlier than planned when Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Marco Polo diverted to the port on Monday 11 February 2017 due to bad weather and tidal restrictions. The ship, which was returning from…

  • SOUL jack-up vessel – the next step for offshore wind

    SOUL jack-up vessel – the next step for offshore wind

    13th February 2017

    In early February 2017 SeaOwls and Ulstein launched a pioneering heavy lift jack-up vessel design, the SOUL, at the Offshore Wind Journal Conference. The cruciform structural lay-out makes the patent-pending solution more than 10 per cent lighter than conventional jack-up…

  • Stena Line hits half a million freight units in Belfast

    Stena Line hits half a million freight units in Belfast

    11th February 2017

    Stena Line has posted a record year for freight traffic volumes on its Belfast Harbour routes in 2016.  For the first time in its history, Stena Line has carried over 500,000 freight units through Belfast Harbour. Stena Line operates three…

  • Ro-pax passenger ferry hull launched at Amsterdam

    Ro-pax passenger ferry hull launched at Amsterdam

    10th February 2017

    On 31 January 2017, marking the completion of the first new build contract between Niron Staal Amsterdam and Damen Shipyards Group, the hull of a RoPax 5212 passenger ferry hull was launched from Niron Staal’s facilities in Amsterdam. Preparations for…

  • Brittany Ferries extends charter of MN Pelican

    Brittany Ferries extends charter of MN Pelican

    9th February 2017

    Brittany Ferries has extended the charter of MN Pelican (1999/12,076gt) from French owners Maritime Nantaise for a further 12 months until February 2018. The Norwegian-built 155m con-ro vessel began operations for Brittany Ferries early in 2016 making two weekly return sailings…