New cranes arrive in Mersey

New cranes arrive in Mersey

The first six cantilever rail-mounted gantry (CRMG) cranes arrived in the River Mersey on Sunday 1 May ready for installing and commissioning at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal.

Rhapsody of the Seas in storm

Rhapsody of the Seas in storm

Forty-four passengers on Rhapsody of the Seas were forced to abandon their cruise after a large wave broke windows and flooded cabins early in the morning of 25 April, the first of a nine-night cuise in the Mediterranean.

French shipbuilder DCNS wins Australian submarine contract

French shipbuilder DCNS wins Australian submarine contract

Australia’s largest defence contract since World War II has been awarded to French shipbuilder DCNS to carry out at a high-tech port in South Australia.

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  • Maersk returns to Liverpool

    Maersk returns to Liverpool

    6th May 2016

    Peel Ports celebrated the return of Maersk to the Port of Liverpool with a formal welcome reception for its feeder vessel, Antwerp. The event on 27 April 2016 was attended by Seago and Maersk representatives along with customers, and was…

  • Sea Installer upgraded at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam

    Sea Installer upgraded at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam

    5th May 2016

    Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm), part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, is currently undertaking a major modification and maintenance project on the jack-up vessel Sea Installer. In what is a multidisciplinary project, the yard’s primary focus will be to upgrade the…

  • COSCO ship to be first through expanded Panama Canal

    COSCO ship to be first through expanded Panama Canal

    4th May 2016

    China COSCO Shipping has won the draw for the first transit through the Expanded Panama Canal during the waterway’s inauguration on Sunday 26 June 2016. The shipping line’s container vessel Andronikos will be making the inaugural transit. The vessel, which has a capacity…

  • CRMG cranes arrive in Mersey

    CRMG cranes arrive in Mersey

    3rd May 2016

    The first six cantilever rail-mounted gantry (CRMG) cranes arrived in the River Mersey on Sunday 1 May ready for installing and commissioning at the Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal. Produced by leading Chinese manufacturer ZPMC, which also supplied the five ship-to-shore…

  • New RoPax vessels for Canada

    New RoPax vessels for Canada

    1st May 2016

    In 2015 Collectivité de Saint Pierre et Miquelon launched a tender for two new Mixt Ferries to operate between the two Islands and Fortune (Canada). The contract was awarded to the Damen Shipyards Group and, in January 2016, the Loan…

  • Serco Australia wins contract for icebreaker

    Serco Australia wins contract for icebreaker

    29th April 2016

    Serco Group plc (Serco), the international service company, announced on 28 April 2016 that its wholly-owned subsidiary DMS Maritime Pty Ltd (DMS Maritime) has now signed the contract for the Design, Build, Operation and Maintenance (DBOM) of the new icebreaker Research…

  • Scottish Viking captain jailed for collision

    Scottish Viking captain jailed for collision

    29th April 2016

    An eight month sentence was given to Italian Second Officer Pasquale Miccio who caused the death of a young fisherman, Daniel McNeill, when the Scottish Viking Ferry he was in charge of collided with the Homeland fishing vessel on 5 August 2010.  Scottish Viking left Rosyth, travelling to…

  • Rhapsody of the Seas caught in storm

    Rhapsody of the Seas caught in storm

    27th April 2016

    Forty-four passengers on Rhapsody of the Seas were forced to abandon their cruise after a large wave broke windows and flooded cabins early in the morning of 25 April, the first of a nine-night cuise in the Mediterranean. The ship left Barcelona…

  • French shipbuilder DCNS wins Australian submarine contract

    French shipbuilder DCNS wins Australian submarine contract

    26th April 2016

    Australia’s largest defence contract since World War II has been awarded to French shipbuilder DCNS to carry out at a high-tech port in South Australia. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced on 26 April 2016 that DCNS had won the AUD$50 billion…

  • Damen completes maintenance for fallpipe vessel Flintstone

    Damen completes maintenance for fallpipe vessel Flintstone

    24th April 2016

    On 18 April 2016 the fallpipe vessel Flintstone departed Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam, part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, following a six-week programme of maintenance and repairs together with her first Special Survey. Owned and operated by the Tideway group of companies,…