New icebreaker for Russian Navy

New icebreaker for Russian Navy

One of many new icebreakers being built for private and public entities in Russia, the 84m by 20m diesel-electric Ilya Muromets has been launched by the Admirality Shipyard in St Petersburg

Royal naming for new craft Red Jet 6

Royal naming for new craft Red Jet 6

Red Funnel’s new Hi-Speed flagship was named Red Jet 6 by HRH The Princess Royal on 4 July at a ceremony in Cowes on the Isle of Wight.

New reefers deployed

New reefers deployed

Dole has deployed its new series of 25,670gt Dole Pacific class refrigerated container ships between the banana-growing countries of Ecuador, Peru, Costa Rica and Guatemala and southern California’s port of San Diego.

New hovercraft named

New hovercraft named

On 11 July 2016 Hovertravel’s two new state-of-the-art passenger hovercraft were named by Sir Ben Ainslie CBE as part of a traditional dedication and blessing ceremony conducted at Ryde on the Isle of Wight

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  • Panama Canal takes LNG ships

    Panama Canal takes LNG ships

    28th July 2016

    The Panama Canal marked another milestone on 25 July 2016 with the transit of the first-ever liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier through its expanded locks. Shell-chartered Maran Gas Apollonia, measuring 289m by 45m, arrived from the Sabine Pass LNG Terminal…

  • Seago Line introduces new vessel to Liverpool service

    Seago Line introduces new vessel to Liverpool service

    27th July 2016

    Maersk subsidiary Seago Line has introduced a new vessel to its recently created feeder service calling at Liverpool.  Independent Accord has already started operating on the new cargo route between Algeciras-Liverpool-Dublin that began in April. The service was established to…

  • New tug named in Mexico

    New tug named in Mexico

    26th July 2016

    The new ASD Tug 2411 Jesus safely arrived and was named at a ceremony in Mexico on 18 July. In order to reach her owners, the vessel undertook, under her own power, a significant voyage covering 10,500 nautical miles. Owner Reylaver ordered the new…

  • New icebreaker for Russian Navy

    New icebreaker for Russian Navy

    24th July 2016

    One of many new icebreakers being built for private and public entities in Russia (see Ships Monthly, May 2016), the 84m by 20m diesel-electric Ilya Muromets has been launched by the Admirality Shipyard in St Petersburg. She is the first…

  • Large Chinese ferry ordered

    Large Chinese ferry ordered

    23rd July 2016

    China’s Shandong Huanghai shipyard has won an order from compatriot operator Lianyungang C-K Ferry Company for a 35,000gt  RoPax ferry capable of carrying  1,080 passengers for delivery by the forth quarter of next year. The Chinese ferry company connects the…

  • Fire-fighting tugs sail to Argentina

    Fire-fighting tugs sail to Argentina

    22nd July 2016

    At the end of June, two Damen ASD Tugs 2810 set sail from Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania to Puerto General de San Martin (Argentina) for towing, mooring, and fire-fighting operations in the Argentinian region around Rosario on the Paraná…

  • Port Elizabeth welcomes Merchant Ship registry

    Port Elizabeth welcomes Merchant Ship registry

    20th July 2016

    The Port of Port Elizabeth is the proud home port of a third ship to be registered on the South African Ships Register. This marks another step in South Africa’s drive to become a recognised Maritime Nation in line with…

  • The 250 year story of the Liverpool Pilots

    The 250 year story of the Liverpool Pilots

    19th July 2016

    Merseyside Maritime Museum have a new exhibition focusing on the Liverpool Pilotage Service; the second oldest institution in Liverpool, the oldest being the Town Corporation (now City Council). The exhibition will run from 22 July 2016 until 4 June 2017. Telling the…

  • Three Damen hybrid tugs for Dutch Navy

    Three Damen hybrid tugs for Dutch Navy

    16th July 2016

    In an official handover ceremony at the Den Helder Naval Base on 13 July 2016, the Royal Netherlands Navy took formal delivery of three Damen ASD 2810 Hybrid tugs. In addition to providing an increase in ship handling capacity, the…

  • New Passenger Ferries for New York City

    New Passenger Ferries for New York City

    15th July 2016

    Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark has been selected by HNY Ferry Fleet, operator of New York City’s Citywide Ferry Service, to build 26m 149-passenger aluminum high-speed ferries. Metal Shark will produce a series of ferries at its Franklin, Louisiana shipyard, which…