HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth

HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth

The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth made her maiden arrival at Portsmouth on 16 August 2017.

Cold war veteran patrol boat at Sandwich

Cold war veteran patrol boat at Sandwich

An interesting and unusual sight greeting visitors to the historical Town Quay at Sandwich on the River Stour in Kent this summer is the beautifully preserved 1950s Rhine Patrol Boat USN P22

Samskip makes major Norwegian acquisition with Nor Lines takeover

Samskip makes major Norwegian acquisition with Nor Lines takeover

Samskip has announced that it will acquire activities associated with Nor Lines AS,

Latest issue of Ships Monthly out now

Latest issue of Ships Monthly out now

Latest issue of Ships Monthly out now

HMS Queen Elizabeth departs on maiden voyage

HMS Queen Elizabeth departs on maiden voyage

Naval expert Conrad Waters reports on the Royal Navy’s newest ship A significant moment in the Royal Navy’s history occurred on Monday 26 June 2017 when the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth departed her builders at Rosyth.

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  • Queen Elizabeth will play host for QE2 50th Anniversary Celebrations

    Queen Elizabeth will play host for QE2 50th Anniversary Celebrations

    21st August 2017

    In August 2017 Cunard is honouring the 50th anniversary of its longest serving ocean liner, Queen Elizabeth 2, with a special voyage on board the cruise ship Queen Elizabeth. The 50th anniversary of this much-loved ship will be remembered as Queen Elizabeth…

  • Wightlink’s new flagship to be named Victoria of Wight

    Wightlink’s new flagship to be named Victoria of Wight

    19th August 2017

    Wightlink’s new £30million environmentally friendly car ferry for the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route will be named Victoria of Wight. The name was chosen by a panel of staff who considered 186 suggestions from 73 members of staff. Work is well underway on…

  • Ships Monthly October issue out now

    Ships Monthly October issue out now

    17th August 2017

    In the news, we report on the 500th voyage for Shieldhall, the first LNG offshore construction vessel completed, a new ferry for Carlingford Lough, and a new Stena ship charter. The ferry scene covers Stena buying the Cairnryan Superfast twins,…

  • New aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth

    New aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth

    16th August 2017

    The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth made her maiden arrival at Portsmouth on 16 August 2017 and was greeted by tens of thousands of people who lined the walls of the Harbour to welcome the new £3 billion…

  • Cold war veteran patrol boat at Sandwich

    Cold war veteran patrol boat at Sandwich

    14th August 2017

    An interesting and unusual sight greeting visitors to the historical Town Quay at Sandwich on the River Stour in Kent this summer is the beautifully preserved 1950s Rhine Patrol Boat USN P22 (Rhine Maiden). P22, a type 21 patrol boat,…

  • New German LNG fuelled research ship

    New German LNG fuelled research ship

    11th August 2017

    The technology group Wärtsilä is to supply the engines for a new LNG-fuelled research vessel being built for the German government. Wärtsilä will also supply exhaust cleaning systems based on selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology and the LNGPac system for…

  • Crowley Supports Stampede Platform Tow-Out and Installation

    Crowley Supports Stampede Platform Tow-Out and Installation

    11th August 2017

    In early August 2017 Crowley Maritime Corp.’s ocean class tugboats and 455-series high-deck strength barges were involved in the successful tow-out and installation of Hess’ Stampede tension-leg platform (TLP) in the deep waters of the US Gulf. Demonstrating both nearshore and offshore…

  • New Australian ro-ros

    New Australian ro-ros

    10th August 2017

    China’s Jinling Shipyard expects to begin delivering two 12,000-dwt ro-ro vessels to Australia’s Toll Shipping next year for operation across Bass Strait between Burnie, Tasmania and Melbourne, Victoria where they will replace the 1999-built sisters Tasmanian Achiever and Victorian Reliance.…

  • Samskip makes major Norwegian acquisition with Nor Lines takeover

    Samskip makes major Norwegian acquisition with Nor Lines takeover

    9th August 2017

    Samskip has announced that it will acquire activities associated with Nor Lines AS, in a major expansion of its shipping, transport and logistics businesses in Norway. Subject to approval by Norway’s competition authorities, Samskip has agreed with the DSD Group…