Features

  • Discover Ferries: A hybrid future for the ferry industry

    Discover Ferries: A hybrid future for the ferry industry

    17th November 2022

    Ferry industry invests in greener and more comfortable ships A total of 17 new ships will be in service within next 5 years Industry body, Discover Ferries, announced that the UK passenger ferry industry will introduce fuel-efficient, hybrid-powered ferries to…

  • GALLERY: Thames Estuary shipping

    GALLERY: Thames Estuary shipping

    16th November 2022

    The Thames Estuary has always been busy with shipping of all shapes and sizes visiting London and the various wharves along the river. Peter Flack supplied a series of images showing container ships that called in the 1980s. The 19,095gt…

  • GALLERY: Adsteam Marine tugs

    GALLERY: Adsteam Marine tugs

    10th November 2022

    In May 2001 Adsteam Marine acquired Howard Smith Towing in the UK, with Smith having taken over Alexandra Towing in 1992. Adsteam lasted only six years, until April 2007, when they were taken over by Svitzer. Phil Kempsey supplied photos…

  • Ships of a famous British Shipping Group

    Ships of a famous British Shipping Group

    21st October 2022

    The latest issue of World of Ships is out now. and covers the history of the famous Vestey Group of shipping companies, including Blue Star. Copies can be obtained here: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/world-of-ships-magazine. This outstanding new book traces the history of the…

  • Ships Monthly October 2022 issue now out

    Ships Monthly October 2022 issue now out

    4th October 2022

    The October issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is packed with all the usual news and features, including many outstanding articles and features. Get your copy here: shop.kelsey.co.uk/ships-monthly-magazine NEWS WATERFRONT – Felixstowe workers go on strike, drought affects…

  • GALLERY: Ships on the St Lawrence

    GALLERY: Ships on the St Lawrence

    21st September 2022

    The late historian and photographer Gordon Turner, of Toronto, spent many years photographing ships on the St Lawrence River, capturing the unique bridge-forward-designed ‘Lakers’ coming down from the Great Lakes, as well as cruise ships and container vessels. This selection…

  • GALLERY: Belfast shipping

    GALLERY: Belfast shipping

    18th September 2022

    As well as being a busy ferry port, Belfast is the main point of entry for much of Northern Ireland’s trade and is the country’s principal maritime gateway, handling around 70 per cent of the country’s sea-borne trade each year.…

  • A surge in shipbuilding into next year

    A surge in shipbuilding into next year

    17th August 2022

    While some shipyards struggled to stay afloat during the initial outbreak of COVID-19, the post-pandemic environment is predicted to usher in an encouraging era for shipyards’ orderbooks. In 2020, orders for containerships fell to their lowest number in a decade…

  • FEATURE: Mersey flat Oakdale and her preservation

    FEATURE: Mersey flat Oakdale and her preservation

    13th December 2021

    A Unique Survivor of a Bygone Age and a Key Piece of North West Maritime History The last remaining Composite Mersey flat, Oakdale, is also the last known surviving commercial sea-going vessel built in Runcorn. Of the Mersey flats built…

  • Problems with navigating the Northern Sea Route

    Problems with navigating the Northern Sea Route

    23rd November 2021

    More than 20 ships are either stuck or having difficulty navigating the sea ice along the Northern Sea Route (NSR), which is growing in thickness every day. In recent years, the transportation of goods along the NSR in late October…

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