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  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • BSM commences management of Ultra Large Containerships

    BSM commences management of Ultra Large Containerships

    8th August 2017

    Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) announced on 10 July 2017 that the 20,146TEU containership MOL Tribute has come under the full management of the Hong Kong Ship Management Centre. Built by Samsung Heavy Industries in South Korea, MOL Tribute is 400…

  • Hampton Roads Transit Christens BMT-Designed Ferry

    Hampton Roads Transit Christens BMT-Designed Ferry

    7th August 2017

    On the hottest day of the year to date, 21 July 2017, a cool bottle of champagne was broken over the rail of Elizabeth River IV, thus christening Hampton Roads Transit’s (HRT) newest passenger ferry. Designed by BMT and constructed…

  • Peel Ports commences second phase of Liverpool2

    Peel Ports commences second phase of Liverpool2

    5th August 2017

    Peel Ports Group, owner of the Port of Liverpool, has started the second phase of its expansion programme at Liverpool2, already one of the world’s most modern shipping terminals. The company is to invest in equipment and port infrastructure works…