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  • Successful Conversion of Container Ship to Dual-Fuel Operation

    Successful Conversion of Container Ship to Dual-Fuel Operation

    20th September 2017

    MAN Diesel & Turbo recently announced the formal conclusion of Wes Amelie LNG conversion project. Gerd Wessels said: “This pioneering project marks a milestone in the European container feeder market, and MAN has proven that existing engines can be converted…

  • Polsteam operates narrow-beambed bulkers

    Polsteam operates narrow-beambed bulkers

    19th September 2017

    Much of the world’s maritime industry has been rushing to take advantage of the larger locks at the Panama Canal by building wider ships but one Polish company is continuing to operate narrow-beamed tonnage across the North Atlantic to trade…

  • Ships Monthly Nov 2017 issue out now

    Ships Monthly Nov 2017 issue out now

    15th September 2017

    The usual wide variety of features can be found in the November 2017 issue of Ships Monthly, out now. Conrad Waters looks back over the career of the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, which served two navies in a variety of…

  • Hamburg Cruise Days 2017: spectacular parade of cruise ships

    Hamburg Cruise Days 2017: spectacular parade of cruise ships

    14th September 2017

    Following a slightly rainy start to the Hamburg Cruise Days 2017 event on 8 September 2017, the weather picked up on the second day attracting the usual number of visitors to the Port of Hamburg and making  the Cruise Days…

  • Largest cruise ship ever to visit the Thames

    Largest cruise ship ever to visit the Thames

    13th September 2017

    London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury welcomed the cruise ships this Mein Schiff 3 on 12 September 2017. Mein Schiff 3 was visiting the Thames as part of a seven-night European cruise. The 293m ship, owned by TUI Cruises, is the…

  • Two New Tugs for Transnet’s KZN Ports

    Two New Tugs for Transnet’s KZN Ports

    12th September 2017

    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has celebrated a twin milestone for its KwaZulu-Natal ports as part of its R1.4 billion, nine-tug construction contract. On 22 August 2017 the new USIBA tug was christened and named ahead of its delivery to…

  • Tees Valley Mayor marks HMS Trincomalee’s Bicentenary

    Tees Valley Mayor marks HMS Trincomalee’s Bicentenary

    11th September 2017

    Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen has paid tribute to the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool as HMS Trincomalee celebrates her bicentenary. Mr Houchen was given a tour of the Museum’s site, including HMS Trincomalee, Britain’s oldest warship still…

  • Homeland takes delivery of Damen Patrol Vessel Guardian 3

    Homeland takes delivery of Damen Patrol Vessel Guardian 3

    10th September 2017

    A Damen 3307 Patrol Vessel has been delivered to Homeland Integrated Offshore Services Ltd (Homeland) of Lagos, Nigeria, taking their fleet of these award-winning craft up to three. A fourth is also currently under construction. Guardian 3, along with HER sisterships Guardian 1 and Guardian 2, is now…

  • Crowley to Deploy Tug Veteran in the Port of Los Angeles

    Crowley to Deploy Tug Veteran in the Port of Los Angeles

    8th September 2017

    Crowley Marine Services is deploying the tugboat Veteran in the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach to provide enhanced docking safety for all vessels, including large petroleum tank vessels with deep drafts greater than 65 feet calling on Long Beach Berth…

  • First contract for Bibby newbuild

    First contract for Bibby newbuild

    7th September 2017

    Bibby Marine Services Limited, part of Great Britain’s Bibby Line Group, will take delivery of the purpose-built Service Operations Vessel (SOV) Bibby WaveMaster 1 from Holland’s Damen Group this month for North Sea work. Designed for offshore wind farm construction…