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  • P&O Ferries carries more freight across the Channel

    P&O Ferries carries more freight across the Channel

    5th July 2017

    P&O Ferries carried more freight across the English Channel in the first six months of 2017 than in any first half of the year in its modern history. The ferry and logistics company’s six ships on the Dover-Calais route transported…

  • Visit Medway Queen during the summer

    Visit Medway Queen during the summer

    3rd July 2017

    The historic paddle steamer Medway Queen is currently undergoing restoration by teams of volunteers at Gillingham Pier (Pier Approach Road, Gillingham, Kent. ME7 1RX), and during the rest of 2017 a number of special events are being held. The Visitor…

  • HMS Queen Elizabeth departs on maiden voyage

    HMS Queen Elizabeth departs on maiden voyage

    30th June 2017

    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 to commence…

  • Brittany Ferries confirm order For New Ship Honfleur

    Brittany Ferries confirm order For New Ship Honfleur

    22nd June 2017

    Brittany Ferries has confirmed the construction of a new cruise ferry to join its ten-ship fleet. The new craft will be named Honfleur, following a long tradition naming ships after destinations served by the company. Honfleur promises to be the…

  • Ships Monthly August 2017 issue out now

    Ships Monthly August 2017 issue out now

    14th June 2017

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is now out. Get your copy here: http://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/SMO. The features start with a look at the history and current operations of the Royal New Zealand Navy, which celebrated its 75th anniversary last year. For those interested in…

  • Cruise & Maritime name Columbus at Tilbury Cruise Port

    Cruise & Maritime name Columbus at Tilbury Cruise Port

    9th June 2017

    Cruise & Maritime Voyages christened the latest addition to its fleet, Columbus, at a ceremony on board the ship at her year-round home port of Tilbury on 8 June 2017. The company introduced the vessel as ‘a new cruise ship…

  • Damen to build new beam trawler

    Damen to build new beam trawler

    21st May 2017

    Damen Maaskant Shipyards Stellendam (Maaskant) is to build a new beam trawler for the Netherlands fishing fleet. The client is the Hakvoort Brothers from Urk, the Netherlands. The vessel, which will use a stock hull, will join another fishing boat operated…

  • Ships Monthly July 2017 issue now available

    Ships Monthly July 2017 issue now available

    19th May 2017

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is about to hit the shelves. Make sure you get your copy now! It includes the following features: VOYAGE REPORT – A voyage on one of the great P&O-Orient liners, Oronsay, of the post-war…