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  • Vision of the Fjords wins Ship of the Year 2016

    Vision of the Fjords wins Ship of the Year 2016

    8th September 2016

    Vision of The Fjords, a futuristic carbon fibre tourist vessel operated by The Fjords DA, has won the coveted Ship of the Year 2016 accolade at SMM in Hamburg. The 40m long, 399-passenger capacity hybrid craft, which was completed by…

  • P&O Cruises to build LNG-powered ship for 2020 delivery

    P&O Cruises to build LNG-powered ship for 2020 delivery

    6th September 2016

    On 6 September 2016 Carnival Corporation & plc, the world’s largest leisure travel company, signed a memorandum of agreement with leading German and Finnish shipbuilders Meyer Werft and Meyer Turku to deliver a next-generation cruise ship for P&O Cruises, the…

  • HMS President to go to the scrap yard?

    HMS President to go to the scrap yard?

    5th August 2016

    HMS President Preservation Trust, the charity that owns HMS President 1918 (“The President”), London’s last remaining World War I ship, and one of only three left, has been refused Lottery funding of £330,000 to secure its future. During World War…

  • Maritime Britain captured in new book

    Maritime Britain captured in new book

    5th February 2016

    Just out is the latest Ships Illustrated, No.9: Maritime Britain, by well-known photographer and Ships Monthly contributor Gary Davies. This outstanding new book provides a pictorial record of shipping in and around the waters of Great Britain over the last quarter of a century. It…

  • Icebreaker Polaris named at Helsinki Shipyard

    Icebreaker Polaris named at Helsinki Shipyard

    16th December 2015

    The naming ceremony of the new-generation icebreaker built at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard took place on 11 December 2015. A bottle of champagne was broken against the hull of the ship during the event. Paula Risikko, Second Deputy Speaker of the Finnish Parliament,…

  • Keel laid for ethane-powered ship

    Keel laid for ethane-powered ship

    13th December 2015

    The first of a series of eight 27,500m3 capacity multi-gas Dragon class vessels being built by the Sino-Pacific yard in China for Denmark’s Evergas, the 20,400dwt JS Ineos Insight, has entered service as the world’s first ocean-going ethane-powered ship. Once…

  • PORT NEWS: Wind turbines at Inverness

    PORT NEWS: Wind turbines at Inverness

    18th December 2012

    Wind turbines and wind farm development continue to be big business in the UK, with the Port of Inverness the latest harbour to get involved, welcoming its inaugural cargo of wind turbines in early October 2012. Arriving in two ships…

  • PORT NEWS: Turbines on the Tyne

    PORT NEWS: Turbines on the Tyne

    30th November 2012

    The wind turbine installation vessel MPI Adventure has been commissioned by Narec, the National Renewable Energy Centre, to collect a 750-tonne Met Mast fitted with the latest technologies for measuring wind resource and collecting marine conditions and marine life data.…

  • PORT NEWS: Sunderland’s biggest

    PORT NEWS: Sunderland’s biggest

    24th October 2012

    The Port of Sunderland has welcomed one of the biggest commercial vessels in its history. At almost 162m by 28m, the 30,166dwt Japanese multipurpose carrier Kurobe docked at Corporation Quay to deliver a 3,000-tonne press system for city car parts…

  • Maersk order massive container ships

    Maersk order massive container ships

    22nd March 2011

    Mærsk hit the national headlines in February when they announced the signing of a £1.17 billion contract with Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd to build ten of the largest and most efficient container ships ever. Scheduled for…