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  • Germany orders Damen Fisheries Research Vessel

    Germany orders Damen Fisheries Research Vessel

    7th April 2017

    In March 2017 the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, BLE) signed a contract with Damen Shipyards Group for the construction of a Fisheries Research Vessel. The contract followed the successful result of a…

  • Greenock Ocean Terminal to double business in five years

    Greenock Ocean Terminal to double business in five years

    6th April 2017

    Scotland’s deepest container terminal expects to double its business in the next five years thanks to the opening of £400million ‘sister’ terminal – Liverpool2. Owned by Peel Ports, Greenock Ocean Terminal, which recognised for its role in exporting goods including…

  • Sandbank Poole Harbour ferry fares increase

    Sandbank Poole Harbour ferry fares increase

    5th April 2017

    From 1 April, motor vehicle fares on the Sandbanks to Shell Bay chain ferry across the mouth of Poole Harbour have increased. The Bournemouth-Swanage Motor Road and Ferry Company, to give it’s full title, previously raised tolls a year ago…

  • Cape Town port dredging to improve access

    Cape Town port dredging to improve access

    4th April 2017

    Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA)’s Dredging Services division has embarked on a R15 million (US$ 1.1m) maintenance dredging campaign at the Port of Cape Town to restore the design depths inside Duncan dock. The maintenance campaign, which began on 8…

  • Multi-role Damen Shoalbuster for Bristol Port

    Multi-role Damen Shoalbuster for Bristol Port

    3rd April 2017

    The Bristol Port Company has taken delivery of a Damen Shoalbuster 2308S. This is the first contract between Damen and the Bristol Port Company. Modified with several customised options, the vessel will be able to take on a multifunctional role…

  • Tilbury welcomes new fast trade route New Zealand service

    Tilbury welcomes new fast trade route New Zealand service

    2nd April 2017

    London Container Terminal (LCT) in Tilbury has secured a new fast transit reefer service covering Pacific, New Zealand, Peru & US East Coast. The Meridian service operated with eight 2,500TEU capacity vessels, four of which have been specifically built for…

  • THOMSON CRUISES UNVEILS PLANS FOR NEW SHIP TUI EXPLORER

    THOMSON CRUISES UNVEILS PLANS FOR NEW SHIP TUI EXPLORER

    1st April 2017

    Thomson Cruises announced on 30 March that the latest addition to its fleet will be named TUI Explorer and will join recently launched ships TUI Discovery and TUI Discovery 2 in offering All Inclusive as standard. Based in Palma, Majorca…

  • Bibby WaveMaster 1 launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

    Bibby WaveMaster 1 launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

    31st March 2017

    The pioneering Bibby WaveMaster 1, the first of Damen’s purpose-built Service Operations Vessels (SOV) with Walk-to-Work (W2W) capability, was officially launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania on 24 March. When completed, Bibby Marine Services Limited, part of Bibby Line…

  • Biggest ever container ship MOL Triumph delivered

    Biggest ever container ship MOL Triumph delivered

    30th March 2017

    On 27 March 2017 the world’s largest containership, MOL Triumph, was delivered from Samsung Heavy Industries Co, Ltd. MOL’s newest vessel, she is the first of a fleet of six 20,000TEU containerships for the company, having been was named MOL Triumph…

  • P&O Ferries to refit four Irish Sea ships at Cammell Laird

    P&O Ferries to refit four Irish Sea ships at Cammell Laird

    28th March 2017

    P&O Ferries will send four ships from its Irish Sea fleet to the Cammell Laird yard in Birkenhead over the next two months for £1.2 million of re-fit work. The ferry and logistics company has agreed for its two ships…