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  • Two custom-built tugs ordered from Damen

    Two custom-built tugs ordered from Damen

    28th February 2017

    Baggerbedrijf De Boer B.V. (Dutch Dredging B.V.) has ordered two custom, special-purpose tugs to be built at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld in the Netherlands through thesubsidiairy De Boer Remorquage SARL. The tugs are for a tenyear contract with Grand Port Maritime…

  • Damen tug refitted in Sydney

    Damen tug refitted in Sydney

    26th February 2017

    Sydney City Marine has completed its first maintenance docking of a Damen vessel since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Damen Shipyards Group last year. The works signify the successful cooperation between Damen Services in the Netherlands,…

  • HMS Caroline repairs undertaken in Belast

    HMS Caroline repairs undertaken in Belast

    25th February 2017

    In October 2016 HMS Caroline, owned by the National Museum of the Royal Navy, was undergoing a hull refurbishment in dry dock at Harland and Wolff in Belfast. Originally designed for 20 years of service, she has now been operating…

  • Ulstein Verft to build Color Line’s new hybrid vessel

    Ulstein Verft to build Color Line’s new hybrid vessel

    24th February 2017

    Ulstein Verft will be constructing Color Line’s new hybrid vessel, an environmentally sound ship hich will be servicing Sandefjord–Strømstad from summer 2019. Ulstein won the contract in competition with several other yards. “It is very gratifying that the Norwegian shipbuilding…

  • Los Angeles busiest January in port’s history

    Los Angeles busiest January in port’s history

    23rd February 2017

    The Port of Los Angeles handled 826,640 Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs) in January 2017, an increase of 17.4 percent compared to January 2016. It was the busiest January in the port’s 110-year history, outpacing last January, which was the previous…

  • Damen’s last newbuild of 2016

    Damen’s last newbuild of 2016

    22nd February 2017

    The last newbuild order of 2016 for the Damen Shipyards Group was signed on 31 December 2016 with VLOOT dab of Belgium. The vessel will be a 25me ferry especially designed to carry vehicles and passengers across the canal linking…

  • Stena Line enters partnership with Mercy Ships

    Stena Line enters partnership with Mercy Ships

    21st February 2017

    The humanitarian NGO Mercy Ships and Stena Line, the world’s largest privately owned ferry company, have decided to enter a long-term partnership.  The goal is to raise general awareness about the charity, promote volunteering and charitable giving both within Stena…

  • Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    Latest issue of Ships Monthly out today

    17th February 2017

    The April 2017 issue of Ship Monthly hits the news stands today, 17 February, and it brings a fresh look to the magazine while continuing with the same high quality articles and in-depth features. A voyage report by Jim Shaw…

  • Stena Line’s four new vessels planned for Belfast routes

    Stena Line’s four new vessels planned for Belfast routes

    16th February 2017

    Last year Stena announced a newbuild contract of four RoPax ferry vessels with a planned delivery schedule during 2019 and 2020.  The contract also contains an option for another four vessels to be ordered. The four vessels are being built…

  • Busy cruise season ahead for Poole

    Busy cruise season ahead for Poole

    15th February 2017

    The Port of Poole is looking forward to a good cruise ship season with 14 calls by three small, luxury vessels scheduled so far between May and September. North American operator Grand Circle Cruise Line is once again sending Corinthian…