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  • Wightlink’s new flagship to be named Victoria of Wight

    Wightlink’s new flagship to be named Victoria of Wight

    19th August 2017

    Wightlink’s new £30million environmentally friendly car ferry for the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route will be named Victoria of Wight. The name was chosen by a panel of staff who considered 186 suggestions from 73 members of staff. Work is well underway on…

  • Ships Monthly October issue out now

    Ships Monthly October issue out now

    17th August 2017

    In the news, we report on the 500th voyage for Shieldhall, the first LNG offshore construction vessel completed, a new ferry for Carlingford Lough, and a new Stena ship charter. The ferry scene covers Stena buying the Cairnryan Superfast twins,…

  • New aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth

    New aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth

    16th August 2017

    The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth made her maiden arrival at Portsmouth on 16 August 2017 and was greeted by tens of thousands of people who lined the walls of the Harbour to welcome the new £3 billion…

  • Cold war veteran patrol boat at Sandwich

    Cold war veteran patrol boat at Sandwich

    14th August 2017

    An interesting and unusual sight greeting visitors to the historical Town Quay at Sandwich on the River Stour in Kent this summer is the beautifully preserved 1950s Rhine Patrol Boat USN P22 (Rhine Maiden). P22, a type 21 patrol boat,…

  • New Australian ro-ros

    New Australian ro-ros

    10th August 2017

    China’s Jinling Shipyard expects to begin delivering two 12,000-dwt ro-ro vessels to Australia’s Toll Shipping next year for operation across Bass Strait between Burnie, Tasmania and Melbourne, Victoria where they will replace the 1999-built sisters Tasmanian Achiever and Victorian Reliance.…

  • Samskip makes major Norwegian acquisition with Nor Lines takeover

    Samskip makes major Norwegian acquisition with Nor Lines takeover

    9th August 2017

    Samskip has announced that it will acquire activities associated with Nor Lines AS, in a major expansion of its shipping, transport and logistics businesses in Norway. Subject to approval by Norway’s competition authorities, Samskip has agreed with the DSD Group…

  • Peel Ports commences second phase of Liverpool2

    Peel Ports commences second phase of Liverpool2

    5th August 2017

    Peel Ports Group, owner of the Port of Liverpool, has started the second phase of its expansion programme at Liverpool2, already one of the world’s most modern shipping terminals. The company is to invest in equipment and port infrastructure works…

  • Damen Shiprepair Brest completes maintenance on  LNG carrier

    Damen Shiprepair Brest completes maintenance on LNG carrier

    31st July 2017

    Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSBr) has completed a two-week maintenance programme on the 290m 101,000gt LNG carrier GDF Suez Point Fortin during July. DSBr is one of the most experienced European yards in the repair and maintenance of LNG carriers. The…

  • Damen dredger on way to Gippsland Ports

    Damen dredger on way to Gippsland Ports

    30th July 2017

    A Damen Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger (TSHD) 650 has successfully completed sea trials in Shanghai and is on her way to new owner, Gippsland Ports in Australia under her own power. The TSHD, named Tommy Norton, is the first Damen…

  • Cruise ship Variety Voyager visits Poole

    Cruise ship Variety Voyager visits Poole

    29th July 2017

    The mega yacht Variety Voyager arrived at Poole Harbour on the morning of 25 July 2017 having sailed overnight from Holyhead. This was the third of five scheduled calls at Poole in 2017 by the flagship of Greek-owned Variety Cruises…