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, a freight boost for P&O on Channel, and historic Cal Mac names revived for newbuild.

New cruise ships on order are described, as well as a new expedition ships entering service.

Type 26 build programme gets under way, Chinese carrier visits Hong Kong, and Aegis successor for US Navy. Gary Davies

We have news of the largest boxboat to ever visit the Clyde, a collision in the Channel, and the narrow bulkers being built for Poland.

Interested in classic coasters? We have a history of the Tees shipyards and the tramp ships they produced.

Conrad Waters pprovides an assessment of Germany’s new F125 type Baden-Württemberg frigates.

Russell Plummer looks at the long career of the classic ferry Viking Viscount, which now operates in Greece.

Jim Shaw recalls the classic passenger/cargo liners once operated by Adriatica Line in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Krispen Atkinson profiles the port of Plymouth, and some of the ships that use it.