Ships Monthly Feb 2020 issue out now

Ships Monthly Feb 2020 issue out now

The latest news and views from the shipping world can be found in the February 2020 issue of Ships Monthly.

 Nexans mark the construction of cable installation vessel Aurora

Nexans mark the construction of cable installation vessel Aurora

On 15 October 2019, Nexans hosted the grand block ceremony that represented a key step in the construction of its ground-breaking cable installation vessel, Nexans Aurora.

UK Chamber of Shipping calls for more hybrid ferries

UK Chamber of Shipping calls for more hybrid ferries

Tackling climate change is the number one priority for the UK Chamber of Shipping and on 28 October 2019 Chief executive Bob Sanguinetti visited Wightlink in Portsmouth.

 Stad Amsterdam arrives in Den Helder for maintenance

Stad Amsterdam arrives in Den Helder for maintenance

On 28 October 2019 the iconic Clipper Stad Amsterdam arrived early in Den Helder in sunny weather, after a calm voyage from Amsterdam.

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  • Greek shipbuilding looking to the future

    Greek shipbuilding looking to the future

    25th January 2020

    Greek shipbuilding was once a major force on a global then European level, but has declined sharply over the years, reflecting the country’s economic mess in many ways. Now the industry is down to one ship repair yard on the…

  • Wärtsilä LNG solution for next-generation short-sea cargo vessels

    Wärtsilä LNG solution for next-generation short-sea cargo vessels

    23rd January 2020

    Four new next-generation short-sea cargo vessels being built at the WuHu Shipyard in China will feature LNG propulsion and storage systems provided by the technology group Wärtsilä. The ships have been ordered by Wijnne & Barends Chartering based in the…

  • New ferry Stena Estrid makes her debut on the Irish Sea

    New ferry Stena Estrid makes her debut on the Irish Sea

    21st January 2020

    After more than six years of planning and construction, Stena Line’s newest ferry Stena Estrid started service on the Irish Sea in January 2019. Operating on the Holyhead to Dublin route, Stena Estrid braved the elements of Storm Brendan to…

  • Havila Kystruten to test fuel cells

    Havila Kystruten to test fuel cells

    19th January 2020

    Norway’s Havyard Group has contacted Gothenburg headquartered PowerCell Sweden AB to develop the design and technical specifications for a zero-emissions fuel cell system that can be installed on one of its new ships being completed for the Norwegian coastal trade.…

  • More capacity for the port of Poole

    More capacity for the port of Poole

    17th January 2020

    Brittany Ferries has been awarded a new contract by the UK Department for Transport to provide guaranteed freight capacity on its Portsmouth – Caen, Portsmouth-Le Havre and Poole-Cherbourg routes from 31 October until 30 April 2020. While the frequency of…

  • Offshore supply vessels converted to hybrid propulsion

    Offshore supply vessels converted to hybrid propulsion

    15th January 2020

    Norway’s Atlantic Offshore is having two of its offshore supply vessels, Ocean Star and Ocean Art, converted to hybrid propulsion by compatriot engineering firm Fitjar using Wärtsilä supplied technology. Each ship will receive a 746kWh battery pack, which will be…

  • Stena Estrid enters service on Holyhead-Dublin route

    Stena Estrid enters service on Holyhead-Dublin route

    13th January 2020

    Stena Line’s newest ferry Stena Estrid started service on the Holyhead to Dublin route on 13 January 2019, defying the threat of Storm Brendan to make her maiden commercial voyage. After more than six years of planning and construction, Stena…

  • Ships Monthly Feb 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly Feb 2020 issue out now

    10th January 2020

    Ships Monthly February 2020 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and it contains the usual wide mix of features covering all aspects of the shipping and maritime world, as well as the latest in-depth news from the…

  • Damen’s Ultra Shallow Draught Shoalbuster ready for action

    Damen’s Ultra Shallow Draught Shoalbuster ready for action

    26th December 2019

    Damen’s new Ultra Shallow Shoalbuster 3815 SD has successfully completed sea trials and bollard pull testing. The newly-designed vessel achieved 18.6 tonnes of bollard pull, while still being able to operate in extreme shallow waters. Despite this impressive show of…

  • First CoCo Yachts Coastal Cruiser 448 delivered to Zan Fast Ferries

    First CoCo Yachts Coastal Cruiser 448 delivered to Zan Fast Ferries

    24th December 2019

    First CoCo Yachts Coastal Cruiser 448 delivered to Zan Fast Ferries on 28 November 2019, the first of two CoCo Yachts Coastal Cruiser 448 vessels, named Zanzibar 1, was delivered to Zan Fast Ferries Company Limited. After competition between world…