Ships Monthly December 2019 issue out now

Ships Monthly December 2019 issue out now

The latest news and views from the shipping world can be found in the December 2019 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.

Stena Estrid successfully completes sea trials

Stena Estrid successfully completes sea trials

Stena Line has announced that Stena Estrid, the first of five vessels being built for the leading ferry company in China, has successfully completed her sea trials in China’s Yellow Sea.

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  • MSC Grandiosa arrives in Southampton for an extended stay

    MSC Grandiosa arrives in Southampton for an extended stay

    21st November 2019

    On Tuesday 11 November 2019 the port of Southampton welcomed MSC Cruises’ newest flagship the brand new MSC Grandiosa on her inaugural visit to the UK’s premier cruise port. Just two days after she was christened in Hamburg, she visited…

  • Stena Line takes delivery oF Irish Sea-bound ferry

    Stena Line takes delivery oF Irish Sea-bound ferry

    19th November 2019

    Ferry company Stena Line has officially taken ownership of its newest ferry Stena Estrid following a handover ceremony at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in north-western China. The first of five next generation Stena Line RoPax vessels that are currently being…

  • Handover celebration for thirteen Damen tugs

    Handover celebration for thirteen Damen tugs

    18th November 2019

    On 20 October 2019 a handover ceremony was held at Albwardy Damen, in Sharjah, UAE, marking Damen’s delivery of 13 tugs to Jawar Al Khaleej Shipping. The tugs will be operated at various offshore terminals in Iraq, in a joint cooperation…

  • Concordia Damen wins Ship of the Year

    Concordia Damen wins Ship of the Year

    16th November 2019

    Inland shipping vessel Sendo Liner, built by Concordia Damen, has won the prestigious KNVTS Ship of the Year 2019 Maritime Award. The award jury highlighted the vessel’s ‘future-proof’ propulsion configuration (diesel-electric supplemented with a battery pack) as a crucial factor…

  • Positive feedback from first X-BOW expedition cruise vessel

    Positive feedback from first X-BOW expedition cruise vessel

    14th November 2019

    The first ULSTEIN X-BOW® polar cruise vessel, Greg Mortimer, is about to set off for her first Antarctica expedition, and will cross the notorious Drake Passage on 1 November. The X-BOW® feature reduces the slamming in head seas. This was…

  • Strong financial returns for Scotland’s ferry operator

    Strong financial returns for Scotland’s ferry operator

    12th November 2019

    Innovation and dedication have led to a successful year for the UK’s largest ferry operator. Transport and logistics operator, David MacBrayne Ltd, which operates CalMac Ferries, has seen an increasing number of passengers visiting the Scottish Western Isles. Combined with…

  • Damen Marine rudder a hit with Coastal Transportation

    Damen Marine rudder a hit with Coastal Transportation

    10th November 2019

    A recent project by Damen Marine Components has been a big hit with the customer. The project involved the retrofit of a new rudder that delivered performance improvements exceeding the expectations of the ship’s owner and captain. The vessel involved…

  • December 2019 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    December 2019 issue of Ships Monthly out now

    8th November 2019

    The latest Ships Monthly is now out. Buy it from Kelsey Media. Features cover the following: QE2 in Dubai – More than a decade after Queen Elizabeth 2 finished her Cunard service, she is now a static hotel in Dubai,…

  • Nexans mark the construction of cable installation vessel Aurora

    Nexans mark the construction of cable installation vessel Aurora

    6th November 2019

    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, the ‘Nexans Aurora’. The vessel’s hull is currently being built at the CRIST shipyard in Poland.…

  • UK Chamber of Shipping calls for more hybrid ferries

    UK Chamber of Shipping calls for more hybrid ferries

    4th November 2019

    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 where he was shown their state-of-the-art hybrid ferry. Victoria of Wight, which takes…