Ships Monthly October 2018 issue out now

Ships Monthly October 2018 issue out now

The latest issue of Ships Monthly is now avalable; get all the details here.

Hunter’s Quay upgrade on the Clyde for Western Ferries

Hunter’s Quay upgrade on the Clyde for Western Ferries

Work started in July on a £4 million upgrade of Western Ferries’ infrastructure at Hunter’s Quay, the Cowal shore terminal of the busy passenger and vehicle Clyde service to McInroy’s Point near Gourock.

China moves administration of its Coast Guard

China moves administration of its Coast Guard

China has decided to put its Coast Guard under the People’s Armed Police Force, moving it closer to the formal status of a military force.

Trade booming at the Port of Poole

Trade booming at the Port of Poole

The south coast Port of Poole lies within Europe’s largest natural harbour and is approached through a narrow, winding shipping channel with a maintained depth of 7.5m therefore limiting the size of vessel that can call.

New cargo vessel Scot Carrier launched

New cargo vessel Scot Carrier launched

The new cargo vessel Scot Carrier was recently launched at Royal Bodewes Ship Yard in Groningen, Holland

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  • SunStone Ships orders second expedition cruise vessel from Ulstein

    SunStone Ships orders second expedition cruise vessel from Ulstein

    13th October 2018

    In 2017 Ulstein Design & Solutions AS announced their first design and equipment contract on an X-BOW expedition cruise vessel for ship owner SunStone Ships. The contract included nine options, and the first option has now been declared. The first…

  • Stena Nordica enters service on Karlskrona-Gdynia

    Stena Nordica enters service on Karlskrona-Gdynia

    9th October 2018

    Stena Nordica entered service as the fourth ship between Karlskrona and Gdynia on Saturday.  This means a further increase in capacity on the route to meet the strong demand in growth for freight and passengers. Previously, the route was operated…

  • Hunter’s Quay upgrade on the Clyde for Western Ferries

    Hunter’s Quay upgrade on the Clyde for Western Ferries

    7th October 2018

    Work started in July on a £4 million upgrade of Western Ferries’ infrastructure at Hunter’s Quay, the Cowal shore terminal of the busy passenger and vehicle Clyde service to McInroy’s Point near Gourock. The project is due for completion by…

  • China moves administration of its Coast Guard

    China moves administration of its Coast Guard

    5th October 2018

    China has decided to put its Coast Guard under the People’s Armed Police Force, moving it closer to the formal status of a military force. The Coast Guard has been a division of the country’s Oceanic Administration since 2013, which…

  • Trade booming at the Port of Poole

    Trade booming at the Port of Poole

    29th September 2018

    The south coast Port of Poole lies within Europe’s largest natural harbour and is approached through a narrow, winding shipping channel with a maintained depth of 7.5m therefore limiting the size of vessel that can call. A trust port run…

  • Damen performs float-out of Australian icebreaker

    Damen performs float-out of Australian icebreaker

    28th September 2018

    In late September 2018 Damen carried out the floating of the Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) RSV Nuyina currently under construction at Damen Shipyards Galati. The carefully executed procedure was achieved by raising the water level in the yard’s dry…

  • Kotug Smit Towage performs naming ceremony for tug Southampton

    Kotug Smit Towage performs naming ceremony for tug Southampton

    26th September 2018

    Recently the naming ceremony of the newly-built Damen tug Southampton took place in the Port of Zeebrugge. Kotug Smit Towage has taken four newly-built Damen tugs into service for its European harbour towage activities, in 2017 and 2018. One of…

  • Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs

    Iskes Towage names twin Damen ASD Tugs

    24th September 2018

    Two of Iskes Towage’s vessels, the Damen ASD Tugs 3212 Mars and Mercurius, were officially named at a ceremony held at IJmuiden Port, Amsterdam. The naming formed part of an event held to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of…

  • DNV GL awards AiP to Jiangnan Shipyard for very large ethane carrier 

    DNV GL awards AiP to Jiangnan Shipyard for very large ethane carrier 

    21st September 2018

    On 18 September 2018 classification society DNV GL awarded Chinese shipyard Jiangnan with an Approval in Principle (AiP) for the design of a 93,000-cubic meter (cbm) very large ethane carrier. Johan Petter Tutturen, Business Director Gas Carriers, DNV GL –…