Ships Monthly May 2020 issue out now

Ships Monthly May 2020 issue out now

The latest news and views from the shipping world can be found in the May 2020 issue of Ships Monthly, with details of how the Covid-19 crisis is hitting shipping.

Quiet Easter for CalMac shows public sticking to guidelines

Quiet Easter for CalMac shows public sticking to guidelines

The ‘stay at home’ message would appear to be working if trips to Scotland’s west coast islands are a reflection of wider travel patterns. Ferry

Columbus repatriation voyage arrives in London Tilbury

Columbus repatriation voyage arrives in London Tilbury

Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ ship Columbia arrived in London Tilbury on 14 April 2020 at the end of her month -long repatriation voyage to the UK.

Buoyancy in Container Traffic a Positive for Port of Cork

Buoyancy in Container Traffic a Positive for Port of Cork

The Port of Cork has reported that the combined total traffic through both the Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company took a dip of 5 per cent.

Major project to convert offshore vessel

Major project to convert offshore vessel

A maritime innovation project looking to install the world’s first ammonia-powered fuel cell on a vessel has been awarded €10 million funding from the European Union.

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  • Record Engine Powers World’s Largest Containership

    Record Engine Powers World’s Largest Containership

    29th May 2020

    HMM, the South Korean shipping company, has launched the first in a series of 12 ultra-large containerships which will each feature individual MAN B&W G95ME-C10.5 low-speed main engines. At 23,964TEU, HMM Algeciras is the world’s largest containership and will operate…

  • Maersk Supply Service awarded subsea removal for Dunlin Alpha platform

    Maersk Supply Service awarded subsea removal for Dunlin Alpha platform

    26th May 2020

    Maersk Supply Service has been awarded a contract for the removal of the Dunlin Alpha platform’s subsea conductors and guide frames, by Fairfield Betula Limited. Maersk Supply Service will remove four 30-inch jacket-mounted drilling conductors and two associated conductor guide…

  • Port prepares for passengers with temperature screening technology

    Port prepares for passengers with temperature screening technology

    22nd May 2020

    Portsmouth International Port is believed to be the first UK port to install a thermal temperature scanner, which will be available for ferry and cruise operators to screen their passengers. The temperature screening technology involves using a camera detection system…

  • Key UK freight and ferry routes to get £35 million boost

    Key UK freight and ferry routes to get £35 million boost

    19th May 2020

    Cross-Channel ferry operators and other freight firms, including Eurotunnel, are to get £35m in financial support to ensure the continued supply of ‘vital’ food and medical supplies to the UK. The cash injection will support routes operated by Brittany Ferries,…

  • LNG-fuelled vessels for Bore Ltd

    LNG-fuelled vessels for Bore Ltd

    18th May 2020

    Finland-based Bore Ltd, an affiliate of the Dutch Spliethoff Group, has ordered three LNG-fuelled short-sea vessels from the WuHu shipyard in China with delivery of the first unit expected by mid-2021. The 120m long ships, to be completed to Finnish/Swedish…

  • Damen hosts digital steel-cutting ceremony for RoPax vessel

    Damen hosts digital steel-cutting ceremony for RoPax vessel

    16th May 2020

    Shipyard uses digital communications to ensure safe steel-cutting ceremony during coronavirus outbreak On Monday 27 April Damen Yichang Shipyard in China hosted a steel cutting ceremony with a difference. As a result of safety measures surrounding the global COVID-19 outbreak, the…

  • American Countess enters service

    American Countess enters service

    15th May 2020

    New Albany, Indiana-based American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) has placed its newest vessel, the 245-passenger riverboat American Countess, in service on the Mississippi River alongside its American Queen and American Duchess. Converted from the 24-year-old casino boat Kanesville Queen by…

  • Scraped after forty years

    Scraped after forty years

    14th May 2020

    Matson Navigation’s bridge-forward configured Kauai, converted to an open-hatch vessel with vertical container guides in the 1990s, has gone for scrap at Brownsville, Texas after a career of four decades. The 219.5m by 29m vessel was built by Sun Ship…

  • DFDS’ first quarter results: navigating through a pandemic

    DFDS’ first quarter results: navigating through a pandemic

    12th May 2020

    DFDS released their results recently for the first quarter. Overall revenue declined one per cent in first quarter of 2020 to DKK 3.8bn (£445m). There was a 16 per cent decrease in passenger revenues during the period due to restrictions…