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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  • SMS completes major fast ferry refit in Cherbourg

    SMS completes major fast ferry refit in Cherbourg

    23rd October 2018

    Southampton-headquartered ship repairer and marine engineering services provider SMS has completed its second major high speed craft refit in France. SMS has undocked Brittany Ferries’ Normandie Express in Cherbourg on the Ports of Normandy Authority’s (PNA) ship lift. Over a…

  • Samskip upgrades Nor Lines shortsea service network to Norway

    Samskip upgrades Nor Lines shortsea service network to Norway

    21st October 2018

    Samskip restructured the multi-purpose cargo and reefer services connecting North Sea and Baltic ports to Norway operated by subsidiary Nor Lines, in a move that adds capacity, frequency and new port options to the logistics mix. The overhaul, effective from…

  • Baja Ferries leases ro-ro to Trinidad & Tobago

    Baja Ferries leases ro-ro to Trinidad & Tobago

    19th October 2018

    Baja Ferries has leased its 19,963gt truck ferry Cabo Star to the Government of Trinidad & Tobago for one year at a rate of $23,500 per day for use between the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. The 157.6m by 25.3m…

  • COSCO announces Liverpool call

    COSCO announces Liverpool call

    17th October 2018

    The Port of Liverpool has demonstrated the strength of its relationships with China by welcoming a vessel call from COSCO on Wednesday 17 October. Jork will call at Liverpool after a stop in Rotterdam before returning with UK exports. Once…

  • 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…