Ships Monthly Summer 2018 issue out now

Ships Monthly Summer 2018 issue out now

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

 Independence of the Seas debuts after multi-million pound makeover

Independence of the Seas debuts after multi-million pound makeover

On 12 May 2018 Independence of the Seas, one of the Royal Caribbean International fleet, arrived at her new home in Southampton, following a multi-million pound makeover.

 Hapag-Lloyd To Order A Third Hanseatic Class Ship

Hapag-Lloyd To Order A Third Hanseatic Class Ship

Hapag-Lloyd Cruises has been given approval by parent company TUI Group to order a third expedition cruise ship.

New £30 million Brodick ferry terminal unveiled

New £30 million Brodick ferry terminal unveiled

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution Derek Mackay officially opened the new Brodick Ferry Terminal on Thursday 12 April 2018 following a £30 million infrastructure upgrade project.

HM Bark Endeavour’s journey to Whitby

HM Bark Endeavour’s journey to Whitby

HM Bark Endeavour, the full-scale replica of Captain Cook’s famous ship, will leave the dry dock at A&P Tees near Middlesbrough.

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  • A luxurious day for Portland Port with two cruise callers

    A luxurious day for Portland Port with two cruise callers

    18th July 2018

    Among the first ships to visit Portland Port in 2018 was Norwegian Breakaway, which made her inaugural call to Portland and became the largest ship to ever call at the Port. On Sunday 15 July another first for Portland Port…

  • Subsea 7 celebrates build milestone and announces name

    Subsea 7 celebrates build milestone and announces name

    16th July 2018

    The keel laying ceremony for Subsea 7’s new reel-lay vessel took place at Royal IHC in Krimpen aan den IJssel (Netherlands) on 5 July 2018. In line with this major milestone, Subsea 7 announced the vessel will be named Seven…

  • Mexican Navy and Damen cooperating on advanced naval ship

    Mexican Navy and Damen cooperating on advanced naval ship

    4th July 2018

    Damen Shipyards Group and the Mexican Navy, via the Directorate General of Shipbuilding, are currently working together to build the Long Range Ocean Patrol (POLA (from its initials in Spanish)), the most technologically advanced vessel in Latin America. With this,…

  • New passenger service started by Sea Eagle Cruises

    New passenger service started by Sea Eagle Cruises

    3rd July 2018

    India’s Sea Eagle Cruises plans to inaugurate coastal passenger ship sailings between Mumbai and Goa later this year using the former Japanese ferry Ogasawara Maru, which has now been renamed Angriya. Built in 1997, the 6,700gt ship had been sent…

  • SMS completes first major HSC refit in Cherbourg

    SMS completes first major HSC refit in Cherbourg

    2nd July 2018

    Southampton-headquartered ship repairer and marine engineering services provider SMS has completed its first ever major high speed craft (HSC) refit in France. SMS last week docked the HSC Condor Rapide in Cherbourg on the Port Normands Associe’s (PNA) ship lift.…

  • Stena Line’s New Belfast-Bound Ship Taking Shape in China

    Stena Line’s New Belfast-Bound Ship Taking Shape in China

    1st July 2018

    One of the two new E-Flexer RoPax ferries bound for the Belfast-Liverpool route in 2020 has recently marked an important production milestone by celebrating its official keel-laying at the AVIC shipyard in Weihai, China. The new vessels will have capacity…

  • Carnival Spirit back after dry-docking

    Carnival Spirit back after dry-docking

    30th June 2018

    Carnival Spirit sailed through Sydney Heads on 24 June 2018 after a 14-day dry dock in Singapore. Guests on board the 19-day cruise back to Sydney were some of the first to experience the enhancements and new features added to…

  • Knud E. Hansen designs for Grimaldi

    Knud E. Hansen designs for Grimaldi

    28th June 2018

    Having worked on several ro-ro and ro-con projects around the world, the Knud E. Hansen design group has signed a contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China for the development of the basic design of various large ro-ro vessels, based on…