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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  • Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas makes US debut

    Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas makes US debut

    14th November 2018

    On 13 November 2018  Royal Caribbean International’s Symphony of the Seas made her debut to the US. Fresh from her inaugural Europe season, the world’s largest cruise ship sailed into her permanent, year-round home at Royal Caribbean’s brand new, state-of-the-art…

  • Southampton to host new Norwegian Cruise Line ship

    Southampton to host new Norwegian Cruise Line ship

    12th November 2018

    Norwegian Cruise Line has announced that at least one of its six 3,300-berth Leonardo class ships will be based seasonally in Southampton. The Leonardo class vessels are seen as the halfway vessels between the line’s 2,400-berth Jade class ships and the larger 4,028-berth Breakaway class. Which of…

  • Service Operations Vessel (SOV) based on Ulstein SX195 ordered

    Service Operations Vessel (SOV) based on Ulstein SX195 ordered

    7th November 2018

    Florida-based Aeolus Energy Inc has awarded Ulstein the design contract to develop the first ever Jones Act compliant offshore wind Service Operations Vessel (SOV). Based on Ulstein’s proven SX195 design, a customised version will be developed to meet the specific…

  • Polish Tall Ship Calls in Hong Kong

    Polish Tall Ship Calls in Hong Kong

    5th November 2018

    Wallem Ship Agency was appointed to handle the recent call of the full-rigged Polish tall ship, the S.V. Dar Młodzieży to Hong Kong. The tall ship arrived in Hong Kong on 26 October 2018 and was berthed at China Merchants…

  • Bound for the bottom

    Bound for the bottom

    3rd November 2018

    Built in 1974 by the Todd Shipyard in Houston, Texas for the 17-mile run between Cape May, New Jersey and Lewes, Delaware, the ferry Twin Capes has been scuttled after attempts to sell it for further trading failed. The 44-year-old…

  • Crowley Heralds New Era in the USPuerto Rico Supply Chain

    Crowley Heralds New Era in the USPuerto Rico Supply Chain

    1st November 2018

    Christine Crowley Christened El Coqui to Serve Puerto Rico with Supply Chain and Shipping Solutions on 22 October 2018. Crowley Maritime Corp’s Commitment class combination container/roll on-roll off ship El Coquí is among the first of its kind to be…

  • Major Towboat Contract for Metal Shark Alabama

    Major Towboat Contract for Metal Shark Alabama

    31st October 2018

    USA shipbuilder Metal Shark announced its entry into the towboat market on 22 October 2018 with a contract to build three 120’ x 35’ river towboats for Florida Marine Transporters, Inc. of Mandeville, Louisiana. The four-decked, welded-steel, USCG Subchapter M-compliant…

  • De Boer holds naming ceremony for Damen Tugs

    De Boer holds naming ceremony for Damen Tugs

    29th October 2018

    The naming ceremony has been held for two custom tugs built by Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld for De Boer Remorquage SARL, a joint venture between Dutch Dredging and Iskes Towage and Salvage. The ceremony took place in the port of Cayenne…