SHIPS MONTHLY July 2023
The July 2023 issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is packed with all the usual news and outstanding articles and features.
Waterfront – Donation helps restore the famous Clyde-built ship Queen Mary, Grimaldi Group expands with first of six G5 ships, and the world’s largest dual-fuel LPG carrier delivered.
Ferry – Manxman delivered from South Korea and sets off for Isle of Man, Condor’s Channel Islands fleet expansion, and Alfred on charter to CalMac.
Cruise – NCL cancels various cruises on two of its ships, and Captain Cook acquires Caledonian Sky.
Naval – The US Navy’s USS George Washington (CVN-73) has been redelivered, Royal Thai Navy’s new largest ship, and Japanese Marifitme Self Defence Force faces crew issues.
Cargo – Seatrade expanding its reefer fleet, Stena tankers reflagged in the USA, Samsung’s ‘Eco Container Ship’, and MSC passes five million containers.
Preservation – The steamship Shieldhall returns from drydocking, The Tall Ship Glanlee gets funding, cruiser HMS Caroline reopened, and Ross Revenge to be restored.
Cruise focus: Arvia – A look at the new cruise ship Arvia, the latest ship to be completed by Meyer Werft for the fleet of P&O Cruises.
Holyhead-Dublin – History of the ferry services out of the Anglesey port of Holyhead running to Dublin, which are now dominated by Stena Line’s and Irish Ferries’ giant ships.
Germany Navy – An assessment of the modern German Navy’s current fleet, which is being updated to face new challenges in the 2020s.
Shipping to the Levant – The German shipping companies involved in trading to the Eastern Mediterranean and the cargo ships they operated.
Maritime Mosaic – Photo feature of cargo ships from a century ago, vessels which were very different from those that ply the world’s oceans today, including a variety of ships built in the 1910s and 1920s.
Viking Glory – Profile of the 2022-built ferry Viking Glory, which is a step-up in terms of size and green credentials compared to her predecessor Viking Grace.
Shipspotting – Dredgers at work, operating around ports and shipping lanes, excavating the seabed, and keeping shipping lanes clear.
Gulf Gateways – Description of the two Texas ports of Houston and Galveston, which are among the busiest and biggest of any in America.