Ships Monthly May 2024 issue out now.

The May 2024 issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and is packed with all the usual news and outstanding articles and features.


Waterfront – Baltimore bridge tragedy and its impact on ports round the world, more consolidation in the heavylift sector, boost for classic motor vessel Balmoral, and a capacity increase on Irish Sea freight route with Bore Song.

Ferry – New P&O vessels help with carbon emissions cuts, refits for Stena’s Harwich-Hook sisterships, and the Seatruck name is slowly disappearing.

Cruise – Utopia of the Seas to debut ahead of schedule, MSC to resume Chinese cruising, and cruise ship order book looking healthy.

Naval – Australia to double the size of its fleet, the submarine HMS Victorious to be overhauled, and drone warfare proves itself.

Cargo – Samskip’s new service to Oslofjord, CMA CGM’s LNG-powered boxboat, and the well-known Whitaker tankers is taken over.

Big Picture – Photo of the giant container ships One Ingenuity and One Tradition calling at Southampton’s container terminal.

Ships Pictorial – Outstanding photographs of ships round the world, including at Wellington and at Uig, in Belfast and on the Thames and the Scheldt.

Shipspotting – Photo feature showing a variety of the ferries that serve Greece and the Greek islands.

Ships Monthly May 2024
Ships Monthly May 2024


Icon of the Seas – Profile of Royal Caribbean’s impressive new 248,663gt cruise ship Icon of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world.

Shetland ferries – Profile of the fleet of small ferries operated by the Shetland Islands Council.

Avonmouth 1934 – Ships photographed in May 1934 at Avonmouth, similar to those observed in the 1960s and 1970s.

Lake Victoria – A trip on board the former RMS Victoria (1959), a classic passenger vessel, on Lake Victoria in Tanzania, where she has been for many years.

Modern Cargo – Cargo ships have evolved considerably in recent decades, with new technological advances in all sectors.

HMS Ajax – The wartime role played by the famous cruiser HMS Ajax, which was launched in 1934 and enjoyed a fine career.

Maritime Mosaic – The Solent is a mecca for shipspotters, with vessels of all shapes and sizes on show, under way and at numerous berths.

St Helena – Remembering the RMS St Helena, specifically designed to provide lifeline services to the islands of Ascension, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha.

Bridge Visit – Captain Meelis Tabri talks about his career and working on board the ferry Stena Vision.

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