News

  • Greek shipbuilding looking to the future

    Greek shipbuilding looking to the future

    25th January 2020

    Greek shipbuilding was once a major force on a global then European level, but has declined sharply over the years, reflecting the country’s economic mess in many ways. Now the industry is down to one ship repair yard on the…

  • New ferry Stena Estrid makes her debut on the Irish Sea

    New ferry Stena Estrid makes her debut on the Irish Sea

    21st January 2020

    After more than six years of planning and construction, Stena Line’s newest ferry Stena Estrid started service on the Irish Sea in January 2019. Operating on the Holyhead to Dublin route, Stena Estrid braved the elements of Storm Brendan to…

  • Havila Kystruten to test fuel cells

    Havila Kystruten to test fuel cells

    19th January 2020

    Norway’s Havyard Group has contacted Gothenburg headquartered PowerCell Sweden AB to develop the design and technical specifications for a zero-emissions fuel cell system that can be installed on one of its new ships being completed for the Norwegian coastal trade.…

  • More capacity for the port of Poole

    More capacity for the port of Poole

    17th January 2020

    Brittany Ferries has been awarded a new contract by the UK Department for Transport to provide guaranteed freight capacity on its Portsmouth – Caen, Portsmouth-Le Havre and Poole-Cherbourg routes from 31 October until 30 April 2020. While the frequency of…

  • Offshore supply vessels converted to hybrid propulsion

    Offshore supply vessels converted to hybrid propulsion

    15th January 2020

    Norway’s Atlantic Offshore is having two of its offshore supply vessels, Ocean Star and Ocean Art, converted to hybrid propulsion by compatriot engineering firm Fitjar using Wärtsilä supplied technology. Each ship will receive a 746kWh battery pack, which will be…

  • Stena Estrid enters service on Holyhead-Dublin route

    Stena Estrid enters service on Holyhead-Dublin route

    13th January 2020

    Stena Line’s newest ferry Stena Estrid started service on the Holyhead to Dublin route on 13 January 2019, defying the threat of Storm Brendan to make her maiden commercial voyage. After more than six years of planning and construction, Stena…

  • Ships Monthly Feb 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly Feb 2020 issue out now

    10th January 2020

    Ships Monthly February 2020 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and it contains the usual wide mix of features covering all aspects of the shipping and maritime world, as well as the latest in-depth news from the…

  • Damen’s Ultra Shallow Draught Shoalbuster ready for action

    Damen’s Ultra Shallow Draught Shoalbuster ready for action

    26th December 2019

    Damen’s new Ultra Shallow Shoalbuster 3815 SD has successfully completed sea trials and bollard pull testing. The newly-designed vessel achieved 18.6 tonnes of bollard pull, while still being able to operate in extreme shallow waters. Despite this impressive show of…

  • Damen signs contract with Cotecmar for DTC hydrographic research vessel

    Damen signs contract with Cotecmar for DTC hydrographic research vessel

    22nd December 2019

    Damen Shipyards Group signed a Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC) contract with Cotecmar during ExpoDefensa 2019 in Bogota. The contract will see DTC provide design, engineering and technical assistance for the construction of a Scientific Marine Research Vessel (Buque de Investigación…

  • Waverley Appeal Reaches £2.3 Million Target

    Waverley Appeal Reaches £2.3 Million Target

    20th December 2019

    The fundraising appeal to save paddle steamer Waverley has reached its £2.3 million target just seven months after it was announced that the famous steamship would not operate in 2019. The Boiler Refit Appeal has attracted donations from over 8,000…