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  • World’s Largest Aluminium Ship to be built by Incat

    World’s Largest Aluminium Ship to be built by Incat

    22nd May 2019

    In May 2019 Australian shipbuilder Incat secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship. Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd will build the 130m ship for long-standing customer, Buquebus to operate between Argentina and Uruguay. The completed vessel will be…

  • Rimorchiatori Augusta orders Damen ASD Tug for Sicily

    Rimorchiatori Augusta orders Damen ASD Tug for Sicily

    20th May 2019

    In May 2019 Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with Rimorchiatori Mediterranei, a subsidiary of Rimorchiatori Riuniti of Genoa, Italy, for a Damen ASD Tug 2810. The vessel will be operated in Sicily by Rimorchiatori Augusta and is due for…

  • New Damen ASD Tug for Port of Hamburg

    New Damen ASD Tug for Port of Hamburg

    18th May 2019

    Damen Shipyards Group has signed a contract with Neue Schleppdampfschiffsreederei Louis Meyer GmbH & Co KG for the supply of an ASD Tug 2411, to be named JAN. The vessel was built for stock at Damen Shipyards Changde in China…

  • Albwardy Damen receives MASTECH award for  Damen Multibuster 8020

    Albwardy Damen receives MASTECH award for Damen Multibuster 8020

    16th May 2019

    Albwardy Damen has received an award for its innovative design of the new Damen Multibuster 8020 shallow draught, multi-purpose vessel. The award was presented at the MASTECH international marine technical conference, held on board the QE2 floating hotel in the…

  • Damen cuts steel for new Day Cruise Vessel for Windermere

    Damen cuts steel for new Day Cruise Vessel for Windermere

    14th May 2019

    Damen Shipyards Group has cut the first steel for a 34m Day Cruise Vessel for Windermere Lake Cruises, located in England’s Lake District National Park. Damen and Windermere Lake Cruises have planned the vessel construction process in close consultation with…

  • Ships Monthly June 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly June 2019 issue out now

    10th May 2019

    The June 2019 issue of Ships Monthly is out now. Full of news and biew, it includes the following features: HMS Cavalier – The career of HMS Cavalier, now on display at Chatham Historic Dockyard, a ship which turned 75…

  • Portland Port welcomes Crown Princess

    Portland Port welcomes Crown Princess

    8th May 2019

    Portland Port welcomed the 3,080-passenger Princess Cruises cruise ship Crown Princess at the end of April. This was another inaugural call by both cruise line and vessel. Princess Cruises is a major US cruise line owned by the Carnival Corporation,…

  • MSC Musica Closes South African 2018-19 Cruise Season

    MSC Musica Closes South African 2018-19 Cruise Season

    4th May 2019

    On 29 April 2019 the cruise ship MSC Musica made her final call to the Port of Durban on 26 April 2018, bringing the port’s 2018/19 cruise season to a close. This was also the final sailing in the South…

  • Inaugural call by cruise ship Zenith at Portland

    Inaugural call by cruise ship Zenith at Portland

    2nd May 2019

    The inaugural visit to Portland Port by Pullmantur’s cruise liner Zenith took place on 29 April 2019. Pullmantur Cruises is based in Madrid Spain, starting operations as an off shoot of the Madrid based travel agency Pullmantur. Zenith is a…

  • Fishing vessel Kirkella royal naming in London

    Fishing vessel Kirkella royal naming in London

    30th April 2019

    The new fishing vessel Kirkella was in London on 24 April 2019 for her official naming ceremony, at which 3,000 portions of fish and chips were served. She was named by HRH The Princess Royal at the ceremony, which was…