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  • Ships Monthly January 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly January 2019 issue out now

    13th December 2018

    SHIPS MONTHLY Jan 2019 WATERFRONT NEWS In the news, Wallenius Wilhelmsen has been restructured, preserved vessel RML 497 goes to Hartlepool Museum, wind power on ships gets another look, and Damen tugs tackle the Northern Sea Route. The ferry scene…

  • Port of Gothenburg ro-ro traffic on the increase

    Port of Gothenburg ro-ro traffic on the increase

    10th December 2018

    The prospects for ro-ro traffic between Sweden and the continent are looking bright. Volumes between Gothenburg and Belgium have increased for the ninth year in succession. Shipping companies are also in the process of expanding their networks from Gothenburg across…

  • Damen signs with Rimorchiatori Spezzini  for two tugs ASD 2411

    Damen signs with Rimorchiatori Spezzini for two tugs ASD 2411

    2nd December 2018

    On 19 November 2018 Rimorchiatori Spezzini, a subsidiary of the Scafi Group, contracted Damen Shipyards Group for two new Damen ASD Tugs 2411. The order comes as part of Scafi’s plans to expand its fleet in response to the newly…

  • Smit Lamnalco takes delivery of final two Damen ASD Tugs 3212

    Smit Lamnalco takes delivery of final two Damen ASD Tugs 3212

    1st December 2018

    Damen has delivered the third and fourth units in a four-vessel contract to leading towage company Smit Lamnalco. All four vessels are Damen’s popular and powerful ASD Tug 3212 class with a bollard pull of 80 tonnes. The order was…

  • PaxOcean delivers largest FSRU to be built in China

    PaxOcean delivers largest FSRU to be built in China

    30th November 2018

    In mid-November 2018 PaxOcean delivered the 26,000m3 floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Karunia Dewata to Indonesia-based Jaya Samudra Karunia (JSK). Karunia Dewata is the largest FSRU to be built in China and the first to feature Type C cargo…

  • Hopper dredger Beloe More goes to Siberian harbour

    Hopper dredger Beloe More goes to Siberian harbour

    28th November 2018

    The hopper dredger Beloe More recently joined her sister vessel Severnaya Dvina in the Port of Sabetta, northern Russia. The 2,000m3 hopper dredger was delivered from stock to FSUE ROSMORPORT. The customised hopper dredger will perform maintenance duties and execute capital…

  • Norwegian Prime Minister revealed as Future of The Fjords godmother

    Norwegian Prime Minister revealed as Future of The Fjords godmother

    22nd November 2018

    In early November 2018 Erna Solberg, the Prime Minister of Norway, was announced as the godmother of The Fjords’ award winning all-electric passenger vessel Future of The Fjords. The environmentally friendly 400-passenger ship will be christened at Gudvangen, situated in…