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  • A luxurious day for Portland Port with two cruise callers

    A luxurious day for Portland Port with two cruise callers

    18th July 2018

    Among the first ships to visit Portland Port in 2018 was Norwegian Breakaway, which made her inaugural call to Portland and became the largest ship to ever call at the Port. On Sunday 15 July another first for Portland Port…

  • Subsea 7 celebrates build milestone and announces name

    Subsea 7 celebrates build milestone and announces name

    16th July 2018

    The keel laying ceremony for Subsea 7’s new reel-lay vessel took place at Royal IHC in Krimpen aan den IJssel (Netherlands) on 5 July 2018. In line with this major milestone, Subsea 7 announced the vessel will be named Seven…

  • Mexican Navy and Damen cooperating on advanced naval ship

    Mexican Navy and Damen cooperating on advanced naval ship

    4th July 2018

    Damen Shipyards Group and the Mexican Navy, via the Directorate General of Shipbuilding, are currently working together to build the Long Range Ocean Patrol (POLA (from its initials in Spanish)), the most technologically advanced vessel in Latin America. With this,…

  • New passenger service started by Sea Eagle Cruises

    New passenger service started by Sea Eagle Cruises

    3rd July 2018

    India’s Sea Eagle Cruises plans to inaugurate coastal passenger ship sailings between Mumbai and Goa later this year using the former Japanese ferry Ogasawara Maru, which has now been renamed Angriya. Built in 1997, the 6,700gt ship had been sent…

  • SMS completes first major HSC refit in Cherbourg

    SMS completes first major HSC refit in Cherbourg

    2nd July 2018

    Southampton-headquartered ship repairer and marine engineering services provider SMS has completed its first ever major high speed craft (HSC) refit in France. SMS last week docked the HSC Condor Rapide in Cherbourg on the Port Normands Associe’s (PNA) ship lift.…

  • Stena Line’s New Belfast-Bound Ship Taking Shape in China

    Stena Line’s New Belfast-Bound Ship Taking Shape in China

    1st July 2018

    One of the two new E-Flexer RoPax ferries bound for the Belfast-Liverpool route in 2020 has recently marked an important production milestone by celebrating its official keel-laying at the AVIC shipyard in Weihai, China. The new vessels will have capacity…

  • Knud E. Hansen designs for Grimaldi

    Knud E. Hansen designs for Grimaldi

    28th June 2018

    Having worked on several ro-ro and ro-con projects around the world, the Knud E. Hansen design group has signed a contract with Nanjing Jinling Shipyard, China for the development of the basic design of various large ro-ro vessels, based on…

  • Ships Monthly summer issue out now

    Ships Monthly summer issue out now

    25th June 2018

    Ships Monthly summer 2018 issue is packed with news, views, features, ships and outstanding photos. Here are the main articles: NEWS New name for P&O Cruises ship announced, Knud E. Hansen designs ro-ros for Grimaldi, and busy days at Southampton…