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  • New cargo vessel Scot Carrier launched

    New cargo vessel Scot Carrier launched

    19th September 2018

    On Friday 14 September the new cargo vessel Scot Carrier was launched at Royal Bodewes Ship Yard in Groningen, Holland. She is the first of two sistersships to be launched with Royal Bodewes and will be the largest ship in the…

  • Newbuild export for SMS

    Newbuild export for SMS

    18th September 2018

    SMS Southampton has won the contract to build a new 24m aquaculture workboat for a tuna farm operator in Malta. SMS are specialists in ship repair, marine engineering and major fabrication projects in the commercial marine, defence and superyachts sectors.…

  • Ships Monthly October 2018 issue out now

    Ships Monthly October 2018 issue out now

    14th September 2018

    SHIPS MONTHLY OCT 2018 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, so get your copy from your local newsagent or direct from Kelsey Media. As always, there’s something for everyone in another packed issue. ——————- NEWS – Busy…

  • Seatruck further increase capacity on Dublin-Liverpool route

    Seatruck further increase capacity on Dublin-Liverpool route

    12th September 2018

    Seatruck Ferries, the Irish Sea freight specialist, have increased capacity and sailing frequency on their Dublin to Liverpool route. The smallest vessel on the route, Clipper Ranger, has been replaced by a larger P series vessel offering almost twice the…

  • New Engine Lands First Retrofit Orders

    New Engine Lands First Retrofit Orders

    10th September 2018

    MAN Energy Solutions has announced the first retrofit orders for its new MAN B&W ME-LGIP LGP-powered engine. The contract with Oslo-listed BW LPG involves the world’s first retrofitting of four MAN B&W 6G60ME-C9.2 HFO-burning engines to 6G60ME-C9.5-LGIP LPG-propelled dual-fuel engines, plus…

  • Cruise ship Astoria makes history at Poole

    Cruise ship Astoria makes history at Poole

    7th September 2018

    The veteran Astoria started her late 2018 operations for Cruise and Maritime Voyages at the end of August and made history by becoming the largest cruise ship to have ever sailed from the Port of Poole as well as the…

  • Ship of the Year title given to Future of The Fjords

    Ship of the Year title given to Future of The Fjords

    6th September 2018

    Future of The Fjords, a revolutionary all electric passenger vessel, has won the Ship of the Year 2018 award at SMM. The win marks the second time in three years that owner The Fjords, together with shipyard Brødrene Aa, has…

  • Building of Viking Line’s new passenger vessel starts

    Building of Viking Line’s new passenger vessel starts

    4th September 2018

    On 3 September 2018 production of Viking Line’s new passenger cruise ship started at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (XSI) shipyard in China. The first steel plates were cut during the traditional Steel Cutting ceremony. The new vessel will…

  • Japanese warships visit Finland for Finnish Forces Centenary

    Japanese warships visit Finland for Finnish Forces Centenary

    3rd September 2018

    JDS Kashima and Makinami berthed at Port of Helsinki’s South Harbour 3-6 August as a courtesy visit as part of the celebrations of Finland’s independence centenary last year and the country’s armed forces in 2018 plus Finland-Japan diplomatic relations next…

  • Damen RSD Tug 2513 undertakes successful towing tests in Felixstowe

    Damen RSD Tug 2513 undertakes successful towing tests in Felixstowe

    1st September 2018

    Fresh from a European tour that has taken her to the shores of Malta, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, Damen’s new RSD Tug 2513 Innovation has taken part in towing tests in the Port of…