Cargo

  • First Geest Line vessel arrives at the Port of Dover

    First Geest Line vessel arrives at the Port of Dover

    26th January 2018

    The Port of Dover has welcomed its first Geest Line vessel, heralding the start of a long-term partnership with the expanding Europe-to-Caribbean freight firm. The 14,000-ton Baltic Klipper is the first of a newly strengthened fleet of five Geest Line…

  • Cement Carrier Lelie C returns to Damen Shiprepair

    Cement Carrier Lelie C returns to Damen Shiprepair

    22nd January 2018

    Two years after her previous visit, Lelie C, owned by Cebo Marine, has left Damen Shiprepair Oranjewerf (Oranjewerf) following a full maintenance programme and a significant upgrade to her cement-carrying capacity. The three-week stopover included a full survey and a…

  • Ships Monthly March 2018 issue out now

    Ships Monthly March 2018 issue out now

    18th January 2018

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out on Thursday 18 January 2018. It includes: Waterfront: Duke of Lancaster gets a makeover, Balmoral will not be sailing in 2018, Woolwich ferry stopped, and new design for US training ships. Ferry:…

  • CEMEX UK Marine signs contract for Marine Aggregate Dredger

    CEMEX UK Marine signs contract for Marine Aggregate Dredger

    16th January 2018

    On 19 December 2017 in Southampton, Laurence Dagley, Director CEMEX UK Marine Limited, signed a contract with Frank de Lange, Regional Sales Director of the Damen Shipyards Group, for the delivery of the first Damen Marine Aggregate Dredger (MAD). The…

  • Dover freight volume record for the fifth consecutive year

    Dover freight volume record for the fifth consecutive year

    15th January 2018

     The Port of Dover handled 2,601,162 lorries in 2017 – up on the previous record by almost 10,000 units. It brings the total increase over the last five years to just under 650,000 units or 33% per cent. This continued…

  • Geest Line relocates cargo handling to Dover

    Geest Line relocates cargo handling to Dover

    14th January 2018

    Eastern Caribbean shipping firm Geest Line is relocating its south of England cargo handling to Dover following fleet expansion. The company’s move from Portsmouth has been prompted by the need to accommodate revised scheduling times involving the weekend discharge of…

  • New London Port Moves A Step Closer

    New London Port Moves A Step Closer

    1st January 2018

    The Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, has submitted an application for a development consent order (DCO) to the Planning Inspectorate to build a new terminal adjacent to the current port in Thurrock. The proposed new port, known as Tilbury2, will…

  • Damen delivers Cutter Suction Dredger to Vesirakennus in Finland

    Damen delivers Cutter Suction Dredger to Vesirakennus in Finland

    28th December 2017

    In December 2017 Damen has delivered a Cutter Suction Dredger 450 to Vesirakennus Ojanen Oy in Finland. This is the first time a Damen Cutter Suction Dredger has been deployed in the Scandinavian market. The new dredger was delivered in…

  • Metal Shark announces next generation Damen Fast Crew Supplier

    Metal Shark announces next generation Damen Fast Crew Supplier

    12th December 2017

    On 11 December 2017, as an extension of its existing relationship with Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards, Louisiana-based shipbuilder Metal Shark announced the availability of the new Damen FCS 7011 for the US market. Developed by Damen in response to feedback from…