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 port.

FERRY Tynwald to buy Steam Packet, Northlink trio change hands, and P&O act to fill the freight gap left by DFDS. Russell Plummer

CRUISE Ships from Marella and TUI Cruises change hands, the latest new ships for MSC, and a big world cruise for Viking Sun. William Mayes

NAVAL The first Flight III Arleigh Burke destroyers, the new HMS Magpie, and the MoD announces two submarine projects. Gary Davies

CARGO First Evergreen megamax boxboat debuts at Southampton, and car carrier of the year.

PRESERVATION Change of plan for steam tug Challenge, and what does the future hold for Bristol Queen?

PADDLERS Looking forward to a busy summer for paddlers, which are as popular as ever.

FERRIES A look at the UK’s major domestic passenger and vehicle ferry operators. Russell Plummer

MOSAIC Photo feature focussing on tugs, a small but important link in harbours, pushing and pulling ships, keeping them moving. Gary Davies

GREAT LAKERS North America’s St Lawrence/Great Lakes Seaway System and some of the older vessels found there. Jim Shaw and Gordon Turner

SHIPYARD The 140-year history of Blohm and Voss, one of the world’s premier shipyards, with a look at some of the ships built there. Patrick Boniface

CARGO Profile of the Alderney Shipping Company and some of their coasters. Richard Webber

TANKERS Recollection of a voyage made on a small coastal tanker in the 1980s. Ian Buxton

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