Ferry

  • New ferry Stena Estrid makes her debut on the Irish Sea

    New ferry Stena Estrid makes her debut on the Irish Sea

    21st January 2020

    After more than six years of planning and construction, Stena Line’s newest ferry Stena Estrid started service on the Irish Sea in January 2019. Operating on the Holyhead to Dublin route, Stena Estrid braved the elements of Storm Brendan to…

  • More capacity for the port of Poole

    More capacity for the port of Poole

    17th January 2020

    Brittany Ferries has been awarded a new contract by the UK Department for Transport to provide guaranteed freight capacity on its Portsmouth – Caen, Portsmouth-Le Havre and Poole-Cherbourg routes from 31 October until 30 April 2020. While the frequency of…

  • Stena Estrid enters service on Holyhead-Dublin route

    Stena Estrid enters service on Holyhead-Dublin route

    13th January 2020

    Stena Line’s newest ferry Stena Estrid started service on the Holyhead to Dublin route on 13 January 2019, defying the threat of Storm Brendan to make her maiden commercial voyage. After more than six years of planning and construction, Stena…

  • Ships Monthly Feb 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly Feb 2020 issue out now

    10th January 2020

    Ships Monthly February 2020 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, and it contains the usual wide mix of features covering all aspects of the shipping and maritime world, as well as the latest in-depth news from the…

  • Windermere Lake Cruises new vessel launched

    Windermere Lake Cruises new vessel launched

    15th December 2019

    On 11 December 2019 the new lakes vessel Swift was launched onto the waters of  Windermere in the Lake District National Park. Damen Shipyards Group built the vessel on location via the Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC) for Windermere Lake Cruises.…

  • Ferry launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

    Ferry launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

    6th December 2019

    On 14 November 2019 Amherst Islander II, a Damen Road Ferry 6819 E3, was launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the owner, the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Canada, as well as Damen…

  • Timor-Leste government chooses RoPax from Damen

    Timor-Leste government chooses RoPax from Damen

    2nd December 2019

    Recently, the Republic of Timor-Leste and Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract agreeing provision of a new RoPax Ferry 6716. The vessel will operate a route between the Timor-Leste capital Dili, the Oecusse enclave and the island of Ataúro, providing…

  • Changes to Poole’s ferry fleet

    Changes to Poole’s ferry fleet

    26th November 2019

    During November and December Incat 87m Condor Rapide (1997/5,007gt) took over high-speed UK-Channel Island sailings while Austal 102m Condor Liberation (2010/6,307gt) was overhauled at Falmouth. Between 24 November and the end of the year the Poole-Cherbourg route was maintained by…

  • Damen repeat order from BC Ferry Services

    Damen repeat order from BC Ferry Services

    24th November 2019

    BC Ferries has awarded Damen Shipyards Group with a repeat order of four additional Damen Road Ferries 8117 E3, also known as Island class vessels. The diesel-electric hybrid ferries follow two such vessels that the client ordered from Damen back…