Ferry

  • Viking Glory keel laying ceremony

    Viking Glory keel laying ceremony

    7th June 2019

    The construction of Viking Glory is proceeding on schedule. The keel laying ceremony took place on 3 June 2019 at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry shipyard in China. The new climate-smart ship will begin operating along the Turku-Åland-Stockholm route under the…

  • New LNG catamarans Doeksen arrived in Harlingen

    New LNG catamarans Doeksen arrived in Harlingen

    1st June 2019

    The new LNG catamarans for Rederij Doeksen arrived in Harlingen at the end of May 2019. The construction team and crew were brought to Den Helder. Around 9am on 30 May both ships were floating and both ships were manned.…

  • Red Kestrel enters service with first freight cargo

    Red Kestrel enters service with first freight cargo

    29th May 2019

    Red Funnel’s new freight ferry, Red Kestrel completed her inaugural sailing on 24 May 2019 from Southampton to the Isle of Wight. Following her naming ceremony last month, Red Funnel’s new freight ferry, Red Kestrel officially entered service following a…

  • World’s Largest Aluminium Ship to be built by Incat

    World’s Largest Aluminium Ship to be built by Incat

    22nd May 2019

    In May 2019 Australian shipbuilder Incat secured a contract to build the world’s largest aluminium ship. Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd will build the 130m ship for long-standing customer, Buquebus to operate between Argentina and Uruguay. The completed vessel will be…

  • Ships Monthly June 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly June 2019 issue out now

    10th May 2019

    The June 2019 issue of Ships Monthly is out now. Full of news and biew, it includes the following features: HMS Cavalier – The career of HMS Cavalier, now on display at Chatham Historic Dockyard, a ship which turned 75…

  • CalMac ensures Queen Mary flies the flag again

    CalMac ensures Queen Mary flies the flag again

    22nd April 2019

    The ongoing restoration of the historic steamship TS Queen Mary has been buoyed by a donation from west coast ferry and harbour operator CalMac. The money will go towards reinstating the vessel’s main mast. The new mast will be machined from…

  • Italian LNG Fuel Ferry to enter service

    Italian LNG Fuel Ferry to enter service

    11th April 2019

    An Italian ferry with a marine LNG fuel-gas supply system has entered service. MAN Cryo – MAN Energy Solutions’ marine LNG fuel-gas-system manufacturer – installed the system aboard Elio at the Sefine Shipyard in Yalova, Turkey. Elio is a double-ended…

  • Red Funnel’s Red Jet 3 sold to Croatian ferry company

    Red Funnel’s Red Jet 3 sold to Croatian ferry company

    30th March 2019

    Following more than 20 years of sailing the Solent, Red Funnel’s hi-speed passenger catamaran ferry, Red Jet 3, will be sailing into sunnier climates and warmer waters, following a recent purchase by a Croatian ferry company. Red Jet 3, which…