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  • Cotentin finishes at Poole, but Armorique starts new route

    Cotentin finishes at Poole, but Armorique starts new route

    10th April 2021

    On 2 April the ro-ro freighter Cotentin (2007/19,909gt) concluded its Poole-Cherbourg duties under contract to the UK Department for Transport then repositioned to Le Havre the next day to take over Portsmouth sailings from the chartered Etretat (2008/26,500gt), which has…

  • Celebrity Beyond floated out at St Nazaire

    Celebrity Beyond floated out at St Nazaire

    7th April 2021

    Celebrity Beyond, the latest ship in the award-winning Edge Series from Celebrity Cruises, completed her float out at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipyard in St Nazaire, France on 1 April 2021. This significant occasion marks a key milestone in her construction,…

  • World’s fastest all-electric passenger ship to launch in Stockholm

    World’s fastest all-electric passenger ship to launch in Stockholm

    4th April 2021

    The all-new foiling Candela P-30—the world’s fastest all-electric passenger ship—will hit Stockholm’s waterways in 2022, shuttling passengers to and from the archipelago above the waves without wakes, noise and CO2 emissions. Ferries are often the most enjoyable and scenic forms…

  • Damen signs with South Port New Zealand for ATD 2412

    Damen signs with South Port New Zealand for ATD 2412

    27th March 2021

    On 13 March 2021 Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract with South Port New Zealand for the delivery of a Damen Azimuth Tractor Tug (ATD) 2412. The vessel, with 65 tonnes bollard pull, will replace an older vessel with 35…

  • Ships Monthly April 2021 issue out now

    Ships Monthly April 2021 issue out now

    26th March 2021

    The Ships Monthly April 2021 edition is out now and as usual is packed with news and features unavailable anywhere else.   NEWS Waterfront – Solent debut for the new RRS Sir David Attenborough, the world’s largest container ship ordered,…

  • Suez Canal blocked by grounded Evergreen containership

    Suez Canal blocked by grounded Evergreen containership

    24th March 2021

    On 24 March 2021 the Suez Canal was closed following the grounding of a fully laden Evergreen 20,388TEU containership, which blocked one of the world’s most important waterways causing a massive backlog of shipping. The 2018-built Ever Given went aground…

  • Damen delivers two RSD Tugs 2513 to TSM

    Damen delivers two RSD Tugs 2513 to TSM

    19th March 2021

    Damen Shipyards Group has delivered two RSD Tugs 2513 to France-based Thomas Services Maritimes (TSM). The vessels will be operated on the River Seine in the port between the Ports of Rouen and Honfleur (HAROPA – Port de Rouen). The…