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  • Damen signs contract with Port of Antwerp for new tugs

    Damen signs contract with Port of Antwerp for new tugs

    4th August 2020

    On 8 July 2020 Damen Shipyards Group was awarded a contract by the Port of Antwerp to deliver two RSD Tugs 2513 after an intensive tender process. The vessels are part of Damen’s Next Generation Tugs series and are built…

  • Loch Katrine steamer out of steam

    Loch Katrine steamer out of steam

    30th July 2020

    Before the Covid-19 pandemic brought postponements and cancellations to historic ship operations worldwide, it had already been decided that the steamship Sir Walter Scott, which has been running on Loch Katrine since her completion in 1900 by William Denny and…

  • Ships Monthly August 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly August 2020 issue out now

    24th July 2020

    SHIPS MONTHLY August 2020 The latest issue of Ship Monthly is out now. Get your copy by subscription here. News pages New from the shipping world includes the Sassnitz route shut down by Stena, an uncertain future for the unique…

  • Cruise & Maritime go into administration

    Cruise & Maritime go into administration

    21st July 2020

    Cruise & Maritime Voyages has gone into administration due to the collapse of the cruise industry following the coronavirus pandemic. CMV announced in June that it was looking for additional finance and it was hoped that last minute discussions with…

  • New builds have started on two new larger Stena Line ferries

    New builds have started on two new larger Stena Line ferries

    9th July 2020

    In the middle of the ongoing pandemic, ferry company Stena Line has confirmed that the construction of their two new larger E-Flexer ferries has begun in Weihai, China. The vessels were ordered in 2018 and the delivery is expected in…

  • Ullswater ‘Steamers’ to sail from 6 July

    Ullswater ‘Steamers’ to sail from 6 July

    7th July 2020

    The Ullswater ‘Steamers’ summer timetable has been published, covering sailings from Monday 6 July 2020 along the full length of the lake, with the return of a shuttle service between Glenridding and the iconic Aira Force waterfall. The attraction will…

  • Stena Line supports local industry with multi-ship docking programme

    Stena Line supports local industry with multi-ship docking programme

    6th July 2020

    Six Stena Line Irish Sea vessels will dry-dock at Harland and Wolff’s famous Belfast shipyard this summer for a range of repairs and upgrades.  Currently the Stena Europe, which operates on the Rosslare-Fishguard service, is dry-docked in Belfast with the…