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  • Smooth Sailing for Stena Jutlandica Battery Project

    Smooth Sailing for Stena Jutlandica Battery Project

    25th October 2018

    The ferry Stena Jutlandica has completed her first month of operation as a battery hybrid vessel and the positive experiences from the first weeks of service have exceeded expectations. “It’s really exciting to be running with electrical power on Stena…

  • SMS completes major fast ferry refit in Cherbourg

    SMS completes major fast ferry refit in Cherbourg

    23rd October 2018

    Southampton-headquartered ship repairer and marine engineering services provider SMS has completed its second major high speed craft refit in France. SMS has undocked Brittany Ferries’ Normandie Express in Cherbourg on the Ports of Normandy Authority’s (PNA) ship lift. Over a…

  • Trade booming at the Port of Poole

    Trade booming at the Port of Poole

    29th September 2018

    The south coast Port of Poole lies within Europe’s largest natural harbour and is approached through a narrow, winding shipping channel with a maintained depth of 7.5m therefore limiting the size of vessel that can call. A trust port run…

  • Newbuild export for SMS

    Newbuild export for SMS

    18th September 2018

    SMS Southampton has won the contract to build a new 24m aquaculture workboat for a tuna farm operator in Malta. SMS are specialists in ship repair, marine engineering and major fabrication projects in the commercial marine, defence and superyachts sectors.…

  • Ships Monthly October 2018 issue out now

    Ships Monthly October 2018 issue out now

    14th September 2018

    SHIPS MONTHLY OCT 2018 The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now, so get your copy from your local newsagent or direct from Kelsey Media. As always, there’s something for everyone in another packed issue. ——————- NEWS – Busy…

  • Seatruck further increase capacity on Dublin-Liverpool route

    Seatruck further increase capacity on Dublin-Liverpool route

    12th September 2018

    Seatruck Ferries, the Irish Sea freight specialist, have increased capacity and sailing frequency on their Dublin to Liverpool route. The smallest vessel on the route, Clipper Ranger, has been replaced by a larger P series vessel offering almost twice the…

  • Ship of the Year title given to Future of The Fjords

    Ship of the Year title given to Future of The Fjords

    6th September 2018

    Future of The Fjords, a revolutionary all electric passenger vessel, has won the Ship of the Year 2018 award at SMM. The win marks the second time in three years that owner The Fjords, together with shipyard Brødrene Aa, has…

  • Building of Viking Line’s new passenger vessel starts

    Building of Viking Line’s new passenger vessel starts

    4th September 2018

    On 3 September 2018 production of Viking Line’s new passenger cruise ship started at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd. (XSI) shipyard in China. The first steel plates were cut during the traditional Steel Cutting ceremony. The new vessel will…

  • Damen RSD Tug 2513 undertakes successful towing tests in Felixstowe

    Damen RSD Tug 2513 undertakes successful towing tests in Felixstowe

    1st September 2018

    Fresh from a European tour that has taken her to the shores of Malta, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, Damen’s new RSD Tug 2513 Innovation has taken part in towing tests in the Port of…

  • Stena Forerunner comes to Belfast

    Stena Forerunner comes to Belfast

    30th August 2018

    Belfast Harbour CEO Joe O’Neill welcomed Captain Marcel Schaar of Stena Forerunner to Belfast on 29 Auust 2018 ahead of the ferry’s first sailing from Belfast to Liverpool. The 3,000 lane metre Stena Forerunner has been introduced as a result…