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  • SAL Heavy Lift returns to German Flag

    SAL Heavy Lift returns to German Flag

    2nd October 2017

    On 25 September 2017 SAL Heavy Lift announced that six of its vessels will be flying the German flag. The first will be Svenja, followed by Trina, Anne-Sofie, Regine, Maria and Wiebka. With the home port of Hamburg, the city…

  • Saga Cruises expands fleet with second new build ship

    Saga Cruises expands fleet with second new build ship

    26th September 2017

    On 22 September 2017 Saga Cruises confirmed plans to extend its fleet of new build ships with a second new cruise ship. Spirit of Adventure is expected to be delivered in Summer 2020, joining the Spirit of Discovery which sails…

  • Ships Monthly Nov 2017 issue out now

    Ships Monthly Nov 2017 issue out now

    15th September 2017

    The usual wide variety of features can be found in the November 2017 issue of Ships Monthly, out now. Conrad Waters looks back over the career of the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes, which served two navies in a variety of…

  • Largest cruise ship ever to visit the Thames

    Largest cruise ship ever to visit the Thames

    13th September 2017

    London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury welcomed the cruise ships this Mein Schiff 3 on 12 September 2017. Mein Schiff 3 was visiting the Thames as part of a seven-night European cruise. The 293m ship, owned by TUI Cruises, is the…

  • Gute starts on the Gdynia-Karlskrona route

    Gute starts on the Gdynia-Karlskrona route

    30th August 2017

    The strong growth within Stena Lines freight business on Baltic Sea South continues. To meet the need for increased capacity, a fourth ship, Gute, came into operation between Gdynia and Karlskrona from Monday 28 August. In 2016 the number of…

  • Ships Monthly October issue out now

    Ships Monthly October issue out now

    17th August 2017

    In the news, we report on the 500th voyage for Shieldhall, the first LNG offshore construction vessel completed, a new ferry for Carlingford Lough, and a new Stena ship charter. The ferry scene covers Stena buying the Cairnryan Superfast twins,…

  • New aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth

    New aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth arrives in Portsmouth

    16th August 2017

    The Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier Queen Elizabeth made her maiden arrival at Portsmouth on 16 August 2017 and was greeted by tens of thousands of people who lined the walls of the Harbour to welcome the new £3 billion…

  • Latest issue of Ships Monthly out now

    Latest issue of Ships Monthly out now

    20th July 2017

    The September 2017 issue of Ships Monthly is out now. Don’t forget to get your copy from your local newsagent. What to know about classic cruise ships still going strong? Black Watch, Columbus and Ocean Diamond all featured. Russell Plummer…

  • Dutch ferry first in Europe to run on CNG

    Dutch ferry first in Europe to run on CNG

    17th July 2017

    On 13 July 2017 the ferry operated by Dutch shipping firm TESO, Texelstroom, began running on CNG (compressed natural gas), which is a first in Europe. Every year, TESO carries two million passengers and approximately 600,000 vehicles from Den Helder to…