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  • 400,000 seafarers stuck at sea as crew change crisis deepens

    400,000 seafarers stuck at sea as crew change crisis deepens

    30th September 2020

    Some 400,000 seafarers from across the globe are now stranded on ships, continuing to work but unable to be relieved, in a deepening crew change crisis which threatens trade and maritime safety. During a high-level event on the margins of…

  • Swan Hellenic keel laying ceremony

    Swan Hellenic keel laying ceremony

    28th September 2020

    The keel laying ceremony for the first of Swan Hellenic’s two new ice-class expedition cruise ships took place in Helsinki on 24 September 2020. The first 347-ton block of the ship, newly arrived from Klaipeda, where it had been outfitted…

  • Port of Middlesbrough is reborn

    Port of Middlesbrough is reborn

    20th September 2020

    Teesside logisitics business AV Dawson has named its new port facility Port of Middlesbrough, bringing a name back to the area from over 100 years ago AV Dawson has amalgamated several parts of its Middlesbrough-based port and logistics operations to…

  • Rotterdam arrives at Rosyth for Fred. Olsen service

    Rotterdam arrives at Rosyth for Fred. Olsen service

    10th September 2020

    The first of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ two new ships, Borealis, arrived in Rosyth, Scotland on 4 September 2020, joining the rest of the fleet. The ship arrived at Babcock’s Rosyth Facilities after sailing beneath the iconic Forth and Queensferry…

  • The first two Havila Voyages ships have been launched

    The first two Havila Voyages ships have been launched

    8th September 2020

    The coastal cruise ships, Havila Castor and Havila Capella, were launched at the Tersan shipyard in Turkey on 5 September 2020. Arild Myrvoll, CEO of Havila Kystruten, was present as the ships’ keels came into contact with salt water for…

  • Successful delivery of new tug to Adani Vizhinjam Port

    Successful delivery of new tug to Adani Vizhinjam Port

    6th September 2020

    The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has commended Kanagawa Dockyard Co Ltd, Kobe, Japan on the successful delivery of tug, Dolphin NO. 29 on 19 August 2020. This is the fourth, in a series of 13 tugs, built for Adani…

  • CalMac plans range of upgrades during dry dock

    CalMac plans range of upgrades during dry dock

    31st August 2020

    West cost ferry operator CalMac is making some significant fleet improvements during this year’s dry docking maintenance programme. Every year each of the company’s 34 vessels, ranging from the 8600 tonne Loch Seaforth, to the 11 tonne Carvoria, all have…