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  • 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…

  • Latest issue of Ships Monthly

    Latest issue of Ships Monthly

    10th August 2018

    Ships Monthly Sept 2018 Ship of the Month: Stephen Payne profiles Reina del Mar, Union-Castle Line’s solitary cruise ship, with an in-depth feature and high quality photos. In the news . . . The latest ULCV makes her debut at…

  • Armoqique to cover refits for Brittany Ferries

    Armoqique to cover refits for Brittany Ferries

    9th August 2018

    Brittany Ferries’ ro-pax vessel Armorique (2009/29,468gt) will once again provide relief cover during fleet refits this coming winter. The 165m vessel will operate Poole-Cherbourg 8 to 13 December in place of Barfleur (1992/20,133gt) and Portsmouth-Caen 2 January to 7 February covering for Normandie…

  • SMS Avonmouth relocates and completes largest alongside refit

    SMS Avonmouth relocates and completes largest alongside refit

    7th August 2018

    Ship repairer SMS Avonmouth, part of the Southampton-based SMS Group, has completed a major refit alongside in the UK port of Bristol for Tarmac, and relocated to larger premises to meet localised demand. SMS specialise in ship repair, marine engineering…

  • Damen assumes control at Mangalia shipyard

    Damen assumes control at Mangalia shipyard

    5th August 2018

    To signify its first day of operations at Damen Shipyards Mangalia in Romania, Damen held a modest ceremony at the yard on 23 July 2018. The celebrations mark Damen’s successful completion of the transaction with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering…

  • Crowley’s first Sailing of new LNG-Powered ConRo Ship

    Crowley’s first Sailing of new LNG-Powered ConRo Ship

    1st August 2018

    Crowley Maritime Corp.’s new container/roll on-roll off ConRo ship El Coquí successfully delivered its first cargo from Jacksonville, Fla., to the company’s modernized Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan on 30 July 2018, a historic milestone in the company’s transformation…

  • Stena Line’s New Belfast-Bound Ship Taking Shape in China

    Stena Line’s New Belfast-Bound Ship Taking Shape in China

    1st July 2018

    One of the two new E-Flexer RoPax ferries bound for the Belfast-Liverpool route in 2020 has recently marked an important production milestone by celebrating its official keel-laying at the AVIC shipyard in Weihai, China. The new vessels will have capacity…

  • Ships Monthly summer issue out now

    Ships Monthly summer issue out now

    25th June 2018

    Ships Monthly summer 2018 issue is packed with news, views, features, ships and outstanding photos. Here are the main articles: NEWS New name for P&O Cruises ship announced, Knud E. Hansen designs ro-ros for Grimaldi, and busy days at Southampton…

  • HM Bark Endeavour arrives in Whitby as visitor attraction

    HM Bark Endeavour arrives in Whitby as visitor attraction

    15th June 2018

    The North Yorkshire coastal town of Whitby is set to get a new family-friendly floating visitor attraction when HM Bark Endeavour, the full-scale replica of Captain James Cook’s legendary ship, opens to the public next month. On 1 June 2018…