Latest

  • Damen contract for lifetime extension of Stockholm ferry

    Damen contract for lifetime extension of Stockholm ferry

    10th February 2019

    Damen ShiprepairOskarshamnsvarvet(DSO) has won a public tender for the contract to undertake a lifetime extension project on the passenger ferry Waxholm II. Built in 1983, the 35.5m ferry carries up to 350 passengers and is operated by WaxholmsÅngfartygs AB (Waxholmsbolaget),…

  • Ships Monthly February 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly February 2019 issue out now

    14th January 2019

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is now available. Go to Kelsey Shop to get your copy. https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/SMO NEWS WATERFRONT Hansa heavylift goes bankrupt, OOCL marks half a century of operations, and Damen to establish a ro-pax division. FERRY Brittany…

  • Ships Monthly January 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly January 2019 issue out now

    13th December 2018

    SHIPS MONTHLY Jan 2019 WATERFRONT NEWS In the news, Wallenius Wilhelmsen has been restructured, preserved vessel RML 497 goes to Hartlepool Museum, wind power on ships gets another look, and Damen tugs tackle the Northern Sea Route. The ferry scene…

  • 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.…