• Maritime Britain captured in new book

    Maritime Britain captured in new book

    5th February 2016

    Just out is the latest Ships Illustrated, No.9: Maritime Britain, by well-known photographer and Ships Monthly contributor Gary Davies. This outstanding new book provides a pictorial record of shipping in and around the waters of Great Britain over the last quarter of a century. It…

  • Icebreaker Polaris named at Helsinki Shipyard

    Icebreaker Polaris named at Helsinki Shipyard

    16th December 2015

    The naming ceremony of the new-generation icebreaker built at Arctech Helsinki Shipyard took place on 11 December 2015. A bottle of champagne was broken against the hull of the ship during the event. Paula Risikko, Second Deputy Speaker of the Finnish Parliament,…

  • Keel laid for ethane-powered ship

    Keel laid for ethane-powered ship

    13th December 2015

    The first of a series of eight 27,500m3 capacity multi-gas Dragon class vessels being built by the Sino-Pacific yard in China for Denmark’s Evergas, the 20,400dwt JS Ineos Insight, has entered service as the world’s first ocean-going ethane-powered ship. Once…

  • PORT NEWS: Wind turbines at Inverness

    PORT NEWS: Wind turbines at Inverness

    18th December 2012

    Wind turbines and wind farm development continue to be big business in the UK, with the Port of Inverness the latest harbour to get involved, welcoming its inaugural cargo of wind turbines in early October 2012. Arriving in two ships…

  • PORT NEWS: Turbines on the Tyne

    PORT NEWS: Turbines on the Tyne

    30th November 2012

    The wind turbine installation vessel MPI Adventure has been commissioned by Narec, the National Renewable Energy Centre, to collect a 750-tonne Met Mast fitted with the latest technologies for measuring wind resource and collecting marine conditions and marine life data.…

  • PORT NEWS: Sunderland’s biggest

    PORT NEWS: Sunderland’s biggest

    24th October 2012

    The Port of Sunderland has welcomed one of the biggest commercial vessels in its history. At almost 162m by 28m, the 30,166dwt Japanese multipurpose carrier Kurobe docked at Corporation Quay to deliver a 3,000-tonne press system for city car parts…

  • Maersk order massive container ships

    Maersk order massive container ships

    22nd March 2011

    Mærsk hit the national headlines in February when they announced the signing of a £1.17 billion contract with Korea’s Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd to build ten of the largest and most efficient container ships ever. Scheduled for…

  • Out with the old

    Out with the old

    7th January 2011

    At the beginning of the year Poole’s first ro-ro ferry linkspan was removed for scrap to enable future development at the Dorset port. Opened in 1973 for use by Truckline sailingsto Cherbourg, the 7m wide linkspan was originally provided with…

  • Ships Monthly Now Owned by Kelsey Publishing Ltd

    5th January 2011

    Ships Monthly, the leading international shipping magazine, is now owned by Kelsey Publishing Group, based in Kent. The magazine will continue to be published with its high quality content and photography maintained. But the on sale date will change, and…

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