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  • Hovertravel awarded the highest accessibility accreditation

    Hovertravel awarded the highest accessibility accreditation

    8th November 2020

    Minister of State for Transport, Chris Heaton-Harris MP, has announced that Hovertravel has been awarded ‘Leader’ level in the Government’s Inclusive Transport Leaders Scheme. The Leader level is the top level of accreditation in the scheme, with Hovertravel being one…

  • Damen launches third Island Class vessel for BC Ferries

    Damen launches third Island Class vessel for BC Ferries

    7th November 2020

    On 28 October 2020 Damen Shipyards Galati successfully launched the third Island Class Vessel for BC Ferries. The vessel is part of an order of six such vessels for the ferry operator and will perform an environmentally efficient inter-island ferry…

  • Damen signs with Aqualiner-Swets in nine vessel order

    Damen signs with Aqualiner-Swets in nine vessel order

    4th November 2020

    On 2 November 2020 Damen Shipyards signed a contract with the Dutch ferry joint venture Aqualiner-Swets for a total of nine passenger vessels. With these vessels, the joint venture will provide the public transportation service between Rotterdam and the Drecht…

  • Medway Queen Flagship Pennant Unfurled

    Medway Queen Flagship Pennant Unfurled

    31st October 2020

    During the summer, Medway Queen was appointed South East Regional Flagship for 2020 by National Historic Ships UK, in great company with HMS Belfast as National Flagship and with the three other Regional Flagships: the tall ship Zebu, SS Explorer…

  • Swan Hellenic and Helsinki Shipyard announce new ship

    Swan Hellenic and Helsinki Shipyard announce new ship

    30th October 2020

    On 21 October 2020 Swan Hellenic and Helsinki Shipyard announced that the dynamic cultural expedition cruise company had entered into a contractual agreement with the Finnish shipyard for a third Vega Class expedition cruise vessel. Larger than her sisterships and…

  • Wärtsilä selected to power new ‘super ferries’ series

    Wärtsilä selected to power new ‘super ferries’ series

    29th October 2020

    The technology group Wärtsilä has been selected by P&O Ferries (P&OF), the British ferry operator, to power their new series of ‘super ferries’. The contract is for two vessels, and the order was signed in Q1 2020. The vessels will…

  • Damen delivers ASD Tug 2813 to Con.Tug in Italy

    Damen delivers ASD Tug 2813 to Con.Tug in Italy

    28th October 2020

    Damen Shipyards Group has delivered an ASD Tug 2813 to Con.Tug in Italy. The vessel, named Gioia Star, will operate in Gioia Tauro, one of the most important transhipment ports in the Mediterranean. Con.Tug – a joint venture between Scafi…