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  • Ships Monthly Sept 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly Sept 2020 issue out now

    28th August 2020

    Ships Monthly September 2020 issue is out now.  Get your copy here: shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/SMO   NEWS Waterfront news – New ro-pax for Isle of Man Steam Packet, shipbuilding orders at all-time low, two historic tugs in the news, and a new…

  • Two Royal Navy ships to provide continued presence in the Gulf

    Two Royal Navy ships to provide continued presence in the Gulf

    27th August 2020

    Two Royal Navy ships arrived in the Gulf in August 2020 to provide a continued, permanent presence in the region. The ships, HMS Chiddingfold and HMS Penzance, arrived at the UK Naval Support Facility, Bahrain in late August, where they…

  • New Baltic connection between Liepaja-Karlskrona-Travemünde

    New Baltic connection between Liepaja-Karlskrona-Travemünde

    26th August 2020

    From 13 August ferry company Stena Line started a new freight focused connection between Latvia, Sweden and Germany by adding a port-call in Karlskrona on the existing ferry route between Liepaja and Travemünde. Ferry company Stena Line today offer seven…

  • InfraStrata Acquires Appledore Shipyard in £7 milliomn Deal

    InfraStrata Acquires Appledore Shipyard in £7 milliomn Deal

    25th August 2020

    Leading strategic infrastructure projects and physical asset lifecycle management company InfraStrata plc has acquired the historic and highly strategic Appledore Shipyard in North Devon in a £7 million deal. The UK-based, London Stock Exchange-listed firm specialises in the development, commercialisation…

  • MSC Cruises welcomes back first guests on MSC Grandiosa

    MSC Cruises welcomes back first guests on MSC Grandiosa

    23rd August 2020

    On 16 August 2020 MSC Grandiosa became the first ship from the MSC Cruises fleet to welcome guests back and the first ship to implement the Company’s health and safety protocol. The first guests began embarking MSC Cruises’ flagship in…

  • Waverley ready for a 17-day Clyde excursion season

    Waverley ready for a 17-day Clyde excursion season

    21st August 2020

    The historic Waverley paddle steamer is due to begin sailings again after being out of service for a year, and is ready for a 17-day Clyde excursion season. The 70-year-old ship missed the 2019 season as it waited for urgent…

  • Stena Line adds Freight capacity to Belfast Routes

    Stena Line adds Freight capacity to Belfast Routes

    20th August 2020

    Stena Line will charter the ro-ro vessel Seatruck Panorama to help boost freight capacity on its Belfast to Liverpool and Belfast to Heysham routes. Following the dramatic COVID related drop in freight volumes, Stena Line was forced to remove one…

  • Portland Port completes major dredging project

    Portland Port completes major dredging project

    16th August 2020

    A major project that has been years in the planning and months in the undertaking, has been completed at Portland Port. The port’s main berths, Outer Coaling Pier (OCP) and the outer arm of Queens Pier (Q Pier) have undergone…

  • Boluda Towage Europe takes two new tugs from Damen

    Boluda Towage Europe takes two new tugs from Damen

    14th August 2020

    Boluda Towage Europe has ordered two 85-tonnes bollard pull ASD Tugs 2813 from Damen Shipyards Group, both complying with the most recent IMO Tier III emission standards, for operations in the Port of Zeebrugge as part of the extended concession…

  • China delivers research and dive support vessel

    China delivers research and dive support vessel

    12th August 2020

    The China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has delivered the 124m by 24m research and dive support vessel Oriental Dragon to Jumeirah Offshore, a Singapore-based marine engineering company. Designed by Shanghai-based Bestway Marine Engineering Design Company and built by CSSC subsidiary,…