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  • Windermere Lake Cruises new vessel launched

    Windermere Lake Cruises new vessel launched

    15th December 2019

    On 11 December 2019 the new lakes vessel Swift was launched onto the waters of  Windermere in the Lake District National Park. Damen Shipyards Group built the vessel on location via the Damen Technical Cooperation (DTC) for Windermere Lake Cruises.…

  • Damen to supply EMS Offshore with new Shoalbuster 2711

    Damen to supply EMS Offshore with new Shoalbuster 2711

    13th December 2019

    Damen Shipyards Group has won an order from maritime services company EMS Offshore Service GmbH & Co. KG for a Shoalbuster 2711. The 2711 is the latest addition to the popular Shoalbuster range, having made its debut in June 2019.…

  • New era for Port of Dover as Cargo Terminal West opens

    New era for Port of Dover as Cargo Terminal West opens

    10th December 2019

    On 8 December 2019 the Port of Dover’s brand-new cargo terminal officially opened its doors for business, as cargo from the Seatrade vessel Lady Rosebay was processed through the new state of the art facility. Dover Cargo Terminal West is…

  • Ferry launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

    Ferry launched at Damen Shipyards Galati

    6th December 2019

    On 14 November 2019 Amherst Islander II, a Damen Road Ferry 6819 E3, was launched at Damen Shipyards Galati in Romania. The ceremony was attended by representatives of the owner, the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Canada, as well as Damen…

  • Maersk Supply Service wins UK tow and mooring installation project

    Maersk Supply Service wins UK tow and mooring installation project

    4th December 2019

    Maersk Supply Service has been awarded an integrated FPSO tow and mooring installation project for an operator in the North Sea. The work scope includes project management, engineering and offshore execution involving six anchor handling tug supply and subsea support…

  • Timor-Leste government chooses RoPax from Damen

    Timor-Leste government chooses RoPax from Damen

    2nd December 2019

    Recently, the Republic of Timor-Leste and Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract agreeing provision of a new RoPax Ferry 6716. The vessel will operate a route between the Timor-Leste capital Dili, the Oecusse enclave and the island of Ataúro, providing…

  • LNG-Fuelled Propulsion Solution for VW Car Carriers

    LNG-Fuelled Propulsion Solution for VW Car Carriers

    28th November 2019

    Siem Car Carriers officially launched its latest vessels at a naming ceremony at Xiamen Shipyard in China on 15 November 2019. Siem Confucius and Siem Aristotle are the first transatlantic PCTCs (Pure Car Truck Carriers) to operate full-time on LNG…

  • End of 2019 Cruise Season for Portland Port

    End of 2019 Cruise Season for Portland Port

    28th November 2019

    Portland Port’s 2019 cruise season saw the largest number of cruise calls and passengers to date. The season began in April with three consecutive inaugural calls from Costa Mediterranea, Pullmantur Zenith and Crown Princess. In fact the Port had 11…

  • Changes to Poole’s ferry fleet

    Changes to Poole’s ferry fleet

    26th November 2019

    During November and December Incat 87m Condor Rapide (1997/5,007gt) took over high-speed UK-Channel Island sailings while Austal 102m Condor Liberation (2010/6,307gt) was overhauled at Falmouth. Between 24 November and the end of the year the Poole-Cherbourg route was maintained by…

  • Damen repeat order from BC Ferry Services

    Damen repeat order from BC Ferry Services

    24th November 2019

    BC Ferries has awarded Damen Shipyards Group with a repeat order of four additional Damen Road Ferries 8117 E3, also known as Island class vessels. The diesel-electric hybrid ferries follow two such vessels that the client ordered from Damen back…