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  • The world’s largest newly built wooden cargo ship

    The world’s largest newly built wooden cargo ship

    10th August 2020

    After two years of shipyard construction at SAILCARGO INC, including a year of structural framing, the three-masted, 45m wooden cargo schooner Ceiba is about to enter a new phase of construction. The next stage will be to install the hull,…

  • Damen signs contract with Port of Antwerp for new tugs

    Damen signs contract with Port of Antwerp for new tugs

    4th August 2020

    On 8 July 2020 Damen Shipyards Group was awarded a contract by the Port of Antwerp to deliver two RSD Tugs 2513 after an intensive tender process. The vessels are part of Damen’s Next Generation Tugs series and are built…

  • Sovcomflot builds its fleet

    Sovcomflot builds its fleet

    1st August 2020

    Russia’s Sovcomflot has taken delivery of the 174,000 cubic metre capacity LNG carrier SCF La Perouse from South Korea’s Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries for operation under a long-term time charter agreement with French energy major Total. The new vessel features…

  • Loch Katrine steamer out of steam

    Loch Katrine steamer out of steam

    30th July 2020

    Before the Covid-19 pandemic brought postponements and cancellations to historic ship operations worldwide, it had already been decided that the steamship Sir Walter Scott, which has been running on Loch Katrine since her completion in 1900 by William Denny and…

  • New research vessel for Greenland

    New research vessel for Greenland

    28th July 2020

    Spain’s Astilleros Balenciaga expects to deliver a new fisheries research vessel to the Greenland Institute of Natural Sciences next year to replace the 1971-built former stern trawler Paamiut, which was converted into a research vessel nearly 30 years ago. The…

  • Ships Monthly August 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly August 2020 issue out now

    24th July 2020

    SHIPS MONTHLY August 2020 The latest issue of Ship Monthly is out now. Get your copy by subscription here. News pages New from the shipping world includes the Sassnitz route shut down by Stena, an uncertain future for the unique…

  • Cruise & Maritime go into administration

    Cruise & Maritime go into administration

    21st July 2020

    Cruise & Maritime Voyages has gone into administration due to the collapse of the cruise industry following the coronavirus pandemic. CMV announced in June that it was looking for additional finance and it was hoped that last minute discussions with…

  • VentiFoils devices to be fitted to cargo vessels

    VentiFoils devices to be fitted to cargo vessels

    20th July 2020

    Netherlands-based eConowind, developer of the wind-assist VentiFoil product (see SM, Jan), has been contracted to install two of the devices on a cargo vessel being operated by Holland’s Boomsma Shipping BV. The twin units have been integrated into a specially…

  • Car carrier fire in Florida

    Car carrier fire in Florida

    14th July 2020

    Norway’s Höegh Autoliners is waiting for an inspection of the car carrier Hoegh Xiamen to determine if the 12,250dwt ship can be repaired or will have to be scrapped. The vessel was hit by an extensive fire that broke out…