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  • Viking Glory to improve cargo links between Finland and Sweden

    Viking Glory to improve cargo links between Finland and Sweden

    5th June 2020

    Cargo capacity on Finnish sea routes will increase significantly when Viking Glory enters service in 2021. The vessel will replace Amorella and provide about 500 lane metres of additional capacity on the Turku–Stockholm route. More than 80 per cent of the flow…

  • Ships Monthly June 2020 issue out now

    Ships Monthly June 2020 issue out now

    2nd June 2020

    Ships Monthly June 2020 issue The latest issue of Ships Monthly is out now. Subscribe to the magazine now to get your copy: https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/SMO In-depth news covers the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the shipping industry: CRUISE NEWS: Where…

  • Record Engine Powers World’s Largest Containership

    Record Engine Powers World’s Largest Containership

    29th May 2020

    HMM, the South Korean shipping company, has launched the first in a series of 12 ultra-large containerships which will each feature individual MAN B&W G95ME-C10.5 low-speed main engines. At 23,964TEU, HMM Algeciras is the world’s largest containership and will operate…

  • Maersk Supply Service awarded subsea removal for Dunlin Alpha platform

    Maersk Supply Service awarded subsea removal for Dunlin Alpha platform

    26th May 2020

    Maersk Supply Service has been awarded a contract for the removal of the Dunlin Alpha platform’s subsea conductors and guide frames, by Fairfield Betula Limited. Maersk Supply Service will remove four 30-inch jacket-mounted drilling conductors and two associated conductor guide…

  • Port prepares for passengers with temperature screening technology

    Port prepares for passengers with temperature screening technology

    22nd May 2020

    Portsmouth International Port is believed to be the first UK port to install a thermal temperature scanner, which will be available for ferry and cruise operators to screen their passengers. The temperature screening technology involves using a camera detection system…

  • Key UK freight and ferry routes to get £35 million boost

    Key UK freight and ferry routes to get £35 million boost

    19th May 2020

    Cross-Channel ferry operators and other freight firms, including Eurotunnel, are to get £35m in financial support to ensure the continued supply of ‘vital’ food and medical supplies to the UK. The cash injection will support routes operated by Brittany Ferries,…

  • LNG-fuelled vessels for Bore Ltd

    LNG-fuelled vessels for Bore Ltd

    18th May 2020

    Finland-based Bore Ltd, an affiliate of the Dutch Spliethoff Group, has ordered three LNG-fuelled short-sea vessels from the WuHu shipyard in China with delivery of the first unit expected by mid-2021. The 120m long ships, to be completed to Finnish/Swedish…