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  • Significant volume growth in the seaport of Kiel

    Significant volume growth in the seaport of Kiel

    23rd August 2021

    The port of Kiel achieved significant volume growth in the cargo sector in the first half of the year. In the period from the beginning of January to the end of June, a total of 8.25 percent more goods were…

  • Norwegian navy frigate off to scrapyard

    Norwegian navy frigate off to scrapyard

    22nd August 2021

    Earlier this year, Norscrap West won a contract from the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (Forsvarsmateriell) to recycle the wrecked frigate Helge Ingstad. The NOK 60 million (US$7 million) cost of scrapping will be mitigated by revenue generated from the sale…

  • Taylor Maritime Investments acquire seven geared Handysize bulk vessels

    Taylor Maritime Investments acquire seven geared Handysize bulk vessels

    21st August 2021

    Taylor Maritime Investments Limited (TMI/TMIP), the specialist dry bulk shipping company, announced in August that it has successfully contracted to acquire seven Japanese-built geared Handysize bulk vessels The vessel range in size from 28, 0000 to 37,000dwt, for an aggregate…

  • UECC’s second LNG battery hybrid PCTC

    UECC’s second LNG battery hybrid PCTC

    20th August 2021

    UECC’s ambitious effort to upgrade its fleet with low-carbon vessels remains on track with the launch during August 2021 of the second in a series of three LNG battery hybrid newbuilds at a Chinese yard. The latest newbuild pure car…

  • Fleet changes continue for Carnival Corp

    Fleet changes continue for Carnival Corp

    19th August 2021

    With hopes that the pandemic is coming to an end and its impact on the cruise industry ending, Carnival Corporation is making some changes to its fleets, which, between them, have seen the departure of 15 ships in the past…

  • Damen signs with Fairplay Towage for Shoalbuster 2711

    Damen signs with Fairplay Towage for Shoalbuster 2711

    18th August 2021

    Damen Shipyards Group signed a contract in August 2021 with Fairplay Towage Polska for the delivery of a Shoalbuster 2711 ICE. The company will use the versatile vessel to perform diverse operations, including in the offshore wind industry, in the…

  • Medway Queen goes to Ramsgate for maintenance

    Medway Queen goes to Ramsgate for maintenance

    17th August 2021

    After a wait at the Commercial Quay in Ramsgate, the historic paddle steamer Medway Queen made her way onto the slip on 12 August 2021. She had left Gillingham on Sunday 18 July under the guidance of a working party…

  • Tall ship Pelican of London on tour

    Tall ship Pelican of London on tour

    16th August 2021

    The tall ship Pelican of London left Folkestone in May as part of a 13-week scientific voyage of discovery around the UK, and called into London in mid-August. For the trip, which will be in three parts, 90 volunteers have…

  • Full Ship Shock Trials on USS Gerald R. Ford

    Full Ship Shock Trials on USS Gerald R. Ford

    15th August 2021

    The US Navy has carried out the first of a series of first-of-class Full Ship Shock Trials on USS Gerald R. Ford. The aircraft carrier was subjected to shock waves from a huge explosion while underway some 170 km miles…

  • Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle begins fund raising

    Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle begins fund raising

    14th August 2021

    The Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust has launched a fund-raising campaign for a major rebuild of Kingswear Castle to be undertaken over the next three winters with completion timed to coincide with her centenary in 2024. Built for service on…