Ships Monthly June 2020 issue

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In-depth news covers the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the shipping industry:

CRUISE NEWS: Where cruise ships are laid up during the pandemic
New cruise ships delayed, and ships with nowhere to go

FERRY NEWS British ferry links largely wiped out
Quiet Easter for CalMac on the Clyde
P&O Ferries ask for £150 million support
How Viking and Tallink ferries have also been affected

NAVAL NEWS: Naval ships are Coronavirus carriers

CARGO NEWS: Conventional reefers in decline, Indian coasters built for the Netherlands, Wilson expands fleet, new tug for Forth Ports, and new ice-class ro-ros to be built

FEATURES

ISLE OF LEWIS One of Caledonian MacBrayne’s best-known ferries, Isle of Lewis, entered service a quarter of a century ago.

SUPERFAST PROFILE The story of Superfast Ferries, the Greek company that introduced 12 ro-pax trend-setters in just seven years.

MOTOR COASTERS Development of motor coasters up to 1939 and why advances and improvements were not implemented sooner.

ARCTIC ADVENTURE Recollections of voyages on RFA Wave Ruler in the 1950s in Arctic waters.

KING GEORGE V BATTLESHIPS Photographic record of the impressive Royal Navy battleships of World War II.

COBELFRET SHIPS Freight specialists Cobelfret operating ro-ro services out of the Thames.

ALASKAN CRUISING A look back over more than 50 years of cruise ships visiting Alaska.