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  • SHIPYARD NEWS: Cammell Laird targets ferries

    SHIPYARD NEWS: Cammell Laird targets ferries

    4th August 2014

    Birkenhead shipyard Cammell Laird has undertaken considerable work on ‘bespoke environmental’ packages for ferries. The yard docked 24 ferries between 2013 and the beginning of 2014 and also carried out a further 24 afloat repairs for ferry operators. During 2013…

  • RO-RO Vessel: Dry-docked in Belfast

    RO-RO Vessel: Dry-docked in Belfast

    28th July 2014

    Harland and Wolff’s reputation as a ship repair facility was reinforced in May with the unexpected arrival of hybrid ro-ro container vessel Oceanex Connaigra (2013/26,800gt) from St John’s, Canada. Built by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft and launched in May 2013, this vessel…

  • Container ships: Evergreen transfers to Felixstowe

    Container ships: Evergreen transfers to Felixstowe

    23rd July 2014

    The UK’s largest container terminal at Felixstowe has received the first call of Evergreen’s China European Shuttle (CES service). Previously, the CES service did not have a UK call, but from May the UK port was added, while a number…

  • NEWBUILD: Viking Star float-out

    NEWBUILD: Viking Star float-out

    23rd July 2014

    A major milestone for Viking Cruises’ move into ocean-going cruise ships, as opposed to the river cruise vessels it has operated hitherto, was marked on 23 June, when their inaugural cruise ship, the 930-passenger Viking Star (pictured), was floated out.…

  • NEWBUILD: Windfarm service operation vessel

    NEWBUILD: Windfarm service operation vessel

    14th July 2014

    The growing number of offshore wind farms in Europe is generating a number of new designs for service operation vessels (SOVs). One of the latest is a 1,350dwt SOV of 72.2m in length put forward by the UK division of…

  • Containership: Latest OOCL boxboat

    Containership: Latest OOCL boxboat

    7th July 2014

    Hong Kong-based container line Orient Oversea Container Line (OOCL) has recently christened its tenth ultra large containership. The vessel was christened OOCL Singapore at Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard on Geoje Island, South Korea. OOCL Singapore is a Samsung 13000 type…

  • PATROL VESSEL: Irish Navy’s playwright

    PATROL VESSEL: Irish Navy’s playwright

    30th June 2014

    The Irish Naval Service’s newest ship, the €50 million LÉ Samuel Beckett (P61), was christened by Caroline Murphy, niece of the Nobel Prize-winning playwright, after whom the ship is named, at Dublin’s Liffey Quays, near the East Link Bridge, on…

  • New design: X-Bow accommodation

    New design: X-Bow accommodation

    30th June 2014

    CASCO Offshore, a specialised accommodation subsidiary of the TMA Group, has contracted Holland’s Ulstein Sea of Solutions, part of the Ulstein Group, to design a 144.6m by 33m accommodation vessel that will be capable of housing up to 800 people.…

  • NEWBUILD: New coasters in demand

    NEWBUILD: New coasters in demand

    26th June 2014

    Two Damen Combi Freighters 3850 (Noordvliet and Zuidvliet) and the Damen Combi Coaster 2500 MV Anita have recently been delivered by Damen Shipyards Bergum in the Dutch province of Friesland as the market for smaller vessels enjoys a revival. The…

  • Noble Caledonia: Fleet boosted to three

    Noble Caledonia: Fleet boosted to three

    26th June 2014

    Cruise company Noble Caledonia have increased their fleet to three vessels with the acquisition of Sea Explorer (1991), which will join Island Sky and Caledonian Sky later this year. All three vessels were formerly part of the Renaissance Cruises fleet.…

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