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  • Ships Monthly February 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly February 2019 issue out now

    14th January 2019

    The latest issue of Ships Monthly is now available. Go to Kelsey Shop to get your copy. https://shop.kelsey.co.uk/subscription/SMO NEWS WATERFRONT Hansa heavylift goes bankrupt, OOCL marks half a century of operations, and Damen to establish a ro-pax division. FERRY Brittany…

  • Damen Shiprepair Brest completes refit of  Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

    Damen Shiprepair Brest completes refit of Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth

    10th January 2019

    In January 2019 Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth left Damen Shiprepair Brest (DSBr) following a 12-day repair and refit programme. She was the most recent addition to the Cunard fleet, having been delivered in 2010. The programme was highly intensive with a series of…

  • Seismic vessels complete tandem drydocking at Damen

    Seismic vessels complete tandem drydocking at Damen

    29th December 2018

    Sistership seismic vessels Oceanic Sirius and Oceanic Vega have completed a round-the-clock ten-day maintenance programme at Damen Shiprepair Amsterdam (DSAm). For eight of those days the two 106m vessels were in the yard’s 250m drydock no.4 in a tandem arrangement, to…

  • Star Clippers adds new port calls

    Star Clippers adds new port calls

    27th December 2018

    New port calls for Star Clippers in Europe for summer 2020 include Stintino in Sardinia, Propriano in Corsica, Vis, Krk and Zadar in Croatia, while in South East Asia Star Clippers has created new itineraries to include Cambodia for the…

  • Passenger numbers continue to grow for David MacBrayne

    Passenger numbers continue to grow for David MacBrayne

    22nd December 2018

    David MacBrayne, parent company of CalMac Ferries, has reported another year of increasing passenger numbers. Total carryings for the group broke through the 5.5 million barrier in 2017/18. The transport and harbour operator’s continuing carrying growth is helping deliver social and…

  • Oasis of the Seas and Royal Caribbean’s 2020-21 deployment

    Oasis of the Seas and Royal Caribbean’s 2020-21 deployment

    19th December 2018

    In December 2018 Royal Caribbean International announced its 2020-21 deployment plans. Oasis of the Seas will greet head to New York and offer new holidays from Northeast America with seven-night Caribbean itineraries that include a day at the cruise line’s private…

  • Ships Monthly January 2019 issue out now

    Ships Monthly January 2019 issue out now

    13th December 2018

    SHIPS MONTHLY Jan 2019 WATERFRONT NEWS In the news, Wallenius Wilhelmsen has been restructured, preserved vessel RML 497 goes to Hartlepool Museum, wind power on ships gets another look, and Damen tugs tackle the Northern Sea Route. The ferry scene…

  • Port of Gothenburg ro-ro traffic on the increase

    Port of Gothenburg ro-ro traffic on the increase

    10th December 2018

    The prospects for ro-ro traffic between Sweden and the continent are looking bright. Volumes between Gothenburg and Belgium have increased for the ninth year in succession. Shipping companies are also in the process of expanding their networks from Gothenburg across…