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  • 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,…

  • Damen hosts digital steel-cutting ceremony for RoPax vessel

    Damen hosts digital steel-cutting ceremony for RoPax vessel

    16th May 2020

    Shipyard uses digital communications to ensure safe steel-cutting ceremony during coronavirus outbreak On Monday 27 April Damen Yichang Shipyard in China hosted a steel cutting ceremony with a difference. As a result of safety measures surrounding the global COVID-19 outbreak, the…

  • American Countess enters service

    American Countess enters service

    15th May 2020

    New Albany, Indiana-based American Queen Steamboat Company (AQSC) has placed its newest vessel, the 245-passenger riverboat American Countess, in service on the Mississippi River alongside its American Queen and American Duchess. Converted from the 24-year-old casino boat Kanesville Queen by…

  • Scraped after forty years

    Scraped after forty years

    14th May 2020

    Matson Navigation’s bridge-forward configured Kauai, converted to an open-hatch vessel with vertical container guides in the 1990s, has gone for scrap at Brownsville, Texas after a career of four decades. The 219.5m by 29m vessel was built by Sun Ship…

  • DFDS’ first quarter results: navigating through a pandemic

    DFDS’ first quarter results: navigating through a pandemic

    12th May 2020

    DFDS released their results recently for the first quarter. Overall revenue declined one per cent in first quarter of 2020 to DKK 3.8bn (£445m). There was a 16 per cent decrease in passenger revenues during the period due to restrictions…

  • CMV announces further suspension of cruise operations

    CMV announces further suspension of cruise operations

    11th May 2020

    On 7 May 2020 CMV announced further suspension of cruise operations until 30 June 2020. Due to the continued global pandemic outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus, Government advisories still in force and the lockdown of many countries and ports around…

  • Connecting communities for 20 years

    Connecting communities for 20 years

    8th May 2020

    Damen Ferries marks two decades with a keen eye on a sustainable future  Damen Shipyards Group marked the 20th anniversary of its ferries department on 7 May 2020. At the start of the new millennium, Damen formalised its activities in…

  • Viking Line’s service over the next few weeks

    Viking Line’s service over the next few weeks

    6th May 2020

    As a result of the Finnish government’s decision on 4 May 2020 to gradually ease some of the restrictions related to the Covid-19 coronavirus, starting 14 May Viking Line will open up passenger service again for essential traffic. Essential traffic…

  • Portland Port update on current trading

    Portland Port update on current trading

    5th May 2020

    Whilst the coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact upon countless businesses in the UK, including those in the maritime industry, Portland Port remains open for business and continues to play its role. The appropriate restrictions and safety measures have…

  • MAN Engines Ordered for New Generation Offshore Installation Vessel

    MAN Engines Ordered for New Generation Offshore Installation Vessel

    4th May 2020

    China Merchant Heavy Industry (CMHI) has ordered six MAN 12V32/44CR main engines in connection with the building of a new 5,000-tonne floating installation crane vessel Les Alizés for Jan De Nul Group, an international maritime construction expert. Delivering a cumulative…