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  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Polar Class Bulk Carrier for Fednav

    Polar Class Bulk Carrier for Fednav

    13th August 2021

    Canada’s Fednav Limited has taken delivery of the Polar Class 4 bulk carrier Arvik I from Japan’s Marine United shipyard as a sister ship to the earlier delivered twins Nunavik (2014) and Umiak I (2006). The new 29,600dwt vessel, which…

  • Geest Line sold

    Geest Line sold

    12th August 2021

    Geest Line, the refrigerated cargo operator who operates a service between Caribbean and Europe has been sold to a 50:50 joint venture between Dutch-reefer operator Seatrade and Jamaican food specialist Jamaica Producers. Geest began operations from the Windward Islands to…

  • Carbon neutral plans for SS Great Britain

    Carbon neutral plans for SS Great Britain

    11th August 2021

    As part of a commitment to be carbon neutral by 2030, a pioneering upgrade has been installed at Brunel’s Great Britain. Beneath the ship the belt-driven fan installed as part of the ship’s dehumidifier under the glass sea has been…