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Ships Monthly October 2021

Ships Monthly is the world’s number one shipping magazine and Britain’s best-selling monthly magazine for ship lovers. Read by seafarers and enthusiasts all over the world, it contains a unique mix of shipping and maritime news, broken down by ship type, with sections focussing on ferries, cruise ships, warships, preserved vessels, tugs and cargo ships. The features, written by experts in their field, cover ships old and new, historic shipping companies and their vessels, modern cruise liners and passenger ferries, warships and naval vessels, profiles of docks and harbours in the UK and around the world, and personal accounts of voyages on ships round the world. Every issue contains an interview with the captain of a ship. In addition to the latest happenings in the shipping industry, the Ship of the Month feature goes behind the scenes on a significant ship to give readers an all-round insight into the world of ships and shipping.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Kelsey Publishing Group
Frequency:
Monthly
₹334.23
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12 Issues

in this issue

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supply chain problems

In the news pages we have details of yet another record-breaking container ship. The latest megaship is Evergreen Marine’s 23,992TEU I Ever Ace, which has entered service following her completion by Samsung Heavy Industries and is the first of a series of 12 ordered by the company. Of course, Evergreen made the news earlier in the year when their boxboat Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal. Both of these ships raise questions about the global supply chain, which is not operating smoothly at the moment. We have seen empty shelves in supermarkets in the UK, and there are consumer price rises in the pipeline. One problem is that there are not enough shipping containers in the world. With ever larger container ships arriving, the cost of shipping should be coming down, yet…

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contributors this month

Richard Clammer Richard Clammer is well known for his various books and articles on British paddle steamers and various other aspects of maritime history. David Fairclough David Fairclough lives and works in Crosby on Merseyside. His love of ships began when he was five and he is particularly interested in the UK and European Ferry Industry. Matt Davies Matt Davies has been interested in transport from an early age. He juggles his work with a family and his hobby of travelling on, writing about and photographing ferries. Steve Newman Steve Newman is a writer and photographer specialising in eco-adventure cruising. He writes for national newspapers and magazines. Ships Monthly on Facebook REGULAR CONTRIBUTORS Krispen Atkinson • Gary Davies • Roy Fenton • William Mayes • Russell Plummer • Jim Shaw • Conrad Waters…

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bernard mccall

OBITUARY The well-known writer, publisher, photographer and lecturer Bernard McCall passed away on 20 August, aged 72. Bernard was an avid ship enthusiast from an early age, after being taken on a school trip to see ships. His passionate interest in ships and shipping remained throughout his life. A Lancastrian by birth, he took a post as a school teacher in the Huddersfield area and joined the West Riding Branch of the World Ship Society when I was Secretary in the 1970s, becoming Chairman. In 1980 we set up the Yorkshire Ship Enthusiasts and Bernard arranged trips to ports, as well as many ship visits. Several years ago he wrote his first book, about Whitby shipping, and started his Coastal Shipping magazine in spring 1994, which reached issue 160 in August. He went…

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innovative new design

ECO REEFER Germany’s NSB Group has developed a concept design for an LNG-fuelled container ship of 3,500TEU capacity, 1,880TEU of which would be refrigerated. The vessel would have its deckhouse situated fully forward to optimise carrying capacity in the centre of the hull, while also separating crew accommodations from the LNG storage tanks that would be mounted aft. The IMO Type C tanks would have sufficient capacity to give the ship a range of about 5,000 nautical miles under full reefer load conditions while supplying fuel to a two-stroke, slow-speed, single-acting main engine fitted with a waste heat recovery system. The vessel would also be fitted with a battery system to aid propulsion and a connection for shore power. JS…

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uecc’s second lng hybrid

CAR CARRIER UECC’s upgrading of its fleet with low-carbon vessels continued with the launch of the second in a series of three LNG battery hybrid newbuilds at a Chinese yard in August. The latest newbuild pure car and truck carrier (pictured) was launched at Jiangnan Shipyard just over a year after the first steel was cut, as the yard and shipowner overcame manpower and logistical challenges due to the Covid-19 pandemic to maintain the delivery schedule. Hull number H2664 hit the water in a launch ceremony at the Shanghai yard on 16 August and is due for delivery, along with the third vessel, in the first half of 2022. The first unit, launched earlier this year, is to be delivered this autumn after final commissioning.…

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hybrid car carriers for nyk

VEHICLE CARRIER Japan’s NYK Line has ordered four hybrid Pure Car/Truck Carriers (PCTCs) from China Merchants Jinling Shipyard for delivery in 2022 and 2023 that will be the first vessels in the world to be equipped with WinGD’s new X-DF2.0 iCER main engines. These powerplants make use of Intelligent Control by Exhaust Recycling (iCER) technology to reduce methane emissions by approximately 50 per cent. Fuel for the 199.9m by 38m ships will be stored in twin cryogenic tanks located ahead of the engine room and below the car decks, while battery banks will be located farther forward. The batteries will help improve fuel efficiency by mitigating main engine and electrical generator load fluctuations. The new vessels will have a vehicle capacity of 7,000 units and will trade mainly between Europe, Asia and the…

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