No. 299 January 2015

January 2015

Front cover

The 7,947gt Sloman Trader was built in 1983 by Schlichting at Travemunde as the Aquarius.

Photo by FotoFlite


Memorable Ships – Imperator, Vaterland and Bismarck

August Bolten and Robert M. Sloman – 200 years of Hamburg Shipping

Tanker in tow – Ice salvage in Scoresbysundfjorden

Container Shipping – Boom or Bust? – A new network of the top 3 container lines

Through the eyes of the artist – The German Painters

Port of Call – Bremerhaven

Forgotten Fleets – Nord-Deutscher Lloyd

News Report – The latest news from around the world

Cruise News – End for the Discovery, Costa flagship debut

Cruise Ships Ports of Call – Cruise ship calls around the UK in January

Ferry News – End for SNCM?, Corran ferry funding issues

Newbuild of the month – Muslim Magomayev

Photo Gallery – Felixstowe and Safmarine

Editor’s Mailbox – Readers’ Letters

Readers’ Corner – Identify the unknown ship

Book Reviews – Operation Pedestal, The British Cruise Ship, Cochranes Shipbuilders, Cruise Ship