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Ships Monthly Magazine

12 issues per year Write Review From $4.42 per issue Ships Monthly is the world’s number one shipping magazine and Britain’s best-selling monthly magazine for ship lovers. Download this FREE App and it comes with a FREE 16 page sample issue of the magazine for you to enjoy. If you enjoy then subscribe.

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.

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Ships Monthly  |  Its an epic Ship of the Month  


The announcement that shipbuilding in Portsmouth is to cease with the closure of the BAE yard, and
facilities on the Clyde are to be downgraded, is something of a kick in the teeth for British industry. Yet it could have been different if successive governments had guided the industry to a more sustainable future. The role of heavy industry in the UK economy has been ignored or downplayed
for more than three decades, and with manufacturing seen as being relatively unimportant to the economy, the decline of industries such as shipbuilding is inevitable. On the surface, it seems hard to understand why Britain cannot have a thriving shipbuilding industry and how the once-proud shipyards have been allowed to decline and fail. Warship building is more or less all that goes on, although the new ferry built for Western Ferries and recently launched on the Clyde shows that ship construction is not completely defunct and could, with a bit more investment, imagination and government support, be expanded. If yards in Italy, Finland and Germany can build cruise ships, why is it so difficult for ships to be built in Britain? New ships are being built all the time, so the
demand is there, but it seems the UK has given up trying to compete in this area. And this is
largely because the focus by UK governments since the 1980s has been to expand the financial and service sectors at the expense of manufacturing. No long-term industrial strategy exists, and so the once-great British shipbuilding industry is – sadly – no more
Ships Monthly is the world’s number one shipping magazine and Britain’s best-selling monthly magazine for ship lovers. Download this FREE App and it comes with a FREE 16 page sample issue of the magazine for you to enjoy. If you enjoy then subscribe.

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.
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Ships Monthly

one of the magazines i look forward to every month. Reviewed Sunday, 19 April 2020

A great update on shipping

I do like the features but find the news updates at the front of the magazine the best part of the magazine and really look forward to reading them Reviewed Tuesday, 16 July 2013

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