Naval - Expeditionary expansion by US Navy, Russia's long-range missile, and HMCS Athabaskan visits Portsmouth. Gary Davies
Cargo - Capesizers disposed of by Norden, shipping company Delmas absorbed by CMA CGM, and feeder container ship converted to LNG.
waterfront - US ship lost off Bahamas, last of the HSS ferries leaves Holyhead, Nedlloyd name to disappear, ACLtofly Red Ensign, and Cammell Laird wins contract to build new Polar ship.
Ferry - Brittany Ferries report growth, Condor liberation report published. Council to give support at Weymouth, and new Clipper Incats arrive on the Thames. Russell Plummer
Cruise - Focus on expansion in China, Fleet expansion by P&O 'down under', and first ever newbuild ship for Saga Cruises. William Mayes
Newbuild - First ethane-powered gas carriers, China building up its tanker fleet, Germany's first LNC vessel, and the largest all-electric ferry being built for Denmark. Jim Shaw
Ships pictorial - Ships pictured around the world, including in Rotterdam, Auckland, Poole and Piraeus.
Frisian ferries - The West Frisian Islands in the North Sea off the Dutch coast are served by a great number and variety of different ferries. Matt Davies
Liberty Colliers - A chance encounter at Birkenhead in 1961 led to the unearthing of the story of the Liberty colliers of the 1940s. Roy Fenton
German fast attack - Patrick Boniface profiles the German Navy's Type 143A fast attack craft, and looks at their origins and development. Patrick Boniface
Ice class - Developments along the northern coast of Russia are continuing to generate demand for ice-capable vessels. Jim Shaw
Belgium's premier port - Antwerp, one of the busiest and biggest ports in Europe, handles all kinds of ships, from chemical tankers to containers ships, and cruise ships to coasters. Krispen Atkinson
Maritime mosaic - Profile of the Italian Navy, Marina Militare, with a | look at its development and some of the ships that it operates. Patrick Boniface
Malta classic callers - Photos taken over a five-hour period on one day in May 2014 showing the large variety of shipping using the Kiel Canal. Roy Cressey
Cal Mac captains - On board three very different Cal Mac ferries in the Outer Hebrides. Nicholas Leach
Ship of the Month:
NORWEGIAN ESCAPE - Nicholas Leach goes on board NCL's latest cruise ship, the largest the company has ever built, to see what she has to offer.
Ships mail - A selection of letters from readers.
Ports of call - Cruise ship calls around the UK in January. Andrew and Donna Cooke
Mystery ship - Can you identify this month's mystery ship?
Ships library - Reviews and details of new maritime books.
COVER: The new cruise ship Norwegian Escape made her debut in Southampton at the end of October before crossing the Atlantic to start her cruising life in Miami.
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