Welcome to Coastal Shipping Publications

Coastal Shipping Publications"Coastal Shipping" magazine was established in 1994 by Bernard McCall, who at that time had published several maritime books and contributed a regular column to “Sea Breezes” magazine. Since then "Coastal Shipping" has grown into a hugely popular magazine and is read by shipping professionals and enthusiasts alike. Please visit the Coastal Shipping Magazine pages for details about the current and next issue of the magazine. Coastal Shipping also publishes and distributes a growing range of maritime books. Information on our own books in print can be found on the Coastal Shipping Publications page, whilst the Other Publications page gives details of our available range from other publishers.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We hope you enjoy your visit and look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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    Keen ferry fanatic Stuart Craig has written about the ships which serve the islands of the West Coast from a different perspective this time. Written in loose diary form it chronicles the first twenty-odd years of his hobby, from 1989 to 2009 - capturing the highlights and changes to the ferry scene during that time. Liberally sprinkled with humourous...

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    Stuart Craig and his friends have once again criss-crossed Scotland using the many ferries plying between the islands. This, his fourth book is full of information about the places he and his companions visited curing their travel and describes their journey by ship, train and car. 

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    Following the successes of this island hopping book, Away with the Ferries Stuart Craig is back amongst the islands of Clyde, Hebrides and Western isle with his bicycle. sometimes travelling alone but mostly with his cycling pal sandy. Here is the account of two trips to over thirty islands by ferry and bike. the scenery, the ships, the islands and the...

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    In this issue: The "Coaster of the Past", the RIO BESAYA of 1921. "Port Panorama" looks at the port of Poole in Dorset. Feature articles: Coasters converted to livestock carriers;Recent financial problems of 4 shipping companies.The career of a controversial American coaster. Plus all the usual features and the latest news from around the world.

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    All calendars contain large colour photos selected from the best shots of the last few years.Special attention has been paid to the design and styling. The calendars are available in 30,5 × 38 cm format and are printed on 200 grams silk paper. They also contain a 350 grams backsheet with detailed information about the photos.

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    Written by W J Harvey, this is a very comprehensive book about Cory Towage Ltd from its humble beginnings to one of the foremost operators of ship handling worldwide.  In its 224 pages it tells the history of the group from 1895 up to the millennium.

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    This latest Tugs pictorial album Volume 2, documents some of the smaller tugs that used to be seen in Bristol City Docks plus some of the rarer and larger tugs that have paid only one or two visits to the port in recent years. Each photograph is accompanied by an informative caption.

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    This book is a sequel to Andrew Wiltshire's first book on tugs Looking Back at British Tugs. This time he concentrates on examples that were completed in British Shipyards. He has always been fascinated by the number of small shipyards that once existed around the UK, and often by the location of these yards.

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    A beautiful album of illustrations and information. From around 1880 for almost 100 years, shipowners commissioned a wealth of paintings that depicted, as well as their magnificent liners, the routes they travelled, their exotic destinations, and life on board. 158 pages. Colour.

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    Published by Stegro, this Dutch book lists the Dutch ships under the ownership of Dammers & van der Heide and gives detailed, technical information related to them.  Each page has a black/white photograph of the named ship. The book has 253 pages and is written in Dutch.

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    Published on 7 July 2014, this second hardback volume of 160 pages of what will be a 3 - volume set looks at the beginning of the Great War to the start of World War 2 and includes details of vessels taken into Admiralty Service.

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    This is an updated version of the Dover-Calais 2009 edition. Written by John Hendy, it covers the history of the most famous ferry crossing in the world but looks in detail at the development and expansion of the ferry operations and the new tonnage which has been introduced since the opening of the tunnel.  

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    Throughout this edition Warship World have gathered a selection of images from 1909 and the pre-dreadnoughts through to the very latest warships of today as they run sea trials prior to entering service as the next generation of warship. For many of the features, the images have been taken during large fleet assemblies.

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    "Coastal Shipping" is a bi-monthly magazine for all who are keen on coastal ships and their trades. Each issue comprises 52 pages of news and views, with articles varying from nostalgia to the very latest news.

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    It is possible to have a postal subscription to this magazine for two years.

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    In its 80 pages, this all-colour album has 103 photographs of refrigerated ships. Each photograph is accompanied by a detailed caption giving information about the ship and the location.

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    Written by Chris Brooks and Simon Smith, this book (published August 2011) is a splendid all-colour, pictorial album looking at vessels and shipyards in Istanbul and the Bosphorus.  The stunning photographs are each accompanied by a detailed caption.

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    Manchester Liners is a fully illustrated company history. It is a hardback A4 size book.

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    Written by Bernard McCall, this book has 86 colour photographs of coasters built during the 1950s.  The photographs date from the 1960s up to the present day and we see some ships in their original guise and others after being sold and/or modernised.  A detailed caption tells more about the history of the ship and, in some cases, the building yard.

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    This volume looks at ports between Swansea in the west and Chepstow in the east. The industrial revolution saw a huge and rapid expansion of ports in this area.

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    PLEASE CLICK HERE IS YOU ARE A UK CUSTOMER: Coastal Shipping is a bi-monthly magazine for all who are interested in coastal/short-sea vessels and the trades in which they work.  This binder files 12 copies of any Coastal Shipping magazine published upto December 2012.

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    Written by Andrew Wiltshire, this book contains 106 colour images of bulk carriers including specialised vessels for the carriage of ore, cement, coal and self-discharge in addition to the many different types of conventional bulkers and ore/oil vessels.

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    Written by Andrew Wiltshire and published on 14 March 2014, this hardback book is the latest in the successful maritime series with stunning colour photographs and detailed captions of a huge variety of tugs in an equally wide variety of locations.

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