• FIRST RENDERINGS COMPLETED FOR HYDROGEN-POWERED VESSEL

    The first renderings of the Scottish-led HYSEAS III project, which aims to build Europe’s first sea-going ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cells, have been completed. The drawings show what the vessel,

  • CMAL & STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY SECURE £30K GRANT FOR CLEAN MARITIME FUEL PROJECT

    Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) and the University of Strathclyde have secured a £30,000 grant to fund a six-month research project to explore the technical, operational and commercial viabi

  • NEW PIER AT TARBERT (HARRIS) NEARING COMPLETION

    The construction of the new pier at Tarbert (Harris) Ferry Terminal is reaching the final stages and is set to be completed by the end of the year. Installation of the main pier deck is continuing at

  • CMAL PURCHASES ADDITIONAL FERRY

    A deal to purchase a ferry for deployment on the Clyde and Hebrides network has been agreed, bringing additional resilience to the fleet. The MV Utne has been earmarked for the Oban-Craignure route, a

  • CMAL WINS INNOVATIVE PORT AWARD

    CMAL brought home a win from the Shipping Professional Network London Gala during London International Shipping Week (13th-17th September), attaining the award entitled Innovation: The UK Port of Tomo

  • FOUR SHIPYARDS INVITED TO TENDER FOR NEW ISLAY VESSELS

    Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has invited four shipyards to bid for the contract to build two new ferries for Islay. Following extensive consultation with Transport Scotland, CalMac, and c

  • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LAUNCHED FOR GOUROCK FERRY TERMINAL REDEVELOPMENT

    A community engagement survey has been launched to seek community views on proposals for the redevelopment of Gourock Ferry Terminal. Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), which owns the ferry termin

  • CMAL APPOINTS DESIGN CONSULTANT FOR SMALL VESSEL REPLACEMENT PROGRAMME

    Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has appointed ferry design consultancy Navalue to lead the concept design of its Small Vessel Replacement Programme (SVRP). Navalue will provide consultancy s

  • GOUROCK LINKSPAN TO CLOSE FOR REMEDIAL WORKS

    The linkspan at Gourock Ferry Terminal will close for nine days on Wednesday 25 August 2021 after Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) detected an issue with the hydraulic lifting cylinders. Engineer

  • KYLEAKIN HARBOUR WORK DELAYED DUE TO NESTING CHICKS

    Work to remove old harbour structures at Kyleakin harbour has been halted after nesting gull chicks were discovered. Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL), which owns the infrastructure, has appoi

  • CMAL INVESTMENT MAP 2020-2021

    The map below outlines completed and ongoing investment across the CMAL network in the years 2020-2021 (click to view larger image).

  • CMAL ISSUES JULY NEWSLETTER

    The July edition of CMAL’s triannual newsletter has been shared with subscribers. This information includes a piece from Kevin Hobbs about CMAL’s investment plans following a £580 million commitment f

  • CMAL APPOINTS CONTRACTOR TO REMOVE KYLEAKIN HARBOUR STRUCTURES

    Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has appointed an Orkney-based contractor to demolish redundant ferry berthing infrastructure at Kyleakin harbour. Marine construction firm Leask Marine Limite

  • CONTRACT NOTICE ISSUED FOR ISLAY VESSEL PROJECT

    CMAL has published a contract notice for stage one of the procurement process for the new Islay vessel on the Public Contract Scotland (PCS) website using PCS-Tender. The notice has also been issued t

  • PROCUREMENT OF NEW ISLAY FERRY GETS UNDERWAY

    The procurement of a new ferry to help support the community and economy on Islay is officially underway. The first stage of the tender process will assess if interested shipyards meet the technical a

  • CONTRACT AWARDED FOR CONCEPT DESIGN OF EMISSONS-FREE FERRY

    Scottish-led HySeas III project aims to build Europe’s first sea-going ferry powered by hydrogen fuel cells The journey to build Europe’s first sea-going vehicle and passenger ferry powered by hydroge

  • CMAL MAKING GOOD PROGRESS AT TARBERT FERRY TERMINAL

    The new pier at Tarbert (Harris) Ferry Terminal has taken a “huge step forward.” All the circular steel piles are now in place and the next phase of the upgrade project is ready to begin. The £14.3 mi

  • CMAL COMPLETES TIREE PIERHEAD WORKS

    Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (CMAL) has completed final snagging works at Tiree Ferry Terminal following completion of pierhead repairs in December last year. Engineers were on site from 22 Marc

  • CMAL SECURES CERTIFICATE OF APPROVAL FROM LLOYD’S REGISTER

    Caledonian Maritime Asset Limited has achieved a three-year re-certification from Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA). A three-day external audit of CMAL’s internal management system was carried

  • CMAL UPDATES THREE-YEAR PLAN

    CMAL has updated its three-year corporate plan to include the financial year from March 2023 and to outline key achievements in the past year. Progress in 2020/21 was hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic