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Little ship – big berth – Spica J sails, 27 November 2019

It’s unusual to see a ship designed to carry under 1,000 TEU alongside a berth built to handle ship of in excess of 20,000 TEU – Spica J is a…

Tug Svitzer Sky cruises out, 21 Nov 2019

On the dull morning of Thursday, 21 November, tug Svitzer Sky heads out to the harbour mouth to meet her next ship, the 2004-buit MSC Fabienne.

CSCL Jupiter arrives looking tired and hard-worked; 4 November 2019

366m container ship CSCL Jupiter arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on the morning of 4 November 2019, looking well due for a good paint and clean up . ….

Newsclip: Ever Govern sneeks in, 2 Nov 2019

A quick on-the-spot report as Ever Govern arrives at Felixstowe – wind forecast to increase to gale force as the morning progresses . . . Full video on her arrival…

Cap San Sounio sails after her first call; 25 October 2019

Looking smart in her red and white livery, 2014-built container ship Cap San Sounio departs from Felixstowe’s berth 9, heading towards Rotterdam. Like to help us produce more shipping video?…

3 tugs for MSC Venice, breezy morning of 19 October 210

The pilot and master of 399m ultra large container ship MSC Venice decided to employed 3 tugs – Svitzer Kent, Svitzer Shotley and Svitzer Deben, to swing and berth her…

Real time departure: Ever Given makes fast to tug Svitzer Kent and lets go; 24 September 2019

On the breezy and rainy morning of Tuesday, 24 September, tug Svitzer Kent makes fast to ultra large container ship Ever Given, and she then lets go and leaves the…

Coaster ARINA outbound from the port of Ipswich 15/8/19

104.79m length coaster Arina heads through Harwich Harbour after leaving the ABP port of Ipswich and heads off to her next call in Rotterdam. Filmed by Paul Hiett

MSC Valeria sails, dismal morning of 9 August 2019

13,998 TEU container ship MSC Valeria sails for Rotterdam on the windy and rainy morning of 9 August, 2019:

Ferry morning: Somerset & DFDS Suecia Seaways sail, 26 July 2019

A total of 5 ro-ro freight ferries sail in and out of Harwich and Felixstowe to Rotterdam every day, with another 2 big ro-pax ferries also making the crossing. The…

Feeder Elke arrives at Felixstowe, 19 July 2019

Feeder container ships are a vital part of the container shipping industry – they deliver boxes brought from the far east by ultra large ships to much smaller ports the…

MSC Altair arrives direct from Colombo, 16 July 2019

On the beautiful morning of 16 July 2019, MSC Altair arrives at the Port of Felixstowe direct from Colombo, having passed through the Suez Canal.

2-ship morning, part 2: ultra large Triple-E Merete Maersk sails, 15 July 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Merete Maersk sails from the port of Felixstowe at 9.255am on the morning of 15th July 2019, looking tired and in need of some TLC. She’s…

Slow TV: Cosco Shipping Aquarius swings on her first call at Felixstowe, 11 July 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Cosco Shipping Aquarius swings in real time preparatory to coming alongside for her maiden call at berth 9, at the port of Felixstowe, on the morning…

Rare footage! A long way up – Lifeboat Recovery aboard OOCL Hong Kong; 14 June 2019

Rare footage of a routine job aboard an Ultra Large Container Ship, OOCL Hong Kong as she recovers a lifeboat after test launching, engine and systems test, while the ship…

Maersk Exeter (ex Hyundai Speed) First Call, part 2: dead slow astern; 10 June 2019

After swinging, Maersk Exeter goes astern up to her berth, No 7 at Felixstowe, and a touch of ahead brings her to a stop. The, using tugs and thrusters, she…

STV holiday movies: beach-launched fishing boats at Dungeness, UK

Filmed while on holiday at Dungeness, a foreland on the UK’s south coast: specially modified beach-launched fishing craft dragged up on the beach, just above the high-tide mark.

General cargo vessel Klaipeda sails from Ipswich, 29 May 2019

Built in 1995 but still looking good, general cargo vessel Klaipeda sails light from the ABP Port of Ipswich on the breezy morning of 29 May 2019.

New video: Port of Tilbury’s Tilbury 2 development

A short CGI movie showing the Port of Tilbury’s major Tilbury 2 development, with 2 ro-ro berths and a bulk berth, plus largescale shoreside facilities:

SEABED WORKER – Offshore support/supply vessel outbound from Harwich 16/5/19

88m length offshore supply/support vessel passes through Harwich Harbour after departing the port of Harwich and heads back out to the EA1 windfarm.

Water injection dredger Jetsed leaves Gt Yarmouth, 14 May 2019

Designed to disturb sediment so tidal forces can remove it, water injection dredger Jetsed leaves Great Yarmouth river entrance to head round to the outer harbour to begin work ….