Category Archives: Ports

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.

G H Brickfielder sails on Maersk Line’s Port Said shuttle, 15 November 2019

With the 2M consortium (Maersk Line and MSC) suspending their AE2/Swan service for 10 weeks, Maersk have set up a special feeder shuttle for UK customers, bringing in a weekly…

Stacked-up with Christmas: MSC Eva arrives at dawn, 19 November, 2019

Looking full of boxes and drawing over 14m as she arrives from Colombo, ultra large container ship MSC Eva makes an impressive sight as she arrives at Felixstowe at dawn…

STV News: Tilbury 2 linkspan installation, 18 Nov 2019

The latest stage of development at the UK’s newest major ro-ro port, Tilbury 2 on the River Thames. Photos by kind permission of David Burns

Evergreen sisters at Felixstowe, part 3: Ever Golden swings and berths, 16 November 2019

Ever Golden swings with 3 Svitzer tugs, and then is moved gently into position alongside Felixstowe’s berth 9, ready to work boxes.

STV News Roundup, Sunday 17 November 2019

The second edition of Shipping TV’s regular news presentation, with stories you might have missed from the past week. This time, a special look at the new Tilbury 2 terminal,…

Evergreen sisters at Felixstowe, part 2: Ever Glory alongside, Ever Golden arrives, 16 Nov 2019

Ever Glory has been alongside for over an hour, as sister ship Ever Golden rounds Beach End Turn into Harwich Harbour, and slows down preparatory to making her swing.

Evergreen sisters at Felixstowe: Ever Golden at Dawn, 16 November 2019

7am on Saturday 16 November, and the sun is just rising a Felixstowe, as Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Goslden arrives at Felixstowe, shown here collecting 2 of the 3…

Bremen Belle sails, mid-morning of 15 November 2019

One of those ships who’s name amuses me – I have a mental picture of a German lady, a bit broad on the beam, but still looking good . ….

Suction dredger HAM 316 working off the port of Felixstowe; 13/11/19

Dredger Ham 316 arrives back at Harwich Harbour on another dredging run on the approaches to berth’s 8&9 at the port of Felixstowe.

Cosco Shipping Andes sails for Singapore, 13 November 2019

After completing her round of Northern European ports at Felixstowe, UK, Cosco Shipping 2018-built 366m container ship Andes clears the berth and departs . . .

Small tug JEAN T towing barge through Harwich Harbour 13/11/19

16.89m length tug/workboat JEAN T heads through Harwich Harbour towing a barge after departing Harwich. Filmed by Paul Hiett

Tug Svitzer Deben makes fast at the bow; 13 November 2019

Up close: tug Svitzer Deben makes fast to the bow of 366m ultra large container ship Cosco Shipping Andes, prior to her sailing for her next port – Singapore, via…

Offshore (SOV) ACTA ORION passing through Harwich Harbour 13/11/19

Acta marine’s offshore Service Operations Vessel arrives in Harwich Harbour from her new duties at the under construction East Anglia One windfarm where she is supporting instillation of wind turbines.

How it works: Tug Bommel plough dredging at Felixstowe, 12 November 2019

Plough dredging isn’t a recognisable activity unless you know what you’re looking at – but it is vital to most ports and harbours. Here’s a quick run-down.

Up Close: Suntis berths at Ipswich, 10 November 2019

A look at the Port of Ipswich’s wet dock, including temporary resident Noah’s Ark, but concentrating on the last of the wet dock’s regular callers, general cargo vessel Suntis –…

Tug MTS Victory sails from Ipswich, 10 November 2019

After towing a massive but still half-size “replica” of Noah’s Ark up to Ipswich wet dock, tug MTS Victory starts up and swings prior to heading out through the lock…

Containership HERON HUNTER heads for a quiet port of Felixstowe 10/11/19

262m length Heron Hunter arrives in Harwich Harbour with Svitzer Shotley asterm, and heads for her berth at a very quiet port of Felixstowe.

Arklow Valley hustles through Harwich Harbour, 9 November 2019

General cargo ship Arklow Valley enters Harwich Harbour on the morning of 9 November 2019, heading towards the River Orwell and the ABP Port of Ipswich.

Feeder ship SPICA J makes 1st call to the port of Felixstowe 10/11/19.

Feeder container ship Spica J arrives in Harwich Harbour on approach to the port of Felixstowe on her first call to the area.

Offshore diving support vessel BOKA DA VINCI heading for Harwich 10/11/19.

115m length offshore support vessel Boka da Vinci arrives in Harwich Harbour on her way to berth at the port of Harwich.