Category Archives: Ports

2-ship morning, part 1: ultra large Ever Gentle sails, 15 July 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Gentle sails from the port of Felixstowe at 8.55am on the morning of 15th July 2019, heading for her next call at Hamburg. In our…

Tanker Med Baltic heads for Harwich, 14 July 2019

Oil and chemical product tanker Med Baltic arrives in Harwich Harbour, on her way to the jetty at Harwich International – Parkeston Quay.

Big Ships Up Close: Cosco Shipping Aquarius clears the quay and gets under way; 12 June 2019

Cosco Shipping’s latest sea-monster, Aquarius, is cleared from the quayside by the tugs and her own thrusters, and swings to line up for the start of the Beach End Turn,…

Big Ships Up Close: Svitzer Shotley makes fast to Cosco Aquarius ; 12 June 2019

On the beautiful evening of Friday 12th July 2019, tug Svitzer Shotley makes fast to Cosco Shipping Aquarius, and the mooring party lets go of the the big ship’s mooring…

VUOKSI MAERSK departing the port of felixstowe 11/7/19

200m length ice-class Vuoksi Maersk departs the UK Port of Felixstowe and heads off for her next stop of Kotka in Finland.

Timelapse: Cosco Shipping Aquarius berthing, 3x timelapse; 11 July 2019

Taking all the time they need, and a great deal of care, the pilot and master of the Ultra Large Container Ship Cosco Shipping Aquarius lay her gently alongside the…

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…

Maiden Call: Ultra Large Cosco Shipping Aquarius arrives direct from Singapore, 11 July 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Cosco Shipping Aquarius arrives to make her maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, stacked with boxes direct from her last port, Singapore, and from other…

Up Close: Merit swings and comes alongside at Brightlingsea , part 2; 8 July 2019

General cargo vessel Merit swings against the bank at Brightlingsea, with a helpful nudge on the quarter from the harbour launch. Comes alongside and makes fast bow facing out, ready…

Up Close: Merit arrives at Brightlingsea, part 1, 8 July 2019

Although we often disregard them, the UK’s smaller ports play a vital role in the pattern of trade and commence. At Brightlingsea, Oliver’s Wharf handles any kind of bulk cargo,…

Containership MSC CORDOBA departing the Port of Felixstowe, 5/7/19

274.98m length MSC Cordoba heads out from the Port of Felixstowe and heads off for her next port, Antwerp.

Containership OLAND departing Port of Felixstowe 5/7/19

137.5m length feeder containership Oland departs the Port of Felixstowe and starts her journey to her next stop of Tyne, in the north east of the UK.

History Afloat: Coasting voyage up the Thames aboard Mark Prior.

Join Shipping TV’s Chris Gosling for a voyage from the River Colne near Colchester to Brewers Wharf, Deptford Creek, on the Thames, filmed in 2015 aboard the 1969-built aggregate carrier…

Coaster RMS DUISBURG passing through Harwich Harbour for Ipswich

99.9m length RMS Duisburg arrives in Harwich Harbour heading towards the mouth of the River Orwell, leading to the Associated British Ports port of Ipswich, on the 5th July 2019.

Ro-ro ML FREYJA arrives in Harwich Harbour 5/7/19

Ro-Ro cargo ship ML Freyja arrives in Harwich Harbour heading for her berth at the old Harwich Navy Yard. Filmed by Paul Hiett

On the Thames: Ferry Tundraland approaching Tilbury, 5 July 2019

Ferry Tundraland approaches the Port of Tilbury on the River Thames, Friday 5 July 2019, passing in front of the works for the new Tilbury 2 ro-ro terminal with is…

Bunkering tanker SIKINOS heads up the River Orwell for ABP Port of Ipswich, 2/7/19

90m length tanker Sikinos heads up the River Orwell,passes under the Orwell Bridge and heads into the ABP Port of Ipswich. Filmed by Paul Hiett.

Maersk Horsburgh making 16 knots down the Thames, 3 July 2019

Sailing from her UK call at London Gateway, Maersk Horsburgh makes a comfortable 16 knots down the River Thames, with Southend on Sea in the background.

Peak Bremen passes through Kingsferry bridge, 3 July 2019

General cargo ship Peak Bremen passing under the Swale Crosssing flyover and then through Kingsferry Bridge on her way to Ridham Dock. NAABSA is an abbreviation for the term: ‘Not…

Tug Gray Test returns to the pontoon, 30 June 2019

After assisting THV Alert in taking a old LV out of the harbour, conventional twin-screw tug Gray Test returns to the tug pontoon at Felixstowe.

MSC Krystal sails for Hamburg, 30 June 19

2008-built container ship MSC Krystal heads out into the North sea towards her next call on this rotation, Hamburg.