Category Archives: Ports

First call of 2019 – MSC Gaia at Felixstowe; 1 January 2019

The first vessel to call at the Port of Felixstowe in 2019, MS Gaia arrives during the morning, to await the port returning to full operation on 2nd January 2019.

136m length QAMUTIK arrives/berths at Port of Ipswich, 24/12/18

At around 12.30pm on Christmas Eve the 136m length vessel Qamutik heads up the River Orwell and enters the port of Ipswich. With assistance from tugs Gray Salvor and Svitzer…

Thalassa Patris arrives at Felixstowe, 22 December 2018

The 2013-built container ship Thalassa Patris arrives at Felixstowe on the bright and breezy morning of 22 December 2018.

Murcia Maersk sails, handheld video; 16 December 2018

Just happening to be in the right place at the right time as Murcia Maersk starts to get underway ater leaving berth 9 at Felixstowe.

FWN PAULA departs port of ipswich at last light 14/12/18

At 15:30 and with the last light of the day fading rapidly the 142m length FWN PAULA departs the port of Ipswich with tug Gray Test for company and heads…

Cosco Netherlands Arrives Felixstowe, 17 December 2018

The 2013-built Cosco Netherlands arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on the sunny but cold morning of 17 December 2018

Axel Maersk arrives very light; 16 December 2018

With just a handful of containers aboard, Axel Maersk arrives at Felixstowe on the bright and sunny morning of 16 December 2018.

Tanker AMETHYST heads into ABP Port of ipswich 14/12/18

Chemical/oil products tanker Amythyst heads up the River Orwell,under the Orwell Bridge and arrives at the Port of Ipswich just behind Arklow Fortune. Filmed by Paul Hiett.

Hapag-Lloyd/OOCL service returns to Felixstowe; 14 December 2018

After a few months operating into the DP World Southampton container terminal, the Hapag-Lloyd/OOCL EMX/NET service is returning to Felixstowe from 23 December 2018.

4-ship morning: Stena Britannica heads for Rotterdam; 12 December 2018

North Sea ferry Stena Britannica turns into Harwich Harbour from the River Stour, and heads out – next stop, Hook of Holland.

4-ship morning SC Chengdu sails from Harwich, 12 December 2018

On the busy morning of 12 December 2018, product tanker SC Chengdu sails from Harwich, bound for Teeside.

4-ship morning: Bulker Pride sailing from Ipswich, 12 December 2018

Bulk carrier Pride passing through Harwich Harbour after sailing from Ipswich, on her way to Russia, on 12 December, 2018

4 -ship morning: Ro-Ro Somerset sails from Harwich, 12 December 2018

On the bright but cold morning of 12 December 2018, ro-ro freight ferry Somerset heads out into the North Sea.

Ultra Large OOCL Japan leaves the quay 10 Dec

Ultra Large Container Ship OOCL Japan gently moves away from the quay fenders on the morning of 10 December 2018.

MSC Oliver sails from Felixstowe, 10 December 2018

After moving away from Felixstowe’s berth 9, MSC Oliver heads out towards her next port; 10 December, 2018.

Sunday morning arrival: APL Oregon, 9 December 2018

On the breezy morning of 9 December 2018, APL Oregon arriving at the Port of Felixstowe.

MSC Oliver arrives; Part 4 – swing timelapse

MSC Oliver slows down and swings, in this timelapse clip, prior to being pushed towards the berth; 6 December 2018.

MSC Oliver arrives: Part 3 – towards the berth

MSC Oliver completes her turn into Harwich Harbour, with the bow tug hitching up for her swing, when she reaches the widest part of the channel.

MSC Oliver arrives – part 1: in the misty Harwich Approach Channel; 6 Dec 18

On the misty morning of 6 December 2018, MSC Oliver arrives at Felixstowe – here, she’s in the Harwich Approach channel, collecting her tugs.

920 metre quay, 134 metre ship; 6 December 2018

Despite Christmas rapidly approaching, Felixstowe’s pair of 400 metre berths have time and space to accommodate Bjorg, a 134 metre feeder loading empties.

ARKLOW CAPE – General cargo vessel arriving at ABP port of Ipswich 4/12/18

87.4m length Arklow Cape heads up the River Orwell and passes under the Orwell Bridge to arrive at the port of Ipswich.