Category Archives: Ports

Aboard Eleonora Maersk into Felixstowe

Join pilot David Thurston on the bridge of the mighty Eleonora Maersk (170,794 Gross Tons, 397.1 metres overall) as he brings her into towards Felixstowe, swings and puts her alongside…

Felixstowe congestion drives traffic to London Gateway

Congestion at Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, is causing major lines to divert calls to alternative facilities – with London Gateway winning new ad-hoc business.

Eleonora Maersk outbound from Felixstowe, 24 Aug 2014

Eleonora Maersk sailing from Felixstowe, bound for Singapore, on Sunday, 24th August 2014.

Felixstowe fi-fi: fire-fighting kit on test, 24 August 2014

One of Felixstowe’s Svitzer fleet tests fire-fighting equipment, around 1pm, Sunday 24th August 2014

Thalassa Mana: 1st call, maiden call at Felixstowe, 21st Aug 2014

A brand new ship, the 13,800 TEU Thalassa Mana, made her first and maiden call at Felixstowe on Thursday, 21st August, 2014.

Severn Guardian entering Shotley Marina, 21 Aug 2014

Briggs Marine Contractors survey vessel Severn Guardian entering Shotley Marina, 2st August, 2014

Europe’s busiest ferry port 1st August, 2014

Here’s a film by Paul Wells – showing just how busy Dover Eastern Docks can be. This time lapse movie was filmed on 1st August 2014.

Ilse Wulff and Syros at Felixstowe, 15th August, 2014

Container ship Ilse Wulff outbound from Trinity Terminal, while product tanker Syros heads in toward Parkeston Quay, on the morning of 15th August, 2014.

Piling starts on Felixstowe quay extension

Work is now under way to extend the Port of Felixstowe’s berths 8 and 9 by 190 metres, to enable 2 ultra-large container ships to berth alongside at the same…

Cosco Portugal – 1st call, maiden call at Felixstowe, 15 Aug 2014

The 13,350 TEU Cosco Portugal makes her first and Maiden call at Felixstowe on Friday, 15th August, 2014.

Maersk Nienburg inbound Felixstowe, 14th August 2014

Reported to be calling to collect empty containers, Maersk Nienburg comes into Felixstowe light on 14th August. She is one of the few fully geared boxships to visit the port,…

Bergen bump for Mein Schiff 1

The seismic survey vessel Princess Marseilles had a little difficulty while mooring on Sunday in Bergen, Norway. The ship on the receiving end is the cruise ship Mein Schiff 1….

Ebroborg sailing into Rotterdam

Filmed from the bridge of the 7,196 GT general cargo vessel Ebroborg, as she steams with a pilot on board to the Sint Laurenshaven in Rotterdam, berthing at the European…

MSC Florida, New Jersey – aerial video

Join USA video producer Meow Man with another of his excellent drone aerial videos, this time featuring MSC Florida.

YM Uniformity berthing at Felixstowe, 31st July 2014

Yang Ming Uniformity stern-first into her berth at Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal – 31st July, 2014.

Sailing Barge Cambria passes Felixstowe, 31st July, 2014

Still sailing, against a background of modern container ships, sailing barge Cambria enjoys an late afternoon sea breeze as she makes her way up the Orwell.

Cruise liner to take on North West Passage:

1076 passenger luxury cruise liner Crystal Serenity is due to transit the North West Passage in late August, 2016 – will this mark a new mass tourism invasion of a…

MSC Lucy inbound Felixstowe, 29th July 14

The 8,089 TEU MSC Lucy inbound at Felixstowe on the sunny morning of 29th July, 2014

Up the Clyde at dawn . .

Join pilot Gillan Locke on the bridge for a journey through the Firth of Clyde Channel and River Clyde aboard the bulker Thalassini, berthing at Shieldhall Riverside Quay at King…

Recreational sailors pilotage video

To help explain navigation into a local river for recreational sailors, we made this short pilotage film – and thought we’d share it here. This is the River Deben in…