Category Archives: Ports

Svitzer Sines operations . . .

Maersk-owned Svitzer operate around 430 tugs in ports around the world – and here’s a movie giving a flavour of their work at the Port of Sines, Portugal.

Tugs: Centre Lead Forward Manoeuvre, from Svitzer Australia

Tug operations don’t often get the attention they deserve – tugs are often at some degree of risk when working with larger vessels, sometimes depending upon what equipment the tow…

Maersk Enfield, 1st call, 18th November, 2014

Maersk Enfield, previously CMA CGM Enfield, makes her first call at the Port of Felixstowe, entering the harbour at around 8am on the morning of 18th November 2014.

Pilot’s-eye view: into Felixstowe aboard MSC Benedetta

Join pilot David Thurston aboard MSC Benedetta as she comes into Felixstowe, swings and comes alongside at Berths 8/9. Filmed 2nd November, 2014.

Shanghai roll spills boxes:

A small containership alongside at Shanghai lost around 30 containers overboard after the ships rolled for no apparent reason. The port’s surveillance video shows the incident happened on Wednesday morning,…

ABP Southampton completes £40M dredge

ABP’s Port of Southampton has now completed a £40M dredge programme which will allow the world’s largest ships to access the Southampton Container Terminal with a draught of 15.5 metres.

Gateway wins 1st service from Felixstowe . .

HPUK’s port of Felixstowe has lost its first regular service to new competitor London Gateway, which has also claimed 2 new services – one from CSAV, and another from Hamburg…

Dover Seaways hits the wall, 9th November 2014

DFDS ferry Dover Seaways struck the outer harbour wall when leaving Dover on her 0800 sailing for Dunkerque, on Sunday, 9th November 2014. 4 people were taken to hospital, with…

Morgan Reinauer inbound, USA

From our favourite USA based film-maker, Meow Man, here’s tug Morgan Reinauer westbound in Long Island Sound with the barge RTC 101 Light

MV Liemba – still steaming, still working after 100 years . .

MV Liemba has been steaming around Lake Tanganyika for over a century – originally built in 1913, and having been scuttled in 1916, she was brought back into service as…

Fred Vloo’s Rotterdam Shipspotting, 1st Nov 2014

Fred Vloo’s latest shipspotting video from Rotterdam – as ever, a great selection filmed over a day, by top European shipping film-maker Fred Vloo.

Port of Felixstowe extension progresses . .

The Port of Felixstowe’s latest extension, a 190 metre finger quay on berth 9, is on target for completion in mid 2015.

London Gateway comes up towards 1st anniversary

London Gateway’s Xavier Woodward talks about the new port and how it has progressed during it’s first year in business . . .

Aboard Edith Maersk – and meeting her Captain

While she was alongside at London Gateway, we took the opportunity to go aboard Edith Maersk, and to meet her master, Captain Regin Hansen.

Timelapse: Edith Maersk at London Gateway . . .

A quick 1.42 timelapse movie of Edith Mearsk coming alongside and starting loading, from London Gateway’s specially positioned timelapse cameras . . . .

Edith Maersk – largest ship to sail up the Thames

On Sunday, 19th October 2014, the Edith Maersk, a 15,500 TEU E-Class Maersk Line container ship has become the largest ever vessel to sail up the River Thames, docking at…

Edith Maersk at Felixstowe, 18th October 2014

The 15,500 TEU Emma Maersk working boxes alongside at Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal, on Saturday 18th October 2014.

Oasis of the Seas dry docking.

On 30 September 2014, the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship, the 220,000 GT “Oasis of the Seas”, dry-docked at Keppel Verolme’s shipyard in Rotterdam for routine maintenance work.

Selandia Seaways and Stena Britannica sailing, 9th October 2014

DFDS Selandia Seaways sailing from Felixstowe, and Stena Britannica sailing from Harwich on the breezy morning of 9th October, 2014:

1st call: CSCL East China Sea, 9th October, 2014

China Shipping Line’s latest ship to reach our shores, making her first call at Felixstowe on the brisk and breezy morning of Thursday, 9th October, 2014: