Category Archives: Ports

Ultra Large OOCL Japan cuts and runs at dawn, 8 Feb 2019

The 21,413 TEU Ultra Large Container Ship OOCL Japan leaves Felixstowe in a “cut and run” – when the ship sails before all cargo operations have been completed. Cargo due…

Bon Vivant arrives in a gale, 7 February 2019

General cargo vessel Bon Vivant arrives at Harwich Harbour with a westerly wind gusting to around 37 knots on the morning of 7 February, 2019:

Sormovskiy 3058 enters in a gale, 7 February 2019

With a westerly wind blowing at between 26 – 36 knots at around 10am on 7 February 2019, general cargo vessel Sormovskiy 3058 enters harbour, and heads towards Ipswich.

Coaster CHRISTINE heading into the port of Ipswich 6/2/19

89.8m length Christine heads up a misty River Orwell and heads into the ABP port of Ipswich.

E-class EMMA MAERSK departs Port of Felixstowe, 5/2/19

On a misty and overcast Tuesday the ultra large container ship Emma mMersk breaks away from berth 9 with the assistance of tugs Svitzer Kent and Svitzer Deben.

Amaranth out to anchor, 5 February 2019

Oil and Chemical tanker Amaranth heads out toward the anchorage after completing cargo operations at Harwich, to wait until she can go up the River Orwell to Ipswich, her next…

Container ship Navios Azure arrives, 5 February 2019

2007-built container ship Navios Azure arrives at Felixstowe on the misty morning of Tuesday, 5 February 2019:

EKMEN TRANS – general cargo ship heading into Ipswich 2/2/19

At around 4pm the 105m general cargo ship Ekmen Trans heads up the River Orwell and with assistance from tug Gray Salvor heads into the ABP Port of Ipswich.

MSC Emma (ex Maersk Enfield) arrives, 30 January 2018

The 2011-built and newly renamed MSC Emma arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on the cold but bright morning of 20 January 2018. She was a regular caller on her…

Arklow Wave & Atlantic Mate pass, 27 January 2019

Arklow Wave, heading up the River Orwell for Ipswich, passes product tanker Atlantic Mate, which has just sailed from harwich, on the breezy morning of 27 January 2019.

Part 2: Dutch naval vessel HNLMS Groningen sails, 28 January 2019

HNMLS Groningen steaming down Lower Reach of the River Orwell, then entering Harwich Harbour, and passing the berthed container ships at Felixstowe, as she sails from Ipswich out into the…

Dutch naval vessel HNLMS Groningen sails, part 1; 28 Jan 2019

The 2013 Offshore Patrol Vessel HNLMS Groningen leaves the quay and gets under way after a visit to Ipswich, on the River Orwell.

30 knot winds mean 4 tugs for CSCL Pacific Ocean, 27 January 2018

With winds gusting to around 30 knots, and high container stacks generating massive windage, container ship CSCL Pacific Ocean required 4 tugs to lift her away from the quay at…

HNLMS GRONINGEN berths at Port of Ipswich on goodwill visit, 25/1/19

Dutch naval vessel HNLMS Groningen sails up the River Orwell, under the Orwell Bridge and berths on the old power station berth at the ABP Port of Ipswich for a…

MSC Margrit arrives in morning’s golden light; 24 January 2019

With the golden light of a rising sun reflecting from her hull, 2012-built container ship MSC Margrit arrives at the Port of Felixstowe, Thursday 24 January, 2019:

Port of Felixstowe & DFDS Ferries sign new 15-year deal; 21 January 2019

Good news for Felixstowe as they sign new deal with DFDS and install new ferry linkspan.

Oil/chemical tanker ORALUNA heading for Port of Felixstowe 20/1/19

103m tanker Oraluna arrives at Harwich Harbour heading for the Port of Felixstowe and to berth on Trinity 2.

Miaden call: Ultra Large Ever Gifted at Felixstowe, 20 January, 2019

20,388 TEU Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Gifted makes her maiden call at Felixstowe on the morning of Sunday 20 January 2019.

Thalassa Elpida sails, 14 January 2018

The 2014-built container ship Thalassa Elpida sails from the Port of Felixstowe on the bright morning of 14 January 2019.

MSC Pegasus sails from Felixstowe, 15 January 2019

2003-built container ship MSC Pegasus sails from Felixstowe on the morning of 15 January 2019 – and she’s looking her age . . .