Category Archives: Ports

New vessel on Ramsgate – Ostend ferry route:

Transeuropa Ferries have introduced a new vessel, Ostend Spirit, on their Ramsgate – Ostend route. She was previously P & O’s Pride of Calais.

Shipspotters Sunday 14: MSC Vega

Filmed on Saturday, 2nd February 2013, MSC Vega entering Felixstowe, swinging, and berthing at berths 8/9. Difficult berthing due to strong NW breeze, about 20 knots, on the vessels starboard…

Midweek shipspotters special . .

First in our new occasional series of midweek shipping films, this edition features the CSCL Europe, a 2004 vessel, departing from Felixstowe on the 27th January 2013 after making her…

Shipspotters Sunday 13: Norman Arrow, part 2

Filmed in 2009 – on the bridge of LD Lines Incat 112m wave-piercing catamaran Norman Arrow, we hear about this then-new vessel from Captain Simon Moore. Followed by entering Boulogne…

First cranes for Gateway on board . .

The first 3 quayside container cranes for London Gateway are on their way to the Thames – they’re the largest to be delivered at present . .

Shipspotters Sunday Special 12: Felixstowe traffic 19/01/13

Traffic at the Port of Felixstowe filmed on 19th January 2013, including Ever Lambent inbound, and Maersk Surabaya and YM Unison outbound.

Shipspotters Sunday Special 11: view from the bridge

Filmed back in 2009 – we’re on the bridge of LD Lines Norman Arrow, with Captain Simon Moore and his bridge team, as she leaves Dover in autumn 2009. Part…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 10: Outbound, 4th January

Susan Maersk, HS Mozart and Sloman Discoverer outbound from Felixstowe and Harwich, 4th January, 2013.

TransEuropa adds ex-P&O ferry to fleet

TransEuropa Ferries have just announced that they have chartered the ex-P&O Pride of Calais as their new Ostend Spirit, planning to increase their Ramsgate-Ostend service to 12 sailings a day.

First ship, first cranes at London Gateway

The first ship has arrived at the new port of London Gateway, delivering the first four Automatic Stacking Cranes . .

Holiday Special: Build your own container port

The most unusual view so far of DP World’s London Gateway, with a stunning high-speed view of construction work on their first berth, and one of the port office blocks…

Rotterdam Shipping, 16 Dec 2012, with Fred Vloo

Outstanding shipspotters video from Rotterdam, filmed by Fred Vloo on the 16th December 2012. This video ncludes: CMA CGM Marco Polo, Edith Maersk, Svitzer Marken, Serra-Mert, Wilson Husum, OOCL London,…

DP World opening 2 new UK berths . .

Published by Felixstowe news, 13th December 2012: Within the next 12 to 15 months, port operator DP WQorld will be opening 2 new berths in the UK – the first…

CMA CGM Marco Polo in Southampton

First published by Felixstowe News on 9th December, 2012: CMA CGM Marco Polo made her European Maiden call at DP World, Southampton, on Sunday, 9th December 2012. This video also…

HPUK’s Bathside (Harwich) terminal under threat

Published on the 26th November 2012: HPUK, owner of the Port of Felixstowe, has withdrawn its most recent planning application for changes on its Bathside Bay terminal project, after the…

Felixstowe vs London Gateway, part 2

Published on 26th October 2012 – the second part of our “Rival Ports” story. Last time we looked at the shipping logistics of London Gateway and Felixstowe – this time,…

Rival ports row in the Telegraph . . .

Published by Felixstowe News on 25th October, 2012: the Port of Felixstowe and London Gateway chiefs get their arguements out in the Telegraph . . and we look at the…

Dredging continues as Port battle commences . .

First posted on Felixstowe News on the 15th October 2012, to a backdrop of ongoing dredging to maintain Felixstowe’s premier position as a container port, there’s a battle going on…

Missed crane collapse, and Houston Bridge . .

On the 5th of October 2012 – a bit of a disaster! We just missed the strategic second when the 2nd crane went down, so to make up for it,…

Harwich Haven traffic, 26th Sept 2012

Filmed on the 26th September 2012, we take a look at vessels passing through Harwich Harbour – here’s Seatruck Progress heading for a Ro-ro berth at Felixstowe, chartered in for…

Knock down that crane!

First Published on 21st September 2012 0n Felixstowe News – how do you knock down a container crane? Here’s a lesson from Felixstowe dock . .