Category Archives: Tugs

Majestic Maersk outbound from Felixstowe, 7th October 2013

After an ad-hoc call to collect around 2,000 empty boxes, Majestic Maersk sets off on the return leg of her first Asia-Europe-Asia rotation, in what we hope will be a…

World’s largest container ship reaches UK port

Majestic Maersk, the second example of Maersk Lines Triple-E class of container vessels, made her first UK call at the Port of Felixstowe today, 7th October 2013.

OPDR start new Bilbao – N Europe service

Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR) and Feeder and Container Operator Team Lines are setting up a new domestic and feeder service between the ports of Bilbao, Felixstowe and Rotterdam. The new service…

Ever Libra berthing at Felixstowe, 22nd September

Ever Libra entering Felixstowe, swinging, and going astern to her trinity Terminal berth at Felixstowe, 22nd September, 2013.

World’s largest container ship to call at Felixstowe:

Majestic Maersk, one the world’s largest container ships, will be making a one-off UK call at the Port of Felixstowe in October.

St Katherines Dock classic boat festival, 2013

Join photographer Jason White for a stroll around the recent St Katherines Dock Classic Boat Festival, 2013.

MSC Agrigento, 1st UK call

MSC Agrigento makes her first call at the Port of Felixstowe, Wednesday 18th September 2013.

Ever Leader 1st call at Felixstowe:

Ever Leader arriving at the Port of Felixstowe on her first call – 15th September, 2013

Midweek Shipspotter’s: Cosco France 1st call.

On a beautiful late summer morning, Cosco France (13,350TEU) makes her first call at the Port of Felixstowe.

Shipspotters Weekend 1

A bit of a change from our usual Shipspotters Sunday special video, to give us a more spread-out window to post these weekly specials. For our first edition, its the…

Rotterdam shipping – including Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller

Outstanding video from Rotterdam, shot on 16th August 2013, by the excellent Fred Vloo. The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller coverage starts at approx 27 minutes . .

Cosco Excellence swings and sails, 13th August 2013

3 Svitzer tugs lift Cosco Excellence from her berth at Felixstowe, she swings and sails for Rotterdam, early evening, 13th August 2013.

Shipspotters Sunday 38: Ever Legion, Maiden and 1st Call

Ever Legion makes her maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, berthed at 10.45am today, Sunday 11th August 2013.

Bridge view: VLCC Pisces Star into Rotterdam.

Join pilot Robert Blonk on the bridge of VLCC Pisces Star, length overall 333 metres (1092ft), and draught 22 metres (72ft), as he guides her into the Port of Rotterdam,…

Shipspotters Midweek: Xin Mei Zhou inbound, 31st July

China Shipping Line’s Xin Mei Zhou inbound and berthing at the port of Felixstowe’s berths 8 & 9 , Wednesday 31st July, 2013.

Shipspotters Midweek: Cosco Fortune berthing in a breeze, 29/07/13

With a strong breeze, Cosco Fortune needed 3 tugs to swing and berth safely at Felixstowe’s berths 8 & 9 on Monday, 29th July 2013.

OOCL Brussels & MOL Commitment at Southampton

Filmed by Steve Carrett, OOCL Brussels & MOL Commitment at Southampton’s DP World terminal. Both vessels are new builds, having first entered service in 2013.

Shipspotters Sunday 37: Eugen Maersk inbound, 19 July 2013

Eugen Maersk weekend, part 1: When Eugen Maersk entered service in 2008 she was one of the world’s largest ships – a 15,500 TEU Maersk E-class, 398 metres overall. She’s…

Shipspotters Sunday 36: ER Pusan & Stena Britannica

Filmed on the 13th July, 2013; Stena Britannica outbound on her daytime sailing from Harwich to the Hook of Holland, and ER Pusan inbound towards Felixstowe, with Tug Stanford.

Cyprus Cement collides with marina . .

Saturday, July 6th, while leaving the port of Levanger, Trondheimsfjorden, Norway, the bulk carrier Cyprus Cement apparently encountered propulsion problems and drove astern into the Levanger Marina, causing serious damage.

OOCL Antwerp sailing from Southampton:

Filmed by Steve Carrett on the 7th July 2013, the container ship OOCL Antwerp is seen here making her 07:05am departure from Southamptons (DP World) Container Port outbound for her…