Category Archives: Ships

Felixstowe wins warehouse in ongoing ports battle . .

As the battle between the UK’s container ports continues, Felixstowe has gained a new 47,000 sq metre distribution centre, to be built by British logistics giant Uniserve.

Small Shipping: Pluto, 9th February 2014

British-registered shortsea trader Pluto, steaming up the River Orwell to unload at Ipswich on Sunday, 9th February 2014.

MV Luno breaks up on rock breakwater

The Spanish cargo ship Luno broke in half on a breakwater near Bayonne on the Atlantic coast of France. Drifting after her engine failed, the Luno crashed into the breakwater…

RAF & RNLI rescue French fishermen:

Padstow RNLI lifeboat was called out just after 4 p.m. Saturday to assist a French trawler that was in difficulties due to the weather. The fishing vessel had been struck…

Fred Vloo’s Rotterdam shipping, 26th Jan 2014

Join Fred Vloo for another of his excellent filming sessions at Rotterdam . . . with Edit Maersk, Mary Maersk, Ariana, Zhen Hua 26, Ever Lotus, APL Paris, Shah Deniz,…

Pilotage: Chemical tanker outbound from Rotterdam

Join The Rotterdam Pilot aboard the chemical carrier BOW ENGINEER to depart the Port of Rotterdam at sunrise, December 2013:

Liverpool2 new container terminal starts build

With a completion date projected for Quarter 3, 2015, Peel Ports’ new Liverpool2 container terminal will accommodate 2 vessels up to 13,500 TEU on a riverfront quay.

Ever Lotus 1st call at Felixstowe, 27th January, 2013

Evergreen Line’s Ever Lotus, the fifteenth of the line’s L-type vessels built by Samsung Heavy Industries, makes her 1st call at the Port of Felixstowe..

Port Wars: London Gateway takes 3 services from Tilbury

DP World’s new port of London Gateway on the Thames has won 3 Hamburg Sud services from nearby rival Tilbury . . . in the UK’s ongoing “Port Wars” ….

London Gateway twin spreader will increase productivity:

DP World’s new London Gateway port is increasing productivity with new twin lift spreaders, and gained extra ship calls during December 2013’s bad weather.

Blyth-built workboats make the worldwide grade

Northumberland-based boatbuilder Alnmaritec constructs aluminium workboats, both mono and multihull, for a worldwide customerbase. Here’s a look at their latest launch, pilot boat SL Cachimba – due for export to…

Felixstowe shipping on a misty afternoon, 21st January 2014

Susan Maersk, IMO 9120853, and MSC Rafaela, IMO 9129885, inbound, and MSC Yokohama, IMO 9285665, outbound at Felixstowe on the misty afternoon of Tuesday, 21st January, 2014.

24 hours at the Port of Liverpool

A time-lapse clip from Peel Ports Port of Liverpool – worth watching, we thought: start: 150

THV Galatea with standby light vessel in tow

It’s not often we see a light vessel under tow in or out of Harwich Harbour – but it happen today, as THV Galatea towed this standby light vessel out…

Brittany Ferries orders new LNG ferry for 2017

Western Channel ferry operator, Brittany Ferries, have just ordered a new £225m 52,500GT LNG-powered ferry for their UK -Spain routes . . due to start service in 2017.

New straddle carriers at DP World Southampton

As DP World Southampton prepares to open a new berth, they receive a new £3.6m batch of 6 3-high twin lift straddle carriers . . .

Into the graving dock – Spirit of Vancouver Island

Filmed by Captain Keith McLaren, this ship is ro-ro passenger vehicle ferry, MV Spirit of Vancouver Island, which is the largest ship in the BC Ferry fleet. She was in…

Fred Vloo’s Rotterdam Report – 12th January, 2014

Shipping entering and leaving Rotterdam, filmed on the 12th of January, 2014, by Fred Vloo. Includes: Zhen Hua 14 (large cranes), Zeelandia, Alva Rickmers, Nariva, Hanse Vision, Shoreway (dredger), DS…

Pilotage: into Rotterdam aboard Hyundai Tenacity

Join Rotterdam pilot Robert Blonk aboard the 366 metre, 12,562 TEU Hyundai Tenacity entering the Port of Rotterdam . . .

Storm-damaged Maersk Stepnica in Felixstowe

8,750 TEU Maersk Stepnica has been diverted from her regular run into Felixstowe so that salvage can be carried out on stacks of containers badly damaged as she was passing…