Category Archives: Ships

Maersk Line tows home US$1.5 billion profit for 2013

Maersk Line’s profits for 2013 reported at US$1.5 billion, after US$461 million in 2012 . .

Stena Britannica passengers reported to have “jumped overboard”

2 passengers are reported to have jumped overboard from the Stena Britannica, sailing from Harwich to the Hook of Holland, at about 9.45am on 26th Feb, 2014

Svendborg Maersk container recovery:

After a a merchant vessel reported a container approximately 45 nautical miles west northwest of cap de la Hague, France’s Maritime Prefecture sent a tug to collect it – here’s…

1 out, 1 in: MSC Rafaela and MSC Navegantes 20th February, 2014

MSC Rafaela outbound, and MSC Navegantes inbound on the breezy afternoon of 20th February, 2014.

World record: 520 containers overboard from Svendborg Maersk

Instead of the 50 containers first reported, and the 200 – 300 later guessed at, cargo surveyors at the port of Malaga estimated a total of around 520 boxes lost…

Damen Tugboat Dance

Richard Krabbendam’s film of one of Rotterdam’s fleet of Kotug-operated Damen tugboats during the Networking sailing day of Maasmond Maritime on the 18th of June 2012:

Valentines Day box crash for Svendborg Maersk

Maersk lines Svendborg Maersk, a 91,560 Gross Ton container ship loading up to 8680 TEU, and built in 1998, lost an undisclosed number of containers overboard, and suffered a small…

At sea in 100mph winds:

HDV video from a go pro on the mast of an Interceptor 48 Pilot boat at sea during hurricane force winds off Cork, Ireland in February 2014, as well as…

Felixstowe wins approval for quay extension

The port of Felixstowe has just won MMO approval for its planned quay extension, intended to allow berths 8 & 9 to accommodate 2 of the largest ships at the…

MSC Alexa inbound at Felixstowe at dusk . .

MSC Alexa, inbound at Felixstowe at dusk, Thursday 13th February, 2014.

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…