Category Archives: Ships

Maersk modify nose bulbs for slower steaming . .

Global shipping line Maersk spend around $7 billion a year on fuel so modified bulbous bows, saving around 5% of the fuel bill, could be a good investment. Adding other…

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.

Shipspotters Sunday Special 8: Battlestone

A look back into the past, to some degree for this christmas season – its the Battlestone, which still sails from near Newark to Whitwood wharf, near Castleford – 15…

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 . .

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,…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 7b: MSC Cristina

Published on 16th december by Felixstowe News: on Saturday 15th December, MSC Cristina entering harbour at Felixstowe, and coming alongside in a fresh breeze:

Shipspotters Sunday Special 7a: Botswana

Published 16th December 2012, Botswana chartered by MSC, coming into Felixstowe on Saturday, 15th December

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…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 6

First published in Felixstowe News, 9th December 2012. This Sunday we’ve got Wilson Lista, passing through on her way from Ipswich to Immingham, and Svitzer Stanford, testing her firefighting monitors…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 5

First published by Felixstowe News on the 29th November 2012: this week, we’re looking back at Cosco America leaving Felixstowe on 27th November 2012. The feeder Gertrud was also steaming…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 4

Published on Sunday 25th November, 2012 – despite high winds gusting 46mph and stopping Port of Felixstowe container operations, Stena Britannica sailed on time at 10am from Harwich International Port….

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…

CMA CGM Marco Polo

The shipping line’s own video of the world’s current largest container vessel, the CMA CGM Marco Polo, flmed while shw was on her maiden voyage at Port Keland, 19th November,…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 3

Felixstowe News Shipspotters Sunday special number 3, filmed on a misty mid-morning 17th November 2012, showing Yang Ming Uberty entering Felixstowe, and starting to swing with 2 tugs.

Shipspotters Sunday Special 2

Published on Felixstowe News on the 10th November, 2012, our second Shipspotters Sunday special, filmed mid-afternoon on 8th November 2012, showing MSC Fillipa entering Felixstowe and taken into berths 8/9…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 1

Originally posted on Felixstowe News, on 3rd November 2012,  MSC Ariane entering Felixstowe and taken into berths 8/9 by 3 tugs.