Category Archives: News

MSC Margrit arrives in morning’s golden light; 24 January 2019

With the golden light of a rising sun reflecting from her hull, 2012-built container ship MSC Margrit arrives at the Port of Felixstowe, Thursday 24 January, 2019:

Port of Felixstowe & DFDS Ferries sign new 15-year deal; 21 January 2019

Good news for Felixstowe as they sign new deal with DFDS and install new ferry linkspan.

Oil/chemical tanker ORALUNA heading for Port of Felixstowe 20/1/19

103m tanker Oraluna arrives at Harwich Harbour heading for the Port of Felixstowe and to berth on Trinity 2.

Miaden call: Ultra Large Ever Gifted at Felixstowe, 20 January, 2019

20,388 TEU Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Gifted makes her maiden call at Felixstowe on the morning of Sunday 20 January 2019.

Thalassa Elpida sails, 14 January 2018

The 2014-built container ship Thalassa Elpida sails from the Port of Felixstowe on the bright morning of 14 January 2019.

MSC Pegasus sails from Felixstowe, 15 January 2019

2003-built container ship MSC Pegasus sails from Felixstowe on the morning of 15 January 2019 – and she’s looking her age . . .

2M permanently switch TA4 service from Felixstowe to Liverpool; 15 January 2019

After moving Transatlantic service TA4 temporarily from Felixstowe to Liverpool due to problems at Felixstowe, 2M have made the port change permanent.

Offshore support vessel OLYMPIC DELTA heading for Harwich 14/1/19

At 16:15 and with light fading the 92.55m length offshore support vessel Olympic Delta makes her 2nd visit to the area for another quick stop at the port of Harwich.

UK’s most barbaric seatrade continues; 12 January 2019

Live animal export for fattening and slaughter is a trade that the UK seems to want to end, but so far hasn’t . . . the latest episode has seen…

Nearly full of Empties – MSC Chloe sails, 9 January 2018

With stacks of empty containers aboard, MSC Chloe needs just a single tug and her own bowthrusters to clear away from the berth at Felixstowe on the sunny 9 January…

ARKLOW VIKING & RMS TWISTEDEN on the River Orwell at dusk 8/1/19

At 4pm and with darkness rapidly approaching the general cargo vessel Arklow Viking departs the port of Ipswich while RMS Twisteden heads up the River Orwell. Filmed by Paul Hiett.

First call: Texas Triumph sails at dawn; 8 January 2019

As the full light of day spreads over the quays and the harbour, container ship Texas Triumph heads out for the next call in her rotation – Antwerp:

SP Venture arrives at dawn, 8 January 2019

General cargo vessel SP Venture passes through Harwich Harbour on her way to Ipswich, dawn on Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Will Ramsgate finally get a Ferry? 4 January 2019

According to reports, Ramsgate is about to get a ferry to Ostend – and the operators also get a major pay-day if they can do it by 29 March, and…

MSC ZOE docks in Bremerhaven after losing 270 containers.

Footage filmed in Bremerhaven on Thursday shows the cargo ship MSC Zoe which lost around 270 containers in stormy seas off the Dutch coast.

3 Tugs for OOCL Indonesia, 3 January 2018

Ultra Large Container Ship OOCL indonesia required 3 tugs when arriving at the Port of Felixstowe on the morning of 3 January 2019.

QAMUTIK departs the port of ipswich 2/1/19

After a 2 week visit to the port of Ipswich the 136m length Qamutik departs around 13:00. With the assistance of tug Gray Salvor she heads under the Orwell Bridge…

First call of 2019 – MSC Gaia at Felixstowe; 1 January 2019

The first vessel to call at the Port of Felixstowe in 2019, MS Gaia arrives during the morning, to await the port returning to full operation on 2nd January 2019.

136m length QAMUTIK arrives/berths at Port of Ipswich, 24/12/18

At around 12.30pm on Christmas Eve the 136m length vessel Qamutik heads up the River Orwell and enters the port of Ipswich. With assistance from tugs Gray Salvor and Svitzer…

Thalassa Patris arrives at Felixstowe, 22 December 2018

The 2013-built container ship Thalassa Patris arrives at Felixstowe on the bright and breezy morning of 22 December 2018.

Murcia Maersk sails, handheld video; 16 December 2018

Just happening to be in the right place at the right time as Murcia Maersk starts to get underway ater leaving berth 9 at Felixstowe.