Category Archives: News

London Gateway says 3rd berth to open in 2nd half 2016

DP World’s new UK port, London Gateway, says its 3rd berth will open for trade during the 2nd half of 2016.

MyFerryLink legal battle go on through spring/summer

Dover Calais ferry operator MyFerryLink has won permission to go to the Court of Appeal over CMA closedown decision, enabling them to keep operating this year . .

DP World Southampton gains new lines, ships, from 2015 alliances

New alliances between shipping lines mean that DP World’s Southampton terminal will add new lines and ships to its callers – most notably Maersk Line, who haven’t made a call…

VOS Vigilant in heavy seas off Shetland

Filmed on the bridge of Vroon Offshore’s standby rescue vessel, VOS Vigilant, on 12 January 2015:

Boudicca engineroom fire – back in service 7th February

After an engineroom fire which cut services, Boudicca is due back in service soon, after her passengers were repatriated from the Canary Islands.

Stena Line North Sea results 2014

Stena Line have just announced good-looking results for their Harwich – Hook of Holland service in 2013 – figures up, plus 1100% reliability. We also note that we can’t find…

Kotug wins G6 towage deal in Rotterdam

Tug operator Kotug has just won a new contract for the provision of towage services to 5 of the 6 members of the G6 Alliance in the Port of Rotterdam.

Reefer aground in Delaware Bay – refloated after 10 hours:

US: reefer ship Santa Lucia aground near the Miah Maull Shoal lighthouse in Delaware Bay. After 10 hours of work the crew managed to refloat the vessel. There are no…

Sajir sailing from Felixstowe after Maiden Call

!5,000 TEU UASC Sajir sails from the Port of Felixstowe on the cold and breezy afternoon of 24th January, 2015. This vessel is said be LNG-ready, but does not have…

Indirect escorting comes to Felixstowe:

Indirect towage will become the norm for the largest ships now calling at Felixstowe, say Harwich Harbour pilots.

Pentalver to open permanent London Gateway depot:

Container service operator Pentalver has announced plans to develop a permanent container depot at DP World London Gateway.

Zim Line pull out of Asia – Europe

After withdrawing their Line service in April 2014, and starting ad-hoc services in June, Zim have finally quit on the route.

Hay cargo burns in Turkey

A fire broke out aboard of the Togo-flagged Retaj while the vessel was docked in Iskenderun, Turkey Retaj (IMO 7711919 and MMSI 671233000) was built in 1978. The deadweight of…

A year afloat with Victor; 14 Jan 2015, part 1

New project for Shipping TV as we follow the Sailing Barge Victor through the 120th year of her working life – this time, we set off on our first trip,…

Pieter Schelte arriving Rotterdam – aerial sequence

Platform installation/decommissioning and pipelay vessel Pieter Schelte arriving at Rotterdam, to have her final special equipment installed. Pictures by kind permission of KOTUG, photography by Van der Kloet.

MyFerrylink faces more rough seas . . 10 January, 2014

MyFerrylink faces more rough seas as owner Eurotunnel is ordered to sell or close ferry operation within 6 months. Background video is ferries entering and leaving Dover during rough weather,…

CSCL Globe sailing from Felixstowe, 9 January, 2015

19,100 TEU CSCL Globe sailing from Felixstowe after her maiden call, heading for Hamburg . .

Christmas & New Year at sea on an ERRV, 2014

Join the Captain and crew aboard an ERRV in the northern North Sea as they celebrate Christmas 2014 and the New Year . .

Aboard the mighty CSCL Globe at Felixstowe:

Shipping TV’s editor, Chris Gosling, felt privileged to be allowed on the bridge of the world’s largest container ship, CSCL Globe, shortly after she berthed at the Port of Felixstowe….

World’s biggest container ship CSCL Globe maiden call:

World’s biggest container ship coming alongside at the Port of Felixstowe – CSCL Globe’s maiden call at Felixstowe, 7th January, 2014. Filmed from the quayside.

A month at sea, Christmas & New Year Special 2014

Join the Captain and crew at sea from a month of ERRV duty – aboard their Emergency Response and Rescue Vessel, standing by rigs in the Northern North Sea. It…