Category Archives: News

MyFerryLink finally sold to DFDS

Eurotunnel, who took over SeaFrance’s ferries after that business failed, forced to sell MyFerryLink to DFDS after a long legal battle:

MSC Paris sailing light from Felixstowe, 7th June 2015.

A rarely seen almost completely light container ship, MSC Paris sailing from the Port of Felixstowe on 7th June, 2015.

New Maersk superships on the horizon for 2017:

Maersk Line have just announced an order for 11 19,630 TEU container ships due for delivery in 2017 and 2018.

Eurotunnel likely to quit MyFerryLink services on Channel?

Under sustained attack by the Competition & Markets Authority, Eurotunnel looks likely to dispose of its interests in owning cross-channel ferries . . but hints at keeping the My Ferry…

DP World Southampton invests £6M in new straddle carriers.

DP World Southampton has just taken delivery of a batch of 10 brand new Kalmar straddle carriers, with more to come soon. . .

3 Queens at Liverpool . . 25th May 2015

Cunard’s three cruise liners arrive in Liverpool to celebrate 175 years since the company was founded. The first part of the video sees Queen Mary 2 departing from the landing…

Millau Bridge working cargo, maiden call Felixstowe, 22nd May 2015

K Line’s 2015 14,000 TEU container ship Millau Bridge working boxes on her maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, 22nd May, 2015.

Myferrylink still in rough water as litigation continues . .

The latest court decisions in the Myferrylink cross-channel ferry battle seems to be continuing right up to the wire . .

Bremerhaven crane boom collapse kills operator: 14 May 2015

The boom of a container crane at the port of Bremerhaven collapsed in the early hours of Thursday morning, killing the operator and bringing quay operations to a halt:

UKD Orca sailing from River Orwell, 12th May 2015

UK Dredging Orca sailing from River Orwell after completing Port of Ipswich dredging work: 12th May 2015:

Rotortug RT Enterprise delivered to Rivtow at Port Hedland

The Latest Rotortug, RT Enterprise, has been delivered to new towage operator Rivtow at the Australian ore port of Port Hedland.

2 new Rail Mounted Gantry Cranes for Felixstowe, 7th May 2015

The Port of Felixstowe is now installing 2 new Liebherr RMGs, serving the North rail terminal, and helping the port to increase its proportion of freight moved by rail:

Hanjin Green Earth catches fire south of Suez Canal

The Suez Canal Authority said that the 13,000-teu Hanjin Green Earth was 48 km to the south of the canal when some containers caught fire. The flames were extinguished after…

Hoegh Osaka returns to Southampton without capsizing . .

Vehicle carrier Hoegh Osaka returned to ABP’s port of Southampton on the 28th April 2015, after a period out of service for repairs. She managed to avoid tipping over this…

Fred Olsen’s Braemar to sail from Southampton summer 2016

Fred Olsen’s 929 passenger cruise liner is due to sail from Southampton for her May-November 2016 programme.

New Zealand’s new Straits Feronia ferry refurbed by Trimline in Sweden in 14 days

The new Strait Feronia ferry, due to start work between New Zealand’s North and South Islands in July 2015, has just had a 14-day public areas refurb from Southampton-based specialist…

Historic Ships: Tug TID 164 back in steam soon . .

1945-built tug TID 164 should be back in steam by the end of 2015 or early 2016, say restoration team at Chatham.

Kotug adds 1 new tug for Thames, 2 for Bremerhaven

Rotterdam towage operator has added 3 new tugs to its fleet – 1 for the Thames, and 2 for Bremerhaven.

Susan Maersk grounding closes Suez for several hours on 18th Apl 2015

Europe-bound container ship Susan Maersk went aground whilst in the Suez Canal on Saturday morning, causing delays on the main East-West cargo route.

A Year Afloat with Victor: part 9: paint brushes at the ready . .

Sailing Barge Victor is back alongside Customs House quay at Ipswich, the mast is down, and the skipper and crew have the paintbrushes out, on the sunny morning of 7th…

Triple-E Matz Maersk 1st call – up close and personal, pt 1

Aboard the Svitzer tug Stanford for a tug’s eye view of the arrival of Maersk Triple-E Matz Maersk for her first call at the port of Felixstowe, on Saturday, 4th…