Category Archives: News

ABP Southampton completes £40M dredge

ABP’s Port of Southampton has now completed a £40M dredge programme which will allow the world’s largest ships to access the Southampton Container Terminal with a draught of 15.5 metres.

Gateway wins 1st service from Felixstowe . .

HPUK’s port of Felixstowe has lost its first regular service to new competitor London Gateway, which has also claimed 2 new services – one from CSAV, and another from Hamburg…

Dover Seaways hits the wall, 9th November 2014

DFDS ferry Dover Seaways struck the outer harbour wall when leaving Dover on her 0800 sailing for Dunkerque, on Sunday, 9th November 2014. 4 people were taken to hospital, with…

Port of Felixstowe extension progresses . .

The Port of Felixstowe’s latest extension, a 190 metre finger quay on berth 9, is on target for completion in mid 2015.

London Gateway comes up towards 1st anniversary

London Gateway’s Xavier Woodward talks about the new port and how it has progressed during it’s first year in business . . .

Aboard Edith Maersk – and meeting her Captain

While she was alongside at London Gateway, we took the opportunity to go aboard Edith Maersk, and to meet her master, Captain Regin Hansen.

Timelapse: Edith Maersk at London Gateway . . .

A quick 1.42 timelapse movie of Edith Mearsk coming alongside and starting loading, from London Gateway’s specially positioned timelapse cameras . . . .

Edith Maersk – largest ship to sail up the Thames

On Sunday, 19th October 2014, the Edith Maersk, a 15,500 TEU E-Class Maersk Line container ship has become the largest ever vessel to sail up the River Thames, docking at…

Edith Maersk at Felixstowe, 18th October 2014

The 15,500 TEU Emma Maersk working boxes alongside at Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal, on Saturday 18th October 2014.

Oasis of the Seas dry docking.

On 30 September 2014, the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship, the 220,000 GT “Oasis of the Seas”, dry-docked at Keppel Verolme’s shipyard in Rotterdam for routine maintenance work.

Landmark London cranes moved downriver

The coal grab cranes at Battersea Power Station are going for restoration as the site is beginning a major development.

That sinking sensation . . .

Multiple camera shoot aboard the ferry Ærøsund, when she was sunk off Ballen Harbour, Denmark, to create an artificial reef for sea life and divers.

New & Old: PS Waverley (1947) & Thalassa Doxa (2014) at Felixstowe

The 1947-built Paddle Steamer Waverley sailing from Tower Pier from Harwich, as the brand new Thalassa Doxa makes her first and maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe – 5th…

Live animal exports – sad trade at dying port

The near-derelict port of Ramsgate in Kent is the last port in the UK to service a trade in live animal exports to Europe – where the worn-out aged sheep…

China Shipping’s Xin Beijing at Gateway

China Shipping Line’s Xin Beijing made an ad-hoc call at London Gateway, raising questions about the line’s UK port intentions.

Felixstowe congestion drives traffic to London Gateway

Congestion at Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, is causing major lines to divert calls to alternative facilities – with London Gateway winning new ad-hoc business.

Piling starts on Felixstowe quay extension

Work is now under way to extend the Port of Felixstowe’s berths 8 and 9 by 190 metres, to enable 2 ultra-large container ships to berth alongside at the same…

Cosco Portugal – 1st call, maiden call at Felixstowe, 15 Aug 2014

The 13,350 TEU Cosco Portugal makes her first and Maiden call at Felixstowe on Friday, 15th August, 2014.

Bergen bump for Mein Schiff 1

The seismic survey vessel Princess Marseilles had a little difficulty while mooring on Sunday in Bergen, Norway. The ship on the receiving end is the cruise ship Mein Schiff 1….

Cruise liner to take on North West Passage:

1076 passenger luxury cruise liner Crystal Serenity is due to transit the North West Passage in late August, 2016 – will this mark a new mass tourism invasion of a…

London Gateway starts Common User Facility build; 16th July 2014

DP World’s London Gateway Logistic Park is starting to develop, with a 386,000 sq ft Common User Facility starting construction.