Category Archives: News

Steve Pryce of DB Schenker says it’ll be an interesting year . .

Steve Pryce, Head of Business Analysis Logistics with DB Schenker, says the shipping and port industry is in for an exciting time . .

DB Schenker name new loco for new port:

Railfreight specialist DB Schenker named a new Type 66 locomotive for the new Port of London Gateway on the 1st of October in a small ceremony at the port.

More cranes for London Gateway

London Gateway, the brand new container port on the Thames Estuary, greeted its third batch of 3 ship-to-shore container cranes from Chinese manufacturer ZPMC. Shipping TV was there to see…

OPDR start new Bilbao – N Europe service

Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei (OPDR) and Feeder and Container Operator Team Lines are setting up a new domestic and feeder service between the ports of Bilbao, Felixstowe and Rotterdam. The new service…

Exclusive: into Rotterdam aboard Majestic Maersk

Join Europoort pilot Robert Blonk aboard the pilot launch, and on the bridge of Majestic Maersk as she makes her first call at Rotterdam in this unique assembly of photos…

World’s largest container ship to call at Felixstowe:

Majestic Maersk, one the world’s largest container ships, will be making a one-off UK call at the Port of Felixstowe in October.

St Katherines Dock classic boat festival, 2013

Join photographer Jason White for a stroll around the recent St Katherines Dock Classic Boat Festival, 2013.

MSC Agrigento, 1st UK call

MSC Agrigento makes her first call at the Port of Felixstowe, Wednesday 18th September 2013.

Costa Concordia parbuckle animation . . .

If you’ve been watching the Costa Concordia being raised, and want a simple guide as to how this complex and expensive operation works, here’s a great animation:

Ever Leader 1st call at Felixstowe:

Ever Leader arriving at the Port of Felixstowe on her first call – 15th September, 2013

Zim Rotterdam diverted from Felixstowe to London gateway

Diverted from Felixstowe after a fire in her cargo containers, 10,070 TEU Zim Rotterdam will be the largest container vessel to enter the Thames as she berths at the new…

London Gateway latest time-lapse movie

Here’s the latest stop-motion video from DP World’s new port at London Gateway, as their opening date creeps closer.

London Gateway moves up training . .

The UK’s newest port, DP World’s London Gateway, has just taken a larger vessel alongside for more training and testing, HS Beethoven, built 2002. There’s also some improved imagery of…

Midweek Shipspotter’s: Cosco France 1st call.

On a beautiful late summer morning, Cosco France (13,350TEU) makes her first call at the Port of Felixstowe.

Maersk Triple-E calls at Gdansk

On August 21, 2013, the first Triple-E, the Maersk McKinney Møller, made its maiden call at Gdansk, Poland. Maersk Line’s own record of the event:

Cosco Asia under attack; Maersk Kampala in fire incident

Container ship Cosco Asia came under attack from “terrorist eleents” while transiting the Suez canal, and in a separate incident, Maersk Kampala suffered a fire in 2 containers stacked in…

London Gateway gets first of 3 rail mounted gantry cranes

DP World’s newest port, London Gateway on the Thames, has just received its first from a batch of 3 rail mounted gantry cranes due for delivery this year . ….

Shipspotters Weekend 1

A bit of a change from our usual Shipspotters Sunday special video, to give us a more spread-out window to post these weekly specials. For our first edition, its the…

Port of Felixstowe celebrates 70M TEU

The Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port with a throughput last year of 3.7 million TEU in 2012, celebrated it 70,000,000 TEU with a visit from the UK’s…

First new gates arrive for Panama . .

In a major milestone for the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the first four gates for the new locks have arrived from port of Trieste, Italy to the waterway’s Atlantic side…

Phillipines Ferry Collision – raw footage:

Over 30 people have died and around 170 are missing after a ferry collided with a cargo ship in the Philippines. More than 600 survivors have now been rescued since…