Category Archives: News

London Gateway’s first quay cranes arrive . .

On the 1st March 2013, The first batch of 3 quayside container gantry cranes arrived at London Gateway, the UK’s new container port on the Thames. We watch, and hear…

Gateway progress speeds up . .

Here’s an update on activities at Britain’s newest port, London Gateway, as completion looms closer . .

Panama Canal transit at high speed . . .

An interesting movie from the Panama Canal, giving a slightly different viewpoint on transiting this waterway . . which handles an amazing 14,000 ships per annum.

New vessel on Ramsgate – Ostend ferry route:

Transeuropa Ferries have introduced a new vessel, Ostend Spirit, on their Ramsgate – Ostend route. She was previously P & O’s Pride of Calais.

First cranes for Gateway on board . .

The first 3 quayside container cranes for London Gateway are on their way to the Thames – they’re the largest to be delivered at present . .

CMA-CGM rate rises early 2013

Listing details of the CMA-CGM price increases announced in January 2013.

New Year Shipspotters Special 9: RNLI Lifeboats

As someone who has boated for around 50 years, I’ve got a great deal of respect for men who go to sea when others are heading for any shelter they…

Maersk modify nose bulbs for slower steaming . .

Global shipping line Maersk spend around $7 billion a year on fuel so modified bulbous bows, saving around 5% of the fuel bill, could be a good investment. Adding other…

First ship, first cranes at London Gateway

The first ship has arrived at the new port of London Gateway, delivering the first four Automatic Stacking Cranes . .

Holiday Special: Build your own container port

The most unusual view so far of DP World’s London Gateway, with a stunning high-speed view of construction work on their first berth, and one of the port office blocks…

DP World opening 2 new UK berths . .

Published by Felixstowe news, 13th December 2012: Within the next 12 to 15 months, port operator DP WQorld will be opening 2 new berths in the UK – the first…

CMA CGM Marco Polo in Southampton

First published by Felixstowe News on 9th December, 2012: CMA CGM Marco Polo made her European Maiden call at DP World, Southampton, on Sunday, 9th December 2012. This video also…

HPUK’s Bathside (Harwich) terminal under threat

Published on the 26th November 2012: HPUK, owner of the Port of Felixstowe, has withdrawn its most recent planning application for changes on its Bathside Bay terminal project, after the…

Newest, biggest container ship . .

First Published in Felixstowe News, 7th November 2012; for the next few months, French container line GMA CGM will hold the record for the largest capacity container ship in the…

Felixstowe vs London Gateway, part 2

Published on 26th October 2012 – the second part of our “Rival Ports” story. Last time we looked at the shipping logistics of London Gateway and Felixstowe – this time,…

Rival ports row in the Telegraph . . .

Published by Felixstowe News on 25th October, 2012: the Port of Felixstowe and London Gateway chiefs get their arguements out in the Telegraph . . and we look at the…

Dredging continues as Port battle commences . .

First posted on Felixstowe News on the 15th October 2012, to a backdrop of ongoing dredging to maintain Felixstowe’s premier position as a container port, there’s a battle going on…

CMA CGM Marco Polo

The shipping line’s own video of the world’s current largest container vessel, the CMA CGM Marco Polo, flmed while shw was on her maiden voyage at Port Keland, 19th November,…

Knock down that crane!

First Published on 21st September 2012 0n Felixstowe News – how do you knock down a container crane? Here’s a lesson from Felixstowe dock . .

London Gateway – port plans

Originally published by Felixstowe News on 4 Aug 2012: Join Chris Gosling as he looks ahead to next year’s opening of the new prt at London Gateway – and watch…