Category Archives: News

MSC Emma (ex Maersk Enfield) arrives, 30 January 2018

The 2011-built and newly renamed MSC Emma arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on the cold but bright morning of 20 January 2018. She was a regular caller on her…

Arklow Wave & Atlantic Mate pass, 27 January 2019

Arklow Wave, heading up the River Orwell for Ipswich, passes product tanker Atlantic Mate, which has just sailed from harwich, on the breezy morning of 27 January 2019.

Part 2: Dutch naval vessel HNLMS Groningen sails, 28 January 2019

HNMLS Groningen steaming down Lower Reach of the River Orwell, then entering Harwich Harbour, and passing the berthed container ships at Felixstowe, as she sails from Ipswich out into the…

Dutch naval vessel HNLMS Groningen sails, part 1; 28 Jan 2019

The 2013 Offshore Patrol Vessel HNLMS Groningen leaves the quay and gets under way after a visit to Ipswich, on the River Orwell.

HNLMS GRONINGEN berths at Port of Ipswich on goodwill visit, 25/1/19

Dutch naval vessel HNLMS Groningen sails up the River Orwell, under the Orwell Bridge and berths on the old power station berth at the ABP Port of Ipswich for a…

MSC Margrit arrives in morning’s golden light; 24 January 2019

With the golden light of a rising sun reflecting from her hull, 2012-built container ship MSC Margrit arrives at the Port of Felixstowe, Thursday 24 January, 2019:

Port of Felixstowe & DFDS Ferries sign new 15-year deal; 21 January 2019

Good news for Felixstowe as they sign new deal with DFDS and install new ferry linkspan.

Oil/chemical tanker ORALUNA heading for Port of Felixstowe 20/1/19

103m tanker Oraluna arrives at Harwich Harbour heading for the Port of Felixstowe and to berth on Trinity 2.

Miaden call: Ultra Large Ever Gifted at Felixstowe, 20 January, 2019

20,388 TEU Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Gifted makes her maiden call at Felixstowe on the morning of Sunday 20 January 2019.

Thalassa Elpida sails, 14 January 2018

The 2014-built container ship Thalassa Elpida sails from the Port of Felixstowe on the bright morning of 14 January 2019.

MSC Pegasus sails from Felixstowe, 15 January 2019

2003-built container ship MSC Pegasus sails from Felixstowe on the morning of 15 January 2019 – and she’s looking her age . . .

2M permanently switch TA4 service from Felixstowe to Liverpool; 15 January 2019

After moving Transatlantic service TA4 temporarily from Felixstowe to Liverpool due to problems at Felixstowe, 2M have made the port change permanent.

Offshore support vessel OLYMPIC DELTA heading for Harwich 14/1/19

At 16:15 and with light fading the 92.55m length offshore support vessel Olympic Delta makes her 2nd visit to the area for another quick stop at the port of Harwich.

UK’s most barbaric seatrade continues; 12 January 2019

Live animal export for fattening and slaughter is a trade that the UK seems to want to end, but so far hasn’t . . . the latest episode has seen…

Nearly full of Empties – MSC Chloe sails, 9 January 2018

With stacks of empty containers aboard, MSC Chloe needs just a single tug and her own bowthrusters to clear away from the berth at Felixstowe on the sunny 9 January…

ARKLOW VIKING & RMS TWISTEDEN on the River Orwell at dusk 8/1/19

At 4pm and with darkness rapidly approaching the general cargo vessel Arklow Viking departs the port of Ipswich while RMS Twisteden heads up the River Orwell. Filmed by Paul Hiett.

First call: Texas Triumph sails at dawn; 8 January 2019

As the full light of day spreads over the quays and the harbour, container ship Texas Triumph heads out for the next call in her rotation – Antwerp:

SP Venture arrives at dawn, 8 January 2019

General cargo vessel SP Venture passes through Harwich Harbour on her way to Ipswich, dawn on Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Will Ramsgate finally get a Ferry? 4 January 2019

According to reports, Ramsgate is about to get a ferry to Ostend – and the operators also get a major pay-day if they can do it by 29 March, and…

MSC ZOE docks in Bremerhaven after losing 270 containers.

Footage filmed in Bremerhaven on Thursday shows the cargo ship MSC Zoe which lost around 270 containers in stormy seas off the Dutch coast.