Category Archives: Container Vessels

First call of 2019 – MSC Gaia at Felixstowe; 1 January 2019

The first vessel to call at the Port of Felixstowe in 2019, MS Gaia arrives during the morning, to await the port returning to full operation on 2nd January 2019.

Thalassa Patris arrives at Felixstowe, 22 December 2018

The 2013-built container ship Thalassa Patris arrives at Felixstowe on the bright and breezy morning of 22 December 2018.

Murcia Maersk sails, handheld video; 16 December 2018

Just happening to be in the right place at the right time as Murcia Maersk starts to get underway ater leaving berth 9 at Felixstowe.

Cosco Netherlands Arrives Felixstowe, 17 December 2018

The 2013-built Cosco Netherlands arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on the sunny but cold morning of 17 December 2018

Axel Maersk arrives very light; 16 December 2018

With just a handful of containers aboard, Axel Maersk arrives at Felixstowe on the bright and sunny morning of 16 December 2018.

Hapag-Lloyd/OOCL service returns to Felixstowe; 14 December 2018

After a few months operating into the DP World Southampton container terminal, the Hapag-Lloyd/OOCL EMX/NET service is returning to Felixstowe from 23 December 2018.

Ultra Large OOCL Japan leaves the quay 10 Dec

Ultra Large Container Ship OOCL Japan gently moves away from the quay fenders on the morning of 10 December 2018.

MSC Oliver sails from Felixstowe, 10 December 2018

After moving away from Felixstowe’s berth 9, MSC Oliver heads out towards her next port; 10 December, 2018.

Sunday morning arrival: APL Oregon, 9 December 2018

On the breezy morning of 9 December 2018, APL Oregon arriving at the Port of Felixstowe.

MSC Oliver arrives; Part 4 – swing timelapse

MSC Oliver slows down and swings, in this timelapse clip, prior to being pushed towards the berth; 6 December 2018.

MSC Oliver arrives: Part 3 – towards the berth

MSC Oliver completes her turn into Harwich Harbour, with the bow tug hitching up for her swing, when she reaches the widest part of the channel.

MSC Oliver arrives, Part 2: Beach End Turn timelapse; 6 Dec 2018

Beach End Turn at the entrance to Harwich Harbour is a tight nearly right-angle turn, requiring precise control from the tugs and the vessel itself when a 400m ship is…

MSC Oliver arrives – part 1: in the misty Harwich Approach Channel; 6 Dec 18

On the misty morning of 6 December 2018, MSC Oliver arrives at Felixstowe – here, she’s in the Harwich Approach channel, collecting her tugs.

920 metre quay, 134 metre ship; 6 December 2018

Despite Christmas rapidly approaching, Felixstowe’s pair of 400 metre berths have time and space to accommodate Bjorg, a 134 metre feeder loading empties.

Ever Genius arrives, 3 December 2018

Evergreen megamax Ever Genius arrives at the Port of Felixstowe on the dull morning of 3 December, 20:

Maersk Guayaquil gathers way for Antwerp; 2 December 2018

Under a dramatic sky, 10,000 TEU Saver class Maersk Guayaquil heads out towards her next port call at Antwerp.

MSC Ilona arrives, 30 November 2018

The 2001-built container ship MSC Ilona arrives at Felixstowe on the sunny but breezy morning of 30 November 2018.

Timelapse: Santa Isabel swings, 27 November 2018

Timelapse 3x as Hamburg Sud’s Santa Isabel swings prior to coming alongside at Felixstowe’s berth 9.

First call at first light – Santa Isabel arrives, 27 November 2018

7,100 TEU container ship Santa Isabel arrives for her first call at the Port of Felixstowe at first light on Tuesday, 27 November 2018.

Quick clip: Not a box in sight: 25 November 2018

Quuick clip – not a box in sight: Triple-E Merete Maersk is ready to go alongside, 25 November 2018

Bremen Belle sails, 24 November 2018

The oddly-named container ship Bremen Belle (ex Bremen Bridge and Thailand Express) sails from Felixstowe on the dismal morning of 24 November 2018.