Category Archives: Container Vessels

Dimitris Y arrives from Valencia; 5 August 2019

2000-built container ship Dimitris Y arrives at Felixstowe from Valencia, on the breezy and overcast morning of 5 August, 2019.

Safety afloat – tug Shotley has a word; 5 August 2019

Although the majority of recreational craft – yachts and motor boats – take good care to keep out of the way of Felixstowe’s big ships, it is easy for visitors…

Dead Slow Astern: MSC Alicante goes astern to berth 7, Felixstowe; 3 August 2019

After swinging in the entrance of the River Stour from Harwich Harbour, MSC Alicante goes astern to Felixstowe’s berth 7, at the up-river end of Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal. Larger ships…

Cosco Shipping Star sails after completing her maiden call at Felixstowe; 3 August 2019

Cosco Shipping’s latest 400m ultra large container ship, the 21,237 TEU Cosco Shipping Star, completes her Northern European maiden call at Felixstowe, and departs towards Zeebrugge, on the beautiful morning…

Cosco Portugal leaves the berth and gathers way; 1 August 2019

366 metre container ship Cosco Portugal leaves berth 9 at Felixstowe, and gathers way, heading back towards the Far East to complete this rotation.

Wide Bravo sails towards Antwerp; 1 August 2019

On the breezy morning of 1 August, 2019, container ship Wide Bravo sails from Felixstowe.

Maiden voyage COSCO SHIPPING STAR arrival/berthing at port of Felixstowe 1/8/19

399.87m length Cosco Shipping Star arrives in Harwich Harbour on her maiden voyage from Singapore and with Felixstowe tugs Svitzer Shotley, Svitzer Sky and Svitzer Deben in assistance she swings…

Maiden Call: Cosco shipping Star arrives direct from Singapore, 1 August 2019

Steaming along the Harwich approach channel, brand new Ultra Large Container Ship Cosco Shipping Star heads towards Beach End turn and Harwich Harbour, making for berth 9 at Felixstowe for…

Stacked-up Maersk Edirne arrives at Felixstowe, 30 July 2019

Container ship Maersk Edirne, previously Hanjin Asia, arrives direct from Colombo with a a peak season load, stacked up to bridge level on the forward section of the ship. Maersk…

MSC Kalina sails for Rotterdam; 26 July 2019

On the morning of 26 July, container ship MSC Kalina sails for the port of Rotterdam. There’s just a spot of rain in the air, and you can hear it…

Heading for a career at sea – Jack Ibbotson

It’s rare to meet a young person these days who wants to go to sea for a living, but we met Jack Ibbotson a few months ago, and his enthusiasm…

Maersk Kingston arrives from Algeciras, 24 July

2003-built container ship Maersk Kingston arrives at the UK Port of Felixstowe, from her last port of Algeciras, Spain, on the beautiful morning of 24 July 2019.

Slow TV: China Shipping Rose swings and berths at Felixstowe, 23 July 2019

Putting a 366 metre container ship, with massive windage, through a 180 degree swing, and then laying her gently alongside the quay is not a quick operation – so here…

First Call: Cosco Shipping Rose at Felixstowe, 22 July 2019

Making her first call at Felixstowe, 366 metre long container ship Cosco Shipping Rose looks smart in her mid-blue livery – showing up well in the strong summer sun. This…

Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Genius arrives, 20 July 2019

On the sunny morning of 20 July, Ever Genius arrives at the Port of Felixstowe, looking good in the bright sunshine.

Tugs Svitzer Kent and Gray Test to the rescue as Atlantic Comet has engine trouble, 21 July 2019.

Feeder Atlantic Comet was towed into Harwich Harbour and berthed at Felixstowe by tugs Svitzer Kent and Gray Test after apparently suffering engine trouble on her way south from Grangemouth,…

Ice-class VENTA MAERSK departs port of Felixstowe, 18/7/19

200m length ice-class feeder Venta Maersk heads out through Harwich Harbour heading for Kotka, Finland. Filmed by Paul Hiett.

Feeder Elke arrives at Felixstowe, 19 July 2019

Feeder container ships are a vital part of the container shipping industry – they deliver boxes brought from the far east by ultra large ships to much smaller ports the…

Slow TV: MSC Altair swings and comes alongside in real time; 16 June 2019

A unique feature, showing MSC Altair swinging, and being taken into berth 8 at Felixstowe in real time – 18 minutes and 45 seconds, with only a minute or so…

MSC Altair arrives direct from Colombo, 16 July 2019

On the beautiful morning of 16 July 2019, MSC Altair arrives at the Port of Felixstowe direct from Colombo, having passed through the Suez Canal.

2-ship morning, part 2: ultra large Triple-E Merete Maersk sails, 15 July 2019

Ultra Large Container Ship Merete Maersk sails from the port of Felixstowe at 9.255am on the morning of 15th July 2019, looking tired and in need of some TLC. She’s…