Category Archives: Container Vessels

Shipspotters Sunday Special 33: CSCL Africa Outbound

On Friday 14th June 2013, CSCL Africa outbound from Felixstowe, heading towards Hamburg – her 2nd European call on this rotation.

First Triple-E named Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller

The naming ceremony for Maersk Line’s first new Triple-E; not long to go before she’s ready to start loading her first boxes:

London Gateway lands M & S for logistics park

DP World’s London Gateway has just announced that it has completed a deal with Marks & Spencer to site a new 900,000 sq ft distribution centre on the new port’s…

Shipspotters Bonus: Cosco Excellence

The 141,823 GRT Cosco Excellence steams into Felixstowe on the 8th June 2013, keeping the tugs busy as she berths longside berths 8/9 in a strong breeze straight off the…

Rotterdam shipping early June, 2013

Published by Fred Vloo on 5 Jun 2013: CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt, Hyundai Global, Pictor J, Genmar Kara G, Zim London, Geopotes 15, Maersk Stockholm, Delta Sailor, Scorpius, Sophia,…

Shipspotters Bonus: Hammersmith Bridge outbound

Join us for a quick survey of Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal berths on the 31st May 2013, before watching Hammersmith Bridge lift off the berth with just one tug astern and…

Aboard Eleonora Maersk into Rotterdam . .

A pilot’s eye timelapse view from the bridge of the 397 metre, 15,500 TEU Eleonora Maersk, as she steams into the Port of Rotterdam – Europahaven, with Pilot Robert Blonk.

Felixstowe gives competitors the finger . . quay . .

The Port of Felixstowe is planning build a 190 metre finger extension onto its existing berths 8 and 9, which will enable the port to handle two 400m, 24 container-wide…

Alexander Von Humboldt maiden call, Southampton

CMA CGM Alexander Von Humboldt, 175343 GRT, 16,020 TEU, made her maiden call into Southampton on 25th May. She is a new 2013 build and has been in service for…

Triple E – another view

Here’s an alternative view of the first Maersk Triple-E, as it is assembled and floated out of the build dock: Building the World’s Largest Ship (in 76 seconds) from Maersk…

Maersk Triple-E float-out

Maersk call it a semi-launch, we’d call it a float-out – that moment on the 23rd February 2013 when the first Triple-E left the drydock at the shipyard in Okpo,…

Rotterdam, 13th May by Fred Vloo . .

25 minutes of solid shipspotting by top film-maker Fred Vloo! His comments: “Not the best quality this time due to wrong camera settings and the lack of a tripod. Shipspotting…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 29: First Call

Filmed on Friday, 17th May 2013 – The brand new Hanoi Bridge sails in on her first UK call, followed by Sirena Seaways, running the Harwich – Esbjerg route.

Southampton: Kuala Lumpar Express arriving . .

Filmed by Steve Carrett, Hapag Lloyd’s Kuala Lumpar Express arrives at Southampton from Colombo, 15/05/13. She was built 2007, weighs in at 93,811 GRT, and has a maximum capacity of…

Aboard the Triple-E simulator . .

Join a handful of Maersk ship’s officers and pilots aboard the Triple-E training simulator . . . with almost all commercial vessels operating on a single screw, they’ll find that…

Midweek Shipspotters Special -15th May 2013

Filmed on 13 May, Celebrity Infinity sailing from Harwich, and Maersk Sheerness sailing from Felixstowe Trinity on a breezy afternoon.

Shipspotters Sunday Special 28: 1 out, 1 in

Xin Ya Zhou outbound and MSC Genova inbound on Friday, 10th May, 2013 . . on a breezy afternoon.

Tom Hanks in Maersk Alabama movie

Captain Phillips, a movie based on the hijacking of Maersk Alabama back in 2009, will be released in the UK on Friday 11th October 2013. Tom Hanks plays the title…

London Gateway berth 1 gets more cranes . .

London Gateway receives its second batch of container cranes – completing the key equipment for the first berth, so the new port is another step closer to being ready for…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 27: boxships outbound

The 27th Edition of Shipping TV’s week Sunday Shipspotters Special – filmed on the 2nd and 3rd Mary 2013, boxships Gjertrud Maersk and Houston Bridge, and feeder Merwedijk sailing from…

Gateway gets 2nd batch of cranes, and claims 1M TEU “committed”

London Gateway has just got its second batch of 3 quayside container cranes, while CEO Simon Moore says that the port has 1 million TEU “committed” . .