Category Archives: Container Vessels

Stop-motion to Hamburg & Keil . .

An excellent stop motion movie from Andre Degin – “Euro-Discovery Time lapse”, featuring a trip into a Hamburg terminal aboard a small container carrier. It’s followed by entering the Kiel…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 19: Large and little . .

. . . winter and summer. MSC Renee steaming into Felixstowe on the 9th March 2013, and 2 smaller coasters Wilson Almeria and Eems Space at the Port of Sutton…

Midweek Shipspotters: Fred Vloo in Rotterdam

Some of our favourite shipspotting movies are made by the excellent Fred Vloo, who is based in Rotterdam. Here’s his latest film, dated 5th March, 2012. 130305 Shipspotting Rotterdam Saipem…

Background Special: Bringing Zhen Hua 26 alongside . .

On 1st March 2013, the UK’s newest port – DP World London Gateway, received its first batch of ship to shore gantry cranes alongside, aboard ZPMC’s Zhen Hua 23. They’ll…

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…

Shipspotters Sunday 16: Little & Large

Ships from both ends of the size spectrum this weekend, a couple under 2,000 tons, and 2 more larger vessels, 40,000+ tons and 90,000+ tons GRT, departing Felixstowe. We’s got…

Shipspotters Sunday 15: Felixstowe traffic

Felixstowe traffic on Saturday, 9th February 2013: Maersk Kimi, inbound; Dette G outbound, and dredger Geopotes15, working.

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.

Shipspotters Sunday 14: MSC Vega

Filmed on Saturday, 2nd February 2013, MSC Vega entering Felixstowe, swinging, and berthing at berths 8/9. Difficult berthing due to strong NW breeze, about 20 knots, on the vessels starboard…

On the bridge of Ebba Maersk . .

Recorded summer 2012 by pilot Hans Peter Hansen, aboard the Ebba Maersk – a stroll around the bridge whilst steaming towards the Port of Aarhus. The video is © Maersk…

Midweek shipspotters special . .

First in our new occasional series of midweek shipping films, this edition features the CSCL Europe, a 2004 vessel, departing from Felixstowe on the 27th January 2013 after making her…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 12: Felixstowe traffic 19/01/13

Traffic at the Port of Felixstowe filmed on 19th January 2013, including Ever Lambent inbound, and Maersk Surabaya and YM Unison outbound.

CMA-CGM rate rises early 2013

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

Shipspotters Sunday Special 10: Outbound, 4th January

Susan Maersk, HS Mozart and Sloman Discoverer outbound from Felixstowe and Harwich, 4th January, 2013.

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…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 7b: MSC Cristina

Published on 16th december by Felixstowe News: on Saturday 15th December, MSC Cristina entering harbour at Felixstowe, and coming alongside in a fresh breeze:

Shipspotters Sunday Special 7a: Botswana

Published 16th December 2012, Botswana chartered by MSC, coming into Felixstowe on Saturday, 15th December

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…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 5

First published by Felixstowe News on the 29th November 2012: this week, we’re looking back at Cosco America leaving Felixstowe on 27th November 2012. The feeder Gertrud was also steaming…

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…

Missed crane collapse, and Houston Bridge . .

On the 5th of October 2012 – a bit of a disaster! We just missed the strategic second when the 2nd crane went down, so to make up for it,…