Category Archives: Shipspotting

Geared general cargo ship COPENHAGEN heading into Ipswich 14/6/19

With the sun setting the 108m length Copenhagen heads up the River Orwell, sailing under the Orwell bridge and heads into the ABP Port of Ipswich.

Delphis Finland arrives light, passing DFDS ro-ro Suecia Seaways; 14 June 2019

Ice-class container ship Delphis Finland arrives at the Port of Felixstowe, looking very light, on the breezy morning of 14 June 2019. She passes DFDS freight ro-ro Suecia at the…

Rare footage! A long way up – Lifeboat Recovery aboard OOCL Hong Kong; 14 June 2019

Rare footage of a routine job aboard an Ultra Large Container Ship, OOCL Hong Kong as she recovers a lifeboat after test launching, engine and systems test, while the ship…

Cosco Azalea sails for Singapore; 13 June 2019

After completing her maiden call at Felixstowe, Cosco Shipping Azalea casts off her lines and leaves the quay, assisted by tugs. Her next port will be Singapore, after which she’ll…

Maersk Exeter (ex Hyundai Speed) First Call, part 2: dead slow astern; 10 June 2019

After swinging, Maersk Exeter goes astern up to her berth, No 7 at Felixstowe, and a touch of ahead brings her to a stop. The, using tugs and thrusters, she…

Maiden Call: Cosco Shipping Azalea at Felixstowe, 11 June 2019

The latest Ultra Large Container Ship from the far east, Cosco Shipping Azalea, made her UK maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe on the morning of 11 June, 2019

Maersk Exeter (ex Hyundai Speed) 1st call at Felixstowe, pt 1: timelapse swing, 10 June 2019.

Maersk Exeter (ex Hyundai Speed) first call at Felixstowe,, part 1: timelapse as Maersk Exeter swings in Harwich Harbour, before going astern towards berth 7. Part 2 shows her making…

MSC Alicante sails from Felixstowe, 10 June 2019.

On the overcast and rainy morning of 10 June 2019, container ship MSC Alicante sails from Felixstowe, heading towards her next port, Bremerhaven.

General cargo vessel Klaipeda sails from Ipswich, 29 May 2019

Built in 1995 but still looking good, general cargo vessel Klaipeda sails light from the ABP Port of Ipswich on the breezy morning of 29 May 2019.

Trinity House Vessel Alert sails out to work, 1 June 2019

Rapid Intervention Vessel THV Alert leaves Harwich to carry out more work on navigation aids at sea, and perhaps to clear up some problems . . .

Cap San Lazaro sails after her first call, Saturday morning, 1 June 2019

After completing her first call at the Port of Felixstowe, container ship Cap San Lazaro sails for Antwerp, next call on the Northern European leg of her rotation.

CSCL Neptune sails 31 May 2019, part 2: Getting under way.

After clearing the berth after her first call at Felixstowe (see part 1), CSCL Neptune goes ahead and drops of both her bow and stern tugs as she leave the…

CSCL Neptune sails, 31 May 2019: part 1 – Off the Berth

After completing cargo operations on her first call here, CSCL Neptune clears berth 9 with the assistance of 2 Svitzer tugs, on the morning of 31 May, 2019

APL Oregon and Suecia Seaways sail, sunny morning of 31 May 2019

New Shipping TV video: APL Oregon and Suecia Seaways sail, 31 May 2019 – looking tired and in need of some TLC, container ship APL Oregon sails from Felixstowe, followed…

New video: Port of Tilbury’s Tilbury 2 development

A short CGI movie showing the Port of Tilbury’s major Tilbury 2 development, with 2 ro-ro berths and a bulk berth, plus largescale shoreside facilities:

Vaga Maersk sails after first call at Felixstowe, 30 May 2019

Ice class superfeeder Vaga Maersk sails from the Port of Felixstowe after completing her first call, on the morning of 30 May 2019.

CSCL Neptune, first call at Felixstowe, 29 May 2019

2012-built container ship CSCL Neptune arrives for her first call at the Port of Felixstowe on the evening of 29 May 2019.

First Call: MSC Ambition alongside, 28 May 2018

Previously Hyundai Ambition, container ship MSC Ambition arrived at Felixstowe for her first call at the port, early on the morning of 28 May, and is shown working boxes alongside…

News: Red Kestrel IOW freight ferry enters service; 27 May 2019

Freight Ferry Red Kestrel, Red Funnel’s first dedicated freight vessel, entered service between Southampton and East Cowes on the Isle of Wight on the 24 May, 2019.

Arklow Falcon sailing light from Ipswich, 24 May 2019

The 2010-built general cargo vessel Arklow Falcon, sailing light, leaves Ipswich and the River Orwell and enters Harwich Harbour, heading for her next port, Invergordon, and passing her much bigger…

Maiden Call: Ultra Large Cosco Shipping Galaxy, 23 May – part 3: TIMELAPSE, coming alongside.

This final part of our coverage of Ultra Large Container Ship Cosco Shipping Galaxy’s maiden arrival at Felixstowe is a timelapse study of her coming alongside berth 9.