Category Archives: Ferries

STV Vlog 25 May 2020 – empty quays, but trade picking up . . .

Join us again at the Port of Felixstowe on Bank Holiday Monday morning, where there’s only a ferry alongside – but 3 ships are due in later, and according to…

Ferry Friday 3: Stena Britannica arrives from the Hook, 17 April 2020

The third of 3 ferries – this time Stena Britannica arrives, passing the harbourside and heading towards Harwich International Port – which used to be Parkeston Quay in years gone…

Ferry Friday 1: Stena Hollandica sails for the Hook, 17 April 2020

The second of 3 ferry sailings from Harwich and Felixstowe on the morning of Friday, 17 April – these are the ships that keep the UK fed! Stena Lines Ropax…

Ferry Friday 1: Somerset passes Harwich and heads for Rotterdam, 17 April 2020

The first of 3 ferry sailings from Harwich and Felixstowe on the morning of Friday, 17 April – these are the ships that keep the UK fed! Stena-operated ferry Somerset…

Ferry Norsky passes down Lower Hope on the Thames; 3 March 2020

P&O-operated freight ferry Norsky passes down Lower Hope Reach on the River Thames, on her regular route between Tilbury and Zeebrugge. If you enjoy what Shipping TV does, buy me…

2 tugs to help Tulipa Seaways sail; 13 February 2020

On the bright and breezy morning of 13 February 2020, DFDS ferry Tulipa Seaways employs two tugs to see her clear of the berth, and help get her under way….

Ferry & Container Ship cross in Harwich Harbour; 7 February 2020

DFDS Britannia Seaways loiters until container ship Maersk Guatemala rounds Beach End turn, then gathers way to pass the much larger ship safely, close to Fort buoy on a straight…

BRITANNIA SEAWAYS – Ro-Ro cargo ship departing the port of Felixstowe 5/2/20

DFDS ro-ro cargo ship Britannia Seaways departs her berth at the port of Felixstowe and heads off to Vlaardingen, Rotterdam.

Britannia Seaways heads towards Europe; 31 January 2020

Over the weekend when the UK “leaves” Europe, ferry services are running as usual, with no changes happening until the end of 2020 . . . and no-one knows what…

2 Ferries on the Thames, plus pilot transfer, 17 January 2020

With a strong breeze bringing life to the Thames, ro-ro ferries Adeline and Thuleland head up the river for their berths – Thuleland will be passing through the lock into…

Ro-ro Misida sails for the Hook of Holland, 19 January 2020

On the bright but cold morning of 19 January, ro-ro ferry Misida sails from Harwich International port, heading for the Hook of Holland. If you enjoy what Shipping TV does,…

Ro-ro Victorine sails from the Thames, 17 January 2020

On the windy and cold morning of 17 January, ro-ro ferry Victorine heads down the River Thames, passing the new Tilbury 2 terminal to the north, and Gravesend to the…

Tug Gray Test goes out to meet Spica J; 12 Dec

On the breezy morning of 12 December, tug Gray Test cruises out to make fast astern of feeder Spica J, as she arrives at Felixstowe from her last call at…

Shipping TV News Roundup, 1 December 2019

Our expanding regular weekly news rooundup, including new ships, some great stills, port news, and links to interesting maritime content! Join us every Sunday to keep in touch If you…

STV News: Tilbury 2 linkspan installation, 18 Nov 2019

The latest stage of development at the UK’s newest major ro-ro port, Tilbury 2 on the River Thames. Photos by kind permission of David Burns

STV News Roundup, Sunday 17 November 2019

The second edition of Shipping TV’s regular news presentation, with stories you might have missed from the past week. This time, a special look at the new Tilbury 2 terminal,…

Shipping TV Vlog: Ships with odd-sounding names; 15 Nov 19

Welcome to the STV Vlog with Chris Gosling – I always enjoy filming ships with names that sound a little odd – I expect they are usually names by owners…

Shipping TV milestone: 14,000 Subscribers, 5.5 million views, 1,500 clips!

A Huge thank-you from Chris to all our subscribers and viewers as we exceed totals of 14,000 subscribers, 5.5 million views and 1,500 video clips on shipping TV – and…

Ferry morning: Somerset & DFDS Suecia Seaways sail, 26 July 2019

A total of 5 ro-ro freight ferries sail in and out of Harwich and Felixstowe to Rotterdam every day, with another 2 big ro-pax ferries also making the crossing. The…

Ro-ro ML FREYJA arrives in Harwich Harbour 5/7/19

Ro-Ro cargo ship ML Freyja arrives in Harwich Harbour heading for her berth at the old Harwich Navy Yard. Filmed by Paul Hiett

On the Thames: Ferry Tundraland approaching Tilbury, 5 July 2019

Ferry Tundraland approaches the Port of Tilbury on the River Thames, Friday 5 July 2019, passing in front of the works for the new Tilbury 2 ro-ro terminal with is…