Category Archives: Business

STV NEWSclips, 19 April 2019

2nd edition of our new ad-hoc news show – upcoming videos, new IOW ferry arrives at Southampton, new remote-control RTGs on the container park at Felixstowe.

Shipping TV NEWSCLIPS, 17 April 2019

First of a trial run of weekly new clips from Shipping TV – if you have news photos, video clips or stories, we love to hear from you – get…

Video: Fire-stricken Sincerity Ace under tow towards Imari Bay.

Sincerity Ace was abandoned following a fire on New Year’s Eve roughly 2,000 miles from northwest of Hawaii. Sadly, 5 of her 21 crew members lost their lives in the…

Trinity House seamen to strike on 3 April 2019

The first strike by seamen working for Trinity House in more than 500 years is due to happen on Wednesday, 3rd April 2019:

2M permanently switch TA4 service from Felixstowe to Liverpool; 15 January 2019

After moving Transatlantic service TA4 temporarily from Felixstowe to Liverpool due to problems at Felixstowe, 2M have made the port change permanent.

UK’s most barbaric seatrade continues; 12 January 2019

Live animal export for fattening and slaughter is a trade that the UK seems to want to end, but so far hasn’t . . . the latest episode has seen…

Will Ramsgate finally get a Ferry? 4 January 2019

According to reports, Ramsgate is about to get a ferry to Ostend – and the operators also get a major pay-day if they can do it by 29 March, and…

Hapag-Lloyd/OOCL service returns to Felixstowe; 14 December 2018

After a few months operating into the DP World Southampton container terminal, the Hapag-Lloyd/OOCL EMX/NET service is returning to Felixstowe from 23 December 2018.

GPS Battler and MTS Terramare head out, 3 October 2018

Both engaged on work relating to the shore connection for the East Anglia 1 windfarm, multicat GPS Battler and landing craft MTS Terramare sail from Harwich, morning of 3rd October…

Forth Ports taken over by Canadian Pension Fund manager; 4 October, 2018

Canadian Pension Fund manager PSP, a long-time sharehold in UK ports group Forth Ports, has purchased control of the business.

2nd look: Maersk Connector laying cable, part 2, 27 September 2018

In response to a number of requests for additional coverage of Maersk Connector at work, we went up the coast to catch some additional footage of her at work. Filmed…

Hooking up to the mains – Maersk Connector, 26 September 2018

Filmed at a range of 5 to 6km, Maersk Connector is off Bawdsey, Suffolk, completing a windfarm cable lay. Filmed 26 September 2018.

Felixstowe Update: MSC moves IPAK service from Felixstowe to Gateway; 8 September 2018

Despite the Port of Felixstowe’s claims that their TOS is working better, major shipping lines like MSC are still switching services to avoid delays to their customers . . .

Felixstowe loses 2 more services, despite software “progress” claims, 1 September, 2018.

Felixstowe loses 2 more services, despite software “progress” claims: in the past few day, OOCL and CMA-CGM have switched services away from the port of Felixstowe due to software problems,…

At work in the Harbour, Svitzer Deben & Barents Zanen; 29 – 30 August 2018

A look at one of Felixstowe’s Svitzer fleet, Svitzer Deben, hustling back to the pontoon on the 29 August, and dredger Barents Zanen, making one of her regular visits to…

Ro-Ro Misana sails for Rotterdam, 30 August 2018

Cargo Ro-Ro Misana sails from Harwich International Port heading towards Rotterdam. She seems like a relatively small ship for this route, which has had a variety of ferries working it…

Talking Point: are ultra large container ships just a blip?

Pundit Andrew Wheeler says that the current crop of ultra large container ships may just be a blip, and that 10,000 to 15,000 TEU vessels may become the norm again…

Felixstowe Update as Levent service returns to port: 25 August 2018

As Rio Blanco arrives on 23 August, marking the return of the CMA-CGM, Seago Line and Hamburg Sud Levant service returning to Felixstowe, after a period at Southampton cause by…

Standby safety vessel FORTIES SENTINEL arriving at Great Yarmouth 20/8/18

The 2016-built offshore standby safety vessel Forties Sentinel enters the River Yare and rounds Brush Bend on her arrival into Great Yarmouth.

Multi Purpose Offshore Vessel Olympic Artemis sails, 23 August 2018

OLYMPIC ARTEMIS sailing from Harwich – she is an Inspection, Maintenance and Repair Vessel with diesel electric frequency controlled propulsion, highly efficient azimuth thruster and a dynamic positioning system. The…

Offshore supply vessel PUTFORD DEFENDER (Ex Seacor Jefferson) arriving at Great Yarmouth 20/8/18

Offshore supply vessel Putford Defender arrives off the piers at Gorleston, swings and backs into the river, rounding Brush Bend, and going astern up river to her berth: Filmed by…