Coaster FRI OCEAN outbound from ABP Port of Ipswich 30/7/19.

89m length Fri Ocean heads out from the port of Ipswich and heads down the River Orwell and off to her next stop of Boston, Lincolnshire. Filmed by Paul Hiett

Tanker ACQUAMARINA heads up the River Orwell for ABP Port of Ipswich 30/7/19

On a very blustery Tuesday morning the 136m length tanker heads up the River Rrwell with Felixstowe Tug Svitzer Sky astern and heads into the ABP Port of Ipswich. Filmed…

Stacked-up Maersk Edirne arrives at Felixstowe, 30 July 2019

Container ship Maersk Edirne, previously Hanjin Asia, arrives direct from Colombo with a a peak season load, stacked up to bridge level on the forward section of the ship. Maersk…

MSC Kalina sails for Rotterdam; 26 July 2019

On the morning of 26 July, container ship MSC Kalina sails for the port of Rotterdam. There’s just a spot of rain in the air, and you can hear it…

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…

Heading for a career at sea – Jack Ibbotson

It’s rare to meet a young person these days who wants to go to sea for a living, but we met Jack Ibbotson a few months ago, and his enthusiasm…

Tug Viking heads for Harwich, 26 July 2019

Employed on windfarm operations around the North Sea and Thames Estuary, tug Viking hustles into Harwich Harbour on the mroning of 26 July 2019.

Maersk Kingston arrives from Algeciras, 24 July

2003-built container ship Maersk Kingston arrives at the UK Port of Felixstowe, from her last port of Algeciras, Spain, on the beautiful morning of 24 July 2019.

Slow TV: China Shipping Rose swings and berths at Felixstowe, 23 July 2019

Putting a 366 metre container ship, with massive windage, through a 180 degree swing, and then laying her gently alongside the quay is not a quick operation – so here…

First Call: Cosco Shipping Rose at Felixstowe, 22 July 2019

Making her first call at Felixstowe, 366 metre long container ship Cosco Shipping Rose looks smart in her mid-blue livery – showing up well in the strong summer sun. This…

Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Genius arrives, 20 July 2019

On the sunny morning of 20 July, Ever Genius arrives at the Port of Felixstowe, looking good in the bright sunshine.

Tugs Svitzer Kent and Gray Test to the rescue as Atlantic Comet has engine trouble, 21 July 2019.

Feeder Atlantic Comet was towed into Harwich Harbour and berthed at Felixstowe by tugs Svitzer Kent and Gray Test after apparently suffering engine trouble on her way south from Grangemouth,…

Cable layer Isaac Newton sails from Harwich, 21 July 2019

Windfarm developments require a whole range of specialist vessels to deal with specific jobs – Isaac Newton was specifically designed to install subsea power cables for offshore wind farms and…

Beautiful moment; 20 July 2019

A hundred years ago, you’d have seen dozens of these Thames Barges crossing Harwich Harbour on every tide, heading for Ipswich, Pin Mill , London river or dozens of other…

Ice-class VENTA MAERSK departs port of Felixstowe, 18/7/19

200m length ice-class feeder Venta Maersk heads out through Harwich Harbour heading for Kotka, Finland. Filmed by Paul Hiett.

Feeder Elke arrives at Felixstowe, 19 July 2019

Feeder container ships are a vital part of the container shipping industry – they deliver boxes brought from the far east by ultra large ships to much smaller ports the…

Pilot launch St Brendan loiters off berth 9, 19 July 2019.

Harwich Haven Pilot Launch St Brendan loiters off the end wall of Felixstowe’s berth 9 for a brief moment, on Friday 19 July 2019. Filmed by Chris Gosling

ISAAC NEWTON – Cable laying ship arriving in Harwich Harbour, 18 July 2019.

Multi purpose offshore cable laying vessel Isaac Newton arrives in Harwich Harbour on her way to berth at Harwich Navy Yard. Filmed by Paul Hiett.

MALIY B.S. – Geared general cargo ship heading into ABP port of Ipswich 15/7/19.

138.11m length MALIY B.S. heads up the River Orwell with small tug Gray Test made fast astern from the port of Felixstowe. She passes under the Orwell Bridge and heads…

Coaster LILY-B passing through Harwich Harbour heading for Ipswich

81.44m length coaster Lily-b arrives in Harwich Harbour on her way up to the ABP port of Ipswich. Filmed by Paul Hiett.

Slow TV: MSC Altair swings and comes alongside in real time; 16 June 2019

A unique feature, showing MSC Altair swinging, and being taken into berth 8 at Felixstowe in real time – 18 minutes and 45 seconds, with only a minute or so…