Edith Maersk – largest ship to sail up the Thames

On Sunday, 19th October 2014, the Edith Maersk, a 15,500 TEU E-Class Maersk Line container ship has become the largest ever vessel to sail up the River Thames, docking at…

Edith Maersk at Felixstowe, 18th October 2014

The 15,500 TEU Emma Maersk working boxes alongside at Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal, on Saturday 18th October 2014.

Oasis of the Seas dry docking.

On 30 September 2014, the world’s largest and most innovative cruise ship, the 220,000 GT “Oasis of the Seas”, dry-docked at Keppel Verolme’s shipyard in Rotterdam for routine maintenance work.

Selandia Seaways and Stena Britannica sailing, 9th October 2014

DFDS Selandia Seaways sailing from Felixstowe, and Stena Britannica sailing from Harwich on the breezy morning of 9th October, 2014:

1st call: CSCL East China Sea, 9th October, 2014

China Shipping Line’s latest ship to reach our shores, making her first call at Felixstowe on the brisk and breezy morning of Thursday, 9th October, 2014:

Landmark London cranes moved downriver

The coal grab cranes at Battersea Power Station are going for restoration as the site is beginning a major development.

That sinking sensation . . .

Multiple camera shoot aboard the ferry Ærøsund, when she was sunk off Ballen Harbour, Denmark, to create an artificial reef for sea life and divers.

New & Old: PS Waverley (1947) & Thalassa Doxa (2014) at Felixstowe

The 1947-built Paddle Steamer Waverley sailing from Tower Pier from Harwich, as the brand new Thalassa Doxa makes her first and maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe – 5th…

Live animal exports – sad trade at dying port

The near-derelict port of Ramsgate in Kent is the last port in the UK to service a trade in live animal exports to Europe – where the worn-out aged sheep…

Sofrana Surville: 33 day rotation in 14 minutes

A container ship’s entire 33-day South Pacific round voyage through New Zealand, Australia, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, shot in time-lapse and condensed to 14 minutes.

Pilotage: Early morning passage through Glasgow

We’re aboard bulker CSL Thames with Clyde pilot Gillan Locke for a night pilotage through the River Clyde and Firth of Clyde Channel, outbound from Shieldhall Riverside Quay at King…

Busy, misty morning at the Port of Felixstowe – 4th September, 2014

A busy morning at the Port of Felixstowe on Thursday 4th September 2014 as Seago Piraeus and MSC Melissa sail, and MSC Paola and Cosco Guangzhou arrive to discharge.

China Shipping’s Xin Beijing at Gateway

China Shipping Line’s Xin Beijing made an ad-hoc call at London Gateway, raising questions about the line’s UK port intentions.

Gjertrud Maersk inbound Felixstowe, 31st August, 2014

We’re starting the build-up to Christmas 2014, as Gjertrud Maersk steams into Felixstowe on the evening of 31st August, stacked up with boxes.

Aboard Eleonora Maersk into Felixstowe

Join pilot David Thurston on the bridge of the mighty Eleonora Maersk (170,794 Gross Tons, 397.1 metres overall) as he brings her into towards Felixstowe, swings and puts her alongside…

Felixstowe congestion drives traffic to London Gateway

Congestion at Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, is causing major lines to divert calls to alternative facilities – with London Gateway winning new ad-hoc business.

Eleonora Maersk outbound from Felixstowe, 24 Aug 2014

Eleonora Maersk sailing from Felixstowe, bound for Singapore, on Sunday, 24th August 2014.

Felixstowe fi-fi: fire-fighting kit on test, 24 August 2014

One of Felixstowe’s Svitzer fleet tests fire-fighting equipment, around 1pm, Sunday 24th August 2014

Thalassa Mana: 1st call, maiden call at Felixstowe, 21st Aug 2014

A brand new ship, the 13,800 TEU Thalassa Mana, made her first and maiden call at Felixstowe on Thursday, 21st August, 2014.

Severn Guardian entering Shotley Marina, 21 Aug 2014

Briggs Marine Contractors survey vessel Severn Guardian entering Shotley Marina, 2st August, 2014

Europe’s busiest ferry port 1st August, 2014

Here’s a film by Paul Wells – showing just how busy Dover Eastern Docks can be. This time lapse movie was filmed on 1st August 2014.