YM Unanimity inbound at Felixstowe, 7th Dec 2013

Yang Ming’s YM Unanimity inbound at the Port of Felixstowe, Saturday 7th December 2013.

Big ship – small river 1: Yeoman Bank inbound

Join pilot Gillan Locke as he takes the Yeoman Bank (GT 24,870) through the Firth of Clyde Channel and up the River Clyde, berthing at Shieldhall Riverside Quay. Assisted by…

Xin Hong Kong inbound at Felixstowe, 4th December, 2013

China Shipping Line’s Xin Hong Kong inbound at Felixstowe, UK, 4th december, 2013. Tugs Svitzer Intrepid and Svitzer Shotley.

World’s largest floating structure float-out

The 488 metre long hull of Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) plant has been floated out of the dry dock at the Samsung Heavy Industries yard in Geoje,…

Cruise ship “Ocean Countess” on fire . .

Majestic International’s MV OCEAN COUNTESS, completed in 1976 as CUNARD COUNTESS, was ablaze yesterday at Chalkis, where she has been laid up since her most recent charter to U.K.-based Cruise…

Archives: Crane demolished at Felixstowe:

From the Shipping TV archives – one of Felixstowe’s 20 year-old quayside dinoaurs being demolished back in 2012. . .

OPDR transfers services from Felixstowe to Tilbury

Specialist short-sea operator OPDR, which provides services between the Iberian peninsula, North Africa and the Canary Island and Northern Europe, is moving 200 calls a year from HPUK’s Port of…

CSCL Long Beach, Maersk Edmonton, MSC Katrina; 22nd Nov 2013

Felixstowe shipping on the sunny but cold afternoon of Friday, 22nd November 2013. CSCL Long Beach, Maersk Edmonton and MSC Katrina.

Panama Canal Expansion – November 2013 update:

The latest video made by the Panama Canal, showing their latest progress in the construction process . .

Protesters fight UK’s cruel sea trade in live animals

Months after the UK’s only live animal export route shifted to Dover, protesters are still working to try and get this cruel trade stopped . .

Alongside at Felixstowe, Sunday 10th November, 2013

Maersk Kithira, Maersk Salina, Hanjin Baltimore, Maersk Bentonville and MSC Bettina alongside at the Port of Felixstowe, Sunday 10th November, 2013.

Maersk Eubank 1st call at Felixstowe, 8th November 2013

Maersk Eubank inbound on her 1st call at Felixstowe; Arklow Faith heading towards Ipswich, Hanse Vision inbound, and Noura M outbound from Ipswich. Noura M is missing from the onscreen…

DP World London Gateway opens with MOL Caledon alongside

After years of planning, and years of hard work, DP World’s new London Gateway container port berth No 1 officially opened for traffic this morning.

DP World Southampton marks first of 3 newly-won services

On the 5th November 2013, DP World’s Southampton terminal welcomed Kobe Express, the first ship of the first of 3 weekly transatlantic services newly-won from Thamesport.

HPUK’s Thamesport likely to hit the buffers soon . .

With the loss of London Thamesports only remaining deepsea service, there are big questionmarks over the port’s future in difficult times . .

Kiel Canal reopened after Siderfly moved

Here’s an interesting short film by Dieter Kobrock, showing the damaged vessel Siderfly now anchored to the bank of the Kiel Canal and awaiting recovery.

New Thames estuary pilot launches Ramsgate:

Estuary Services Ltd, who provide pilotage for the Thames, Medway and Ramsgate, officially named 2 £1 million pilot launches today at Ramsgate Harbour – includes underway footage.

Dutch tug operator Kotug sets up on the Thames

With a period of growth expected on the Thames as London Gateway approaches opening, and Thames Oil Port gets closer to operation, Dutch tug operator Kotug has started work on…

4 tugs to bring in Thalassa Hellas on 1st call

Svitzer’s entire Felixstowe fleet of tugs turned out to bring Evergreen Line’s first 13,806 TEU container ship, Thalassa Hellas, for her 1st Felixstowe call on the blowy morning of 27th…

Maersk Taurus outbound Felixstowe, 26th Oct 2013

Maersk Taurus outbound from Felixstowe, on the breezy morning of 26th October, 2013. Heading towards Suez and Singapore.