New Hamburg Sud ships calling Tilbury before move

Hamburg Sud’s new Cap San class of 9,600 TEU container vessels are calling at Tilbury prior to moving port to London Gateway.

MSC Carouge & MSC Genova entering Felixstowe, 21st March 2014

Two MSC vessels arriving at the Port of Felixstowe on the chilly and breezy (but sunny) morning of Friday, 21st March, 2014

Dockers say Gateway reducing wages, damaging jobs

A port workers website run by dockers from the Port of Felixstowe says that DP World’s new terminal at London Gateway, Corringham, is damaging dockers jobs and reducing wages.

DP World Southampton’s new container berth:

Hyundai Tenacity berthed alongside at Southampton new SCT5 berth yesterday, 11th March, 2014 – the second brand-new UK deepsea berth DP World have opened in the past 6 months.

UK’s nastiest maritime trade back to Ramsgate

The only ship presently carrying live animals being exported for slaughter has returned to the Port of Ramsgate while facilities are being refurbished at Dover. )

Alongside at Felixstowe, 10th March 2014

Cosco Glory, Front Arrow, Rio Charleston, Ningbo Express, APL Shanghai and Thalassa Pistis alongside at Felixstowe on the afternoon of 10th March, 2014.

Thalassa Pistis, 1st call, maiden call; dusk, 9th March 2014

As the last light was fading from the sky on 9th March, 2014, the 2014 13,800TEU container ship Thalassa Pistis made her first and maiden call here at Felixstowe.

Maersk Essen, 1st call, 9th March, 2014

The 13,092 TEU Maersk Essen just made made her first call at Felixstowe – here she is departing on 9th March, 2014

On the rocks and sinking: YUSUF CEPNIOGLU, Mykonos, 8/3/2014

The 538 TEU container ship Yusef Cepnioglu, built in 1995 and previously operated by Feedlink as Nordsea Trader, has gone aground on the rocks at Mykonos, Greece. !2 of the…

Evening traffic at Felixstowe; 4th & 5th March 2014

Chilly but enjoyable evenings at the entrance to Harwich Harbour and Felixstowe. Includes Celtic Crusader, Egret, Cosco England (alongside) and MSC Trieste.

Cape Elise moved to repair yard by tugs:

Thanks to Dougie Coull for this outstanding video of tanker Cape Elise being moved to Inchgreen Repair Dock on the 1st March. she was damaged on deck and lost power…

Big ship – small river 4: Interlink Verity

Join pilot Gillan Locke on the bridge of bulker Interlink Verity as he takes her up the Clyde to Shieldhall Riverside Quay on 18th February, 2014. Interlink Verity: Gross Tonnage…

Maersk Line tows home US$1.5 billion profit for 2013

Maersk Line’s profits for 2013 reported at US$1.5 billion, after US$461 million in 2012 . .

Stena Britannica passengers reported to have “jumped overboard”

2 passengers are reported to have jumped overboard from the Stena Britannica, sailing from Harwich to the Hook of Holland, at about 9.45am on 26th Feb, 2014

Svendborg Maersk container recovery:

After a a merchant vessel reported a container approximately 45 nautical miles west northwest of cap de la Hague, France’s Maritime Prefecture sent a tug to collect it – here’s…

1 out, 1 in: MSC Rafaela and MSC Navegantes 20th February, 2014

MSC Rafaela outbound, and MSC Navegantes inbound on the breezy afternoon of 20th February, 2014.

World record: 520 containers overboard from Svendborg Maersk

Instead of the 50 containers first reported, and the 200 – 300 later guessed at, cargo surveyors at the port of Malaga estimated a total of around 520 boxes lost…

Damen Tugboat Dance

Richard Krabbendam’s film of one of Rotterdam’s fleet of Kotug-operated Damen tugboats during the Networking sailing day of Maasmond Maritime on the 18th of June 2012:

Valentines Day box crash for Svendborg Maersk

Maersk lines Svendborg Maersk, a 91,560 Gross Ton container ship loading up to 8680 TEU, and built in 1998, lost an undisclosed number of containers overboard, and suffered a small…