London Gateway lands M & S for logistics park

DP World’s London Gateway has just announced that it has completed a deal with Marks & Spencer to site a new 900,000 sq ft distribution centre on the new port’s…

Shipspotters Bonus: Cosco Excellence

The 141,823 GRT Cosco Excellence steams into Felixstowe on the 8th June 2013, keeping the tugs busy as she berths longside berths 8/9 in a strong breeze straight off the…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 32: Barging about . . .

Back in 2008, we took a quick trip aboard the restored sailing barge Victor, passing the Port of Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal. We also had the chance of a chat with…

Rotterdam shipping early June, 2013

Published by Fred Vloo on 5 Jun 2013: CMA CGM Alexander von Humboldt, Hyundai Global, Pictor J, Genmar Kara G, Zim London, Geopotes 15, Maersk Stockholm, Delta Sailor, Scorpius, Sophia,…

Historic Vessels at Chatham Maritime . . .

Motor Tug Kent and tosher Fearnought, along with tug Barking, are moored at Chatham Marina, part of Chatham Maritime. They’re kept in exceptional condition by The South Eastern Tug Society,…

Seven Seas Voyager sailing from Southampton . .

Filmed by our man in Southampton, Steve Carrett, Regent Seven Seas Seven Seas Voyager makes her departure from Southampton’s City Cruise Terminal at 18:02pm on the 2nd June, 2013 ….

Not how they do it in Dover . .

Another fascinating exercise in rough weather ro-ro operations in the Greek Islands . . big wind, no tugs, but the passengers and truck have got to get off . ….

Shipspotters Sunday Special 31: Night sailing

Back in 2008, film-maker Chris Gosling was privileged to be invited onto the bridge of DFDS ferry Princess of Norway (now Princess Seaways) as Captain Jesper Bern took her out…

Shipspotters Bonus: Hammersmith Bridge outbound

Join us for a quick survey of Felixstowe’s Trinity Terminal berths on the 31st May 2013, before watching Hammersmith Bridge lift off the berth with just one tug astern and…

Aboard Eleonora Maersk into Rotterdam . .

A pilot’s eye timelapse view from the bridge of the 397 metre, 15,500 TEU Eleonora Maersk, as she steams into the Port of Rotterdam – Europahaven, with Pilot Robert Blonk.

Felixstowe gives competitors the finger . . quay . .

The Port of Felixstowe is planning build a 190 metre finger extension onto its existing berths 8 and 9, which will enable the port to handle two 400m, 24 container-wide…

Alexander Von Humboldt maiden call, Southampton

CMA CGM Alexander Von Humboldt, 175343 GRT, 16,020 TEU, made her maiden call into Southampton on 25th May. She is a new 2013 build and has been in service for…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 30: the rock-hopper!

A quick blast back to 2008 to see the little special purpose vessel Ville delivering around 500 tons of rock to a beach, where it will form part of sea…

Mein Schiff 1 berths at Southampton, 23rd May

Filmed by Steve Carrett: at dawn on 23rd May TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 1 arrived at the City Cruise Terminal, Southampton from Guernsey in the Channel Islands, alongside by 06:55am….

Arcadia entering Southampton, 22nd May

Steve Carrett’s video of the P&O cruise liner Arcadia’s early morning at Southampton’s Ocean Cruise Terminal – she was alongside her berth by 07:12am. Her last port of call was…

Triple E – another view

Here’s an alternative view of the first Maersk Triple-E, as it is assembled and floated out of the build dock: Building the World’s Largest Ship (in 76 seconds) from Maersk…

Maersk Triple-E float-out

Maersk call it a semi-launch, we’d call it a float-out – that moment on the 23rd February 2013 when the first Triple-E left the drydock at the shipyard in Okpo,…

Rotterdam, 13th May by Fred Vloo . .

25 minutes of solid shipspotting by top film-maker Fred Vloo! His comments: “Not the best quality this time due to wrong camera settings and the lack of a tripod. Shipspotting…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 29: First Call

Filmed on Friday, 17th May 2013 – The brand new Hanoi Bridge sails in on her first UK call, followed by Sirena Seaways, running the Harwich – Esbjerg route.

Southampton: Kuala Lumpar Express arriving . .

Filmed by Steve Carrett, Hapag Lloyd’s Kuala Lumpar Express arrives at Southampton from Colombo, 15/05/13. She was built 2007, weighs in at 93,811 GRT, and has a maximum capacity of…

Southampton: 4 cruise liners arrive . .

Early on the morning of 15th May 2013, video maker Steve Carrett was standing by for the arrival of Aurora, Queen Elizabeth, Queen Victoria & Grand Mistral . . ….