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 . . ….

Aboard the Triple-E simulator . .

Join a handful of Maersk ship’s officers and pilots aboard the Triple-E training simulator . . . with almost all commercial vessels operating on a single screw, they’ll find that…

Midweek Shipspotters Special -15th May 2013

Filmed on 13 May, Celebrity Infinity sailing from Harwich, and Maersk Sheerness sailing from Felixstowe Trinity on a breezy afternoon.

Euphrates Highway departing Southampton

With this video we’re welcoming Steve Carrett, an excellent shipping videographer working around the Port of Southampton. Vehicle carrier Euphrates Highway, GRT 59,447, built 2012, departing Southampton’s Ocean Dock 44…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 28: 1 out, 1 in

Xin Ya Zhou outbound and MSC Genova inbound on Friday, 10th May, 2013 . . on a breezy afternoon.

Tom Hanks in Maersk Alabama movie

Captain Phillips, a movie based on the hijacking of Maersk Alabama back in 2009, will be released in the UK on Friday 11th October 2013. Tom Hanks plays the title…

London Gateway berth 1 gets more cranes . .

London Gateway receives its second batch of container cranes – completing the key equipment for the first berth, so the new port is another step closer to being ready for…

Live Animal Exports: Joline sails into Dover

Regular shipments of live animals for slaughter abroad have started from Dover, using the ex-Russian river ferry Joline, despite strong protests from UK and worldwide animal welfare campaigners.

Shipspotters Sunday Special 27: boxships outbound

The 27th Edition of Shipping TV’s week Sunday Shipspotters Special – filmed on the 2nd and 3rd Mary 2013, boxships Gjertrud Maersk and Houston Bridge, and feeder Merwedijk sailing from…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 26: Half-year anniversary!

The 26th Edition of Shipping TV’s week Sunday Shipspotters Special – with ro-ro ferries Suecia Seaways and Capucine, dredger Geopotes 15, and cruise liner MSC Magnifica, sailing from Harwich on…

Ramsgate – Ostend ferry operator files for bankruptcy

After weeks of confusion and service suspensions, Ramsgate-Ostend ferry operator Transeuropa Ferries has reportedly filed for bankruptcy in Belgium.

Gateway gets 2nd batch of cranes, and claims 1M TEU “committed”

London Gateway has just got its second batch of 3 quayside container cranes, while CEO Simon Moore says that the port has 1 million TEU “committed” . .