London Gateway latest time-lapse movie

Here’s the latest stop-motion video from DP World’s new port at London Gateway, as their opening date creeps closer.

London Gateway moves up training . .

The UK’s newest port, DP World’s London Gateway, has just taken a larger vessel alongside for more training and testing, HS Beethoven, built 2002. There’s also some improved imagery of…

Midweek Shipspotter’s: Cosco France 1st call.

On a beautiful late summer morning, Cosco France (13,350TEU) makes her first call at the Port of Felixstowe.

Maersk Triple-E calls at Gdansk

On August 21, 2013, the first Triple-E, the Maersk McKinney Møller, made its maiden call at Gdansk, Poland. Maersk Line’s own record of the event:

Cosco Asia under attack; Maersk Kampala in fire incident

Container ship Cosco Asia came under attack from “terrorist eleents” while transiting the Suez canal, and in a separate incident, Maersk Kampala suffered a fire in 2 containers stacked in…

London Gateway gets first of 3 rail mounted gantry cranes

DP World’s newest port, London Gateway on the Thames, has just received its first from a batch of 3 rail mounted gantry cranes due for delivery this year . ….

Shipspotters Weekend 1

A bit of a change from our usual Shipspotters Sunday special video, to give us a more spread-out window to post these weekly specials. For our first edition, its the…

Port of Felixstowe celebrates 70M TEU

The Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port with a throughput last year of 3.7 million TEU in 2012, celebrated it 70,000,000 TEU with a visit from the UK’s…

First new gates arrive for Panama . .

In a major milestone for the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the first four gates for the new locks have arrived from port of Trieste, Italy to the waterway’s Atlantic side…

Phillipines Ferry Collision – raw footage:

Over 30 people have died and around 170 are missing after a ferry collided with a cargo ship in the Philippines. More than 600 survivors have now been rescued since…

Rotterdam shipping – including Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller

Outstanding video from Rotterdam, shot on 16th August 2013, by the excellent Fred Vloo. The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller coverage starts at approx 27 minutes . .

Cosco Excellence swings and sails, 13th August 2013

3 Svitzer tugs lift Cosco Excellence from her berth at Felixstowe, she swings and sails for Rotterdam, early evening, 13th August 2013.

HPUK’s Felixstowe fires PR salvo at DP World’s London Gateway . . .

HPUK’s Port of Felixstowe has just fired a fresh PR salvo at DP World’s new UK port, London Gateway – but do the claims hold up?

Shipspotters Sunday 38: Ever Legion, Maiden and 1st Call

Ever Legion makes her maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, berthed at 10.45am today, Sunday 11th August 2013.

Historical shipping: SB Centaur wins a brand new bottom . .

Thames Sailing Barge Trust’s SB Centaur has won a £100,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a new outer bottom . . . Pictures courtesy of the Thames Sailing…

Bridge view: VLCC Pisces Star into Rotterdam.

Join pilot Robert Blonk on the bridge of VLCC Pisces Star, length overall 333 metres (1092ft), and draught 22 metres (72ft), as he guides her into the Port of Rotterdam,…

Shipspotters Midweek: Xin Mei Zhou inbound, 31st July

China Shipping Line’s Xin Mei Zhou inbound and berthing at the port of Felixstowe’s berths 8 & 9 , Wednesday 31st July, 2013.

Timelapse: Triple E maiden call in Busan . .

Made by 2nd Officer Yaroslav Karetnikov of the MÆRSK MC-KINNEY MØLLER, this timelapse documents the very first port call of the the world’s largest container ship and Maersk’s first Triple-E…

Shipspotters Midweek: Cosco Fortune berthing in a breeze, 29/07/13

With a strong breeze, Cosco Fortune needed 3 tugs to swing and berth safely at Felixstowe’s berths 8 & 9 on Monday, 29th July 2013.

OOCL Brussels & MOL Commitment at Southampton

Filmed by Steve Carrett, OOCL Brussels & MOL Commitment at Southampton’s DP World terminal. Both vessels are new builds, having first entered service in 2013.