London Gateway – new port nearly ready for trade . . .

The first berth at the UK’s newest container port, DP World’s London Gateway, is getting closer to completion – with a vessel alongside for trials, tests and training . .

MOL Endeavor, outbound from Rotterdam

A timelapse video from Rotterdam pilot Robert Blonk, filmed from the bridge of MOL Endeavor, outbound from Rotterdam in March 2013:

Shipspotters Sunday 36: ER Pusan & Stena Britannica

Filmed on the 13th July, 2013; Stena Britannica outbound on her daytime sailing from Harwich to the Hook of Holland, and ER Pusan inbound towards Felixstowe, with Tug Stanford.

Cyprus Cement collides with marina . .

Saturday, July 6th, while leaving the port of Levanger, Trondheimsfjorden, Norway, the bulk carrier Cyprus Cement apparently encountered propulsion problems and drove astern into the Levanger Marina, causing serious damage.

OOCL Antwerp sailing from Southampton:

Filmed by Steve Carrett on the 7th July 2013, the container ship OOCL Antwerp is seen here making her 07:05am departure from Southamptons (DP World) Container Port outbound for her…

Aegean collision, July 4th . . video + photos

Hellenic Coastguards have reported a collision incident in the sea area southwest of Cape Fasa, between the Maltese flagged freighter KATHERINE and the Panamanian flagged freighter BARU SATU. KATHERINE had…

Discovery, Abis Bergen & Maersk Alfirk sailing

Cruise ship Discovery sailing from Harwich, Abis Bergen sailing from Ipswich, and Maersk Alfirk sailing from Felixstowe, on Thursday 4th July 2013:

North Truck departing Gt Yarmouth

Oil rig supply vessel North Truck sailing from Gt Yarmouth on Wednesday, 3rd July 2013, about 8pm.

Shispotters Sunday 35: Jork Ruler + Capucine inbound

Jork Ruler & Stena Line’s Capucine inbound at Felixstowe on Friday, 28th June, 2013. Capucine is a one of the regular Harwich – Rotterdam ferries.

Shipspotters Sunday #34: Maersk Montana & MSC Ravenna on a breezy day

Force 5 to 7 breeze into Harwich, and large container vessels like MSC Ravenna need an extra tug on hand to ensure an easy swing before coming alongside . ….

Sirena Seaways collides with berth . .

DFDS Sirena Seaways collided with her berth when arriving at Harwich today, Saturday 22nd June 2013. She was damaged below the waterline, and passengers were kept aboard until the ship…

Sailing Barges on the River Orwell . .

Sailing Barge Victor under staysail and topsail, ghosting up the Orwell on the flood on Sunday, 16th June 2013. Later she is overtaken by SB Centaur, under engine.

Shipspotters Sunday Special 33: CSCL Africa Outbound

On Friday 14th June 2013, CSCL Africa outbound from Felixstowe, heading towards Hamburg – her 2nd European call on this rotation.

First Triple-E named Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller

The naming ceremony for Maersk Line’s first new Triple-E; not long to go before she’s ready to start loading her first boxes:

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 . ….