TransEuropa adds ex-P&O ferry to fleet

TransEuropa Ferries have just announced that they have chartered the ex-P&O Pride of Calais as their new Ostend Spirit, planning to increase their Ramsgate-Ostend service to 12 sailings a day.

Shipspotters Sunday Special 8: Battlestone

A look back into the past, to some degree for this christmas season – its the Battlestone, which still sails from near Newark to Whitwood wharf, near Castleford – 15…

First ship, first cranes at London Gateway

The first ship has arrived at the new port of London Gateway, delivering the first four Automatic Stacking Cranes . .

Holiday Special: Build your own container port

The most unusual view so far of DP World’s London Gateway, with a stunning high-speed view of construction work on their first berth, and one of the port office blocks…

Rotterdam Shipping, 16 Dec 2012, with Fred Vloo

Outstanding shipspotters video from Rotterdam, filmed by Fred Vloo on the 16th December 2012. This video ncludes: CMA CGM Marco Polo, Edith Maersk, Svitzer Marken, Serra-Mert, Wilson Husum, OOCL London,…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 7b: MSC Cristina

Published on 16th december by Felixstowe News: on Saturday 15th December, MSC Cristina entering harbour at Felixstowe, and coming alongside in a fresh breeze:

Shipspotters Sunday Special 7a: Botswana

Published 16th December 2012, Botswana chartered by MSC, coming into Felixstowe on Saturday, 15th December

DP World opening 2 new UK berths . .

Published by Felixstowe news, 13th December 2012: Within the next 12 to 15 months, port operator DP WQorld will be opening 2 new berths in the UK – the first…

CMA CGM Marco Polo in Southampton

First published by Felixstowe News on 9th December, 2012: CMA CGM Marco Polo made her European Maiden call at DP World, Southampton, on Sunday, 9th December 2012. This video also…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 6

First published in Felixstowe News, 9th December 2012. This Sunday we’ve got Wilson Lista, passing through on her way from Ipswich to Immingham, and Svitzer Stanford, testing her firefighting monitors…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 5

First published by Felixstowe News on the 29th November 2012: this week, we’re looking back at Cosco America leaving Felixstowe on 27th November 2012. The feeder Gertrud was also steaming…

HPUK’s Bathside (Harwich) terminal under threat

Published on the 26th November 2012: HPUK, owner of the Port of Felixstowe, has withdrawn its most recent planning application for changes on its Bathside Bay terminal project, after the…

Newest, biggest container ship . .

First Published in Felixstowe News, 7th November 2012; for the next few months, French container line GMA CGM will hold the record for the largest capacity container ship in the…

Felixstowe vs London Gateway, part 2

Published on 26th October 2012 – the second part of our “Rival Ports” story. Last time we looked at the shipping logistics of London Gateway and Felixstowe – this time,…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 4

Published on Sunday 25th November, 2012 – despite high winds gusting 46mph and stopping Port of Felixstowe container operations, Stena Britannica sailed on time at 10am from Harwich International Port….

Rival ports row in the Telegraph . . .

Published by Felixstowe News on 25th October, 2012: the Port of Felixstowe and London Gateway chiefs get their arguements out in the Telegraph . . and we look at the…

Dredging continues as Port battle commences . .

First posted on Felixstowe News on the 15th October 2012, to a backdrop of ongoing dredging to maintain Felixstowe’s premier position as a container port, there’s a battle going on…

Missed crane collapse, and Houston Bridge . .

On the 5th of October 2012 – a bit of a disaster! We just missed the strategic second when the 2nd crane went down, so to make up for it,…

Harwich Haven traffic, 26th Sept 2012

Filmed on the 26th September 2012, we take a look at vessels passing through Harwich Harbour – here’s Seatruck Progress heading for a Ro-ro berth at Felixstowe, chartered in for…

CMA CGM Marco Polo

The shipping line’s own video of the world’s current largest container vessel, the CMA CGM Marco Polo, flmed while shw was on her maiden voyage at Port Keland, 19th November,…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 3

Felixstowe News Shipspotters Sunday special number 3, filmed on a misty mid-morning 17th November 2012, showing Yang Ming Uberty entering Felixstowe, and starting to swing with 2 tugs.