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” . .

Shipspotters Sunday Special 24: MSC Melatilde

With a breeze to lay her 153,092 ton bulk alongside the quay, here’s MSC Melatilde arriving, swinging and berthing at Felixstowe on 12th April 2013.

Maersk add Busan to AE10 rotation

Maersk Line have added the South Korean port of Busan to their Asia-Europe AE10 service, effective 29th April 2013.

Shipspotters Midweek: Seago Istanbul in the mist . .

On the misty afternoon of 10th April 2013, Seago Istanbul appears out of the mist . . .

Shipspotters Sunday Special 23: MSC Vandya

The MSC Vandya arriving at Felixstowe, Friday 5th April, 2013 – a very breezy morning.

Unifeeder taken over

Unifeeder, Europes largest container feederline, has been taken over by Nordic Capital:

London Gateway continues progress:

London Gateway, Britain’s newest port on the Thames estuary, is gradually building up – and it will be open for business in October or November this year. Here’s their latest…

Shipspotters Midweek Special: Easter Monday 2013

Filmed on Easter Monday, 1st April 2013 from Shotley, Suffolk – vessels alongside at the Port of Felixstowe: Maersk Singapore, Bella Schulte, BG Ireland, Heinrich Ehler, Granat, Orasund. Breezy day,…

A really rough roro landing . . .

Its a stormy day on the Greek Island of Kimolos on March 25, 2013; there’s a strong onshore breeze building seas which are breaking over the side of the roro…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 22: Maersk Kimi

Filmed on Saturday 30th March, 2013; Maersk Kimi entering Felixstowe with 2 tugs . .

DP World Southampton win new call

As work goes on to construct a brand new ULCC berth, DP World Southampton has won a new call on CMA CGM’s FEMEX Aegean Shuttle service.

Joline resumes Ramsgate live animal export trade

Small ro-ro ferry Joline, an ex-Russian tank ferry, has resumed traffic carrying live animals in trucks between Ramsgate, Kent, and Calais.

New USN Survey vessel launched:

On 27th March, 2014, Pascagoula, Mississippi shipbuilder VT Halter Marine launched USNS MAURY (T-AGS 66), the seventh ship in the T-AGS 60 Class of oceanographic survey ships they have constructed…

City of Rotterdam – wind-cheating car carrier . .

City of Rotterdam is a 21,143 GRT car carrier, used around Northern Europe for moving new Nissan cars between factories and markets. Her rounded bow profile is said to reduce…

How to unload a container crane . . .

If you happen to to have £7,000,000 in loose change, a quayside fitted with rails and a suitable power supply, you could have your very own container crane – here’s…

Live-animal export ship Joline back at sea

The Latvian-registered ex-Russian tank ferry Joline, which became notorious after a succession of voyages from UK ports to Calais carrying trucks full of seasick live animals, is back at sea…

Shipspotters Sunday Special 21: 2 chain ferries

The King Harry chain ferry on the River Fal, and the Sandbanks – Shell Bay ferry, at the entrance to Poole Harbour; both travel very short distances, but both save…