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.

Maersk Triple-E cascade brings larger ships to UK

The introduction of Maersk Line’s first Triple E container ship has initiated a cascade that will bring larger Maersk vessels to the UK’s Port of Felixstowe . . .

30 rescued from sinking tall ship . .

30 people were rescued from the Dutch sail training vessel after she hit rocks at Ballymacus Point near Kinsale in Cork, Ireland. RNLI says that the Astrid had lost power…

Feeders at Southampton . .

Filmed by Steve Carrett in July 2013; Katharina B and Vega Stockholm, regular feederline callers at Southampton.

Shipspotters Sunday 37c: Eugen Maersk sailing, 21 July 2013

Final part of our Eugen Maersk trilogy, as she sails from the Port of Felixstowe this misty Sunday morning, 21st July 2013.

Shipspotters Sunday 37b: Eugen Maersk working containers, 20 July 2013

Part 2 of our Eugen Maersk weekend, working containers alongside Felixtowe’s Trinity Terminal, filmed on Saturday 20th July 2013.

Shipspotters Sunday 37: Eugen Maersk inbound, 19 July 2013

Eugen Maersk weekend, part 1: When Eugen Maersk entered service in 2008 she was one of the world’s largest ships – a 15,500 TEU Maersk E-class, 398 metres overall. She’s…

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: