Tag Archives: Felixstowe

MSC Rapallo sails, windy morning of 6 December 2019

With a strong breeze blowing from the South West, container ship MSC Rapallo sails from Felixstowe on the morning of Friday 6 December 2019.

MSC Regulus rounds Beach End; 4 December. 2019

Looking almost empty as she arrives at Felixstowe on the late afternoon of 4 December 2015, Regulus rounds Beach End turn and makes her way towards her berth. If you…

A ship called Barry; 2 December 2019

I’ve always liked ships with slightly odd names, and this geared container ship, Barry, just hits my funny bone. In reality, of course, she’s probably named for the Welsh coal…

OOCL Indonesia clears the quay and sails, 30 November 2019

With tugs made fast fore and aft, Shotley forward and Deben astern, the ultra large container ship OOCL Indonesia uses her thrusters and tug power to move out into the…

Up Close: Svitzer Shotley makes fast to OOCL Indonesia; 30 November 2019

On the beautifully sunny morning of 30 November, tug Svitzer Shotley hustles to make fast to OOCL Indonesia, as she prepares to sail for her next port – Zeebrugge. More…

Maersk Eindhoven sails at dawn, 27 November 2019

On the rainy and dull morning of 27 November, 2010-built Maersk Eindhoven heads out into the cold North Sea, on the next leg of her never-ending journey between East and…

Little ship – big berth – Spica J sails, 27 November 2019

It’s unusual to see a ship designed to carry under 1,000 TEU alongside a berth built to handle ship of in excess of 20,000 TEU – Spica J is a…

Navios Indigo rounds Beach End Turn; 23 November 2019

Arriving from her last call at Salerno, Italy, 2004-built container ship Navios Indigo looks smart in her red livery, against a dull grey winter background.

MSC Fabienne arrives at Felixstowe, morning of 19 November 2019.

Working on a rotation which links the eastern end of the Med with Northern Europe, container ship MSC Fabienne arrives at Felixstowe. Its a windy and chilly morning . ….

Tug Svitzer Sky cruises out, 21 Nov 2019

On the dull morning of Thursday, 21 November, tug Svitzer Sky heads out to the harbour mouth to meet her next ship, the 2004-buit MSC Fabienne.

G H Brickfielder sails on Maersk Line’s Port Said shuttle, 15 November 2019

With the 2M consortium (Maersk Line and MSC) suspending their AE2/Swan service for 10 weeks, Maersk have set up a special feeder shuttle for UK customers, bringing in a weekly…

Stacked-up with Christmas: MSC Eva arrives at dawn, 19 November, 2019

Looking full of boxes and drawing over 14m as she arrives from Colombo, ultra large container ship MSC Eva makes an impressive sight as she arrives at Felixstowe at dawn…

Evergreen sisters at Felixstowe, part 3: Ever Golden swings and berths, 16 November 2019

Ever Golden swings with 3 Svitzer tugs, and then is moved gently into position alongside Felixstowe’s berth 9, ready to work boxes.

Evergreen sisters at Felixstowe, part 2: Ever Glory alongside, Ever Golden arrives, 16 Nov 2019

Ever Glory has been alongside for over an hour, as sister ship Ever Golden rounds Beach End Turn into Harwich Harbour, and slows down preparatory to making her swing.

Evergreen sisters at Felixstowe: Ever Golden at Dawn, 16 November 2019

7am on Saturday 16 November, and the sun is just rising a Felixstowe, as Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Goslden arrives at Felixstowe, shown here collecting 2 of the 3…

Bremen Belle sails, mid-morning of 15 November 2019

One of those ships who’s name amuses me – I have a mental picture of a German lady, a bit broad on the beam, but still looking good . ….

Suction dredger HAM 316 working off the port of Felixstowe; 13/11/19

Dredger Ham 316 arrives back at Harwich Harbour on another dredging run on the approaches to berth’s 8&9 at the port of Felixstowe.

Cosco Shipping Andes sails for Singapore, 13 November 2019

After completing her round of Northern European ports at Felixstowe, UK, Cosco Shipping 2018-built 366m container ship Andes clears the berth and departs . . .

Tug Svitzer Deben makes fast at the bow; 13 November 2019

Up close: tug Svitzer Deben makes fast to the bow of 366m ultra large container ship Cosco Shipping Andes, prior to her sailing for her next port – Singapore, via…

How it works: Tug Bommel plough dredging at Felixstowe, 12 November 2019

Plough dredging isn’t a recognisable activity unless you know what you’re looking at – but it is vital to most ports and harbours. Here’s a quick run-down.

Containership HERON HUNTER heads for a quiet port of Felixstowe 10/11/19

262m length Heron Hunter arrives in Harwich Harbour with Svitzer Shotley asterm, and heads for her berth at a very quiet port of Felixstowe.