Tag Archives: River Thames

Maersk & MSC move major Far East service away from Felixstowe; 12 November 2018

The 2M shipping consortium, formed by Maersk Line and MSC, are moving their AE7/Condor service UK port from Felixstowe to London Gateway:

Cruise ship MARCO POLO arriving at Tilbury 23/10/18

At around 07:30 on Tuesday 23rd October the 176m cruise ship Marco Polo arrives at London Cruise Terminal at Tilbury, and with the assistance of tugs Svitzer London and Svitzer…

Ultra short ferry crossing – the Woolwich ferry, River Thames; 15 March 2018

Join us on a 44 tonne HGV aboard the Woolwich Ferry, crossing the River Thames in London – it’s an unusual and interesting experience, aboard one of the trio of…

Classic Shipping TV: Mark Prior to London, part 4

New Shipping TV Classic on Facebook: part 4, the final part of our four part series filmed aboard the 1969-built Mark Prior, as we get to our destination at Deptford…

Classic Shipping TV: Mark Prior to London, part 3

Shipping TV Classic: part 3 of our four part series, as we pass Southend pier and start our passage up the River Thames, aboard the 1969-built Mark Prior. Our skipper,…

Classic Shipping TV: Mark Prior to London, part 2

Shipping TV Classic: part 2 of our four part series filmed aboard sand barge Mark Prior, taking us from the River Colne estuary south to the mouth of the River…

Classic Shipping TV: aboard Mark Prior to London, part 1

Shipping TV Classic: part 1 of our four part series, sailing from Fingringhoe on the River Colne in Essex, up the River Thames to Deptford aboard the 1969-built Mark Prior,…

Ro-ro Undine heads up the Thames, 22 Jan 2018

New Shipping TV video: Ro-ro ferry Undine heading up the River Thames towards Ford’s Dagenham terminal, which handles their own and 3rd party cargo:

New London port Tilbury 2 comes closer; 18 Dec 2017

New Shipping TV news video: New ro-ro and bulker port Tilbury 2 moves a step closer – intended to open in the 2nd quarter of 2020:

Video: Ted Ingham’s Shipping Highlights of 2017

A 10 minute video by the excellent Ted Ingham of shipping highlights he filmed through the lens of the Panasonic Lumix FZ 1000 from the shoreline and from his Colvic…

Paddle Steamer Waverley departs Harwich, 27 Sept 17

A misty morning means few views for trippers aboard historic paddle steamer Waverly, after she departs from Ha’penny Pier, Harwich, bound for Tower Bridge at 10.30am on Wednesday, 27 September…

Historic tug Kent passing through Harwich Harbour, 21 August, 2017

After spending the weekend alongside at the Maritime Ipswich event, tug Kent passes through Harwich Harbour – heading home to the Medway.

Historic tug Touchstone passing through Harwich Harbour, 21 August 2017

After spending the weekend at the Maritime Ipswich event, tug Touchstone is heading through Harwich Harbour on her way to the Medway.

Promo video: DP World London Gateway

Here’s the latest promo video from DP World London Gateway, published June 19 2017:

2 Historic Trading Barges, 27 June 17

Coastal and river traffic was a vital part of commerce in the past, and Humber trading barges like Waterdog, built in 1876, and Thames Sailing Barge Repertor, built in 1924,…

Tanker Nicos Tomasos passing Canvey, 31 March 2017.

Greek Tanker Nicos Tomasos heading upstream towards Purfleet, passing Canvey Island, Friday 31st March 2017.

Maiden call – MSC Tina on the Thames, 31 March 2017

MSC’s latest monster container ship, MSC Tina, made her UK and Northern European maiden call on the afternoon of Friday 31 March 2017, at DP World London Gateway. Filmed passing…

Thames pilot dies while boarding vessel, 5 October 2016

Thames pilot dies whilst boarding a ship in Gravesend Reach, evening of Wednesday, 5th October 2016:

Clipper STAD AMSTERDAM outbound from London 31/8/16

The 2000-built STAD AMSTERDAM seen here passing Gravesend on the River Thames after her visit to London as she heads for sea and a 4 day trip to Hamburg, Germany.

vehicle carrier DONG-A METIS on the river thames 23/8/16

199m x 32m vehicle carrier DONG-A METIS swinging off Tilbury ro-ro berth with 2 tugs and heading out on the Thames in the sunshine for her next port of Bremerhaven….

Steam Tug Portwey on the River Thames – 30/07/2016

A little cruise on the River Thames aboard the preserved Steam-Tug “Portwey” from the Isle of Dogs up to Tower Bridge and then back past Greenwich to The O2 on…