Tag Archives: River Thames

2 Ferries on the Thames, plus pilot transfer, 17 January 2020

With a strong breeze bringing life to the Thames, ro-ro ferries Adeline and Thuleland head up the river for their berths – Thuleland will be passing through the lock into…

Ro-ro Victorine sails from the Thames, 17 January 2020

On the windy and cold morning of 17 January, ro-ro ferry Victorine heads down the River Thames, passing the new Tilbury 2 terminal to the north, and Gravesend to the…

Externo passes the new Tilbury 2 terminal, 17 January 2020

With a strong and very chillly breeze cutting across the Kent and Essex marshes, container ship Externo arrives at Tilbury, on the Thames. She is one of a string of…

Feeders Henneke Rambow & Containerships Aurora pass Gravesend on the Thames; 11 December 2019

Feeder container ship Henneke Rambow outbound from Tilbury, and LNG- fuelled feeder Containerships Aurora inbound for the same port, on the morning of 11 December 2011.

STV News: Tilbury 2 linkspan installation, 18 Nov 2019

The latest stage of development at the UK’s newest major ro-ro port, Tilbury 2 on the River Thames. Photos by kind permission of David Burns

History Afloat: Coasting voyage up the Thames aboard Mark Prior.

Join Shipping TV’s Chris Gosling for a voyage from the River Colne near Colchester to Brewers Wharf, Deptford Creek, on the Thames, filmed in 2015 aboard the 1969-built aggregate carrier…

On the Thames: Ferry Tundraland approaching Tilbury, 5 July 2019

Ferry Tundraland approaches the Port of Tilbury on the River Thames, Friday 5 July 2019, passing in front of the works for the new Tilbury 2 ro-ro terminal with is…

Maersk Horsburgh making 16 knots down the Thames, 3 July 2019

Sailing from her UK call at London Gateway, Maersk Horsburgh makes a comfortable 16 knots down the River Thames, with Southend on Sea in the background.

Ferry Fandango at Woolwich, 10 May 2019

With high maneuverable, hi-tech ferryboats, and highly skilled and experienced masters and crews, the Woolwich Ferry presents a complex little dance each time the boats make a crossing. The northbound…

Feeder Pengalia arrives at Tilbury, 10 May 2019

The 690 TEU feeder Pengalia passes Gravesend on her way to Tilbury Dock on the Thames, approaching low water on Friday, 10 May 2019.

Just for fun: A trip on the Tilbury ferry; 10 May 2019

While filming on the Thames at Tilbury, we took the opportunity for a quick trip on the ferry – this runs to Gravesend, just over the river.

River Thames: Ro-ro Celestine sails for Vlissingen, 10 May 2019

Ro-ro ferry Celestine sails from Purfleet on the Thames towards Vlissingen, passing the waterfront of Gravesend, Kent.

Thames Traffic: Delfborg heading for Erith, 5 April 2019

General cargo vessel Delfborg heading up the River Thames towards Erith, Friday 5 April 2019. Filmed by RAS

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,…