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1  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: EVER GIVEN severely damages Hamburg harbour ferry and pontoon on: February 10, 2019, 07:32:59 am
Thanks, Jens.
2  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / OOCL Japan cuts and runs at dawn, 8 Feb 2019 on: February 08, 2019, 02:42:39 pm
The 21,413 TEU Ultra Large Container Ship OOCL Japan leaves Felixstowe in a "cut and run" - when the ship sails before all cargo operations have been completed. Cargo due to be unloaded is left aboard, and boxes due to be loaded are left on the quay.

In this instance, as well as only being alongside for about 30 hours, OOCL Japan lost a good deal of working time when Felixstowe's Ship-to-shore cranes came to a halt due to high winds during Thursday, 7 February.

"Cut and Run" departures generate considerable difficulties for many people in the shipping industry. The boxes due for this port are usually unloaded in the next port, and have to be brought back by feeder ship; transport booked to carry boxes to their inland destinations is cancelled, and shippers and forwarding companies have to explain to customers what has gone wrong!

See the video: http://www.shippingtv.co.uk/?p=6057
3  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Latest ultra Large arrival at Felixstowe: Ever Gifted on: January 20, 2019, 11:53:51 am
New video: 20,388 TEU Ultra Large Container Ship Ever Gifted makes her maiden call at Felixstowe on the morning of Sunday 20 January 2019.

With orders for Ultra Large vessels slowing down, we may not see so many maiden calls in the future . . .

http://www.shippingtv.co.uk/?p=5992
4  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: UK's most barbaric seatrade continues. on: January 14, 2019, 12:45:35 pm
Thanks for the comment, Simon. There seem to be a number of views on why the majors turned transport of cull ewes for slaughter away, the protesters being one, but another was apparently the condition of the animals they were being asked to carry, and complaints they had from other passengers, mainly about the stench, and health concerns.
5  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / UK's most barbaric seatrade continues. on: January 13, 2019, 08:14:26 pm
UK’s most barbaric seatrade continues; 12 January 2019 - live animal export for fattening and slaughter is a trade that the UK seems to want to end, but so far hasn't . . . the latest episode has seen a truck containing 260 calves trapped at sea for 16 hours on a tiny ferry, outside the port of Calais.

http://www.shippingtv.co.uk/?p=5969
6  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Last ship on AE7/Condor rotation leaves Felixstowe: on: November 22, 2018, 07:00:56 pm
Today is a sad day for Felixstowe, but a good day for DP World London Gateway: with the move of the AE7/Condor service from the Port of Felixstowe to DP World London Gateway, today's departure of MSC Diana marks the end of the line for this rotation at the Suffolk port.

The next vessel in the string is Maersk’s flagship Triple-E vessel, Maersk McKinney Moller, which will make the inaugural call at London Gateway, due to arrive on 27 November.

http://www.shippingtv.co.uk/?p=5799
7  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / First Northern Sea Route passage-maker Venta Maersk sails from Felixstowe. on: October 12, 2018, 10:53:53 am
One of Maersk Line's new ice-class Baltic superfeeders, Venta Maersk, became the first major container ship to make the east-west passage of the Northern Sea Route to the north of Russia. She's shown here sailing from Felixstowe after completing her maiden call on the 11 October 2018:

http://www.shippingtv.co.uk/?p=5699
8  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / UK Ports in trouble in run-up to Christmas, 3 October on: October 03, 2018, 06:11:01 pm
Shipping lines are still diverting important ships away from Felixstowe, Southampton is suffering congestion, and UK businesses are suffering in the vital run-up to Christmas . .

http://www.shippingtv.co.uk/?p=5665
9  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Cable layer Maersk Connector at work. on: October 02, 2018, 07:05:22 am
There's a good car park at Eaat Lane, which is right behind a seawall berm and rock defense, and the cable landing point is about half-way between that and the entrance of the R Deben. I walked along the cliff edge (low cliffs) til I found a decent view within reasonable range (800m from car park). . . It was a fairly remote place!
10  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Cable layer Maersk Connector at work. on: September 30, 2018, 08:05:55 pm
 Looked as if he was just out for a stroll . . . :-)
11  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Cable layer Maersk Connector at work. on: September 30, 2018, 01:56:02 pm
Maersk Connector is now laying cable to connect the new East Anglia 1 offshore windfarm with the shore, just near Bawdsey in Suffolk. Here are a couple of video clips showing her at work - the first filmed from the south, about 4 or 5km away, and the second filmed from the north, about 2km away.

Part 1 - hooking up to the mains: http://www.shippingtv.co.uk/?p=5647

Part 2 - Maersk Connector laying cable: http://www.shippingtv.co.uk/?p=5654
12  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Re: Maiden Call: Maersk Herrera arrives at Felixstowe, 24 September, 2018 on: September 25, 2018, 06:16:09 am
The video has now been revised and settings corrected! Sorry!
13  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Maiden Call: Maersk Herrera arrives at Felixstowe, 24 September, 2018 on: September 24, 2018, 07:20:03 pm
Maersk Line’s latest H class container ship, Maersk Herrera, arrives to make her maiden call at the Port of Felixstowe, late afternoon of Monday, 24 September, 2018:

http://www.shippingtv.co.uk/?p=5632
14  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Sisters Arklow Ruler & Arklow Forest sail together from Ipswich, 6 September 201 on: September 07, 2018, 10:47:28 am
Arklow Ruler and Arklow Forest sail at the same time, around 5pm, from the ABP Port of Ipswich on Thursday 6 September.
Although the 2 ships were built 5 years apart, their overall dimensions and looks are very similar, and both look in very good condition . . .

http://www.shippingtv.co.uk/?p=5585

15  Shipspotters all over the world / Shipping News and information / Maiden call: Superfeeder Vayenga Maersk, 6 September, 2018 on: September 06, 2018, 08:50:00 am
Brand new 3,596 TEU ice-class superfeeder Vayenga Maersk sailing from the Port of Felixstowe after her maiden call, at 7am LT on 6 September 2018.
She has a strengthened hull for sailing the Baltic in winter, sheltered foredeck and fully enclosed accommodation block to improve crew safety.

http://www.shippingtv.co.uk/?p=5578
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