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.
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 . . .
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.
Felixstowe loses 2 more services, despite software "progress" claims: in the past few day, OOCL and CMA-CGM have switched services away from the port of Felixstowe due to software problems, despite the port's claims of "positive progress" . . .
Hamburg Sud container ship Rio Blanco arrived on 23 August, marking the return of the CMA-CGM, Seago Line and Hamburg Sud Levant service to Felixstowe, after a period at Southampton cause by Felixstowe’s TOS problems in June.
BIFA slams Felixstowe: The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that businesses still to face “significant problems” at Felixstowe, despite port’s claims of increasing stability for its new Terminal Operating System:
I've recently filmed a run of very lightly laden ULCS's, and wonder how much difference the draft and light load make to the ship's handling, and to her behavior at sea, in all kinds of weather conditions.
Would any of the seafarers here give me some comments, please?
Their predicted arrival times are usually a bit later than the vessel actually arrives, so you are best to use an app like Marinetraffic to keep an eye on them. Larger ships come up the approach channel at 14 or 15 knots at times, so they can arrive very quickly! Have a good day!