Monday, May 30, 2011

ORANGE STAR

Orange StarJuice Tanker Orange Star (IMO: 9564384, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is the replacement vessel for the old Orange Star which was in service from 1975 to 2010 and visited the port of Rotterdam many times. The new vessel is 190 meters long and 32 meters wide, has a deadweight tonnage of 37,000 and a payload of 32,000 m3 with 12 juice tanks of 2000 m3 and 2 tanks of 4000 m3. The speed of 15 knots will be acquired with main engine type MAN B&W 6S50 MC-C7, made by Brodosplit Diesel Engines Factory Ltd. She was delivered in 2010 from Brodosplit Shipyard, Croatia for her owner Atlanship S.A., Switzerland.

The Orange Star arrived this evening at the Continental Juice terminal on her second visit to Rotterdam.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

EVA N

Eva N
Today's SotD is the Eva N (IMO: 9127150, Ex. Name: Berge Nord, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) . She is currently owned by Neu Seeschiffahrt, Germany. The Eva N has a deadweight tonnage of 218,000, a draught of almost 19 meters and has seven holds and hatches. The ship was built in 1997 by Hyundai Heavy Industries in Korea. This 305 meters long, 53 meters wide bulk carrier is the biggest ship to enter the Arctic sea. Other vessels owned by Neu Seeschiffahrt and visiting Rotterdam regularly are: Faith N, Alfred N and Waterman N.

The Eva N will arrived later this afternoon at the EECV bulk terminal, Rotterdam from Seven Islands, Canada carrying iron ore.


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Thursday, May 26, 2011

EDITH MAERSK

The Edith Maersk (IMO: 9321548, Port of Registry: Roskilde, Denmark) is, together with her sisters (amongst which are the 'Emma Maersk' and 'Eleonora Maersk'), still the largest containership in dimensions with a total teu capacity 11,000 teu (of which 1,000 forty foot reefer containers) according to the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. Rumours are that a total capacity of 13,500 teu is also possible. This capacity is possible by stacking the containers in 22 rows wide. The vessel is 397 meters long, 56 meters wide, has a depth of 30 meters and a deadweight of 156,907 tons. Amazingly, all this size and capacity requires a crew of only 13. The specially designed Wärtsilä diesel engine delivers 80,000 kW. A waste heat recovery system is installed to optimise the use of the energy produced, so that the engine can deliver up to 90,000 kW. The vessels in this series will also establish new standards for safety and environmental responsibility. Environmentally-safe silicone paint, for example, is used on the hull, below the water line, reducing water resistance, and thereby fuel consumption, by 1,200 tons per year. The ship was launched at Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd on March 3rd 2007.Edith MaerskSource: Shipspotting.com
Photo by: Claus Michelsen

The Edith Maersk will arrive this afternoon at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from the port of Algeciras. She will stay in port for about 36 hours. She will return within about 2 weeks to Rotterdam on her second call in the loop.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

ELEONORA MAERSK

Eleonora MaerskThe Eleonora Maersk (IMO: 9321500, Port of Registry: Svendborg, Denmark) is, together with her sisters (amongst others) 'Emma Maersk', 'Estelle Maersk', 'Evelyn Maersk' and 'Ebba Maersk', the largest containership ever in dimensions. She has a total teu capacity 11,000 teu (of which 1,000 forty foot reefer containers) according to the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group. A total capacity of 13,500 teu is also possible when containers are not fully loaded. This capacity is possible by stacking the containers in 22 rows wide. Maersk calculates the teu capacity with loaded containers. The vessel is 397 meters long, 56 meters wide, has a depth of 30 meters and a deadweight of 156,907 tons. Amazingly, all this size and capacity requires a crew of only 13. The specially designed Wärtsilä diesel engine delivers 80,000 kW. A waste heat recovery system is installed to optimize the use of the energy produced, so that the engine can deliver up to 90,000 kW. The vessels in this series will also establish new standards for safety and environmental responsibility. Environmentally-safe silicone paint, for example, is used on the hull, below the water line, reducing water resistance, and thereby fuel consumption, by 1,200 tons per year. The ship was built by Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd in 2006. The new MSC vessels, amongst which is the MSC Danit are smaller in dimensions, but can transport more TEU than the PS-class vessels of Maersk, due to their smart design (which doesn't give the vessels the best looks).


The Eleonora Maersk is expected to arrive later tonight at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Zeebrugge.
Eleonora Maersk at Rotterdam

The Eleonora Maersk seen arriving at Rotterdam at January 24, 2007. Many thanks to Rene Nicolaes of Sea-Ships.com for the photo!



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Thursday, May 19, 2011

CROWN PRINCESS

Crown PrincessThe Crown Princess is one of the largest Princess ships, with room for 3,080 passengers. She was built in 2006 at Fincantieri Cantieri Navali Italiani, Trieste, Italy and is, together with sisterships Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess, one of the largest ships in the Princess fleet. She offers nearly 900 balcony staterooms providing as well as several bars and restaurants, a casino, theatre, swimming pool, etc. etc. She is 288 meters long and 36 meters wide and has a gross tonnage of 113,561. The Crown Princess was involved in an incident in 2006 in US waters which caused a severe tilting of the ship and injuries.

The Emerald Princess arrived at the port of Rotterdam this morning and will leave the cruiseterminal tonight.

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Webcam:

Webcam Crown Princess

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

MAERSK EDISON

The Maersk Edison (IMO: 9463011, Port of Registry: London) is Maersk's answer to the new breed of containervessels, introduced by MSC, with the superstructure midships. The Maersk Edison was the first of nine newbuildings in this class, amongst which are the Maersk Edinburgh, Maersk Edmonton and Maersk Eindhoven. The vessel is 366 meters long and 48 meters wide and has a deadweight of 141,000 tonnes. She has a maximum capacity of 13,092 teu. The vessels are deployed in Maersk's AE-7 and AE-8 loop where they will replace the VLCS ships. The vessels are crucial in Maersk's strategy to maintain and expand market share. Rumours are that Maersk is also considering 18,000 teu vessels to be built in the following years.

The Maersk Edison arrived this morning at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam on her first call to Rotterdam this loop. She will return to Rotterdam next week.
Maersk Edison
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Klaus Kehrls


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Monday, May 16, 2011

CMA CGM CHRISTOPHE COLOMB

CMA CGM Christophe ColombToday's Ship of the Day is the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb (IMO: 9453559, Port of Registry: Marseille, France). The Christophe Colomb is currently the largest vessel in CMA CGM's fleet with a maximum teu capacity of 13,344. The vessel is 365 meters long and 51 meters wide. She was built in 2009 by Daewoo Heavy Industries, Korea. The vessel's design is comparable to the recently built MSC vessels (such as: MSC Beatrice) with the superstructure located midships. One can argue about the looks of this vessel, however the design ensures for better stability and lower trim for higher speed, when the ship is fully loaded. The Christophe Colomb will have seven sisterships, amongst which are the CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci and CMA CGM Corte Real which have also been recently delivered. She is deployed in CMA CGM's FAL1 loop connecting China and North-Western Europe.

The CMA CGM Christophe Colomb arrived this morning at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Hamburg on her second call to Rotterdam in the loop.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

SCF SURGUT

SCF SurgutThe SCF Surgut (IMO: 9422445, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is a Suez-max crude oil tanker delivered in 2009 by Hyundai Heavy industries to join the fleet of the largest Russian shipping company Sovcomflot. The tanker is named after one of the oldest cities of Siberia - the centre of Russia's largest oil region, a kind of unofficial oil developing capital of Russia. The vessel is 274 meters long, 48 meters wide and has a maximum draught of 17.15 meters. These dimension give the vessel a deadweight tonnage of 158,290. She is managed by Unicom Management Services, Cyprus.

The SCF Surgut is arrived this evening at the TEAM terminal, Rotterdam from Novorossiysk, Russia.

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Monday, May 09, 2011

EMERALD PRINCESS

Emerald PrincessCruise Ship Emerald Princess (IMO: 9333151, Port of Registry: Hamilton, Bermuda) is the third cruise ship this season visiting Rotterdam. The vessel is owned by Princess Cruises which is one of the best-known names in cruising. Princess Cruises first set sail in 1965 with a single ship cruising to Mexico. Today, the line has grown to become the third largest cruise line in the world. The Emerald Princess was built in 2007 and is one of the largest ships in the Princess fleet. She offers nearly 900 balcony staterooms providing as well as several bars and restaurants, a casino, theatre, swimming pool, etc. etc. She is 288 meters long and 36 meters wide and has a gross tonnage of 113,561.

The Emerald Princess will enter the port of Rotterdam this morning and will leave the cruiseterminal around 21.00 this evening.

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Webcam:

Webcam Emeral Princess

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

CMA CGM HYDRA

The CMA-CGM Hydra (IMO: 9356309, Port of Registry: London) is a 347 meters long, 45 meters wide containership with a maximum teu capacity of 10,960 and is equipped with 700 reefer points. The vessel is propelled by a Man B&W 12K98ME-C engine which gives the ship a maximum speed of 26 knots. She was delivered in april 2009 at Daewoo Heavy Industries, Korea. She is deployed on CMA CGM's FAL1 loop between the Far East and Western Europe. The ship also has capacity for 8 passengers for cargo ship cruising.

The CMA CGM Hydra will arrive this afternoon at the ECT Delta Terminal with the last port of call at Hamburg.
CMA CGM Hydra

Photo by: Torsten Bätge
Source: Wikimedia
Permission: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License


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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

CMA CGM CORTE REAL

CMA CGM Corte RealToday's Ship of the Day is the CMA CGM Corte Real (IMO: 9454400, Port of Registry: London). The Corte Real is currently the largest vessel in CMA CGM's fleet with a maximum teu capacity of 13,344. The vessel is 365 meters long and 51 meters wide. She was built in 2010 by Daewoo Heavy Industries, Korea. The vessel's design is comparable to the recently built MSC vessels (such as: MSC Beatrice) with the superstructure located midships. One can argue about the looks of this vessel, however the design ensures for better stability and lower trim for higher speed, when the ship is fully loaded. In compliance with CMA CGM’s environmental policy and like all new vessels of this type ordered by the Group, the CMA CGM Corte Real is equipped with a combination of innovative environmental features, including:

- An electronically controlled engine, reducing oil and fuel consumption thus enabling the vessel to be operated at eco-speed,
- Double-hull protected bunker tanks, in compliance with the MARPOL 12A regulation which will come into effect in August 2010
- The Fast Oil Recovery System, which enables bunkers to be rapidly recovered at any time, hence significantly limiting the environmental consequences should there be an incident at sea.

The Corte Real will have seven sisterships, amongst which are the CMA CGM Christoph Colomb and CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci which have also been recently delivered. She is deployed in CMA CGM's FAL5 loop connecting China and North-Western Europe.

The CMA CGM Corte Real will arrive this afternoon at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Le Havre.

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Monday, May 02, 2011

RYNDAM

RyndamHolland America Line's cruise ship Rijndam (IMO: 8919269, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) has been enhanced in 2004 and offers "an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort, and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities". Recent enhancements include remodeled public spaces, updated lounges and an exciting new entertainment destination called Mix featuring three distinctly themed bars. The Ryndam is 220 meters long and 31 meters wide and offers accomodation to 1,260 passengers and 580 crew members. She was built in 1994 at Fincantieri shipyard, Venice. Take a look at the Ryndam blog at: http://www.hollandamericablog.com/ryndam/.

The Ryndam arrived this morning at the Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam. She is scheduled to leave the port of Rotterdam at 17.00 this afternoon.

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