Friday, December 28, 2007
Today we have the NYK Venus (IMO: 9312793, Port of Registry: Panama) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The NYK Venus is 338 meters long, almost 46 metres wide, has a gross tonnage of 97,825 tons and a TEU capacity of 8,600. She is propelled by a B&W 12K98ME engine which delivers approximately 87,000 horsepower. The vessel was built in 2007 by Hyundai Heavy industries and is equipped with the most advanced environmental safety measures, including an electronically controlled engine and a specialized hull structure to prevent fuel-oil leakage. The NYK Venus was the second ship of four identical NYK vessels which have been built between October 2006 and April 2007. Her sister vessels are: NYK Vega, NYK Vesta and NYK Virgo
The NYK Venus is expected to arrive later this evening at the ECT Terminal coming from Jeddah, Saudi-Arabia on the Grand Alliance EU-4 loop. She will depart within 48 hours with destination Hamburg.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
The CMA CGM Medea has entered the Port of Rotterdam this morning where she is berthed at the ECT Terminal. She will depart tomorrow with destination Hamburg.
Monday, December 24, 2007
The Hedwig Oldendorff is scheduled to arrive later this evening from Port Cartier, Canada at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam containing a load of iron ore .
Friday, December 21, 2007
The Al Shegaya arrived in Rotterdam this morning from Sidi Kerir Terminal (Egypt) for discharging at the MOT terminal.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
The Explorer arrived this morning at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam. She will leave in about a week with destination Le Havre.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
The Ebba Maersk will arrive this evening at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Algeciras. Tomorrow, the vessel will set sail for Bremerhaven on the APM AE1 line. She will return within about 7 weeks to Rotterdam.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
The Xin Los Angeles has entered the port of Rotterdam this morning and is currently berthed at the ECT terminal.
Monday, December 17, 2007
The Emma Maersk will arrive at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Algeciras later this day. The vessel will then set sail for Bremerhaven on the APM AE1 line. She will return within about two months to Rotterdam.
Friday, December 14, 2007
The Sevan Voyageur(IMO: 9390977, Port of Registry: Nassau) is a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading platform (FPSO), which is used as a floating production and storage for hydrocarbons. The hydrocarbons are stored in tanks in the hull of the platform and are transported by shuttletankers or by pipe line to onshore refineries. The hull is fitted with machinery, power generators, transformators, electric boards, fire control systems, ballast pumps and cargo pumps.
The main components on deck are living quarters with control rooms, workshop, life vessels, helipad, cranes, on- and offloading system for oil, and anchorwinches.
The FPSO also has a processing plant for hydrocarbons installed on deck. Depending on characteristics of the field, the processing plant has different modules for processing oil, gas, and water.
Source: Sevan Marine
There is also a power generating module that delivers power to the platforms additional machinery. The processing module has an oil production capacity of 10.000 - 200.000 barrels and a storage capacity of 300,000 barrels. She has an offloading capacity of 3,600 m3 per hour.
The oil is brought from the reservoir through one or more risers from the wellhead on the sea bed up to the platform. Gas and water is separated from the oil. The gas can be treated in several ways. It can be flared, re-injected into the well or used in the operations of the processing plant. The water is re-injected into the reservoir or released into the ocean after satisfactory cleaning.
The Sevan Voyageur is already the third round FPSO from Sevan Marine. Her predecessors are 'Sevan Piranema' and 'Sevan Hummingbird'
The Sevan Voyageur left Yantai Raffles Shipyard,China on November 9, 2007. The platform was placed onboard of the semi-submersible heavy load vessel 'Tai An Kou', which will enter the port of Rotterdam this evening where she will unload the Sevan Voyageur. The Sevan Voyageur will then be towed to Keppel Verolme Shipyard where she will be built off for topside hook-up and commissioning.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
The CMA CGM Norma is expected to arrive later this afternoon at the ECT Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Le Havre. She is scheduled to depart saturday morning with destination Hamburg.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
The legendary Queen Elizabeth 2 was built in 1969 by Upper Clyde Shipyards, UK and has already carried over two million passengers. She is 293 metres long, 32 metres wide and has a gross tonnage of 70,327. She provides accomodation to 1,778 passengers. On board are a casino, book shop, several bars and restaurants, a library, theatre, pools etc., etc.
Both vessels arrived this morning at Rotterdam. The Queen Victoria, which is on her maiden trip, is currently berthed at the Holland Amerikakade and the Queen Elizabeth is berthed at the Waalhaven. Both vessels will depart later this afternoon with destination Southampton.
Please find the webcams of both vessels below:
Monday, December 10, 2007
The Chicago Express is scheduled to enter the Port of Rotterdam later this evening with the last port of call at Hamburg. She will depart tomorrow with destination Port Kelang, Malaysia and will return to Rotterdam within two months.
Friday, December 07, 2007
The Stellanova will arrive this afternoon at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Fredericia, Denmark.
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
The Xin Shanghai is scheduled to enter the port of Rotterdam from Le Havre this afternoon. She will berth at the ECT terminal, Rotterdam and depart with destination Hamburg tomorrow. She will return to Rotterdam within two months.
Friday, November 30, 2007
The MSC Maria Elena (IMO: 9304423, Port of Registry: Panama) was built in 2006 by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries and is with its teu capacity of 9,200 one of the largest container vessels sailing and the biggest vessel of the Mediterranean Shipping Company. The ship is 336 meters long, 43 meters wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 110,000. The Maria Elena is currently sailing on the MSC's 'Silk Express', the Far East/China - Northwestern Europe route.
The MSC Maria Elena will enter Rotterdam this evening and will visit the ECT Delta Terminal. The vessel's last port of call was Felixstowe.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
The Yacht Express is owned by Dockwise Yacht Transport, based in Fort Lauderdale, USA, a group company of Dockwise Transport B.V., which is located in Breda, The Netherlands and considered the global leader in maritime transports of extremely large and heavy cargoes. She was christened on May 24, 2007 (an auspicious date that will bring luck to anything new according to the Chinese traditional calendar) at the Yantai Raffles Shipyard, China.
The Yacht Express has entered the Port of Rotterdam this morning and will be berthed at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam. There she will unload the two inland casco's she has transported from China.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
The Saipem 7000 arrived last night at Keppel Verolme Shipyards, Rotterdam. She will stay in port for about 3 months.
Monday, November 26, 2007
The Savannah Express is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the Port of Rotterdam. The Hapag Lloyd schedule shows the vessel will arrive at the ECT terminal at November 28. Therefor, she will probably anchor off Rotterdam for two days.
Friday, November 23, 2007
The Capri arrived this morning at Maassluis. More information on the yacht can be found at: http://www.yachtcapri.com
Thursday, November 22, 2007
The Fairmount Alpine arrived November 1. at Rotterdam towing the Ensco 100
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
The Cosco Beijing is scheduled to arrive later this evening at the ECT Terminal, Rotterdam, with the last port of call at Singapore. The vessel will leave tomorrow for Felixstowe, Hamburg and Antwerp before returning to the Far East.
Monday, November 19, 2007
The CSCL Le Havre is expected to arrive later this afternoon at the ECT terminal, Rotterdam with a last port of call at Le Havre.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
The Arthur Maersk has arrived this morning at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam with a last port of call at Bremerhaven.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
The CMA CGM Don Carlos (IMO: 9305491, flag: Liberia) is a 8,204 teu capable vessel, delivered in June this year by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries. Its sister ship is the CMA CGM Parsifal which was SotD on June 27. The ship is 334 meters long, almost 43 meters wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 100,800. It is currently sailing on CMA-CGM's French Asia Line (FAL) which services a line between China and Europe.
The CMA CGM Don Carlos will enter Rotterdam this morning from Hamburg and will depart within 24 hours for Zeebrugge. Afterwards the vessel will visit Le Havre, Malta and will then set sail to China. The ship will visit Rotterdam again within two months.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
The Rhine Forest is equipped with a 500-ton gantry crane to lift and stow 83 barges. Each barge is 18.26 meters long and 9.16 meters wide and has a capacity of 385 metric tons. She was built in 1972 by Cockerill Mechanical Industries, Belgium and is currently owned by LCI Shipholding Inc., New Orleans and managed by Central Gulf Lines Inc., New Orleans.
The Rhine Forest will enter the port of Rotterdam this morning and will berth at the Waalhaven for a few days. The vessel will then leave for New Orleans and will return to Rotterdam in 6 weeks for her last visit to Rotterdam!
For more great pictures of the Rhine Forest see the (Dutch) site of Peter Bolhuis: http://members.lycos.nl/scheepvaart/fourdescphotos3.html
Monday, November 12, 2007
The Estelle Maersk is scheduled to arrive later this evening at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Algeciras. The vessel will then set sail for Bremerhaven on the APM AE1 line. She will return within about 7 weeks to Rotterdam.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
The Cosco China is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the ECT Delta Terminal, Rotterdam. She is expected to depart tomorrow evening with destination Felixstowe and is scheduled to return to Rotterdam within two months.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
The Audacia arrived this morning at the Heerema location at the Calandkanaal, Rotterdam.
Monday, November 05, 2007
The Eleonora Maersk has arrived this morning at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Algeciras. Tomorrow, the vessel will set sail for Bremerhaven. She will return within two months to Rotterdam.
The Eleonora Maersk seen arriving at Rotterdam at January 24, 2007. Many thanks to Rene Nicolaes of Sea-Ships.com for the photo!
Thursday, November 01, 2007
The Transshelf is scheduled to arrive later today at the Waalhaven where she will be prepared for an upcoming project for the US government near the city of Norfolk.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The Ensco 100 is scheduled to arrive later this evening at the Maasvlakte Offshore Put, accompanied by the tugs 'De Da' and 'Fairmount Alpine'. She is currently being moved from waters near Nigeria to the North Sea.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
The Stena Antarctica (IMO: 9322827, Port of Registry: George Town, Cayman Islands) is quite unique since there are only a few ice class tankers with the dimensions this vessel has. The Stena Antarctica is 250 metres long, almost 44 metres wide and has a draught of almost 15 metres. These dimensions give the Aframax-dimensioned tanker a deadweight tonnage of 115,000. She was built this year by Samsung Heavy Industries, Korea, is currently owned by Moon Shipping Servicos e Navegacao Lda and is on a 10 year long timecharter for Progetra, Russia.
The Stena Antarctica arrived this afternoon at the Shell Europoort Terminal, Rotterdam from Primorsk, Russia.
Monday, October 29, 2007
The CMA CGM Medea will enter the Port of Rotterdam this afternoon where she will berth at the ECT Terminal. She will depart tomorrow with destination Hamburg.
Friday, October 26, 2007
The Taklift 7 (IMO: 7829273, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) is a seagoing floating sheerlegs vessel owned by SMIT Heavy Lift Europe. The sheerlegs has a length of 72 metres, is 30 metres wide and has a minimum sailing height of 49 metres. It has a propulsion of 3 x 460 kW and has two bow thrusters of 368 kW each. The longboom can reach a height of 160 metres above deck and has a lifting capacity of 1,200 tons.
The vessel was built in 1976 by HDW Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft AG, Kiel, Germany as the Hebelift 3. In 1994 the vessel was acquired by Smit and named Taklift 7.
The Taklift 7 will enter the port of Rotterdam this morning from Milford Haven, UK, where she was used for heavy lifting at a construction site for a new LNG terminal. On arrival the Taklift 7 will berth at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
The Vzmorye has arrived this morning at the Waalhaven Rotterdam where she will pick up the crane vessel 'Anna 4'.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
The Cosco Hellas arrived this morning at the ECT Delta Terminal, Rotterdam, with the last port of call at Singapore. The vessel will leave tomorrow for Felixstowe, Hamburg and Antwerp before returning to the Far East.
Monday, October 22, 2007
The Xin Los Angeles will enter the port of Rotterdam later this evening where she will berth at the ECT terminal.
Friday, October 19, 2007
The BW Fjord arrived this morning at the EMO terminal Rotterdam carrying a load of iron ore from Tubarao, Brasil. She will stay there for about 5 days before leaving again to Tubarao. She will return then within about 6 weeks to Rotterdam.
Thursday, October 18, 2007
She was the fastest cruise ship built for 25 years, with an operating speed of 24 knots. Her high speed and technically advanced hull enable Oriana to operate the best and most far-reaching itineraries worldwide.
The Oriana is currently sailing on her'Autumn Getaway' cruise, a 3-day cruise on which it visits Southampton, Rotterdam and Zeebrugge. After this cruise the Oriana will set sail from Southampton to the western Mediterranean to visit amongst others Barcelona, Cannes, Rome and Tunis.
The most recent webcam picture can be found here:
Some pictures of the interior:
Standard cabin (without window) interior
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