The Transporter will arrive this morning at the Calandkanaal, Rotterdam Europoort carrying the new-built drilling rig Noble Hans Deul which was built this year at Dalian Shipyard, China. She will be operating in the North Sea for Shell soon.
Looking back at this year we have seen a lot of great ships in the port of Rotterdam. Let me recall a few remarkable ships in Rotterdam this year:
- the Zhen Hua 10, which stranded for about 4 days on the beach at Rotterdam
- the Queen Elizabeth II on her last voyage before turned into a floating hotel at Dubai
- and of course the SS Rotterdam which has returned to her hometown after a lifetime all around the globe.
I'd like to thank all the shipping enthousiastics for reading my posts and wish you all a very prosperous and healthy 2009! I will do my best to serve you as well as possible in the next year.