Friday, June 27, 2008


Hedwig Oldendorff Today's Ship of the Day is the Hedwig Oldendorff (IMO: 8015697, Port of Registry: Monrovia). This under Liberian flag sailing bulk carrier was built in 1984 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, has a deadweight of about 150.000 tons and has 9 holds and hatches. The ship is 281 meters long, 53 meters wide and has a maximum draught of 15 meters and is operated by Oldendorff Carriers, Germany.

The Hedwig Oldendorff is scheduled to arrived last night from Seven Islands, Canada at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam containing a load of iron ore.

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Today we have the anchor-handling tug Taurus (IMO: 9344978, Port of Registry: St. John's, Antigua & Barbuda) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Taurus is 58 metres long, about 15 metres wide and has a gross tonnage of 1767. The vessel's two MAN B&W 14V32/40 engines deliver a maximum output of 14,000 kW at 750 rpm, which ensures a bollard pull of 200 tons and a maximum speed of 16 knots. The Taurus was built in 2007 at M├╝tzelfeldt Yard, Cuxhaven and is owned by Harms Offshore, Hamburg, Germany.

The Taurus arrived this morning at the Parkkade, Rotterdam.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


The Belgian Reefer (IMO: 8300365, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) is a temperature controlled vessel (reefer) managed by Chartworld Shipping Corporation, Greece and operated by NYKCool AB, Sweden in her Jumbo Class. The vessel is almost 145 metres long, 24 metres wide, has a gross tonnage of 12,383 and a cargo capacity of 7,830 square metres. She is equipped with four 10 ton cranes and propelled by a 6-cylinder Sulzer engine which gives the vessel an operating speed of 18 knots.

The Belgian Reefer arrived this morning at the Fruit Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Sheerness.
Belgian Reefer

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Georg MaerskThe Georg Maersk (IMO: 9320257, Port of Registry: Hellerup, Denmark) is a 367 meters long, 43 meters wide container vessel, capable of transporting up to 10,000 teu. The Georg Maersk was delivered in April 2006 by Odense Steel Shipyard, Denmark and was the last in a serie of six post-panamax container ships. Her sisters are: Gudrun Maersk, Gerd Maersk, Grete Maersk, Gunvor Maersk and Gjertrud Maersk. Until August 2006 these vessels were the largest container vessels sailing in dimensions. From August 2006 Maersk has delivered her new PS-class vessels, amongst which are the Emma Maersk, Estelle Maersk and Eleonora Maersk, which have taken over the leadership.

The Georg Maersk is currently sailing on the AE2 (Far East to Europe) loop and has entered the port of Rotterdam this morning from Bremerhaven. The next destination of the vessel will be Felixstowe. She will return to Rotterdam within two months.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008


Front Comanche The Front Comanche (IMO: 9172674, Flag: France) is a VLCC built in 1999 by Hitachy Zosen, Japan and currently operated by Frontline tankers, Bermuda. The vessel is 333 metres long, 60 metres wide and has a maximum draught of 21 metres. These dimensions give the vessel a deadweight tonnage of over 300,000. Her main engine is a MAN / B&W vertical, 2 stroke, single action, direct reversible, crosshead type. She has 5 center tanks and 10 wing tanks which have a volume of 331 523 m3 at 98 %.

The Front Comanche arrived last night at the MOT terminal, Rotterdam carrying a load of crude oil.

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