Monday, March 31, 2008

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'), the largest containership ever 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 arrived this morning at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from the port of Algeciras. She will stay in port for about 36 hours. The vessel will then set sail for Bremerhaven on the APM AE1 line. She will return within about 7 weeks to Rotterdam.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

AL BALI STAR

Al Bali StarThe Al Bali Star (IMO: 9030967, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is a single-hulled Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) with segregated ballast tanks owned and operated by Vela International Marine Ltd., Dubai (UAE). The vessel was built in 1994 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan. She is 332.5 metres long, 58 metres wide, has a deadweight tonnage of about 291,000, a maximum draught of 21.5 metres, a maximum cargo capacity 328,050 m3 and is equipped with three cargo pumps with a capacity of 5000 m3/hr.

The Al Bali Star arrived this morning at the TEAM Terminal, Rotterdam from Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia.

Monday, March 24, 2008

EVELYN MAERSK

Evelyn Maersk
The Evelyn Maersk (IMO: 9321512, Port of Registry: Copanhagen, Denmark) is, together with her sisters (amongst which are the 'Emma Maersk' and 'Eleonora Maersk'), the largest containership ever 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.

The Evelyn Maersk is arrived this morning at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from the port of Algeciras. She will stay in port for about 36 hours. The vessel will then set sail for Bremerhaven on the APM AE1 line. She will return within about 7 weeks to Rotterdam.

Friday, March 21, 2008

COLOMBO EXPRESS

Colombo ExpressThe Colombo Express (IMO: 9295244, Port of Registry: Hamburg) was a few years ago one of the largest container vessels. Now since Maersk PS-class vessels were introduced, she is just one of the larger ones. The vessel has a maximum teu capacity of 8,749 and 730 reefers. She is 335 metres long, 43 metres wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 103,800. She is owned by the German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd, and operated by the Hapag-Lloyd Container Line division. Built in Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries in 2004-2005, she was christened on 11 April 2005. The Colombo Express operates on Hapag Lloyd's EU-3 loop between Asia and Europe in 56-day round-trips.

The Colombo Express is scheduled to arrive later this evening at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Hamburg. After (dis)charging, the vessel will depart for Port Kelang, Malaysia.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

ALSTER N

Alster NThe Alster N (IMO: 8418162, Port of Registry: Panama, Ex.name: Alster Ore) is a bulk carrier owned by General Ore Carrier Corporation III limited, Panama and managed by Neu Seeschiffahrt GmbH, Germany. The vessel was built in 1988 by China Shipbuilding Corporation, Taiwan. Her sister vessel is the Ruhr N. Other bulk carriers managed by Neu Seeschiffahrt are: Faith N and Alfred N. The Alster N is 340 metres long, 57 metres wide and has a maximum draught of 22 metres. All these dimensions ensure a deadweight tonnage of 305,893.
The Alster N has entered the Port of Rotterdam this morning with a last port of call at Tubarao, Brasil. She will be berthed at the EMO terminal and will stay there for about 5 days discharging iron ore.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

KNIGHTON

KnightonThe Knighton (Callsign: MNND6, Port of Registry: London) is a 64 year old tug with a bollard pull of 10 tonnes. The vessel is owned by J.A. Evelegh and operates in the fleet of Griffin Towage, UK. She is the smallest vessel in Griffin's fleet and is particularly suitable for light coastal or harbour towage, or general workboat duties for marine civil engineering support. The tug is 22.4 metres long, 5.7 metres wide, has a gross tonnage of 79 and a maximum speed of 12 knots, made possible by the Lister Blackstone eight cylinder turbocharged engine. The Knighton was built in 1944 as the "Ierland" at Scheepswerf Gebr. Fikkers, Martenshoek, The Netherlands. Over the years, she was owned by several different owners, and carried the names "Phoenix", "G.W.94", "Accomplice", "Red Duchess" and "Duchess of Troon".

The Knighton is scheduled to arrive this evening at the Yangtzehaven, Rotterdam.

Monday, March 17, 2008

ELLY MAERSK

Elly Maersk
The Elly Maersk (IMO: 9321536, Port of Registry: Svendborg, Denmark) is, together with her sisters (amongst which are the 'Emma Maersk' and 'Evelyn Maersk'), the largest containership ever 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 already the sixth in line of Maersk PS-class vessels. Currently there are eight PS-class vessels of which the most recent is the 'Eugen Maersk'

The Elly Maersk arrived this morning at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from the port of Algeciras where she will stay for about 36 hours. The vessel will then set sail for Bremerhaven on the APM AE1 line. She will return within about 7 weeks to Rotterdam.

Friday, March 14, 2008

EDT PROTEA


The EDT Protea (IMO: 9019107, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus) is a dynamically positioned diving support vessel, fully equipped to perform subsea construction activities, as well as to support inspection-, repair- and maintenance contracts for offshore and subsea structures. The vessel is fitted with a dedicated surface demand diving system and an inspection class ROV system. The systems set-up is optimized for working in the specific outhern North Sea conditions with high (bottom) currents and low visibility. The vessel is owned by Navibay shipping, and operated by EDT Offshore ltd. She is 91 metres long, 15 metres wide and has a gross tonnage of 3,746 and provides accomodation to a crew of 88 persons. She was built in 1991 by Flekkefjord Slip, Norway and converted to her current form in 2006 by Naval Shipyard, Poland.

The EDT Protea arrived this afternoon at the offshore put, Maasvlakte, Rotterdam, where she will stay for only one night.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

CMA CGM TOSCA

Today's SotD is the CMA CGM Tosca (Port of Registry: Marseille, France, IMO: 9299783). The ship is capable of transporting about 8,500 teu and has a capacity for 700 reefers. She is 334 meters long, 43 meters wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 101,800. The vessel was built in 2005 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea and is managed and operated by CMA CGM, France. She is propelled by a 68,640 kW 12 cylinder MAN-B&W engine which gives the vessel a maximum speed of 23 knots. The Tosca's sisters are, amongst others, CMA CGM Parsifal, CMA CGM Don Carlos and CMA CGM La Traviata, all named after famous opera's.

The CMA CGM Tosca arrived last night at ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam. She is scheduled to depart the port of Rotterdam tomorrow. The ship is sailing on the French Asia Line (FAL) between the Far East and North-Western Europe.
CMA CGM Tosca
Photo by: Jan Tiedemann
Source: Hamburg port images

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

COSCO BEIJING

Cosco Beijing The Cosco Beijing (IMO: 9308508, Port of Registry: Piraeus) is still one of the largest container vessels measuring in gross tonnage nowadays, together with her sisters: Cosco Hellas, Cosco Ningbo, Cosco Yantian and Cosco Guangzhou. However since the launch in 2006 and 2007 of Maersk PS-class vessels (amongst which are the Emma Maersk, Estelle Maersk and Eleonora Maersk) and Cosco's own 10,000 teu vessels Cosco Europe, Asia and America the Cosco Beijing's position on the list of largest containerships is declining.

The Beijing is 350 metres long, almost 43 metres wide, has a deadweight tonnage of 107,000 and a teu capacity of 9,450. She is currently sailing on the AE1-loop which connects Asia and Europe.

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 in about 36 hours for Felixstowe, Hamburg and Antwerp before returning to the Far East.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

ARTHUR MAERSK

Arthur MaerskToday's SOTD is the Arthur Maersk (IMO:9260445, Port of Registry: Ronne, Denmark). This 'Series S' container vessel was built in 2003 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea and can carry a total number of containers of 9,000. The ship is 352 meters long, 43 meters wide, has a deadweight tonnage of 109,000 and is currently sailing on the Maersk AE-1 loop.

The Arthur Maersk is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam with a last port of call at Dunkerque.

Monday, March 10, 2008

CSCL LE HAVRE

CSCL Le HavreThe CSCL Le Havre (IMO: 9307243, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus) is a 336 metres long, 46 metres wide container ship with a deadweight tonnage of 102,200. She has a teu capacity of 9,580 and 700 reefers. The CSCL Le Havre is propelled by a 93,120 BHP MAN B&W engine, which gives the vessel a maximum speed of 24.7 kts. She was built in 2006 by Samsung Heavy Industries, Korea, is managed by Danaos Shipping Co., Greece and is operated by Allocean Maritime, London.

The CSCL Le Havre arrived this morning at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam with a last port of call at Le Havre.

Friday, March 07, 2008

BRAZILIAN REEFER

The Brazilian Reefer (IMO: 8300377, 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 Wärtsila engine which gives the vessel an operating speed of 18 knots.

The Brazilian Reefer is scheduled to arrive later this afternoon at the Fruit Terminal, Rotterdam
Brazilian Reefer
Photo by: Wil Weijsters
Source: Shipspotting.com

Thursday, March 06, 2008

HANNELORE & FAME

HanneloreToday we have two oldies featuring as the SotD, namely the general cargo vessel Hannelore (IMO: 6602513, Port of Registry: Leer, Germany) and the general cargo vessel Fame (IMO: 6609901, Port of Registry: Bergen, Norway). The Hannelore was built in 1965 as the Adele Hagenah by Flensburger Schiffsbau-Gesellschaft, Germany. She is 55 metres long, 9 metres wide and has a gross tonnage of 658. She is owned by Maritime Experts Ems. She is propelled by a 605 kW MaK 6-cylinder engine.

The Fame was built in 1966 as the Solfjord by Leirvik Module Technology AS, Norway. The vessel is 54 metres long, 9 metres wide and has a gross tonnage of 549. She is owned by Sandgrevstur P/F, Faroe Islands.

The Hannelore is expected to arrive later tonight at the Nieuwe Waterweg Silo, Schiedam. The Fame is also expected to arrive tonight. She will berth at the Parkkade, Rotterdam.
Fame
Photo by: Sydney Sinclair
Source: Shipspotting.com

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

GERD MAERSK

Gerd MaerskAlthough she's not as large as the new PS-class Maersk vessels, the Gerd Maersk (IMO: 9320245, Port of registry: Dragor, Denmark) is still one of the largest containerships owned by Maersk with its length of 367 meters, width of 43 meters and teu capacity of up to 9000. The vessel was built in 2005 by Odense Steel Shipyard, Denmark.

The Gerd Maersk is due to arrive this evening at the APM terminal, Rotterdam coming in from Bremerhaven, Germany. After Rotterdam the vessel will set sail for Felixstowe and from there she will sail towards the Far East. The vessel will return in Rotterdam within two months.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

BREMEN EXPRESS

Bremen Express
The Bremen Express (IMO: 9343728, Port of Registry: Hamburg) is the newest containervessel of Hapag-Lloyd's Colombo Express class. She was delivered this year at Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea. The Bremen Express is propelled by a 68,530 kW Hyundai Heavy 12 cylinder engine which gives the vessel a maximum speed of 25 knots. The vessel is 335 metres long, 43 metres wide and has a gross tonnage of 93,750. She is capable of transporting up to 8,749 containers.

The Bremen Express is scheduled to arrive this evening at the ECT Delta Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Jeddah, Saudi-Arabia.

Monday, March 03, 2008

APOLLONIA

The Apollonia (IMO: 9246645, Port of Registry: Piraeus) is an in 2003 by Samsung Heavy Industries built crude carrier. The vessel (ex.name: Front Hawk) has a deadweight tonnage of 309,000, is 333 metres long, 58 metres wide, has a maximum draught of 21 metres and is capable of transporting 2,202,129 barrels of crude oil. The vessel is propelled by a 27,160 kW HSD 7 cylinder engine. She is operated by Neda Maritime Agency and owned by Apollonia Transportation E.N.E.

The Apollonia arrived last night at the Shell Europoort terminal, Rotterdam, from Dalia, Angola.

Apollonia
Photo by: Huib Trommel


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