Thursday, December 31, 2009


CMA CGM Carmen
The CMA CGM Carmen (IMO: 9318046, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is an in 2006, by Hyundai Samho Industries built, Post-Panamax container vessel, capable of transporting up to 8,200 teu. She is 334 metres long, almost 43 metres wide, has a maximum draught of about 15 metres and a deadweight tonnage of 100,600. The CMA CGM Carmen was the seventh in a series of newbuildings comprising a total of nine units of that size. Her sisters are (amongst others): CMA CGM Don Carlos, Parsifal and Nabucco.

The CMA CGM Carmen is scheduled to enter the Port of Rotterdam later this afternoon. She will berth at the ECT Delta Terminal and depart within 36 hours.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009


CapriToday we have the 59 metres long tri-deck motor yacht Capri as the Ship of the Day. This British flagged luxury yacht was built in 2003 at Lürssen Shipyard, Germany and designed by Glade Johnson. She is equipped with 6 ensuite staterooms to accomodate 12 passengers, several water sports vehicles, a music studio, a gymnasium, cinema room, jacuzzi for 10 and a helicopter deck. She is manned by a crew of 13 persons and available for chartering by Moran Yacht & Ship.

The Capri will arrive this morning at Maassluis. More information on the yacht can be found at:

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Monday, December 28, 2009


CSCL Le HavreToday we have the two sistervessels CSCL Le Havre (IMO: 9307243, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus) and CSCL Long Beach (IMO: 9314258, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) featuring as the Ship of the Day. These ships are 336 metres long, 46 metres wide containervessels with a deadweight tonnage of 111,700. Both vessels have a teu capacity of 9,580 and 700 reefers. They are propelled by a 93,120 BHP MAN B&W engine, which gives the vessel a maximum speed of 24.7 kts. The CSCL Le Havre was built in 2006 by Samsung Heavy Industries, Korea and the CSCL Long Beach in 2007. The Le Havre is managed by Danaos Shipping Co., Greece, while the Long Beach is operated by Seaspan ship management, Hong Kong.

The CSCL Le Havre is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam with a last port of call at Hamburg. The CSCL Long Beach is expected to arrive later tonight at the ECT Delta terminal from Le Havre.

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Monday, December 21, 2009


MSC DanitToday's ship of the day is the recently delivered MSC Danit (IMO: 9404649, Port of Registry: Panama). This container vessel is 365 meters long and 51 meters wide. Due to her design with the superstructure midships, she is capable of transporting about 14,000 TEU, more than Maersk PS-class (amongst which is the Emma Maersk). 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 main engine of the container ship is MAN B&W 12K98MC-C with full output power of 72,240 kW. This power is enough for the ship to reach maximum speed of 25 knots. The MSC Danit is operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company on their Far-East to Europe loop.

The MSC Danit will arrive later this evening at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam from Felixstowe and will depart within 36 hours.

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Friday, December 18, 2009


Hoegh OsloToday we have the Hoegh Oslo (IMO: 9382396, Port of Registry: Oslo) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Hoegh Oslo is a vehicle carrier capable of transporting 5,200 cars. This 180 metres long, 32 metres wide vessel was built in 2007 by Tsuneishi Cebu Shipbuilding Japan, is owned by Leif Hoegh & Co., Norway and managed by Hoegh Fleet Services, Norway. She has a gross tonnage of 52,400 and a deadweight tonnage of 16,650 with a maximum draught of 9.6 metres.

The Hoegh Oslo arrived this morning at the Rotterdam Car Terminal with the last port of call at Tartous.

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Thursday, December 17, 2009


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 arrive this afternoon at the EECV bulk terminal, Rotterdam from Seven Islands, Canada carrying iron ore.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009


North Ocean 102The North Ocean 102 (IMO: 9382229, Port of Registry: Valletta, Malta) is a 137 meters long, 27 meters wide Construction Support / Flexible Product installation vessel. The ship is fitted with two 100 ton cranes, a large moon pool and is able to accommodate a crew of up to 199. She was constructed at Metalships in Vigo, Spain and delivered in 2008. She is owned by Oceanteam ASA, Norway and is has been working recently on a project by project basis for the Mexican Offshore Construction and inspection, maintenance and repair (IMR) company CICSA. The North Ocean 102 is currently chartered for ABB High Voltage Cable installation works.

The North Ocean 102 arrived this morning at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam.
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Monday, December 14, 2009


Ebba Maersk
The Ebba Maersk (IMO: 9321524, Port of Registry: Copenhagen, Denmark) is already the fifth in line of Maersk's PS-class. Together with her sisters (amongst which are the 'Emma Maersk' and 'Evelyn Maersk') she is 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. 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 optimise the use of the energy produced, so that the engine can deliver up to 90,000 kW. The vessels in this series have also established 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 in May 2007.

The Ebba Maersk arrived this morning 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.

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Friday, December 04, 2009


BW FjordThe BW Fjord (IMO: 8314471, Port of Registry: Panama) is an ore carrier built in 1987 by Ishikawajima do Brazil Estaleiros, Brasil as the Docefjord. She was renamed in 2000 to Berge Fjord and is named BW Fjord since 2007. The vessel is 332 metres long, 57 metres wide, has a maximum draught of over 23 metres and is currently operated by BW Shipping, Norway. These dimensions give the vessel a deadweight tonnage of over 310,000.

The BW Fjord arrived this morning at the EMO terminal Rotterdam carrying a load of iron ore from Ponta da Madeira, Brasil.

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Thursday, December 03, 2009


Today's Ship of the Day is the well-known Orange Star (IMO: 7342976, Port of registry: Monrovia, Liberia), which visits the Port of Rotterdam almost monthly for a very long time. The Orange Star was built in 1975 as 'Andalucia Star' by Smith's Dock Co. Ltd, Middlesbrough. The vessel was initially designed as a refrigerated fruit carrier, primarily for bananas being fitted with side (banana) doors and air change fans, for loading in Central American ports. She was converted into a refrigerated orange juice carrier at Bremer Vulkan's in 1986. She is used to transport orange juice from Santos to Europe. The vessel is 155.81 meters long, 21.49 meters wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 12,320. She is currently operated by Atlanship S.A., La Tour-de-Peilz, Suisse in a fleet of several juice carriers.

The Orange Star is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the Continental Juice terminal, Rotterdam where she will be unloading for about 4 days.
Orange Star
Copyright: Willem Oldenburg

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009


Xin ShanghaiThe Xin Shanghai (IMO: 9307231, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is one of the largest containervessels currently sailing with her length of 336.7 metres, width of 45.6 metres and a maximum draught of 15 metres. She can carry a maximum of 18 rows of containers by eight tiers on the weather deck and 16 rows by 10 tiers in the holds which gives the vessel a total capacity of 9,600 teu. The ship is propelled by an MAN B&W 12K98MC-C Mk6 engine, with a power of 68,520 kW. During sea trials the ship achieved a ballast service speed of 25.4 knots. The CSCL Pusan and Xin Los Angeles are her sistervessels.

The Xin Shanghai arrived this morning at the port of Rotterdam with the last port of call at Hamburg. She is currently berthed at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam and will depart with destination Zeebrugge within 36 to 48 hours. She will return to Rotterdam within two months.

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