Tuesday, June 30, 2009

TAKLIFT 7

Taklift 7

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 afternoon from Cadiz, Spain. On arrival the Taklift 7 will berth at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam.

Monday, June 29, 2009

ESTELLE MAERSK

Estelle Maersk
The Estelle Maersk (IMO: 9321495, Port of Registry: Hellerup, Denmark) is, together with its 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. 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 deadweigth 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 built by Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd in 2006.The new MSC vessels, amongst which is the MSC Danit are smaller in dimensions, but can transport more TEU than the PS-class vessels of Maersk, due to their smart design (which doesn't give the vessels the best looks).
The Estelle 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.

Friday, June 26, 2009

GRIETJE

Grietje
The Grietje (IMO: 9147708, Port of Registry: St. John's, Antigua & Barbuda) is a heavy lift ship, managed by Lühe Engineering, Germany. The vessel was built in 2000 by J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft, Hamburg, Germany, is 152 metres long and 21 metres wide, which give the vessel a deck space of 124 x 20.5 metres. The vessel has two cranes with a SWL of 320 metric tons and 1 crane with a SWL of 200 metric tons. Combined the cranes have a load capacity of upto 700 metric tons.

The Grietje arrived this morning at the DFDS Tor Line terminal, Rotterdam from Kalundborg, Denmark.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

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 will arrive this afternoon 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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

MS ROTTERDAM

MS RotterdamToday's Ship of the Day is the ms Rotterdam (IMO: 9122552, Port of registry: Rotterdam), the flagship of the Holland America Line which has a capacity of 1,316 passengers. She is already the sixth ship of the HAL to bear the name.
The Rotterdam has 658 rooms of which there are 4 penthouse suites, 36 normal suites, 120 mini suites, 381 outside staterooms and 117 inside staterooms. Furthermore there are several restaurants, bars, a theather, a kids club, a library, a casino and a health spa on board. This in 1997 in Italy built vessel is 238 meters long, 32 meters wide and has a gross tonnage of almost 60.000. The ms Rotterdam has arrived last night at the Holland Amerikakade. She will depart this evening with destination Oslo and will continue her tour to Arhus, Warnemunde, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Prices start from about $ 2.000 per person.

Pictures below are of the penthouse, the art gallery and the atrium.

Rotterdam PenthouseRotterdam Atrium

Rotterdam Art Gallery

Monday, June 22, 2009

MSC FRANCESCA

MSC FrancescaThe MSC Francesca (IMO: 9401116, Port of Registry: Panama) is a 364 meters long, 46 meters wide containervessel with a deadweight of 171,400. She has a maximum Teu capacity of 11,300. The MSC Francesca was built in 2008 at Hyundai Samho, Korea and is propelled by a B&W 12K98ME 58,344 kW engine. She is operated by the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) on her Silk Express service between the Far East and North-Western Europe.

The MSC Francesca is scheduled to arrive later this afternoon at the ECT Delta Terminal, Rotterdam

Thursday, June 18, 2009

MSC BEATRICE

MSC BeatriceToday's ship of the day is the recently delivered MSC Beatrice (IMO: 9399002, Port of Registry: Panama). This container vessel is 366 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's 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 Beatrice is operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company on their Far-East to Europe loop.


The MSC Beatrice arrived this morning at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam from Felixstowe and will depart tomorrow.

Monday, June 15, 2009

SAMCO ASIA

Samco AsiaThe Samco Asia (IMO: 9237632, Port of Registry: Majuro, Marshall Islands) is a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) with a length of 333 metres, a width of 60 metres, a draught of 22.5 metres and a deadweight capacity of 318,000 tons. The vessel was delivered in 2003 by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, Korea and is currently owned by Samco Beta Ltd and managed by TESMA Singapore. She is propelled by a 29,340 kW 6S90 MC-C Hyundai Heavy engine and can transport up to 346261 tonnes of crude oil.

The Samco Asia will arrive this afternoon at the TEAM terminal, Rotterdam from Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia and will stay there discharging for a few days

Saturday, June 13, 2009

COSCO YANTIAN

Cosco YantianToday the Cosco Yantian will have the honour to appear as Ship of the Day. The Cosco Yantian (IMO: 9305594, Port of Registry: Piraeus, Greece) was one of the largest container vessels in gross tonnage about two years ago, together with her sisters: Cosco Hellas, Cosco Ningbo, Cosco Beijing and Cosco Guangzhou. This post-panamax container vessel is 350 metres long, almost 43 metres wide, has a deadweight tonnage of 107,000 and a teu capacity of 9,450. With these dimensions she is "just" one of the larger containervessels currently sailing. The Cosco Yantian is sailing on the AE1-loop which connects Asia and Europe.

The Cosco Yantian is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the Euromax terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Hamburg.

Friday, June 12, 2009

LIBERTAD

LibertadThe Libertad (Port of Registry: Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a tall ship which serves as a training vessel in the Argentine Navy. She was built in the 1950s at the Rio Santiago shipyards near Buenos Aires, Argentina. In 1966 while crossing the Atlantic, she used all 28,500 square feet of her sails to set a new record of eight days and twelve hours. The Libertad is over 103 meters long, 14 meters wide, has three masts with a total sail area of 2,652 square metres and has a maximum complement of 24 officers, 187 crewmen, more than 150 cadets. The vessel has a maximum air draught of 56 metres. She is also equipped with four 47 mm cannons, 1891 model, which were transferred from the previous School Ship, Presidente Sarmiento, used as a salute battery. The vessel is frequently stopping in foreign ports and participating in worldwide gatherings of sailing ships.


The Libertad will arrive later this afternoon at Rotterdam after a stay at Amsterdam. She will take berth at the ECT Delta Terminal before sailing towards Dublin.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

SPYROS

The Spyros (IMO: 9315367, Port of Registry: Piraeus, Greece) is a 333 meters long, 60 meters wide very large crude carrier (VLCC), with a deadweight of 318,600 tons. The vessel is owned by Eleni Efta Special Maritime Enterprises, Greece and operated by Enesel S.A., Greece. She was built in 2007 at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. South Korea and is propelled by a 6S90MC-C MAN B&W Diesel engine.

The Spyros arrived at the port of Rotterdam last night from Arzew, Algiers and is currently located at the MET Terminal where she will be discharging for about 24 hours.
Spyros

Source: Shipspotting.com
Photo by: Ramiz

Monday, June 08, 2009

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. 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 new MSC vessels, amongst which is the MSC Danit are smaller in dimensions, but can transport more TEU than the PS-class vessels of Maersk, due to her smart design (which doesn't give her the best looks).

The Elly Maersk is schedelud to arrived later this afternoon at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from the port of Algeciras. She will stay there 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, June 05, 2009

MERCURY GLORY

Mercury GloryThe Mercury Glory (IMO: 9203289, Port of Registry: Panama) is a modern double-hull Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), having a total capacity of 298,990 dwt. Measuring 332 m in length, 58 m in width and with a maximum draught of 22 meters, the Mercury Glory was built in 2001 by Daewoo shipyard in Korea, which specialises in the construction of large tankers. The Mercury Glory is propelled by a 7RTA84T-B Wartsila engine and managed by Northern Marine Management, Hamburg, Germany. Her sister vessels are "Songa Julie", "Songa Agnes" and "Pluto Glory"

The Mercury Glory arrived this morning at the Maasvlakte Oil Terminal, Rotterdam, where she will discharge crude oil for about 24 hours.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

MSC MARIA ELENA

MSC Maria Elena

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 larger container vessels sailing for the Mediterranean Shipping Company. She has recently been surpassed by the MSC's new class of vessels with a TEU capacity of about 14,000, amongst which is the MSC Danit.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 is scheduled to enter the port of Rotterdam this afternoon. She will be berthed at the ECT Delta Terminal. The vessel's last port of call was Felixstowe.

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