Friday, December 31, 2010

ALEXANDER THE GREAT

Alexander the GreatToday's Ship of the Day is the 330 meters long, 60 meters wide crude oil tanker Alexander the Great (IMO: 9377418, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia). The Alexander the Great was delivered this year from Ariak Shipyard, Universal Shipbuilding Corporation, Japan. She has a summer deadweight of 297,950 tons and a maximum draught of 21.5 meters. The vessel has a cargo capacity of 340,000 cubic meters of crude oil and the cargo pumps have a capacity of 3 x 5,500 m3 per hour. She is propelled by a MAN B&W 7S80MC, 25,090 kW engine and is managed by Capital Ship management, Piraeus, Greece.

The Alexander the Great will arrive this afternoon at the Maasvlakte Oil Terminal fully loaded.

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This being the last ship in 2010, we from 'Ship of the Day' would like to wish you a happy, prosperous and healthy 2011!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

EMMA MAERSK

Emma MaerskToday we have a long-time favorite featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Emma Maersk (IMO: 9321483, Port of Registry: Taarbaek) is the largest containership around, measured in dimensions, with a total teu capacity 13,500 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 deadweigth of 156,907 tons. 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 ship was built in 2006 by Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd. The Emma's sister vessels are (amongst others): Estelle Maersk and Eleonora 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 Emma Maersk will arrive this evening at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Tanger Med where she will stay for about 36 hours. She will return within about two months to Rotterdam.

Click here for the current position of the Emma Maersk

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

MSC ALEXANDRA

Today's ship of the day is the recently delivered MSC Alexandra (IMO: 9461374, 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 a 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 Alexandra is operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company on their Far-East to Europe loop.

The MSC Alexandra is scheduled to arrived later tonight at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam from Valencia and will depart within 24 hours.
MSC Alexandra
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Ingmar Domrös


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Monday, December 27, 2010

CMA CGM IVANHOE

CMA CGM IvanhoeThe CMA CGM Ivanhoe (IMO: 9365805, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is a 350 meter long, 43 meter wide containership with a teu capacity of 9660, with 700 reefer points. She has a deadweight tonnage of 120,000. The vessel was built in 2008 at Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea and is powered by a Sulzer 12RTA96C engine, giving the vessel a maximum speed of over 25 knots. She is deployed on CMA CGM's FAL 3 loop.

The CMA CGM Ivanhoe arrived this morning at the ECT Delta terminal from Hamburg. She will depart tomorrow morning with destination Zeebrugge.

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Friday, December 24, 2010

KAZIMAH III

Kazimah IIIThe Kazimah III (IMO: 9329693, Port of Registry: Safat, Kuwait) is a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) with a length of 333 metres, width of 60 metres, draught of 22 metres and a deadweight tonnage of 317,000. She was the first tanker of this type within the fleet renewal program of its owner Kuwait Oil Tanker Co. At present, KOTC operates about 25 vessels of which 8 VLCC's. The Kazimah III was built in 2006 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea.

The Kazimah III is scheduled to enter the Port of Rotterdam tonight for discharging crude oil from Mina Al Ahmadi, Kuwait at the MOT Terminal, Rotterdam.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

ELEONORA MAERSK

Eleonora MaerskThe Eleonora Maersk (IMO: 9321500, Port of Registry: Svendborg, Denmark) is, together with her sisters (amongst others) 'Emma Maersk', 'Estelle Maersk', 'Evelyn Maersk' and 'Ebba 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 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 optimize 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 Eleonora Maersk is expected to arrive later tonight at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Tanger Med. Tomorrow, the vessel will set sail for Bremerhaven.
Eleonora Maersk at Rotterdam

The Eleonora Maersk seen arriving at Rotterdam at January 24, 2007. Many thanks to Rene Nicolaes of Sea-Ships.com for the photo!



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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

HOEGH BERLIN

Hoegh Berlin
The Hoegh Berlin (IMO: 9295842, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahamas) is a 228 meters long, 32 meters wide car/truck carrier with a fully-loaded capacity of 6,100 cars, secured on 12 decks with a total deck area equal to that of nine football fields. Cars are loaded through the side- and stern-mounted ramps that allows for a variety of wheeled cargo to be driven aboard. The vessel was built in 2005 by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in South Korea under contract to Höegh Autoliners as the fifth vessel in the series of nine newbuildings.

The Hoegh Berlin is scheduled to arrive later this afternoon at the Rotterdam Car Terminal from Le Havre.


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Monday, December 20, 2010

TOG MOR

Tog MorThe Tog Mor (IMO: 8759152, Port of Registry: Panama) is a multi-purpose pipelay vessel, owned by the Swiss-based Allseas Group S.A. The barge is intended for world-wide use, primarily in shallow water areas in support of Lorelay and Solitaire as well as independently contracted. Tog Mor is able to install pipelines with a diameter up to 60" O.D. She is moored on anchors, can work in a minimum water depth of approximately 4m (13') and is equipped with a 300 tonne crane. She was built in 1976 by Nederlandsche Dok & Scheepsbouw Mij., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is 125 metres long and provides accomodation to 112 persons.

The Tog Mor arrived this morning at the Port of Rotterdam on board the heavy load vessel Osprey. The vessel is currently located at the Calandkanaal.

Friday, December 17, 2010

CALAMITY JANE

Calamity JaneThe Calamity Jane is a support vessel for Allseas' mechanical subsea pipeline vessel Digging Donald, which is fully remote controlled from the Calamity Jane and has a maximum depth of 350 meters. In addition to trenching, other support services on dynamic positioning can be performed by the Calamity Jane, such as pipeline crossing preparation, mattress installation in deep water, surveys and pigging and testing of pipelines, all diverless.
The vessel is 151 meters long, 20 meters wide and can accomodate 72 persons. She is equipped with one fixed lifting frame for lifting up to a maximum of 200 tons and a general purpose crane for lifting up to 55 tons. The Calamity Jane is owned by the Swiss-based Allseas Group S.A. which is one of the major offshore pipelay and subsea construction companies in the world, operating specialised vessels - which were designed in-house.

The Calamity Jane is scheduled to enter the Port of Rotterdam this evening and will berth at Damen shipyard, Schiedam.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

EBBA MAERSK

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 will arrive this morning at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Tanger Med. Tomorrow, the vessel will set sail for Bremerhaven on the APM AE1 line. She will return within about 7 weeks to Rotterdam.

Click here for the current position of the Ebba Maersk

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

TEAL

Today Ship of the Day is the semi-submersible heavy load vessel Teal (IMO: 8113566, Port of Registry: Willemstad, Dutch Antilles). The ship is 180.9 meters long, 32.3 meters wide and has a maximum draught when submerged of 21.6 meters. The Teal provides a deck space of 126.6 meters by 31.6 meters with a deck load of 16-20 tonnes/sq.m which ensures the vessel to carry heavy cargo up to 25,000 tons. She is equipped with 4 ballast pumps, electrically driven, with a total capacity of 2,800 cu.m/hr and 3 cargo pumps, also electrically driven, with a total capacity of 3,000 cu.m/hr. The Teal was built in 1984 as the Dyvi Teal and was converted into her current state in 1996. She is currently operated by the Dutch based company Dockwise Shipping B.V.

The Teal will arrive later tonight at the Calandkanaal, Rotterdam.
Teal
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Hannes van Rijn


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Monday, December 13, 2010

SMT BONTRUP

SMT BontrupThe SMT Bontrup (IMO: 7715953, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) is a belt-unloading bulkcarrier used for stone carrying and dumping. The SMT Bontrup was built in 1987 as the bulk carrier Hoegh Minerva. She was converted to her current form just recently at "VDS Staal en Machinebouw", Holland. The vessel is 200.5 meters long, 30.8 meters wide and has a maximum draught of 11.56 meters. She is powered by a MAN K8SZ 70/125 engine, which gives the vessel a maximum speed of 14.5 knots. The vessel is equipped with two 42 tonnes travelling gantry cranes, two 13 cubic meter clamshell buckets and carries her cargo in 10 holds (strengthened for heavy cargo) with a capacity of 1,764,385 cubic feet. She has a 9 meter outreach on either side.

The SMT Bontrup is scheduled to arrive this evening at the Yanghtzehaven, Rotterdam with a load of stone from Bremanger Quarry, Norway to be used in the Maasvlakte 2 project.

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Tuesday, December 07, 2010

CMA CGM CHRISTOPHE COLOMB

CMA CGM Christophe ColombToday's Ship of the Day is the CMA CGM Christophe Colomb (IMO: 9453559, Port of Registry: Marseille, France). The Christophe Colomb is currently the largest vessel in CMA CGM's fleet with a maximum teu capacity of 13,344. The vessel is 365 meters long and 51 meters wide. She was built in 2009 by Daewoo Heavy Industries, Korea. The vessel's design is comparable to the recently built MSC vessels (such as: MSC Beatrice) with the superstructure located midships. 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 Christophe Colomb will have seven sisterships, amongst which are the CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci and CMA CGM Corte Real which have also been recently delivered. She is deployed in CMA CGM's FAL1 loop connecting China and North-Western Europe.

The CMA CGM Christophe Colomb is scheduled to arrive later tonight at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Le Havre.

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Friday, December 03, 2010

MINERVA SYMPHONY

The Minerva Symphony (IMO: 9304605, Port of Registry: Piraeus, Greece) is a Suez-max crude oil tanker with a length of 277 meters, a width of 50 metres and a draught of 16 metres. She has a deadweight of 159,450 tonnes, a total capacity of 179,000 tonnes and a gross tonnage of 83,722. She was built in 2006 by Universal Shipbuilding, Japan and is operated by Minerva Marine Inc., Greece. The vessel is propelled by a Mitsui MAN B&W 6S70MC-C engine which gives the vessel a service speed of 15.25 knots.

The Minerva Symphony is scheduled to arrive this evening at the Team terminal, Rotterdam from Novorossiysk, Russia.

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Thursday, December 02, 2010

YM UNITY

YM UnityToday's Ship of the Day is the 8,200 TEU containervessel YM Unity (IMO: 9302619, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia). The YM Unity is 335 metres long, almost 43 metres wide and has a deadweight of 101,411 tonnes. She was built in 2006 at Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea and is propelled by a 68,666 KW HHI-MAN B&W 12K98MC Mk6 Engine. The vessel is operated by Yang Ming Line, China.

The YM Unity is scheduled to arrivelater tonight at the Euromax Terminal, Rotterdam with a last port of call at Singapore. She is scheduled to depart within 18 hours with destination Hamburg, Germany.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

CMA CGM HYDRA

The CMA-CGM Hydra (IMO: 9356309, Port of Registry: London) is a 347 meters long, 45 meters wide containership with a maximum teu capacity of 10,960 and is equipped with 700 reefer points. The vessel is propelled by a Man B&W 12K98ME-C engine which gives the ship a maximum speed of 26 knots. She was delivered in april 2009 at Daewoo Heavy Industries, Korea. She is deployed on CMA CGM's FAL1 loop between the Far East and Western Europe. The ship also has capacity for 8 passengers for cargo ship cruising.

The CMA CGM Hydra will arrive later tonight at the ECT Delta Terminal with the last port of call at Hamburg.
CMA CGM Hydra

Photo by: Torsten Bätge
Source: Wikimedia
Permission: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 License


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Monday, November 29, 2010

ROLLDOCK SUN

Rolldock SunToday we have the Rolldock Sun (IMO: 9393981, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Rolldock Sun is a heavy load vessel that combines float-in/float-out, roll-on/roll-off and lift-on/lift-off capabilities with which the vessel serves a niche market. The ship is equipped with two cranes that is able to lift 700 tons in tandem. The RoRo capacity is 4000 tons where the vessel is capable of varying the height of the load deck in six different heights. Due to this capability the vessel is able to adapt to every quay in the world. The vessel was built at Larsen & Toubro, India and delivered in 2010. She is owned by Rolldock B.V., the Netherlands.

The Rolldock Sun is scheduled to arrive at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam later tonight.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

BERGE STAHL

Berge Stahl
The Berge Stahl seen moored at Ponta da Madeira, Brasil.
Today's SOTD is the Berge Stahl (IMO:8420804, Port of registry: Stavanger, Norway) which is the largest ore carrier currently sailing with her deadweight of 364,767 tons. The vessel is owned by Bergesen Worldwide Shipping and was built in 1992 by Hyundai Heavy Ind. Co. Ltd. Ulsan, Korea. She is 343 meters long, 65 meters wide, has a draught of 23 meters and has 7 holds and hatches. She transports iron ore from the 'Companhia Vale do Rio Doce' mines in the eastern part of the Amazone, Brasil to Rotterdam about 9 or 10 times a year. From Rotterdam the iron ore is transported in barges to the steel mills of ThyssenKrupp and Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann in Germany.

The Berge Stahl arrived this morning at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam from Ponta da Madeira, Brasil.


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Thursday, November 25, 2010

SCF SURGUT

SCF SurgutThe SCF Surgut (IMO: 9422445, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is a Suez-max crude oil tanker delivered in 2009 by Hyundai Heavy industries to join the fleet of the largest Russian shipping company Sovcomflot. The tanker is named after one of the oldest cities of Siberia - the centre of Russia's largest oil region, a kind of unofficial oil developing capital of Russia. The vessel is 274 meters long, 48 meters wide and has a maximum draught of 17.15 meters. These dimension give the vessel a deadweight tonnage of 158,290. She is managed by Unicom Management Services, Cyprus.

The SCF Surgut is scheduled to arrive later tonight at the MOT terminal, Rotterdam from Novorossiysk, Russia.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

CMA CGM AQUILA

The CMA CGM Aquila (IMO: 9410741, Port of Registry: London) is a 364 meter long, 45 meters wide containership with a deadweight of 128,000 tons and a maximum TEU capacity of 11,400. She was built in 2009 at Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea and is propelled by a HHI MAN B&W 12K98 MC-C Mk 7 engine delivering the vessel a maximum speed of 24.7 knots. The CMA CGM Aquila is deployed on CMA CGM's FAL service between the Far East and Northern Europe.

The CMA CGM Aquila will arrive at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam this morning from Hamburg.

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CMA CGM Aquila

Source: www.shipspotting.com
Copyright: Eckhard Uhrbrock


Thursday, November 18, 2010

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 scheduled to arrive this morning at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from the port of Tanger Med. 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.


Click here for the current position of the Evelyn Maersk

Monday, November 15, 2010

TRANSSHELF

TransshelfThe Transshelf (IMO: 8512279, Port of Registry: Willemstad) is a semi-submersible heavy transport carrier operated by the Dutch company Dockwise that is specialised in heavy transports. The submersible deck space of the Transshelf has a size of 40 x 132 meters. The Transshelf was build in 1987, is 173 meters long, 40 meters wide and has a standard draught of 8.8 meters when sailing and a maximum draught of 21 meters when submerged. She is propelled by two Wärtsila Vasa 18V32 engines of 6,750 kW each. Due to its submersible features the Transshelf is mainly deployed for marine transportation of drilling rigs and offshore platform components.

The Transshelf is arrived this morning at the Calandkanaal.

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Monday, November 08, 2010

SMT BONTRUP

SMT BontrupThe SMT Bontrup (IMO: 7715953, Port of Registry: Nassau, Bahama's) is a belt-unloading bulkcarrier used for stone carrying and dumping. The SMT Bontrup was built in 1987 as the bulk carrier Hoegh Minerva. She was converted to her current form just recently at "VDS Staal en Machinebouw", Holland. The vessel is 200.5 meters long, 30.8 meters wide and has a maximum draught of 11.56 meters. She is powered by a MAN K8SZ 70/125 engine, which gives the vessel a maximum speed of 14.5 knots. The vessel is equipped with two 42 tonnes travelling gantry cranes, two 13 cubic meter clamshell buckets and carries her cargo in 10 holds (strengthened for heavy cargo) with a capacity of 1,764,385 cubic feet. She has a 9 meter outreach on either side.

The SMT Bontrup arrived this morning at the Yanghtzehaven, Rotterdam with a load of stone from Bremanger Quarry, Norway to be used in the Maasvlakte 2 project.

Click here for the current position of the SMT Bontrup

Friday, November 05, 2010

AL JABRIYAH II

Today's Ship of the Day is the Suez-Max tanker Al Jabriyah II (IMO: 9329708, Port of Registry: Kuwait). The Al Jabriyah II is 333 metres long and 60 metres wide and has a maximum draught of 22.5 metres. These dimensions give the vessel a deadweight tonnage of over 317,500. The vessel was delivered in 2007 by Hyundai Heavy Industries and is owned by the Kuwait Oil Tanker Co. She is propelled by a 6S90MC-C HHI MAN B&W engine. The Al Jabriyah II's sister vessel is the Kazimah III which featured as Ship of the Day in May 2010.

The Al Jabriyah II is scheduled to arrive later this morning at the MOT Terminal Rotterdam with the last port of call at Mina Al Ahmadi, Kuwait.

For some more pictures (exterior and interior) take a look at Auke Visser's Supertankers website
Al Jabriyah II
Photo by: Fred Vloo


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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

BERGE FJORD

Berge FjordThe Berge Fjord (IMO: 8314471, Port of Registry: Panama)m on the picture seen under her former name BW Fjord 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 named BW Fjord in 2007. In January 2010 her name was changed back into Berge Fjord. 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 Berge Fjord will arrive this morning at the EMO terminal Rotterdam carrying a load of iron ore from Tubarao, Brasil.

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Tuesday, November 02, 2010

COSCO NINGBO

Cosco NingboToday's Ship of the Day is the Cosco Ningbo (IMO: 9305582, Port of Registry: Piraeus, Greece) which was one of the largest container vessels in gross tonnage about two years ago, together with her sisters: Cosco Hellas, Cosco Beijing and Cosco Yantian. Currently she is just one of the larger containervessels sailing. 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 9,500. She is currently sailing on the AE1-loop which connects Asia and Europe.
The Cosco Ningbo is scheduled to arrive later this evening at the Euromax Terminal, Rotterdam, with the last port of call at Hamburg. She will leave the Port of Rotterdam within 36 hours with destination Felixstowe.


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Monday, November 01, 2010

NOBLE PIET VAN EDE

Noble Piet van EdeThe Noble Piet van Ede (IMO: 8752805, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is a three-legged cantilever jack-up drilling unit of 55 meters long and 62 meters wide, rated for water depths up to 64 meters with a maximum drilling depth of 7,620 meter. The vessel is constructed to survive wave heights of 23 meters and wind speeds of 42 m/s. The rig was built in 1982 at CNIM, La Seine sur Mer, France and is operated by Noble Drilling Services.

The Noble Piet van Ede will arrive later tonight at Keppel Verolme Shipyard from the L15A area in the North Sea.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

MSC DANIT

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 a 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 arrived this morning at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam from Felixstowe and will depart within 24 hours.

Click here for the current position of the MSC Danit

Thursday, October 28, 2010

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 scheduled to arrived later tonight at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from the port of Tanger Med. She will stay there for about 36 hours. The vessel will then set sail for Felixstowe on the APM AE1 line. She will return within about 7 weeks to Rotterdam.


Click here for the current position of the Elly Maersk

Friday, October 22, 2010

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, Africa, Oceania and America and more recently MSC's 14,000 TEU vessels (amongst which is the MSC Danit)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.

Click here for the current position of the Cosco Beijing

Thursday, October 21, 2010

EUGEN MAERSK

Eugen MaerskThe Eugen Maersk (IMO: 9321550, Port of Registry: Randers, Denmark) is, together with her sisters (amongst others) 'Emma Maersk', 'Estelle Maersk', 'Evelyn Maersk' and 'Ebba 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 optimize 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 delivered by Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd in 2008 as the seventh and last ship in Maersk's PS-class. 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 Eugen Maersk will arrive later tonight at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Tanger Med, terminal. Tomorrow, the vessel will set sail for Felixstowe. She will return within two months to Rotterdam.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

STEMAT SPIRIT

Stemat SpiritThe Stemat Spirit (IMO: 9496458, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) is a special service workboat of 90 meters length and 28 meters wide. She has an open deck space of 1,500 sq.m. with a deck strength of 15 ton / sq.m. The Stemat Spirit is propelled by two Caterpillar 3512HD engines and is equipped with two azimuth stern thrusters of 1140 kW, two caterpillar bow thrusters and two azimuth retractable bow thrusters of 1118 kW. The vessel provides accomodation to a crew of 60.

The Stemat Spirit arrived last night at the Stemat berth in the Werkhaven, Rotterdam.

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Friday, October 15, 2010

JORK RANGER / MINDORO (UPDATE)

Jork RangerToday we have an updated story on the collision between containership Jork Ranger and tanker Mindoro last Tuesday. Awaiting orders the Mindoro has been waiting at sea for a few days, but will enter the port of Rotterdam today. She will be berthed at the Calandkanaal, where here cargo of jetfuel will be discharged. Any arrangements on possible repairs are not yet known to us. The Jork Ranger is currently located at Damen Shipyard, Schiedam for repairs on her bow. Most probably the legal complications of the collision will ensure both vessels to be arrested for quite at while.Mindoro



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Below the damage on the bow of the Jork Ranger:


Damage Jork Ranger



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Thursday, October 14, 2010

GJERTRUD MAERSK

Gjertrud MaerskThe Gjertrud Maersk (IMO: 9197894, Port of Registry: Ringkøbing, Denmark) is a 367 meters long, 43 meters wide container vessel, capable of transporting up to 10,000 teu. The Gjertrud Maersk was delivered in December 2005 by Odense Steel Shipyard, Denmark and was then, together with her sisters, Gudrun Maersk, Gerd Maersk, Grete Maersk, Gunvor Maersk and Georg Maersk, the largest container vessel sailing. Nowadays the Emma Maersk, and her sisters, amongst which are the Estelle Maersk and Eleonora Maersk have taken over the leadership.

The Gjertrud Maersk is currently sailing on the Maersk AE-2 loop between China and Europe. She will enter the port of Rotterdam this afternoon from Tanger Med. The next destination of the Gjertrud Maersk will be Bremerhaven. From there she will set sail for the Malaga and afterwards the Suez Canal and South-Eastern Asia. The Gjertrud Maersk is scheduled to return to Rotterdam within two months.

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

BELGIAN REEFER

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 Rotterdam Fruit Wharf (former Seabrex) terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Las Palmas.
Belgian Reefer


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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

JORK RANGER / MINDORO (COLLISION)

Jork RangerToday another special edition of the Ship of the Day. This morning containership Jork Ranger (IMO: 9322542, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus), with destination Rotterdam, came into collision with the tanker Mindoro (IMO: 9389095, Port of Registry: Piraeus, Greece), with destination Scheveningen Anchorage. The Mindoro suffered a breach on her portside of 6 by 5 meters at the waterline. The ship is leaking her cargo of jet fuel. Since jet fuel vaporises very quickly there will most probably be no large pollution. There are no casualties on both vessels. Mindoro
Vessel Jork Ranger is able to continue to Rotterdam where she will most probably enter later this morning.

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Below the damage on the bow of the Jork Ranger:
Damage Jork Ranger

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Saturday, October 02, 2010

CMA CGM CARMEN

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 arrived in the Port of Rotterdam last night. She is currently berthed at the ECT Delta Terminal and will depart within 36 hours.


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Friday, October 01, 2010

ALFRED N

The Alfred N (IMO: 8900438, Port of Registry: Panama) is a bulk carrier owned by General Ore Carrier Corporation IV Limited, Panama and managed by Neu Seeschiffahrt GmbH, Germany. The vessel was built in 1991 by Fincantieri Cantieri Navali, Italy. Her sister vessels are the Arthur N and Faith N. The Alfred N is 325 metres long, 54 metres wide and has a maximum draught of almost 21 metres. All these dimensions ensure a deadweight tonnage of 260,826.

The Alfred N is scheduled to enter the Port of Rotterdam later tonight with a last port of call at Tubarao, Brasil. She will take berth at the EECV for discharging iron ore.
Alfred N
Source: Bernd Dahlmann (http://www.ship-world.de/)


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Friday, September 24, 2010

BERGE STAHL

Berge Stahl
The Berge Stahl seen moored at Ponta da Madeira, Brasil.
Today's SOTD is the Berge Stahl (IMO:8420804, Port of registry: Stavanger, Norway) which is the largest ore carrier currently sailing with her deadweight of 364,767 tons. The vessel is owned by Bergesen Worldwide Shipping and was built in 1992 by Hyundai Heavy Ind. Co. Ltd. Ulsan, Korea. She is 343 meters long, 65 meters wide, has a draught of 23 meters and has 7 holds and hatches. She transports iron ore from the 'Companhia Vale do Rio Doce' mines in the eastern part of the Amazone, Brasil to Rotterdam about 9 or 10 times a year. From Rotterdam the iron ore is transported in barges to the steel mills of ThyssenKrupp and Hüttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann in Germany.

The Berge Stahl is scheduled to arrive later tonight at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam from Ponta da Madeira, Brasil.


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Thursday, September 23, 2010

EBBA MAERSK

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 will arrive this morning at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Tanger Med. Tomorrow, the vessel will set sail for Bremerhaven on the APM AE1 line. She will return within about 7 weeks to Rotterdam.

Click here for the current position of the Ebba Maersk

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SHERAKHAN

SherakhanThe Sherakhan (IMO: 6618823, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) is a 69 meters long yacht built in 1965 as the trainingship Prinses Margriet for the Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz by Vuyk & Zonen, Capelle a/d IJssel, The Netherlands. Since the ship didn't meet the demands for trainingpurposes anymore she was sold and subsequently converted into a luxury yacht by Verkerk Yachting Projects, The Netherlands in 2005. The cabins feature a master bedroom with bathroom, shower room, jacuzzi and 11 cabins for additional guests (upto 26 guests). The vessel is available for chartering and comes with a crew of 19. More information can be found at: www.sherakhan.com.

The Sherakhan arrives this morning at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

ITAL CONTESSA

Ital ContessaThe Ital Contessa (IMO: 9293806, Port of Registry: Majuro, Marshall Islands) was built in 2006 at Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries. The containership has a teu capacity of 8,000, is 334 meters long, almost 43 meters wide, has a draught of 14.5 meters and a deadweight tonnage of 101,000.
She is currently owned by Conti Reederei, Germany, managed by NSB Niederelbe, Germany and is sailing for the Italian based Italia Marittima (previously: Lloyd Triestino) on their China-Europe-Mediterranean Service.

The Ital Contessa is scheduled to enter the port of Rotterdam this afternoon and will take berth at the ECT Delta Terminal. The vessel's next destination is Hong Kong where she is due to arrive October 13. She will return in Rotterdam within two months.

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Friday, September 17, 2010

MSC BEATRICE

MSC BeatriceToday's ship of the day is the recently delivered MSC Beatrice (IMO: 9399014, 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 will arrive later this afternoon at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam from Felixstowe and will depart tomorrow.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

NYK VESTA

NYK VestaToday we have the NYK Vesta (IMO: 9312808, Port of Registry: Panama) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The NYK Vesta is 338 meters long, almost 46 metres wide, has a gross tonnage of 97,825 tons and a TEU capacity of 8,600. She is propelled by a B&W 12K98ME engine which delivers approximately 87,000 horsepower. The vessel was built in 2007 by Hyundai Heavy industries and is equipped with the most advanced environmental safety measures, including an electronically controlled engine and a specialized hull structure to prevent fuel-oil leakage. The NYK Vesta was the third ship of four identical NYK vessels which were delivered between October 2006 and April 2007. Her sister vessels are: NYK Vega, NYK Venus and NYK Virgo

The NYK Vesta is expected to arrive this afternoon at the ECT Delta terminal from Jeddah.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

STAD AMSTERDAM

Stad AmsterdamThe Stad Amsterdam (IMO: 9185554, Port of Registry: Amsterdam) is a clipper in historical style built between 1997 and 2000 at the initiative of Randstad and the municipality of Amsterdam. The ship has 14 luxury cabins, a spacious dining room (for dinners and presentations) and an open-air bar. The Stad Amsterdam can be privately booked for business events, luxury cruises and adventurous sailing trips. The steel-hulled vessel is 78 meters long, 10 meters wide, has a sail surface of 2,200 m2 and can also be propelled by her 749 KW engine.

More information can be found at: www.stadamsterdam.com

The Stad Amsterdam arrived this morning at the Holland Amerikakade from IJmuiden. The vessel should have sailed to Oostende with a visit to the UK, but due to bad weather, she will visit Rotterdam now.

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