Thursday, April 29, 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 Maersk's AE-7 loop in which Maersk's PS-class (such as: Emma Maersk) vessels have also been deployed.

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

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

AMY N

The Amy N (IMO: 9149809, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is a 332 meters long, 58 meters wide ore carrier with a deadweight tonnage of 322,500 and a maximum draught of 23 meters. The Amy N was built in 1997 at Daewoo Shipbuilding, South Korea as the Neckar Ore. She is currently operated by Neu Seeschiffahrt, Germany. Other vessels operated by Neu Seeschiffahrt are (amongst others) Eva N, Alster N and Waterman N.

The Amy N will arrive this afternoon at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam carrying a load of iron ore from Saldanha Bay, South Africa
Amy N
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Kenneth Karsten


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Monday, April 26, 2010

XIN LOS ANGELES

Xin Los AngelesJust a few years ago the Xin Los Angeles was the largest containervessel around. But since the launching of the Emma Maersk and more recently the MSC Beatrice, the vessel is just one of the larger vessels amongst a fleet of very large container vessels. The Xin Los Angeles is 337 metres long, almost 46 metres wide and has 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 a 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 Shanghai are her sistervessels.

The Xin Los Angeles is scheduled to enter the port of Rotterdam this afternoon and will take berth at the ECT Delta terminal where she will stay for about 30 hours.

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Friday, April 23, 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 this morning at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam from Felixstowe and will depart tomorrow.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

CELEBRITY CONSTELLATION

Celebrity ConstellationToday we welcome the first cruise ship to visit Rotterdam this season. The Celebrity Constellation (IMO: 9192399, Port of Registry: Valletta, Malta) was built in 2002 by Alsthom-Atlantique Shipbuilding, France for Celebrity Cruises, USA. The Celebrity Constellation, the newest of the Millennium-class ships, boasts outstanding amenities, accommodations and services, all presented with the utmost taste. She is 294 meters long and 37 meters wide and provides accomodation to 2,034 passengers. The vessel features several restaurants, a library, a luxurious spa and even a flourishing, breathtaking garden featuring the exclusive collection of world-renowned floral designer, Emilio Robba.

The Celebrity Constellation arrived this morning at the Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam and will depart this evening with destination Hamburg.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

CMA CGM RIGOLETTO

The CMA CGM Rigoletto (IMO: 9299654, Port of Registry: Marseille) is an in 2006, by Hyundai Heavy Industries built, Post-Panamax container vessel, capable of transporting up to 9,400 teu. She is 349 metres long, almost 43 metres wide, has a maximum draught of about 15 metres and a deadweight tonnage of 107,000. The CMA CGM Rigoletto also provides passenger accomodation with five passenger cabins. On board, guests can book a single or double room and enjoy the ship’s amenities including a lounge, gymnasium, pool and library along with meals at the captain’s table. Travelers seeking an uncommon cruise adventure between Asia and Europe need look no further. The CMA CGM Rigoletto is the fifth of eight super mega container vessels deployed in the new European (FAL2) service jointly operated by CMA CGM and China Shipping. Her sisters are: CMA CGM Fidelio, Medea and Norma.
CMA CGM Rigoletto
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Jens Boldt


The CMA CGM Rigoletto is scheduled to enter the Port of Rotterdam later this evening. She will berth at the ECT Delta Terminal and depart within 36 hours with destination Hamburg.


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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

TIDEWAY ROLLINGSTONE

Tideway RollingstoneThe Tideway Rollingstone (IMO: 7814101, Port of Registry: Flushing, The Netherlands) is a stone dumping vessel, built in 1979 as the semi-submersible heavy transport vessel “Super Servant 1” at the Oshima yard in
Japan for the former owner Wijsmuller Transport. She was converted into her current form in 1992 at IJsselwerf, Capelle a/d IJssel, The Netherlands. The Tideway Rollingstone is 139 meters long, 32 meters wide and has an operational speed of 12 to 14 knots. She can operate in water depths up to 300 meters. The ship has two large stone storage areas with a total storage capacity of 13,000 tons. Between these two storages a pipe storage and assembly tower was placed, which suspends the
fall pipe through which the stones are dumped. The vessel has a stone dumping capacity of 700 tons per hour.

The Tideway Rollingstone arrived this morning at the quay of DFDS Tor Line at the Maasvlakte, Rotterdam after finishing a job laying foundation piles for a windfarm off the coast of Barrow-In-Furness.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

HADI

HadiThe Hadi (IMO: 9362073, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus) is a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) of 333.2 meters long, 60 meters wide and a maximum draught of 22.5 meters. The Hadi was built at Hyundai Heavy Industries and delivered in 2007 to her owners National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC). She has been registered under the Cyprus flag for ease of international operations and to allow stakeholders maximum security over the asset. The vessel was the first of a series of 17 double-hull tankers - 13 VLCCs and four suezmaxes - which NITC had on order at four of the leading shipyards in Korea. The Hadi had been involved in an attempt to hijack the vessel in June 2009 off the coast of the Gulf of Aden. The vessel succeeded in fleeing from the attackers by taking evasive manoeuvres and firing parachute flares.

The Hadi arrived this morning at the Maasvlakte Oil Terminal carrying a load of crude oil from Khark Island, Iran. She will stay unloading for about 30 hours.

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Friday, April 09, 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 H├╝ttenwerke Krupp Mannesmann in Germany.

The Berge Stahl is scheduled to arrive later tonight at the EECV terminal, Rotterdam from Ponta da Madeira, Brasil. Rotterdam and Ponta da Madeira are the only two ports in the world which are deep enough to receive the vessel fully loaded.


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Thursday, April 08, 2010

NYK OCEANUS

NYK Oceanus
The NYK Oceanus (IMO: 9312975, Port of Registry: Panama) was built in 2007 at IHI corporation shipyard, Japan and is currently owned and operated by NYK Line. The vessel is 336 metres long, 46 metres wide and has a maximum TEU capacity of 9,120 of which 600 reefer containers. These dimensions give the vessel a gross tonnage of 98,799. She is propelled by a Sulzer 12RT-flex96C engine which delivers a power output of 68,200 kW. She has a maximum speed of 24.5 knots. Although not as large as the NYK vessels Vesta, Vega, Venus and Virgo, the NYK Oceanus is still one of the largest containervessels currently sailing.


The NYK Oceanus arrived this morning from Jeddah on the EU3-loop. She will leave within 48 hours with destination Hamburg and will return to Rotterdam in about two months.

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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

CAPE TEXEL

The Cape Texel (IMO: 9441192, Port of Registry: Majuro, Marshall Islands) is a coated panamax sized product tanker built by New Times Shipbuilding in China. She entered service on 24th January 2009 and is the third vessel delivered of six sister vessels. The Cape Texel is 228.6 meters long and 32.3meters wide. She has a summer deadweight of 73,614 tons and a cargo capacity of 81,311 cubic meters. The vessel is equipped with three centrifugal pumps with a capacity of 2300 Cu. metres/hour. The Cape Texels technical manager is Columbia Shipmanagement and she is commercially managed by United Product Tankers.

The Cape Texel is expected to arrive later this afternoon at the Vopak Europoort Terminal with the last port of call at Ras Laffan.
Cape Texel
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Knut Helge Schistad


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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

CMA CGM ANDROMEDA

CMA CGM AndromedaThe CMA CGM Andromeda (IMO: 9410727, Port of Registry: London) is one of the more recent additions to the fleet of CMA CGM. The vessel was built at Hyundai Heavy Industries and delivered early 2009. She has a maximum teu capacity of 11,356 TEU and 800 connections for reefers. The CMA CGM Andromeda is 363 meters long and 45 meters wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 128,550. According to CMA CGM the vessel uses 6% less fuel than comparable ships. The CMA CGM ANDROMEDA is propelled by a MAN B&W main engine with an output of 72,240 kilowatts, making it possible for the ship to travel at a service speed approaching 25 knots. CMA CGM has deployed the vessel in her FAL1 loop between Asia and Europe.

The CMA CGM Andromeda is scheduled to arrive later tonight from Hamburg at the ECT Delta Terminal. She will depart within 36 hours.

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Thursday, April 01, 2010

CMA CGM THALASSA

CMA CGM ThalassaThe CMA CGM Thalassa (IMO: 9356294, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus) is a 346 meters long, 43 meters wide containership built at the end of 2008 and delivered to the ship-operator on 30th December 2008 by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Ltd, South Korea. She is one of the largest ships in this sector of maritime transport with her deadweight of over 130,000 tons and a teu capacity of 10,960. The vessel is propelled by a Man B&W 12K98ME-C engine delivering 72,264 kW, which is enough for the vessel to reach maximum speed of 24.7 knots.

The is scheduled to arrive later this afternoon at the ECT Delta Terminal from Hamburg and will have an expected portstay of about 36 hours.

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