Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ALBERT MAERSK

Albert MaerskThe Albert Maersk (IMO:9260469, Port of Registry: Copenhagen) is a Post-Panamax, Series S, container vessel owned by A.P. Møller-Maersk. The vessel was built in 2004 by Odense Steel Shipyard, Denmark as the 25th in line of 29 almost identical ships. She is 352 metres long, 43 metres wide, has a maximum draught of 15 metres and a maximum official teu capacity of 6,600 but believed to carry a maximum of up to 10,000 teu. For whatever reason, Maersk is always vague about their teu capacities.

The Albert Maersk is scheduled to arrive this evening at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Bremerhaven on Maersk AE-1 loop. Her next port of call will be Port Said. The Albert Maersk is scheduled to return to Rotterdam in two months.


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Monday, August 30, 2010

SC BALTIC

SC Baltic
The SC Baltic (IMO: 7393793, Port of Registry: Nørresundby, Denmark) is an in 1975 built pallet handling vessel with an overall length of 95 metres, a width of 15 metres and a maximum draught of 5.7 metres. The vessel can handle pallets using the two starboard sidedoors together with the four pallet elevators and six on board forklifts. She is also capable of transporting special, project cargo at her open deck. She has a total bale capacity of 6.544 m3 and is propelled by a 2,200 kW MAK engine, which delivers the vessel a service speed of 12 knots.
The SC Baltic is expected to arrive this evening at the Stena terminal, Europoort.


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Friday, August 27, 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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Thursday, August 26, 2010

WESTERDAM

WesterdamToday we have Holland America Line's Westerdam (IMO: 9226891, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Westerdam is the third in Holland America Line's series of Vista-class ships. As such, she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system. Most of her staterooms have ocean views and many have private verandas. The Westerdam features several restaurants, bars, a spa and provides accomodation to 1,916 passengers. She was built at Fincantieri Venice and delivered to HAL in april 2004. The theme of ms Westerdam's art collection is Dutch heritage in the New World. Art ranges from paintings of historic Dutch ships, such as Henry Hudson's Half Moon, to a huge Indian silver-overlaid wood palace doorway, a bone tobacco pipe carved in the shape of a woman's head to a collection of 5,000-year-old pre-Columbian carved limestone figures from Ecuador. Contemporary pieces include an original Andy Warhol portrait and signature sculptures by Sedona artist Susanna Holt.

The Westerdam is visiting the port of Rotterdam 5 times (today being the 4th time) this cruise season. She arrived this morning from Newcastle, Norway and will leave tonight with destination Bergen, Norway for the 12-Day Norwegian fjords & North Cape cruise visiting the Norwegian cities Bergen, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Trondheim, Norway, Honningsvag, Tromso, Alesund, Norway and Stavanger.

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Wednesday, August 25, 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 arrived this morning from Hamburg at the ECT Delta Terminal. She will depart within 24 hours.

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MORNING CELESTA

Morning Celesta
Copyright: Sasha Heuer
Source: www.shipspotting.com
Today we have the vehicle carrier Morning Celesta (IMO: 9336062, Port of Registry: Panama) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Morning Celesta is a 199 meters long, 32 meters wide vessel with a maximum draught of 10 meters. She was delivered in 2008 from Hyundai Samho Shipyard to her owner Eukor Car Carriers. The Morning Celesta has a total car capacity of 6,645 and is operated by Wilhemsen Ship management. The ship has 12 decks with over 54,000 square meters of deck area including 3 Ro-Ro decks and 4 movable cargo decks. For flexibility to load everything from cars to machinery, trains and goods on mafi-trailers on Ro-Ro decks, movable cargo decks can be hoisted and lowered. The ship has inner ramps between decks and cargo can be driven straight up to deck 12 or straight down to deck 1 through these inner ramps.


The Morning Celesta arrived this morning from Tilbury at the Brittanniehaven, Rotterdam and will leave later tonight after discharging.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

ALBUTAIN STAR

The Albutain Star (IMO: 9378541, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is a 332 meters long, 60 meters wide crude oil tanker with a deadweight tonnage of 318,000. The ship was built in 2008 at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Korea and is owned by Vela International Marine, located in Dubai which is one of the largest crude oil tanker companies in the world and is a subsidiary of the Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco). Vela International Marine won the 2008 Tanker Operator Award at the Oct. 9, 2008.

The Albutain Star is scheduled to arrive later this afternoon at the TEAM terminal Rotterdam with the last port of call at Sidi Kerir Terminal, Egypt. She will be discharging for about 36 hours.
Albutain Star
Source:
Shipspotting.com
Copyright: HansE

Friday, August 20, 2010

TARGET

TargetThe Target (IMO: 8617938, Port of Registry: Willemstad, Dutch Antilles) is a 217 meters long, 45 meters wide semi-submersible heavy load vessel built in 1990 as the tanker Jahre Target and converted to her current form in 2007 as Cosco Shipyard, Nantong, China. She has an unobstructed deck area measuring 44.5 m x 130 m. The vessel is designed to transport complex, high-value cargo, including semi-submersible and jack-up drilling units, as well as offshore structures. She is managed by Anglo-Eastern Ship Management and operated by Dockwise, The Netherlands.

The Target is scheduled to arrive later this afternoon at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam.

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Thursday, August 19, 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.


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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

USS TAYLOR

USS TaylorThe USS Taylor (callsign: NJJT) is a US navy frigate of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class. The USS Taylor was launched in 1983 at Bath Iron Works, US. She is 138 meters long, 14 meters wide and is propelled by two General Electric LM2500-30 gas turbines generating 31,000 kW which gives the vessel a maximum speed of 29 knots. The vessel has a maximum range of 5,000 nautical miles at 18 knots. She is crewed by 15 officers and 190 enlisted and is armed with one OTO Melara Mk 75 76 mm/62 caliber naval gun, two Mk 32 triple-tube (324 mm) launchers for Mark 46 torpedoes, one Vulcan Phalanx CIWS and four .50-cal (12.7 mm) machine guns.

The USS Taylor will arrive this morning at the Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam.

Monday, August 16, 2010

ORANGE STAR

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
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Willem Oldenburg



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Friday, August 13, 2010

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 arrived this morning at the Rotterdam Fruit Wharf (former Seabrex terminal), Rotterdam from San Pedro, Argentina.

Photo by: Hans Esveldt
Source: Shipspotting.com


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Thursday, August 12, 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 will arrive later this afternoon at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam from Felixstowe and will depart within 36 hours.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

BING N

Bing NToday's SOTD is the Bing N(IMO:9002776, Port of registry: Monrovia, Liberia), in the picture shown under her old name "Bergeland". The Bing N is the largest vessel in the fleet of her operator Neu Seeschiffahrt, Germanu and a bit smaller than the Berge Stahl. With her deadweight of 322,941 tons she is currently the 5th largest bulk ore carrier sailing. This in 1992 built, 338 meters long, 55 meters wide, ore carrier has a draught of 23 meters, has 7 holds and hatches and was built by Hyundai Heavy Ind. Co. Ltd. Ulsan, Korea.

The Bing N arrived this morning at the EMO terminal, Rotterdam from Saldanha Bay, South Africa with a load of iron ore.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

EXPLORER

Yacht carrier Explorer
The Explorer (IMO: 8116051, Port of Registry: Willemstad, Dutch Antilles) was originally a barge carrier built in 1984 as the Pavel Antokolskiy. She was converted in 2003 to a yacht carrier for Dockwise Yacht Transport. The Explorer is 159 metres long, 31 metres wide, has a submerged draught of 11 metres, a gross tonnage of 19,453 and a net tonnage of 10,763. She has a deck space of 2823 m2 and is propelled by two 2780 kW Wartsila Vasa diesel engines which give the vessel a service speed of 9 knots. The yacht carrier was specially converted to safely accommodate large and small sailing and motor yachts within its 10-metre high side walls during transport.

The Explorer will arrive this morning at the Waalhaven, Rotterdam.


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Monday, August 09, 2010

ARDENNE VENTURE

Ardenne VentureThe Ardenne Venture (IMO: 9290347, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is a Very Large Crude Carrier, built in 2004 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea and owned in a joint venture by Euronav, Belgium and Wah Kwong Shipmanagement, Hong Kong. The vessel has a deadweight tonnage of 318,000, is 333 metres long, 60 metres wide and has a maximum draught of 22.5 metres. It has one continuous freeboard deck from stem to stern with sunken deck-type stem deck, transverse bulkheads and four longitudinal bulkheads in way of the cargo space. Special attention has been paid to the ship's manoeuverability, resulting in a large rudder being fitted. The Ardenne Venture is designed to carry three grades of cargo simultaneously, handled by three steam turbine cargo pumps, each delivering 5,000 m3/hr and housed in a pump room at the forward of engine room.


The Ardenne Venture is schedueled to enter the Port of Rotterdam this evening and will take berth at the MOT Terminal for discharging crude oil originating from Kuwait.

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Thursday, August 05, 2010

SOLITAIRE

SolitaireToday's Ship of the Day is the pipe laying vessel Solitaire (IMO: 7129049, Port of Registry: Panama). The Solitaire is the largest pipelay vessel in the world with a pipe carrying capacity of 22,000 t. The vessel is equipped with a full dynamic positioning system allowing the vessel to work most accurately in highly congested areas. The Solitaire is about 300 meters long (410 including the stinger), 40 meters wide and can accomodate up to 420 men. The Solitaire was built in 1972 as the bulk carrier Trentwood and was converted in 1999 to her current form. She is propelled by eight engines delivering a total of 51 Mw of power.

The Solitaire arrived this morning at the Calandkanaal, Rotterdam.

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

FRONT COMMODORE

The Front Commodore (IMO: 9176993, Port of Registry: Monrovia) is a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), delivered in 2000 by Hitachi Zosen Corp. The vessel is 333 metres long, 60 meters wide, has a draught of 21 metres and a deadweight capacity of almost 300,000 tons. She is owned by DS rendite fonds Nr 97 VLCC Front Commodore GmbH and chartered by Frontline Shipping limited. Three pumps with a capacity of 5500 cu. metres / hour will ensure that the maximum cargo capacity of 338,595 cu.m. in her 15 tanks is (un)loaded quickly. The vessel is propelled by a 25,848 kW 7S80MC Kyusyu Hitachi Zosen engine.

The Front Commodore is arrived this morning at the MOT terminal, Rotterdam coming in from Sidi Kerir Terminal, Egypt.


(Photo by
Michael Harms)



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Monday, August 02, 2010

WESTERDAM

WesterdamToday we have Holland America Line's Westerdam (IMO: 9226891, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Westerdam is the third in Holland America Line's series of Vista-class ships. As such, she embraces the latest industry and environmental technologies such as her use of a diesel-electric power plant for optimal energy efficiency and an Azipod propulsion system. Most of her staterooms have ocean views and many have private verandas. The Westerdam features several restaurants, bars, a spa and provides accomodation to 1,916 passengers. She was built at Fincantieri Venice and delivered to HAL in april 2004. The theme of ms Westerdam's art collection is Dutch heritage in the New World. Art ranges from paintings of historic Dutch ships, such as Henry Hudson's Half Moon, to a huge Indian silver-overlaid wood palace doorway, a bone tobacco pipe carved in the shape of a woman's head to a collection of 5,000-year-old pre-Columbian carved limestone figures from Ecuador. Contemporary pieces include an original Andy Warhol portrait and signature sculptures by Sedona artist Susanna Holt.

The Westerdam is visiting the port of Rotterdam 5 times this cruise season. She arrived this morning from Stavanger, Norway and will leave tonight 12-day 'Celtic Legends' trip visiting, amongst others, Dublin, Glasgow, Belfast and Newcastle.

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