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.

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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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