Monday, February 28, 2011

MAERSK EDISON

The Maersk Edison (IMO: 9463011, Port of Registry: London) is Maersk's answer to the new breed of containervessels, introduced by MSC, with the superstructure midships. The Maersk Edison was the first of nine newbuildings in this class, amongst which are the Maersk Edinburgh, Maersk Edmonton and Maersk Eindhoven. The vessel is 366 meters long and 48 meters wide and has a deadweight of 141,000 tonnes. She has a maximum capacity of 13,092 teu. The vessels are deployed in Maersk's AE-7 and AE-8 loop where they will replace the VLCS ships. The vessels are crucial in Maersk's strategy to maintain and expand market share. Rumours are that Maersk is also considering 18,000 teu vessels to be built in the following years.

The Maersk Edison is scheduled to arrive later this afternoon at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam on her second call to Rotterdam this loop. She will return to Rotterdam within 10 weeks.
Maersk Edison
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Klaus Kehrls


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Friday, February 25, 2011

MSC SAVONA

Today's ship of the day is the recently delivered MSC Savona (IMO: 9460356, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia). 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 Savona is operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company on their Far-East to Europe loop.


The MSC Savona will arrive later this morning at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam from Felixstowe and will depart tomorrow.

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MSC Savona
Copyright: Manuel Hernández Lafuente
Source: Shipspotting.com


Thursday, February 24, 2011

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 afternoon 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.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

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 Parkkade, Rotterdam.


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Friday, February 18, 2011

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, February 17, 2011

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 Tubarao, Brasil.
Amy N
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Kenneth Karsten


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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

CMA CGM CHRISTOPH 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. She will visit Rotterdam next week once more on her second call in the loop.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

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 tonight 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, February 09, 2011

CMA CGM CORTE REAL

CMA CGM Corte RealToday's Ship of the Day is the CMA CGM Corte Real (IMO: 9454400, Port of Registry: London). The Corte Real 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 2010 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. In compliance with CMA CGM’s environmental policy and like all new vessels of this type ordered by the Group, the CMA CGM Corte Real is equipped with a combination of innovative environmental features, including:

- An electronically controlled engine, reducing oil and fuel consumption thus enabling the vessel to be operated at eco-speed,
- Double-hull protected bunker tanks, in compliance with the MARPOL 12A regulation which will come into effect in August 2010
- The Fast Oil Recovery System, which enables bunkers to be rapidly recovered at any time, hence significantly limiting the environmental consequences should there be an incident at sea.

The Corte Real will have seven sisterships, amongst which are the CMA CGM Christoph Colomb and CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci which have also been recently delivered. She is deployed in CMA CGM's FAL5 loop connecting China and North-Western Europe.

The CMA CGM Corte Real will arrive this afternoon at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Hamburg.

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Tuesday, February 08, 2011

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 arrived at Damen shipyard, Wiltonhaven, Rotterdam this morning from Karachi, Pakistan.

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Thursday, February 03, 2011

HANJIN FUZHOU

Hanjin Fuzhou (ex. Cosco Asia)
Today we have the containership Hanjin Fuzhou (IMO: 9345403, Port of Registry: Panama, ex name: Cosco Asia) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Hanjin Fuzhou is a 349 metres long, 45 metres wide ship with a maximum teu capacity of 10,000 and a deadweight tonnage of 110,000. She was christened on July 26, 2007 in South Korea and made her maiden voyage on August 9, 2007 from China to Europe. The vessel was the first of six identical ships being built for COSCO by Hyundai Heavy Industries shipyard. She was chartered by Hanjin in june 2009, but is still owned by Cosco. Her sister vessels are: Cosco Europe, Hanjin Casablanca (ex. Cosco Africa), Hanjin Alexandria (ex. Cosco America), Cosco Oceania and Hanjin Bilbao (ex. Cosco Pacific). The vessel realized a high-level of automation and is very environmentally friendly. It was classed by Lloyd's Register to stringent environmental standards, reflecting COSCO's commitment to its UN Global Compact responsibilities.

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


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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

COSCO KAOHSIUNG

Cosco KaohsiungThe Cosco Kaohsiung (IMO: 9355563, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is one of Cosco's most recent newbuildings. This 10,000 teu container ship was launched in July 2008 at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co.Ltd, China as the Cosco Indian Ocean and renamed in August 2010 to Cosco Kaosiung. The ship is 348 meters long, 45.6 meters wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 111,414. The vessel's Hyundai Heavy 12K98MC MK6 engine delivers a maximum power of 68,640 kW, which assure a maximum speed of about 24 knots.

The Cosco Kaohsiung arrived this morning at the Euromax Terminal with the last port of call at Singapore. She will depart within 36 hours with destination Felixstowe on Cosco's AEN service.

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