Wednesday, April 27, 2011

MAERSK EINDHOVEN

The Maersk Eindhoven (IMO: 9456771, Port of Registry: Majuro, Marshall Islands) is Maersk's answer to the new breed of containervessels, introduced by MSC, with the superstructure midships. The Maersk Eindhoven was the third of nine newbuildings in this class, amongst which are the Maersk Edinburgh, Maersk Edmonton and Maersk Essen. The vessel is 366 meters long and 48 meters wide and has a deadweight of 142,000 tonnes. She has a maximum capacity of 13,092 teu and is propelled by a Hyundai-Wärtsilä 12RT-flex 96C engine delivering a maximum power of 68,640 kW. 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 Eindhoven arrived this morning at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam from Le Havre. She will return to Rotterdam next week before returning to the Far East.
Maersk Eindhoven
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Klaus Kehrls


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Friday, April 22, 2011

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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Thursday, April 21, 2011

SWIFT

SwiftSemi-submersible heavy load vessel Swift (IMO:8113554, Port of Registry: Willemstad, Curacao) is a 181 meters long, 32 meters wide ship capable of transporting all kinds of deck loads. She has a free deck space of 126.60 x 31.70 meters and a maximum draught of 21.65 meters when submerged which provides more than 7 meters water above the main deck. The Swift is operated by Dockwise, The Netherlands. She was built in 1983 as the Dyvi Swift at Samsung Heavy Industries, Seoul.

The Swift will arrive this morning at the Calandkanaal, Rotterdam with the self elevating jack-up barge GMS Endeavour 6102 on board.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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 is scheduled to arrive later tonight from Immingham at the Rotterdam Car Terminal.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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 Barcelona. This vessel is one of the first vessels to arrive in Rotterdam with cargo from Japan after the earthquake in March and will be subjected to radiation checks.


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Thursday, April 14, 2011

DAIO AZALEA

Woodchip carrier Daio Azalea (IMO:9128570, Port of Registry: 9128570) is bulk carrier specially designed for transporting all kinds of dry cargo such as woodchips, but also soybean meal, which is a flour made by grinding the solid residue of soybean oil production. It is widely used as a filler and source of protein in animal diets. The Daio Azalea is a handymax sized vessel with a length of 199.9 meter and width of 32.3 meter. She has a deadweight of 49,580 tons and a cargo capacity of 102,232 m3. The vessel was built in 1995 at Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd and is propelled by a 7,722 KW Akasaka Diesel engine. The Daio Azalea is operated by Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co., Japan.

The Daio Azalea is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the Laurenshaven, Rotterdam Botlek with a load of soybean meal from San Lorenzo, Argentina.

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Daio Azalea
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Cristian Page

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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 is scheduled to arrive this evening at the Rotterdam Fruit Wharf (former Seabrex) terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Sheerness with refrigerated cargo originating from South America.
Belgian Reefer


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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

MAERSK ESSEN

The Maersk Essen (IMO: 9456783, Port of Registry: Majuro, Marshall Islands) is Maersk's answer to the new breed of containervessels, introduced by MSC, with the superstructure midships. The Maersk Essen 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 and is propelled by a Hyundai-Wärtsilä 12RT-flex 96C engine delivering a maximum power of 68,640 kW. 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 Essen is scheduled to arrive later tonight at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam from Le Havre. She will return to Rotterdam next week before returning to the Far East.
Maersk Essen
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Jens Boldt


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Monday, April 11, 2011

AL SHEGAYA

Al ShegayaThe Al Shegaya (IMO: 9162887, Port of Registry: Kuwait) is an Ultra Large Crude Carrier (ULCC) built in 1998 by Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea. The vessel is 335 meters long, 58 meters wide and has a maximum draught of almost 23 meters. With a deadweight of 310,000 tons, the Al Shegaya is one of the largest crude carriers currently sailing. The ship is owned by the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company which is also the owner of the vessels: Al Tahreer, Al Awdah, Kazimah III, Al Salhia, Al Samidoon, Al Funtas and Al Shuhada.

The Al Shegaya will arrive in Rotterdam later tonight from Mina Al Ahmadi, Kuwait for discharging at the MOT terminal.

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Friday, April 08, 2011

ORANGE STAR

Orange StarJuice Tanker Orange Star (IMO: 9564384, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is the replacement vessel for the old Orange Star which was in service from 1975 to 2010 and visited the port of Rotterdam many times. The new vessel is 190 meters long and 32 meters wide, has a deadweight tonnage of 37,000 and a payload of 32,000 m3 with 12 juice tanks of 2000 m3 and 2 tanks of 4000 m3. The speed of 15 knots will be acquired with main engine type MAN B&W 6S50 MC-C7, made by Brodosplit Diesel Engines Factory Ltd. She was delivered in 2010 from Brodosplit Shipyard, Croatia for her owner Atlanship S.A., Switzerland.

The Orange Star arrived this morning at the Continental Juice terminal, where she will be unloading for about 3 days.

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Thursday, April 07, 2011

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 24 hours.

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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

CMA CGM LIBRA

The CMA CGM Libra (IMO: 9399193, 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 Libra is 363 meters long and 45 meters wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 131,000. According to CMA CGM the vessel uses 6% less fuel than comparable ships. The CMA CGM Libra 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.CMA CGM Libra
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Klaus Kehrls


The CMA CGM Libra arrived last night from Hamburg at the ECT Delta Terminal. She will depart within 24 hours.

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011

HAWK

Today's Ship of the Day is the heavy lift, semi-submersible vessel Hawk (IMO: 8616556, Port of registry: Oslo, Norway). The Hawk was built in 1988 by Brodogradiliste Brodosplit Shipbuilding, former Yugoslavia as the tanker Jahre Transporter. She was converted into her current form in 2008. The vessel is 225 meters long, 45 meters wide, has a maximum operating draught of 10 meters and 23 meters when fully submerged. She has a free deck length of 157 meters and a free deck area of 6900 m2.

The Hawk will arrive this evening at the Calandkanaal, Rotterdam.
Heavylift Hawk
Copyright: Owners/managers


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Monday, April 04, 2011

SEA ENERGY

The Sea Energy (IMO: 8902046, Port of Registry: Nekso, Denmark) is a self-propelled crane vessel equipped with 4 jack-up legs of 32 meters enabling her to carry out offshore crane operations with great precision and control. The vessel is 91.76 meters long and 21.6 meters wide. She has a maximum deck load of 1.5 to 2 tons per square meter and 1020 sq.m. of free deck space and is able to operate in water depths up to 24 meter. The vessel can also providhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gife a turbine feeder service with offshore transfer of components made possiblhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gife by the ability to jack-up and create a stable offshore platform alongside an offshore construction barge. She is capable of carrying between two and three turbines in the 2.3 MW to 3 MW range. (Source: A2Sea)Sea Energy
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Copyright: Moolen


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