Thursday, July 28, 2011

GEORG MAERSK

Georg MaerskThe Georg Maersk (IMO: 9320257, Port of Registry: Hellerup, Denmark) is a 367 meters long, 43 meters wide container vessel, capable of transporting up to 10,000 teu. The Georg Maersk was delivered in April 2006 by Odense Steel Shipyard, Denmark and was the last in a serie of six post-panamax container ships. Her sisters are: Gudrun Maersk, Gerd Maersk, Grete Maersk, Gunvor Maersk and Gjertrud Maersk. Until August 2006 these vessels were the largest container vessels sailing in dimensions. From August 2006 Maersk has delivered her new PS-class vessels, amongst which are the Emma Maersk, Estelle Maersk and Eleonora Maersk, which have taken over the leadership.

The Georg Maersk is currently sailing on the AE2 (Far East to Europe) loop and has is scheduled to enter the port of Rotterdam later this evening from Valencia. The next destination of the vessel will be Bremerhaven. She will return to Rotterdam within two months.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

AL SAMRIYA

Al SamriyaLNG Tanker Al Samriya (IMO: 9388821, Port of Registry: Majuro, Marshall Islands) was delivered in March 2009 by Daewoo Heavy Industries, Korea. The vessel is one of the world’s largest and most advanced Q-Max LNG carriers. The Q-Max tankers have 80 percent more capacity than conventional LNG carriers with about 40 percent lower energy requirements due to the economies of scale created by their size and the efficiency of the twin engines. The Al Samriya is 345 meters long, 55 meters wide and a draught of 13.7 meters which has to be kept low due to depth limitation in Ras Laffan port. She has a capacity of 263,000 CBM. She is owned by Qatar Nakilat Shipping and chartered by Shell for the transportation of LNG from the Middle East to customers in Europe.

The Al Samriya arrived last night at the Gate Terminal, Rotterdam, where she will stay for about 60 hours.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

MSC DANIELA

MSC Daniela
Today's ship of the day is the in 2008 delivered MSC Daniela (IMO: 9399002, 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 Daniela is operated by Mediterranean Shipping Company on their Far-East to Europe loop.

The MSC Daniela will arrive later tonight at the ECT Delta terminal, Rotterdam from Bremerhaven and will depart within 36 hours.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

CMA CGM MEDEA

CMA CGM Medea
The CMA CGM Medea (IMO: 9299800, 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 Medea 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 Medea is the fourth of eight super mega container vessels. She is deployed in CMA-CGM's Asia-European (FAL3) service. Her sisters are: CMA CGM Fidelio, Rigoletto and Norma.

The CMA CGM Medea is sarrived at the Port of Rotterdam this morning and is currently berthed at the ECT Delta Terminal. She is scheduled to depart later tonight.

Friday, July 22, 2011

PACIFIC REEFER

Pacific ReeferThe Pacific Reefer (IMO: 9179268, Port of Registry: Panama) is a refrigerated cargo vessel of 145 metres long, 22.6 metres wide, a depth of 13.3 metres and a gross tonnage of 10,991. The Pacific Reefer has a refrigerated cargo capacity of 16,996 m3 and is equipped with two cranes with a SWL of 36 tons each and two cranes with a SWL of 8 tons each. She is propelled by a 11,000 kW Kobe Diesel engine which gives the vessel an operating speed of 18.3 knots. The vessel is operated by Fukujin Kisen Co., Japan and was built in 1999 by Shin Kochijyuko Heavy Industries, Japan.

The Pacific Reefer is scheduled to arrive this evening at the Waalhaven with the last port at Hamburg.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

REBEKKA N

Rebekka NThe Rebekka N (IMO: 8618190, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is an ore carrier of 322 meters long, 56 meters wide and a maximum draught of 19.8 meters. The vessel has a deadweight tonnage of almost 250,000. The vessel was built in 1990 at Hyundai Heavy Industries as the Yukong Trader. She is propelled by a 6S80MC-C Mk. VII Man Diesel engine and is currently operated by Neu Seeschiffahrt, Germany.

The Rebekka N is scheduled to arrive later this afternoon at the EMO Terminal Rotterdam with a load of iron ore from Saldanha Bay, South Africa.

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Wednesday, July 20, 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 arrived this morning at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Le Havre. She will visit Rotterdam again next week on her second call to Rotterdam in the loop.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

NOBLE GLOBE TROTTER I

Noble Globe TrotterThe Noble Globe Trotter I (IMO: 9540845, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia) is a drillship of 189 meters long and 32 meters wide. She is equipped with a Huisman's multi-purpose tower design with a drilling side and a pipe assembly side. The drill floor is located only 5 meters above main deck. This reduces sideways motions at the drill floor and considerably lowers the centre of gravity of the drilling equipment. The Globe Trotter I is capable of drilling to a depth of 12,192 m and features a DP-3 station-keeping ability, 18,000 tons of variable deck load, and quarters for 180 personnel. She was built at STX Dalian Shipbuilding in 2011 and is owned by Noble Drilling U.S.

The Noble Globe Trotter I arrived this morning at the Beneluxhaven, Europoort. She will stay in port for about two days.

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Monday, July 18, 2011

COSCO OCEANIA

Cosco OceaniaThe Cosco Oceania (IMO: 9334923, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is one of Cosco's most recent newbuildings. This 10,000 teu container ship was delivered in April 2008 at Nantong COSCO KHI Ship Engineering Co.Ltd, China. The ship is 348 meters long, 45.6 meters wide and has a deadweight tonnage of 111,385. 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 Oceania will arrive later this morning at the Euromax Terminal with the last port of call at Singapore. She is scheduled to depart within 24 hours with destination Felixstowe.

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Thursday, July 14, 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 this afternoon at the ECT Delta Terminal with the last port of call at Zeebrugge.
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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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

AUDACIA

AudaciaToday's SotD is the recently converted pipelayer Audacia (IMO: 9305130, Port of Registry: Panama). The length of the Audacia including the stinger is 335 metres. She is 32 metres wide, is suited for installation of pipelines up to a diameter of 60 inches including coating, and is intended for operation in all water depths. The Audacia provides accomodation to a crew of 240. She was converted by Keppel Verolme, Rotterdam from a bulkcarrier to a an advanced offshore vessel in 2008. The vessel 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.

The Audacia arrived last night at the Calandkanaal.

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Monday, July 11, 2011

OTINA

OtinaThe Otina (IMO:9196644, flag:Isle of Man) is a, in 2002 built by Hitachi Zosen Corp., very large crude carrier (VLCC). The vessel is 333 meters long, 60 meters wide, has a maximum draugth of 21 meters and a deadweight of over 298,000 tons. The ship is owned by Hitachi Hull 4983 Ltd., managed by Stasco Ship Management, London and propelled by a MAN B&W 7S80MC engine. The vessel was previously named Hakata and Front Hakata.

The Otina is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the MOT terminal, Rotterdam fully loaded with crude oil.


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Wednesday, July 06, 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 is scheduled to arrive this afternoon 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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Monday, July 04, 2011

NORMAND CUTTER

Normand CutterToday we have the Normand Cutter (IMO: 9231535, flag:
Isle of Man) featuring as the Ship of the Day. The Normand Cutter is a DP Class II Subsea Construction Vessel purpose built for today’s market place, owned by Solstad Offshore ASA. She was built in 2001 by Maritim Ltd, Gdansk, Poland and converted from a cable laying and repair vessel to its current form in 2001 by Ulstein Verft AS, Norway.
The vessel is equipped with a number of features for a wide range of offshore operations like:
  • Laying of flexible pipes
  • Lay rate of up to 1000 m/hr.
  • Heavy lift crane 300 t for sub-sea installation and construction work
  • Large deck for offshore construction operations
  • Three permanent locations and two temporary locations for work ROVs and control vans
  • Operation in both shallow and deep water
  • Range 6000 n.m. at service speed
  • Continuous operation at sea for 40 days

The vessel is 127 metres long, 27 metres wide, has a helicopter deck dimensioned for the Super Puma AS 332 L2 and provides accomodation for a total of 114 persons. She is equipped with all the latest manoeuvering and communication devices for an accurate positioning.

The Normand Cutter arrived this morning at the Wilhelminahaven, Rotterdam from Stavanger.

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Sunday, July 03, 2011

RYNDAM & ROTTERDAM

RyndamToday we have two Holland America Line cruise ships visiting the Port of Rotterdam, Ryndam and Rotterdam. The Rijndam (IMO: 8919269, Port of Registry: Rotterdam) has been enhanced in 2004 and offers "an onboard experience defined by spacious comfort, and the latest Signature of Excellence features and amenities". Recent enhancements include remodeled public spaces, updated lounges and an exciting new entertainment destination called Mix featuring three distinctly themed bars. The Ryndam is 220 meters long and 31 meters wide and offers accomodation to 1,260 passengers and 580 crew members. She was built in 1994 at Fincantieri shipyard, Venice. Take a look at the Ryndam blog at: http://www.hollandamericablog.com/ryndam/.

The ms Rotterdam (IMO: 9122552, Port of registry: Rotterdam) is the flagship of the Holland America Line which has a capacity of 1,316 passengers. She is already the sixth ship of the HAL to bear the name. The Rotterdam has 658 rooms of which there are 4 penthouse suites, 36 normal suites, 120 mini suites, 381 outside staterooms and 117 inside staterooms. Furthermore there are several restaurants, bars, a theather, a kids club, a library, a casino and a health spa on board. This in 1997 in Italy built vessel is 238 meters long, 32 meters wide and has a gross tonnage of almost 60.000.

Pictures below are of the penthouse, the art gallery and the atrium.

Rotterdam PenthouseRotterdam Atrium

Rotterdam Art Gallery

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Friday, July 01, 2011

EUGEN MAERSK

Eugen MaerskThe Eugen Maersk (IMO: 9321550, Port of Registry: Randers, Denmark) is, together with her sisters (amongst others) 'Emma Maersk', 'Estelle Maersk', 'Evelyn Maersk' and 'Ebba Maersk', the largest containership ever, in dimensions, 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 deadweigth 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 delivered by Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd in 2008 as the seventh and last ship in Maersk's PS-class. 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 Eugen Maersk will arrive later tonight at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Suez Canal zone terminal. Tomorrow, the vessel will set sail for Bremerhaven. She will return within two weeks to Rotterdam for her second call before returning to Asia.

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