Tuesday, August 30, 2011

QUEEN ELIZABETH

Queen Elizabeth seen in TallinnThe Queen Elizabeth (IMO: 9477438, Port of Registry: Southampton) is a Signature class cruise ship operated by Cunard Line. The vessel joined Cunard's fleet in October 2010 (officially named by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in Southampton) and the second largest ship in the fleet after the Queen Mary 2. With her length of 294 meters and breadth of 36 meters, the vessel can accomodate 2,068 passengers and a crew of 996. Although having an almost identical interior arrangement to the Queen Victoria, the decor is very different. The ship is a tribute to the two previous Queen Elizabeths: the original Queen Elizabeth and the QE2.

The Queen Elizabeth arrived this morning at Rotterdam from Zeebrugge and will depart this evening.

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Monday, August 29, 2011

BERGE FJORD

Berge FjordThe Berge Fjord (IMO: 8314471, Port of Registry: Panama) is an ore carrier built in 1987 by Ishikawajima do Brazil Estaleiros, Brasil as the Docefjord. She was renamed in 2000 to Berge Fjord and named BW Fjord in 2007 (as shown on the picture). In January 2010 her name was changed back into Berge Fjord. The vessel is 332 metres long, 57 metres wide, has a maximum draught of over 23 metres and is currently operated by BW Shipping, Norway. These dimensions give the vessel a deadweight tonnage of over 310,000.

The Berge Fjord will arrive this morning at the EMO terminal Rotterdam carrying a load of iron ore from Tubarao, Brasil.

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Friday, August 26, 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 later tonight at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia. Tomorrow, the vessel will set sail for Bremerhaven on the APM AE1 line. She will return within about 2 weeks to Rotterdam on her return call this loop.

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Tuesday, August 23, 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 is scheduled to arrived later tonight at the Euromax Terminal with the last port of call at Singapore. She will depart within 24 hours with destination Hamburg on Cosco's AEN service.

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Monday, August 22, 2011

AL SALMI

Crude Oil tanker Al Salmi (IMO: 9534793, Port of Registry: Kuwait) was delivered in June 2011 from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. The vessel is 333 meters long and 60 meters wide. With a maximum draught of 22 meters and deadweight of 319,660, she is able to carry up to 1.2 million barrels of oil. The Al Salmi is the third of four VLCC's to be built for her owner Kuwait OIL Tanker Company (KOTC). Her sister vessels are Dar Salwa, Umm Al Aish and in October 2011 the Al-Rigga.

The Al Salmi arrived this morning at the MOT Terminal, Rotterdam with a load of crude oil from Mina Al Ahmadi, Kuwait.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

CMA CGM THALASSA

CMA CGM ThalassaThe CMA-CGM Thalassa (IMO: 9356294, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus) is a 346 meters long, 43 meters wide containership built at the end of 2008 and delivered to the ship-operator on 30th December 2008 by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Ltd, South Korea. She is still one of the largest ships in this sector of maritime transport with her deadweight of over 130,000 tons and a teu capacity of 10,960. The vessel is propelled by a Man B&W 12K98ME-C engine delivering 72,264 kW, which is enough for the vessel to reach maximum speed of 24.7 knots.

The Thalassa is scheduled to arrive later tonight at the ECT Delta Terminal from Zeebrugge and will have an expected portstay of about 24 hours.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

STANISLAV YUDIN

Heavy-lift vessel Stanislav Yudin (IMO: 8219463, Port of Registry: Limassol, Cyprus) is a self-propelled crane vessel. The vessel was built in 1985 and is featured by a 2500-mt fully revolving Gusto crane with a maximum lifting height above water level of 78 meters, 2500 m2 of free deck space, accomodation for 143 perseons and a high transit speed of 12 knots. The Stanislav Yudin is propelled by three Wartsila engines with a combined power of 4,095 kW. She is operated by Seaway Heavy lifting, The Netherlands.

The Stanislav Yudin is scheduled to arrive later this afternoon at the Maasvlakte, Rotterdam.

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Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Stan Muller

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

CMA CGM MAGELLAN

Today's Ship of the Day is the CMA CGM Magellan (IMO: 9454424, Port of Registry: London). The Magellan 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 Magellan 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 Magellan arrived this morning 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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CMA CGM Magellan
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Ulf Kornfeld

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

SOLITAIRE

SolitaireToday's Ship of the Day is the pipelaying 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 and is capable of installing more than 1,000 km of pipeline in a single year.

The Solitaire will arrive this morning at the Calandkanaal, Rotterdam.

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Monday, August 15, 2011

RYNDAM

RyndamHolland America Line's cruise ship Ryndam (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 Ryndam arrived this morning at the Holland Amerikakade, Rotterdam. She is scheduled to leave the port of Rotterdam at 17.00 this afternoon.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

EDITH MAERSK

The Edith Maersk (IMO: 9321548, Port of Registry: Roskilde, Denmark) is, together with her sisters (amongst which are the 'Emma Maersk' and 'Eleonora Maersk'), still the largest containership 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. Rumours are that a total capacity of 13,500 teu is also possible. 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 launched at Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd on March 3rd 2007.Edith MaerskSource: Shipspotting.com
Photo by: Claus Michelsen

The Edith Maersk will arrive later tonight t the APM terminal, Rotterdam from the port of Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia. She will stay in port for about 24 hours. She will return within about 2 weeks to Rotterdam on her second call in the loop.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

COSCO CHINA

Cosco China Today's Ship of the Day is the Cosco China (IMO: 9305465, Port of Registry: Monrovia, Liberia), which is a container vessel of 335 meters long, 43 meters wide, and a teu capacity of 8,200. These dimensions give the vessel a deadweight tonnage of 100,800. She is currently sailing for E.R. Schiffahrt Germany on the China - Europe loop.

The Cosco China is expected to arrive this afternoon at the Euromax Terminal, Rotterdam from Felixstowe. She is expected to depart tomorrow evening and is scheduled to return to Rotterdam within two months.

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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

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 will arrive this morning at the Port of Rotterdam in tow by tug Centaurus and will be berthed at the Waalhaven.

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Monday, August 08, 2011

MAERSK EDINBURGH

The Maersk Edinburgh (IMO: 9456757, 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 Edinburgh was one of the first of nine newbuildings in this class, amongst which are the Maersk Edison, Maersk Edmonton and Maersk Eindhoven. The vessel is 366 meters long and 48 meters wide and has a deadweight of 141,000 tonnes. Containers are carried 17-wide below deck and 19-wide on the hatch-covers. The maximum capacity of each ship is 7,074 TEU on deck and 6,018 TEU below deck, making 13,092 TEU in total. The vessels are deployed in Maersk's AE-8 loop. 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 Edinburgh arrived this morning at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam on her second call to Rotterdam this loop. She will return to Rotterdam within two months.
Maersk Edinburgh


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Thursday, August 04, 2011

TEAM OMAN

Team OmanCable layer Team Oman (IMO: 9199854, Port of Registry: Kingstown, St. Vincent & Grenadines) was built in 1999 at De Hoop shipyard, The Netherlands as the Sea Spider and is currently operated by Nico Middle East ltd. The vessel is 86 meters long and 24 meters wide and has a maximum speed of 10 knots delivered by 4 Cat 1445 kW engines each at 1800 rpm. She provides accomodation for 56 persons and has a free deck space of 1464 m2.

The Team Oman arrived this morning at the port of Dordrecht.

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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

RAMBIZ

RambizThe Rambiz(IMO: 9136199, Port of registry: Bruges, Belgium) is a crane vessel equipped with two cranes that can both reach to a lift height of 90 meters. The vessel is suitable for platform installation and removal, wreckage removal and other special heavy lifting tasks and is fully certified for ocean passage with the cranes fully erected. The cranes can be loaded independent or simultaneous with a maximum load capacity of 3300 tons.
The platform of the vessel is 85 meters long, 44 meters wide, and she is propelled by 4 units of a total of 2200 kW and can accomodate up to 28 persons. The ship is owned by the Belgium based consortium of Herbosch-Kiere, Decloedt NV and Jan de Nul NV, and managed by Scaldis Salvage & Marine Contractors . The vessel was one of the cranes used in salvaging the Tricolor in 2004. For more details see: http://www.tricolorsalvage.com/.

The Rambiz is scheduled to enter the port of Rotterdam this evening accompanied by the tug Union Sapphire (IMO: 9220550, Flag: Belgium). She will take berth at Damen Schiedam.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

OVATELLA

Ovatella (seen in the old colors) The Ovatella (IMO: 9172674, Flag: Isle of Man, ex: Front Comanche) is a VLCC built in 1999 by Hitachy Zosen, Japan and currently operated by Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd. The vessel is 333 metres long, 60 metres wide and has a maximum draught of 21 metres. These dimensions give the vessel a deadweight tonnage of over 300,000. Her main engine is a MAN / B&W vertical, 2 stroke, single action, direct reversible, crosshead type. She has 5 center tanks and 10 wing tanks which have a volume of 331,523 m3 at 98 %.

The Ovatella arrived last night at the MOT terminal, Rotterdam carrying a load of crude oil from Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia.

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Monday, August 01, 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 arrived this morning at the APM Terminal, Rotterdam on her decond call to Rotterdam this loop. She will return to Rotterdam within two months.
Maersk Edison
Source: Shipspotting.com
Copyright: Klaus Kehrls


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