Monday, August 26, 2013


The CSCL Jupiter (IMO: 9467263, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is the third of eight container carriers of its kind ordered by CSCL. The vessel is 366 meters long, 51 meters wide and has a teu capacity of 14,000. She was delivered in may 2011 by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries, Korea and is propelled by a 72,000 KW HSD Engine. She is deployed on China Shipping's AEX-7 loop connecting Asia and Europe. Some of the Jupiter's sister are: CSCL Star, CSCL Mars and CSCL Venus.

The CSCL Jupiter arrived last night at the Port of Rotterdam from Suez. She is currently berthed at the Euromax Terminal.
CSCL Jupiter
Copyright: Pascal Bredel

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013


The Grietje (IMO: 9147708, Port of Registry: St. John's, Antigua & Barbuda) is a heavy lift ship, operated by SAL Heavy Lift, Germany. The vessel was built in 2000 by J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft, Hamburg, Germany, is 152 metres long and 21 metres wide, which give the vessel a deck space of 124 x 20.5 metres. She has two cranes with a SWL of 320 metric tons and 1 crane with a SWL of 200 metric tons. Combined the cranes have a load capacity of upto 700 metric tons. Her MAN 9L48/60 engine delivers 4,995 KW, which gives the vessel an operating speed of 18 knots.

The Grietje is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the newbuilding site of APM terminals at the Amaliahaven, Maasvlakte 2 from Antwerp.

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Friday, August 16, 2013


Today we have worlds largest containership Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller (IMO: 9619907, Port of Registry: Hellerup, Denmark) featuring as the ship of the day. Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller is the lead ship of Maersk's new Triple E class of container vessels. She has a length of 399 meters, width of 59 meters and a draught of 16 meter. The vessel has the largest cargo capacity in TEU (18,720) of any ship yet constructed. She was constructed for Maersk by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), South Korea, launched in February 2013 and entered service in July 2013. The vessel is propelled by two MAN-B&W 8S80ME-C 9.2 engines delivering 2 × 29,680 kW, which gives the vessel a maximum speed of 23 knots. She was named after Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, the CEO of Maersk between 1965 and 1993 and passed away in April 2012 at the age of 98. The Triple E class sets new standards in the container industry, not just for size, but also of energy efficiency and environmental performance. With unique design features for slower speeds and maximum efficiency, this vessel will emit 50% less CO2 per container moved than the current average on the Asia-Europe route. Maersk Line has ordered a total of 20 of these vessels, which will be phased in gradually over the next couple of years on the existing route between Asia and Northern Europe (AE10). The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller arrived this afternoon at the APM terminal, Rotterdam.

Click here for the current position of the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller.

For more background info, please take a look at the website which was especially launched by Maersk line for the celebration of the Triple E class.

Monday, August 12, 2013


Today's Ship of the Day is the CMA CGM Magellan (IMO: 9454424, Port of Registry: London). The Magellan is currently one of the largest vessels 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 has 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 has seven sisterships, amongst which are the CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci and CMA CGM Corte Real. She is deployed in CMA CGM's FAL1 loop connecting China and North-Western Europe.

The CMA CGM Magellan is scheduled to arrive later this evening at the ECT Delta Terminal, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Bremerhaven.

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CMA CGM Magellan
Copyright: Ulf Kornfeld

Thursday, August 08, 2013


Maersk StepnicaThe Maersk Stepnica (IMO: 9352004, Port of Registry: Copenhagen, Denmark) was the first in a series of five 8400 TEU container vessels. She was built by Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. in South Korea and was delivered in 2008. She is propelled by a 68,640 kW 12K98ME MK7 HHI engine. The vessel has a teu capacity of 8,400, is 334 metres long and 43 metres wide. These dimensions give the vessel a deadweight tonnage of 108,000.

The Maersk Stepnica arrived this morning at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from Felixstowe. The Maersk Stepnica is currently deployed on Maersk's AE-1 loop. She is scheduled to depart Rotterdam this evening with destination Zeebrugge.

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