Friday, December 27, 2013


Today's Ship of the Day is the Zhen Hua 14 (IMO: 7901590, Port of Registry: Kingstown, St. Vincent and Grenadines). The Zhen Hua 14 is a heavy load vessel, converted from a crude oil tanker into her current form in 2006 by Cosco Nantong Shipyard, China. She is especially equipped to transport container cranes, built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (ZPMC). The vessel is 249 meters long and 42 meters wide with a deadweight tonnage of 46,432. She is propelled by a 14,233 kW Cegielski engine.
© Arki Wagner

The Zhen Hua 14 is expected to arrive this afternoon at the newly built Rotterdam World Gateway (RWG) terminal carrying two Super Post-Panamaxcranes with a reach for 24 rows of containers.

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Monday, December 23, 2013

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The Hanjin Africa (IMO: 9502910, Port of Registry: Douglas, Isle of Man) is one of nine super Post-Panamax vessels in the fleet of Hanjin Shipping. The vessel is 366.4 meters long, 48.2 meters wide, has a deadweight tonnage of 141,750 and a maximum teu capacity of 13,092. She was built in 2012 at Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea and originally delivered under the name Rio Lilly to the management of Peter Doehle Schiffahrt, Germany.

The Hanjin Africa arrived this morning at the Euromax Terminal, Maasvlakte, Rotterdam with the last port of call at Hamburg. She is expected to depart in 36 hours.

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Friday, December 20, 2013


Elly Maersk
The Elly Maersk (IMO: 9321536, Port of Registry: Svendborg, Denmark) is, together with her sisters (amongst which are the 'Emma Maersk' and 'Evelyn Maersk'), one of the largest containerships in dimensions with a total teu capacity 11,000 teu (of which 1,000 forty foot reefer containers). 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 have 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 already the sixth in line of Maersk PS-class vessels.

The Elly Maersk is scheduled arrived this afternoon at the APM terminal, Rotterdam from the port of Suez. She will stay there for about 24 hours. The vessel will then set sail for Bremerhaven on the APM AE10 line. She will return within about 7 weeks to Rotterdam.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013


TargetThe Target (IMO: 8617938, Port of Registry: Willemstad, Dutch Antilles) is a 217 meters long, 45 meters wide semi-submersible heavy load vessel built in 1990 as the tanker Jahre Target and converted to her current form in 2007 at Cosco Shipyard, Nantong, China. She has an unobstructed deck area measuring 44.5 m x 130 m. The vessel is designed to transport complex, high-value cargo, including semi-submersible and jack-up drilling units, as well as offshore structures. She is managed by Anglo-Eastern Ship Management and operated by Dockwise, The Netherlands.

The Target arrived this morning at the offshore location Calandkanaal carrying the drilling rig Noble Regina Allen (IMO: 8771227, Port of Registry: Liberia, Monrovia).

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Friday, December 13, 2013


The CSCL Star(IMO: 9466867, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is the first of eight container carriers of its kind delivered to her owner CSCL. The vessel is 366 meters long, 51 meters wide and has a teu capacity of 14,000. She was delivered in 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 Star's sisters are: CSCL Mars, CSCL Uranus, CSCL Jupiter and CSCL Venus.

The CSCL Star is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the Port of Rotterdam from Suez. She will take berth at the Euromax Terminal.

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