Friday, May 08, 2015


The CSCL Mercury(IMO: 9467275, Port of Registry: Hong Kong) is one 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 14,074 with a deadweight tonnage of 150,850. 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 Mercury's sisters are: CSCL Mars, CSCL Uranus, CSCL Jupiter and CSCL Venus.

The CSCL Mercury is scheduled to arrive this afternoon at the Port of Rotterdam from Le Havre. She will take berth at the ECT Delta Terminal.

Copyright: Manfred Uliczka

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Thursday, January 08, 2015


The Pieter Schelte (IMO: 9593505, Port of Registry: Panama) is one of the most remarkable ships currently sailing. The vessel, with the design of a 'U' is capable to move a drilling platform in one piece. The superstructure of the rig will be lifted onto the front deck using 16 hydraulic beams of 65 meters long while the jacket of the rig can be lifted onto the aft deck. The concept of this vessel was already formed in 1987 with an idea to combine to used VLCC's. In its current design the vessel was built from scratch and cost around 2.4 billion euro's. The vessel is 382 meters long and 124 meters wide. She can accomodate a crew of 571 and is managed by Allseas. More information can be found here.

The Pieter Schelte will arrive this afternoon at the Alexiahaven, Maasvlakte 2, Rotterdam. No tugs will be needed since the vessel is equipped with a state-of-the-art positioning system which keeps the vessel in place using her twelve thrusters with a combined power of 95 MW. The arrival in Rotterdam has been thouroghly simulated with wind speeds of 6 bft. The Pieter Schelte will stay in Rotterdam until april for outfitting the vessel with the 16 hydraulic beams built by the Italian company Cimolai.

Click here for the current position of the Pieter Schelte

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