Felistowe Dockers

Felistowe Dockers

Monday, 29 May 2017

Ships At The Port Felixstowe

IMO 9251377

26/10/2009, Port of Felixstowe, England.
Posting this as a bit of history - I was surprised to just see that she went for demolition in 2016 when only 13 years old. The fate of many panamax ships as the new Panama canal opened :-(

Built in 2003 by Mitsubishi, Kobe, Japan (1247)
53,822 g.t., 63,096 dwt. & 4,646 teu, as:
'MOL Excellence' to 2016 &
'Seaspan Excellence' until sold for demolition and beached at Alang, India on 31/08/2016.

19/05/2017, sailing from the Port of Felixstowe, England.

Built in 2012 by Jiangsu Rongcheng, Rugao, China (1101)
75,015 g.t., 84,660 dwt., & 6,552 teu, as:
'HS Paris'.

CMA CGM Charter and deployed on their 'NCLEVANT' service - i.e. NW Europe to Eastern Mediterranean.

Port rotation: Felixstowe –Antwerp – Hamburg – Tangier Med - Marsaxlokk – Alexandria – Beirut – Iskenderun – Mersin – Port Said E – Salerno – Algeciras – Felixstowe.

IMO 9237151

19/05/2017, Port of Felixstowe, England. 

Built in 2002 by Samho Heavy Industries, Samho, South Korea (S151)
40,300 g.t., 52,086 dwt. & 4,132 teu, as:
'MSC Donata'

IMO 9630420

19/05/2017, Port of Felixstowe, England.

A better angle this time.

First call at Felixstowe. OOCL charter and deployed on their 'Asia Europe Service Loop 1'.
Built in 2015 by Jiangsu Newyangzi Shipbuilding, Jingjiang, China (YZJ2011-1005)
113,042 g.t., 117,500 dwt. & 10,100 teu, as:
'Hanjin Bosal' to 2016 &
'Seaspan Elbe' since


Here is the full version of our video about women and visible minorities who work as longshoremen at the Port of Montreal.
Association Employeurs Maritimes 

World’s First Zero Emission, Fully-Autonomous Containership Planned for 2020

Manned operation is planned to start in the latter half of 2018, with remote-operation beginning in 2019 and fully-autonomous operation starting in 2020. Credit: Yara/Kongsberg

Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara and maritime technology firm Kongsberg Gruppe are teaming up to build what they say will be the world’s first fully electric and autonomous container ship.
“The new zero-emission vessel will be a game-changer for global maritime transport contributing to meet the United Nations sustainability goals,” the companies said on Tuesday.
The planned autonomous container feeder ship, to be named YARA Birkeland, will cut emissions from road transport when it starts shipping products from Yara’s Porsgrunn plant to Norway’s Brevik and Larvik ports, the companies said. Brevik and Larvik ports are about 14 km and 26 km away from Porsgrunn respectively by road. The vessel is expected to reduce emissions and boost safety by removing up to 40,000 truck journeys per year.
YARA Birkeland will initially operate as a manned vessel before moving to remote operation in 2019, and later to fully autonomous operations from 2020 onwards.
Kongsberg will be responsible for the development and delivery the technology required for the vessel, including the sensors and integration required for remote and autonomous operations, in addition to the electric drive, battery and propulsion control systems.
“By moving container transport from land to sea, YARA Birkeland is the start of a major contribution to fulfilling national and international environmental impact goals. The new concept is also a giant step forward towards increased seaborne transportation in general,” says Geir Håøy, President and CEO of Kongsberg.
“Developing systems for autonomous operations is a major opening and natural step for KONGSBERG, considering our decades of expertise in the development and integration of advanced sensors, control and communication systems for all areas of ship operations. YARA Birkeland will set the benchmark for the application of innovative maritime technology for more efficient and environmentally friendly shipping,” Håøy added.
In 2016 Kongsberg teamed up with the UK’s Automated Ships Ltd to build what they claimed would be the world’s first unmanned and fully-automated vessel for offshore operations. If all goes as planned the offshore vessel, named Hrönn, could enter service as the world’s first full-size unmanned ship as early as 2018. 

The World’s First Zero-Emission, Full-Automated Container Ship