As the world struggles with the Covid-19 virus, the maritime world is being hit hard, not only economically, but also socially and operationally. Where different countries use different ways to defeat this deadly virus, it is a challenge to deal with this in the international business of shipping. After all, in shipping there are no borders.
Today the HOEGH TROOPER came into port, from Bristol, UK . She is a full sized car carrie, with a capacity of 6500 ceu. These chips call to the RCT terminal, in the Brittaniehaven in the port of Rotterdam.
The ULCS EVER GIFTED departed from the Amazonehaven ECT terminal today. This 400 meter long ship can carry 20388 TEU containers. When we left port we passed bij a sister ship , the EVER GOODS who was inbound to take her berth. With a draft of only 12 meters, the wind area and her sensitivity to wind is something to keep in mind.
Today, ships in Port of Rotterdam blew their whistles in support of key workers during this COVID-19 crisis.
On boarding the POLAR ECUADOR at the APMT2 terminal in Maasvlakte2, there was still some cargo to be completed. This was an excellent opportunity to film the completion of cargo operations on a containerschip before sailing, in a time-lapse movie.