Timelapse Youtube Video : The 400 m long APL TEMASEK was inbound this morning to RWG (Rotterdam World Gateway ) terminals at Maasvlakte-2 in Port of Rotterdam. We were assisted by 2 Boluda tugs and the KRVE boatmen.
With technology and sensors located all around Port of Rotterdam, we can still be surprised by deteriorating weather conditions. In this case the visibility deteriorated on departure of the 400 m long ULCS CMA CGM BENJAMIN FRANKLIN. It was decided to carry on, in close communication with other pilots, VTS and an excellent bridge team.
The 368m long THALASSA AXIA was incoming to Amazonehaven ECT DDE berth at 14,8 m draft. We were assisted by the tugs PANTHER and SCHELDE and the KRVE Boatmen.
Tropical temperatures are finally here and that turns sailing into cruising in Port of Rotterdam. Shifting the feeder CALISTO at 9 pm, just before sunset provides the right summernight mood.
Today at sunrise, MS ROTTERDAM entered Port of Rotterdam for the last time. She has been sold to Fred Olsen and will be renamed. This ships was the sixth Holland America Lines ship to have the name ROTTERDAM.
A good end of a night shift is an inbound Cobelfret car ferry to the Brittaniëhaven , Cobelfret Terminal. In this case the PALATINE arrived at Maascenter pilot station just before 06:00 . Just before arrival at her berth she passed the Calandbridge, which is a vital traffic link in the A15 highway to the Europoort area.
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In order to facilitate the landing of a power cable from the Northsea wind farms to the Port of Rotterdam, today the MV MPI ADVENTURE is doing underwater operations just outside the breakwaters.
The 366 m long ULCS ONE EAGLE entered Europoort at deep draft. She backed into the Amazonehaven underway to ECT DDE terminal .
Today the 186 m long tanker TOWER BRIDGE was inbound to Petroleumharbour 4, Shell berth 101. We were assisted by two Boluda tugs, the Hudson and Rebel and the Rotterdam Boatmen. Job well done by ship’s crew and all involved.