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.
The CMA CGM TANYA (299 m) is outbound from Amazonehaven ECT DDE with 11,2 m draft.
On a glorious Sunday morning, the POLAR BRASIL was inbound to APMT2 berth on Maasvlakte2 in Port of Rotterdam.
After a brief period of decreasing traffic due to the Corona crisis, it seems the ULCS ships are back on Maasvlakte 2. (Photo’s by H. Tabak)
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.