Heavy Load Carrier TAI AN KOU – Aerial Photography – 02.02.2022

With wind blowing over 40 knots the 2002 built ship TAI AN KOU was photographed from the air by MALTA SHIP PHOTOS around 20 nautical miles offshore Malta on Wednesday 2nd February, 2022. She was built in China by Guangzhou International Shipyard at Guangzhou in 2002 with CHN flag and owner – COSCO Heavy Transport. […]

Containers – Chinese containership XIN SHANGHAI

On Sunday 10th January, 2021 at 0857 hrs the 2008 built Chinese Shipping Line container ship XIN SHANGHAI entered Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta bound to Malta Freeport Terminal 1. She was built in South Korea by Samsung Shipbuilding & Heavy Industries at Geoje and she’s homeported in Hong Kong (HKG). She’s 336.7 metres long with 13.8 […]

Offshore – China Salvage Vessels at Malta – 2003/2004

Interesting shipping movements with Chinese Offshore vessels happening early in year 2000 were 3 vessels coming from the same company. These were the 1999 built offshore tug/supply ship DE JIN that entered Valletta on 29th May, 2003. She was built at Donghai Shipyard in Shanghai, China Then on 10th July 2004 we had the 2000 […]

Containers – China Shipping Boxships exchanging berth at Malta Freeport – 13.06.2008

China Shipping Container Lines was the world’s eighth largest container shipping company, with a fleet that comprises of 148 vessels with a total operating capacity of more than 610,000 TEUs. Established in Shanghai in 1997, the shipping line is present in more than 100 countries around the world. With a new company formed by the integration of China Shipping and […]

Containers – XIN YAN TAI at Malta Freeport

One of the Chinese vessels calling at Malta Freeport is the 280 metre long container ship XIN YAN TAI with her COSCO Blue Livery after the merger of China’s two state shipping giants – China Ocean Shipping Co (Group) or Cosco Group and China Shipping group (CSCL). The merger involved combining Cosco and China Shipping’Container […]

Ships at Haifa, Israel in Week 48 of 2017. The following movements are covered by a friend at Haifa, Israel – Tuesday 28th November, 2017. The 2005 built MLT flag chemical/oil products tanker MARINER A was spotted entering port assisted by local tugs AMATZIA II and ARIEL.  Later in the afternoon the Israeli built Cyprus Navy […]