Seine, Quai de Danemark, France April 28, 2012 4.17 pm
Strange I have never seen the crew pulling the lines this way during mooring. Because the deck of the Russian ship “Marianne” was very slippery, it was difficult. It strucks me that the boatmen had not fixed the lines on a clamp of their boat.
Westhaven, Amsterdam July 31, 2012 12.54 am
What I like most on ships is photographing the crew. Therefore I will add a separate section on my blog. Especially the mooring is spectacular. For large cables winches are used. The crew is very small in comparison with the mooring arrangement. The anchor winch is impressive. This pictures were taken by mooring Autoliner Höegh Trotter.
Rotterdam, September 8, 2012 at 4.43 pm
Recently I have visited the ECT Delta Terminal in Rotterdam, the largest containerterminal in Europe. Equipped with a helmet and safety jacket I climbed up in a straddle carrier to see how the containers are moved. A great experience! A bit difficult to photograph because you actually need both hands to hold you tight, especially if the scradlle moves.Read More
The nominated pictures of Photography competition and exhibition “Port of Amsterdam, colorful Harbor”.
IJpromenade, Amsterdam September 19, 2012
I have three pictures submitted for the Photography competition of the Port of Amsterdam. Two of my photos were nominated for the best 20 photographes and included in the photo exhibition “Port of Amsterdam, colorful Harbor”. A professional jury consisting of Dertje Meijer (Director Port of Amsterdam), Johannes Dalhuijsen (Chief picture editors of “De Telegraaf”) and Wilbert Gieske (actor) selected the photos.Read More
IJpromenade, Amsterdam, September 19, 2012 5.11 pm
Two of my pictures have been nominated for Photography competition “Colorful Harbor”, organized by Port of Amsterdam, De Telegraaf”(newspaper) and Sp!ts (newspaper). The exhibition “Port of Amsterdam colorful Harbor”will take place from 20th of September untill 14th of november 2012 in front of EYE, Filminstitute Netherlands, IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam.Read More
Rotterdam, September 8, 2012 5.32 pm
Altough the ECT Delta Terminal is automated the terminal employs some 2.300 people. Many of whom work in continuous shifts. The cranes that move the containers are enormous. This also applies to the giant wheels.
Rotterdam, September 8, 2012 5.26 pm
Rotterdam, September 8, 2012, 5.22 pm
A visit to the ECT Delta Terminal is a great experience. The Europe Container Terminals (ECT) is the leading and most advanced container terminal in Europe. ECT invented and introduced the automated container terminal as well as many other innovations. Automated terminals use Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) to transport the containers between the ship and the container stack where Automated Stacking Cranes (ASCs) take over.Read More
Rotterdam, September 8, 2012 1.13 pm
Rotterdam, September 8, 2012 1.09 pm
Daily the waterways and ports are dredged to keep the harbor accesible to the largest ships in the world. The vessels “Surveyor 1” and “Surveyor 2” measure the dephts in the harbor of Rotterdam with the latest equipment. Only during World Port Days it was possible to sail with the vessels and have a look at the “bottom” of the Nieuwe Maas. During the trip we were warned by “RPA 5” of obstructions on the Maas.