GALLERY: The Port of Hamburg

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The Port of Hamburg is the third busiest port in Europe (after Rotterdam and Antwerp) and 15th largest in the world. For the shipspotter it is an excellent place to see a wide variety of ships.

The Panama-flagged container ship YM Wellspring arriving at Hamburg, which is one of Europe’s major container ports. Built in 2019 by Imabari Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Hiroshima, Japan, the 150,754gt ship is owned and managed by Shoei Kisen Kk, Imabari, Japan. Photographer: Andreas Hoppe

The 2017-built general cargo ship Tian En loading in August 2022. Owned by COSCO Shipping of Guangzhou, the 26,787gt ship trades in the Baltic and Mediterranean. She is powered by a single 10,470KW Wärtsilä 6RT-flex50 diesel engine. Photographer: Andreas Hoppe

The 1994-built Antigua & Barbuda-flagged general cargo ship Sail (2,818gt). She usually operates round the Baltic, was previously named Ewald O (to 2008) and Arabella C (to 2004), and was built by Ferus Smit, Hoogezand, and is owned by Astramar Transport of Riga. Photographer: Carlo Martinelli

The 26,582gt container ship Maersk Newbury inbound at Hamburg on 19 September 2022. The 211m x 31m Singapore flagged ship was built in 2001 by Hyundai Heavy Industries at Ulsan, South Korea as Caroline Schulte, and was later named Libra Houston and Cap Bisti. She is currently owned and managed by Bsm Deutschland at Hamburg. Photographer: Andreas Hoppe

The general cargo ship under way in August. The 75m x 10.8m ship was built in 1984 by Diedrich Schiffswerft, Moormerland, Germany, as Heimatland for Hamm Schiffahrts KG, Hamburg. She was renamed Athos in 1996, Heimatland again in 1997, Sylvia in 2003, Fehn Cartagena in 2007, and Haithabu in 2014. The Antigua & Barbuda-flagged ship is homeported in Saint John’s and is manage by Jeske Reederei – Kappeln, Germany. Photographer: Wolfgang Fricke

The Italy-flagged ro-ro vessel Grande Marocco (2010/ 47,635gt) berthed at Hamburg. The 214m by 32.2m ship was built in 2010 by Hyundai Mipo, Ulsan, Korea for Grimaldi Group. Photographer: Wolfgang Fricke

The Singapore-flagged bulker Nord Libra (40,937gt) prior to loading, June 2022. The 225m ship was built in 2014 by Imabari Zosen, Mihara, Japan, for Grace Ocean Pte, Singapore. She is owned by Bright Star Shipmanagement, Cebu City, and has a summer deadweight of 76,450 tons. Photographer: Wolfgang Fricke

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