The Top 5 Shipping Images


PTI has collaborated with Gary Davies, a Photographer with Maritime Photographic, to find some of the best images of containerships from this year.





  1. MSC Istanbul

(Source: Gary Davies / Maritime Photographic)

A beautiful night shot in its own right, the MSC Istanbul above shows the amazing work and positioning of flood lights at the container port. The MSC Istanbul has a nominal capacity of 16,864 TEU.

  1. CMA CGM Vasco de Gama

(Source: Gary Davies / Maritime Photographic)

The image above shows the CMA CGM Vasco de Gama making its maiden call to the Port of Southampton. It’s a unique photograph as it shows the beach in the foreground, with the sunlight beaming onto the ship’s side.

Gary Davies said: “The beach in the foreground shows her entering Southampton water shortly after negotiating the tricky 90 degree turn from the Solent (close to where Hoegh Osaka and QE2 famously ran aground).”

  1. MOL Beauty

(Source: Gary Davies / Maritime Photographic)

This image perfectly captures the glow of the sunset against the blue of the MOL containership and was shot in the evening to give the ship more of a moody and emotive feel.

Gary Davies said: “The sunset shots are of MOL Beauty, which was also making her maiden call on her first rotation after construction. I make an effort to get all the new buildings calling for the first time.”

  1. MSC Oscar

(Source: MSC)

The MSC Oscar is the world’s largest containership at 19,224 TEU capacity alongside its brother and sister ships Zoe, Oliver and Maya. This is an exceptional photo due to its long-ranged shot and because of the way the ship sweeps against the ocean’s surface.

  1. Mathilde Maersk

(Source: Gary Davies / Maritime Photographic)

The image above is so crystal clear that it’s almost as if you’re standing in front of the ship. Entitled the Mathilde Maersk, the photo was taken while the vessel was making its maiden call to the UK. According to Mr Davies, it is the first Triple E to call at Southampton.

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