First Gate for ‘World’s Largest Sea Lock’ Arrives in IJmuiden, Netherlands

The first of three lock gates for the new, larger lock being constructed at the entrance of the North Sea Canal at IJmuiden, Netherlands arrived at its final destination this week after being transported from South Korea. The lock gate was towed by a tug from Maasvlakte 2 at the Port of Rotterdam across the North Sea to IJmuiden where it will be used in the construction of … [Read more...]

WATCH: Drone Addicts Video from SAIL Amsterdam Maritime Festival

Netherlands-based Drone Addicts was at the Port of Amsterdam in August to capture the parade of ships kicking off SAIL 2015, a once-every-five-years maritime and tall ship festival. The sail-in parade is one of the largest - if not the largest - parade of ships in the world, with hundreds of vessels and dozens of tall ships making their way up the North Sea Canal before … [Read more...]

Ship Photos of the Day – SAIL Amsterdam Festival Kicks Off with Huge Parade

  Here are some photos from Wednesday's Sail-In Parade marking the beginning of the SAIL Amsterdam 2015 maritime festival held in Amsterdam, Netherlands. SAIl Amsterdam is held every five years and celebrates the Netherlands’ maritime and nautical heritage. The opening Sail-In Parade draws some 600 vessels, including several famous tall ships, from around the world … [Read more...]