Photographs of Ships and Boats, mainly from Southampton Water but some from far flung places.
Solent Shipping is one shipping enthusiasts attempt to produce a website that might appeal to other shipping enthusiasts in the Solent area. Originally, just a collection of photographs it has been expanded to the site you see today. Careful studying of the excellent Where's My Ship page from DP World has meant that some basic understanding of the container shipping routes and the ships that operate them has been obtained and that data is presented here. Movements of vehicle carriers and general cargo ships are proving a lot more difficult to calculate, but plans are for sections on them.

This site uses data from the websites of DP Word and Southampton VTS together with various other sources, personal observations and ship plotting websites such as Marine Traffic and Vessel Finder.

All photos on this website are by the websites author and are copyright to him.

Whilst constant efforts are made to keep the data up to date and accurate there is no guaratee of accuracy of the data presented on this website and you use it at your own risk. Links to external sites are a guide only and we cannot be held responsible for their availability or any other issues arising from them.

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Last arrival of a container ship on the AEX route. HYUNDAI CONFIDENCE arrived and there appears to be no more due on that route.
Tags: Southampton Route AEX HYUNDAI CONFIDENCE Container Ship

Conatiner ship CMA CGM FORT FLEUR DEPEE (36946/19 IMO 9809851) made her maiden call to Southampeon on an ADHOC container service.
Tags: Southampton Maiden Call CMA CGM Container Ship

P&O Cruises' Oriana (69840/95 IMO 9050137) arrived at Southampton for the last time. She was renamed as Piano Land and sailed for her new owners Well Star Travel Cruises on the 16th August.
Tags: Southampton P&O Ctuises Oriana Well Star Travel Cruises Piano Land Renamed