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Old March 13th, 2008, 08:56 PM   #121
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On completion of the post-Panamax berths along the river wall at Royal Seaforth Dock we can expect to see monsters like this alongside.





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Old March 14th, 2008, 12:08 AM   #122
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Great pics Sloyne cheers.that Emma Maersk what a behemoth,massive ship looks the part too,i think that maersk are planning about half a dozen of these ships if i'm not mistaken,Sloyne do you think that ACL will increase the size of their current fleet that visit liverpool or stay as they are and carry on using Gladstone lock?
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Old March 14th, 2008, 01:27 AM   #123
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Sloyne do you think that ACL will increase the size of their current fleet that visit liverpool or stay as they are and carry on using Gladstone lock?
I have heard (rumour only) that ACL are to redeploy their present fleet between North America and the West Coast of Africa. Places like Conakry, Dakar, Freetown, Banjul, Lagos, Accra, Monrovia, Takoradi, Abidjan etc will see a weekly service from NA east-coast ports. There are plans for a newbuild program, of larger vessels (post-Panamax?) to replace the redeployed ships.

CN-CP Rail are presently conducting a feasibility study on double tracking the trans-Canada rail line from the west to east coast in anticipation of increased traffic between the far East and Europe. They are hoping to establish an overland route before the Panama Canal is widened to accept post-Panamax vessels. There is also a rumour (again) that CP Ships have signed a letter of intent with a Korean yard for a series of new ships.

If the above actually happens it could see a post-Panamax vessel per week between the North American east coast ports and Liverpool. And if Liverpool gets a high speed rail link, under the Chunnel, with southern and eastern Europe the port could see unprecedented growth in the near future.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 12:02 AM   #124
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A recent shot from Seacombe, slightly photoshopped (desaturated River and sky).

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Old April 16th, 2008, 09:05 AM   #125
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Some of the photoshopped pics remind me of the film Rumblefish (Coppola) which was filmed in black and white - apart from a couple of Siamese fighting fish which were in colour.

It was the first time I'd seen that type of effect.

Good to see experimentation with the pics.
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Old April 16th, 2008, 12:11 PM   #126
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If the above actually happens it could see a post-Panamax vessel per week between the North American east coast ports and Liverpool. And if Liverpool gets a high speed rail link, under the Chunnel, with southern and eastern Europe the port could see unprecedented growth in the near future.
Here's hoping.
Four Post-Panamax ships a week at Liverpool will only see a greater throughput of containers through the port. Most of which run right out via rail, and quicker when the Olive Mount rail cord is up and running. Only a small amount of jobs will be created. They will not accelerate the prosperity of the city merely being a transit port like Felixstowe. Felixstowe is a small town and the largest port in the country.

Liverpool will only greatly benefit when it gets a stake in the ownership of the ships, insurance, shipping agency, etc, of the cargoes that pass through the port. As is used to do.

It will be cheaper to offload containers from a post-Panamax ship to a smaller container ship and take thjem to Europe that way.

Post-Panamx are only trans-ocean ships and will operate from one port on either side of the ocean to to be economic - like super tankers.

This means that as energy costs are rising the transport of the containers from port to destination is the largest cost. That means industry will then start to congregate back around, and near, ports. Good for Liverpool.

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Old April 16th, 2008, 02:39 PM   #127
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thanks for that Bay city, interesting mate
Juxt, was your pic b\w ,then you colour different bits for effect,how do you do that on photoshop?, looks nice .
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thanks for that Bay city, interesting mate
Juxt, was your pic b\w ,then you colour different bits for effect,how do you do that on photoshop?, looks nice .
Basically a bit of playing around and going through the help menu, but here is what i did.

Using a full colour recent photo, open in Photoshop CS2.

Image/Adjustments/Replace colour.

Then, with the eye dropper, click on a part of the photo you want to desaturate.

Then drag the Saturation slider fully left to desaturate the selected colour.
Have the fuzzieness slider fully to the right, otherwise you will have speckled/patchy results.

The +/_ (top left) is used to add/remove more colours to your eyedropper selection.

I clicked onto a part of the sky and slid the saturation fully left, which also desaturated the river, due to a lot of the sky colour reflected from the river, use the + button to build up a range of colours to desaturate in one go by clicking all over the image, but don't over do it as some colours in the river/sky/buildings will be present in the ship, and you will desaturate them also. I didn't sample any of the building colours as this partly desaturated the ship, producing a lesser result.

Tips
1) You can click on either the main image or the smal image in the pop up window using the eyedropper
2) white in the small window is the areas of sample colour in your photo that will be changed when adjusting the slider.
3) you can then use marquee tool to highlight remaining areas you wish to desaturate then use Image/Adjustments/desaturate.
3) try selecting a colour then change the Hue instead, i.e. change a Red ship into a Blue ship etc.
4) Try not to over do it, play around while looking at the preview, showing different effects results.

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Old April 16th, 2008, 04:12 PM   #129
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Cheers Juxta mate,i'll deffo be having a go at that
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Four Post-Panamax ships a week at Liverpool will only see a greater throughput of containers through the port. Most of which run right out via rail, and quicker when the Olive Mount rail cord is up and running. Only a small amount of jobs will be created. They will not accelerate the prosperity of the city merely being a transit port like Felixstowe. Felixstowe is a small town and the largest port in the country.

Liverpool will only greatly benefit when it gets a stake in the ownership of the ships, insurance, shipping agency, etc, of the cargoes that pass through the port. As is used to do.

It will be cheaper to offload containers from a post-Panamax ship to a smaller container ship and take thjem to Europe that way.

Post-Panamx are only trans-ocean ships and will operate from one port on either side of the ocean to to be economic - like super tankers.

This means that as energy costs are rising the transport of the containers from port to destination is the largest cost. That means industry will then start to congregate back around, and near, ports. Good for Liverpool.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 02:18 PM   #131
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just found this pic of the 'burmah endeavour' and the caption underneath said " Burmah endeavour laid up at liverpool" this ship at one time was the biggest tanker in the world, how could it be laid up in liverpool, surely its to wide to enter the dock system, anyone have any info on this ? looks like a mistake to me ?

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Old May 4th, 2008, 02:55 PM   #132
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as thought, load of bollocks, its southampton docks 1984
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Old May 5th, 2008, 05:52 AM   #133
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It could lay up anchored in the Sloyne opposite the tanker terminal at Tranmere, where the liners anchored. But never did as it would be a hazard. It never entered the Mersey.

Those ships were too big for any commercial dock anywhere in the world. They could enter some shipyard dry docks.
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Old July 15th, 2008, 09:55 PM   #134
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Thumbs up New River Rescue unit launched today.............

Merseyside Fire and Rescue launch new "super fast" ... Marine Fire one................







Visuals from Daily Post and merseyfire, we can expect to see this fast craft buzzing up and down the river at the Tall Ships Festival this week end

SEE, www.merseyfire.gov.uk for more details
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Old July 15th, 2008, 10:08 PM   #135
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Cheers Woody, what a great job that would be as long as it didn't get to dangerous like
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Old July 15th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #136
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Exclamation Let us hope we never see it in action.........

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Cheers Woody, what a great job that would be as long as it didn't get to dangerous like
This is the old Marine Fire One





Sure would be a cracking job, todays report said that Mersey Fire and Rescue also open what they call " International Water Skills Centre" located at Merseysport ? anybody know were this is ,its a new name to me

Good to see that the new fast craft was designed and built by Liverpool company MST. It is 10.5m long ,jet driven and has all weather capabilities.

The rescue boat has been designed specifically to deal with Aircraft falling short of Liverpool JL Airport, lets hope its never tested
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Old November 5th, 2008, 03:44 PM   #137
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Old November 10th, 2008, 10:56 PM   #138
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Wink Twelve Quays, just for Babbs

This development has at last given us poor scousers a reason to cast our eyes...over the water











I know it been operating for a few years, but moving the Irish boats out into the river has greatly animated the river scene .
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Old November 11th, 2008, 12:25 AM   #139
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aye, that tiny part of the waterfront looks great when the ships are in!
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aye, that tiny part of the waterfront looks great when the ships are in!
Pity we only have the ex-Birkenhead ferries. The Wallasey ferries were so much grander to look at.
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