Hello and welcome to Nautik4ever. This website was created to combine my two major fields of interest - the maritime way of life and photography. My name is Michael Schindler, I live in Hamburg and work for the premium container shipping company Columbus Shipmanagement GmbH, better known throughout the world as Hamburg Süd. Presently I'm serving on board their Monte-, Rio- and Santa-class container ships flying the German flag as chief mate. This gives me ample opportunity to take new shots for the site.

I started out in Hamburg/Germany taking a lot of pictures from the harbour ferries and at the Bubendey pilot station. In July 2007 I visited Rotterdam for the first time and have made several extensive trips to the largest port in Europe since then.

During my second practical term on board the Maersk Donegal, I finally expanded my library with locations all over the world. Eventually, photos taken at all the major ports and waterways around the world will be added to the site and I will continue to provide shots the way only maritime personnel can!

After 13 years of hard work my collection is currently comprised of more than 210.000 pictures and will continue to increase every day.

Hope you enjoy my maritime world as much as I do!

Yours truly,

Michael Schindler
There are currently:
566 Tankers
43 Ferries
55 Reefers
80 Tugs
and 7,876 images in the online database so far!