My name is Michael Schindler, I live in Hamburg and work for the container shipping company Columbus Shipmanagement GmbH, better known throughout the world as Hamburg Süd. Presently I'm serving on board their Monte, Rio, Santa and Cap San class container ships 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 go to the largest port in Europe regularly 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 10 years of hard work my collection has grown to more than 150.000 pictures and will continue to increase.

Yours truly,

Michael Schindler
webmaster@nautik4ever.com