My name is Michael Schindler, I live in Hamburg and work for Maersk, the world's largest container shipping company. Presently, I am serving as Chief Officer on board the Cap San Lorenzo which 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 15 years of hard work my collection has grown to more than 250.000 pictures and will continue to increase.

Yours truly,

Michael Schindler
webmaster@nautik4ever.com