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Canadian bank reduces shareholding in Irish shipping group to just under 3 per cent. Above: Kaitaki which was acquired by New Zealand interests in the Spring
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#ferry - A Canadian bank has trimmed its stake in shipping and transport company Irish Continental Group (ICG) writes The Irish Times. In a note to the stock exchange following the close of business on Monday, ICG confirmed the Bank…
Ben-My-Chree which in recent weeks undertook berthing trials at the Port of Larne
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#ferry -The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has launched a public consultation as the operator is considering running services to and from Larne, Northern Ireland. As previously reported on Afloat the ferry Ben-My-Chree in recent weeks undertook berthing trials…
Report by Welsh Assembly finds without proper planning, region could be facing virtual gridlock after Britain quits EU
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#ferry - Tailbacks and long delays on North Wales roads and disruption to freight supply chains could become the norm without proper planning for ports in Wales following Britain’s exit from the European Union. As the Daily Post writes, many…
Steam-Packet's Ben-My-Chree has carried out further berthing trials at the Port of Larne, leading to speculation of relocating Northern Ireland ferryport
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#ferry- Berthing trials at Larne Harbour have been confirmed by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, leading to speculation that the company is about to move its Northern Ireland base to the port. According to The Larne Times, the…
Stena Superfast VIII, one of a pair that operates the Belfast-Cairnryan route
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#ferry - Strong volumes have been recorded by Stena Line on the ferry firms services out of Belfast for the first six months of 2017. To the end of June, freight volumes increased +5%, passengers and cars grew +4% year…
Ferry Ben-My-Chree has conducted berthing trials at Larne
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#ferry- The Isle of Man Steam Packet has conducted berthing trials with Ben-my-Chree at Larne in Northern Ireland. A similar exercise reports IOM Today was conducted with fast craft Manannan at Larne earlier this year and both vessels carried out…
Maiden Voyage: Aisling Gabreille seen approaching the slipway at Greenore, Co. Louth following a crossing from Greencastle, Co. Down
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#ferry - The Sunday Times writes that the head of the newest Republic-Northern Ireland transportation link has urged a speedy resolution to the Brexit border question. A ferry began crossing Carlingford Lough on Friday with the 15-minute journey promising a…
File photo of the ferry from France, Stena Horizon where eight people were found inside a container upon arrival at the Wexford ferryport.
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#ferry -  A container was discovered to have eight people inside when it arrived on a ferry into Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford. The four adults, two teenagers and two children according to RTE are all reported to be safe.…
Close up of Aisling Gabrielle, the 44 vehicle car ferry owned by the Frazer Ferries Group that will trade as Scenic Carlingford Ferry when operations begin tomorrow, Friday.
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#ferry - The Scenic Carlingford car ferry service reports the Dundalk Democrat after many months of anticipation and a short delay will commence operations this Friday. According to the company's Facebook page everything is ready for the big launch. "This…
IOMSPCo's Ben-My-Chree entering Douglas Harbour
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#ferry - According to Manx Radio the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company says a rejection of its offer to continue providing sea services will result in the deal being withdrawn. It comes ahead of a Tynwald motion this week,…
One of the Belfast-Cairnryan route pair of ferries, Stena Superfast VIII which is seen underway on the North Channel route.
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#ferry - A ferry operator from Estonia says sale boosts group's financial position, but not material to results. Tallink Grupp said it concluded sales agreements with Sweden's Stena Line for the sale of two passenger-car ferries. The group said the…
Gabrielle Aisling, the 44 vehicle ferry that is to operate the new Carlinford Lough service
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#Ferry - The much-awaited Scenic Carlingford Ferry appears to be inching closer to launching as news that navigational lights are in the process of being installed out on Carlingford Lough. In a statement on their Facebook page Scenic Carlingford Ferry…
Clipper Point one of a pair of 'P' class ro-ro freight-only ferries that Seatruck operate on the Warrenpoint-Heysham route. The operator have signed a 10 year extension to their agreement with Warrenpoint Harbour Authority.
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#ContractExtended - Seatruck Ferries an Irish Sea freight-only operator have signed a 10 year extension to their agreement with Warrenpoint Harbour Authority. The agreement underlines the operators commitment to the port at a time of growing volumes on the Warrenpoint-Heysham…
The Irish Rail operated Rosslare Europort in Co. Wexford
Ports & Shipping
#Rosslare2040 - Rail operated Rosslare Europort has featured prominently in the their response to the Governments ‘National Planning Framework’ consultation. According to MultiModal, the National Planning Framework is the plan that sets out what the transport needs for the country…
Caribbean or the Channel Islands? Can you tell the difference? Research reveals 80% of Brits can’t
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#WhichIslands - If this photo reminds you of a tropical escape, you’re not alone! Research has revealed that, on average, almost 80% of Brits mistook photographs of the Channel Islands for the Caribbean, New Zealand and other exotic destinations around…
Brittany Ferries has ordered a newbuild cruiseferry to be named Honfleur that will operate on the English Channel. The shipyard FSG is also the same German company currently constructing ICG/Irish Ferries new cruiseferry due by mid-2018.
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#NewBuild - Almost exactly a year after the Brexit vote, Brittany Ferries on Thursday confirmed an order for a new "£175m LNG cruiseferry for English Channel service. The 42,400 gross tonnage newbuild (slighty larger to Pont-Aven of 41,000 on the…

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