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Liverpool2, phase 2 has begun construction
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - Work has begun on Peel Ports Group's second phase of expansion at its £400m Liverpool2 deepwater shipping terminal. The company reports MultiModal, plans to invest in equipment, infrastructure and port technology as its grows the facility. Phase two…
Lo-Lo containership Elbetrader at DFT, Dublin Port
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - Growth in exports from the Republic to the UK, which accounts for €7.5 billion, slowed to 2% last year compared with 12% in 2015, according to the National Competitiveness Council. As The Irish Times reports the NCC in…
 Arklow Clan on sea trials in the North Sea is a sister of the Arklow Cliff which was launched in recent days
Ports & Shipping
#Ports&Shipping - The latest newbuild multipurpose cargoship for Arklow Shipping was launched in the Netherlands, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Cliff (yard No 428) was launched at Ferus Smit's Westerbroek yard on Friday last week as the fifth of 10 on…
Today, 25 June marks the Day of the Seafarer. The theme for this year's annual event is that 'Seafarers Matter'. Above the Sophia is a typical example of a containership operating out of Dublin Port.
Ports & Shipping
#SeafarersMatter - Today 25 June is the Day of the Seafarer (DotS) an annual event which celebrates and recognises the role that people have on our oceans. The theme of this year's Dots event run by the International Maritime Organisation…
Cargoships Avalon and Fri Wave occupy Cork city centre berths along the South Quays
Ports & Shipping
#iShipIndex- According to the iShip Index recently published by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) shipping and port activity in the Republic of Ireland rose by 7% in the first quarter of 2017 when compared to the corresponding period of…
A Deep Mapping of Dublin Port Mapping Phase 5: Dublin Port from 1898 to 1929 / Turbulent Times takes place on Wednesday 28 June.
Dublin Port
#TransitGateway - A Deep Mapping of Dublin Port by Silvia Loeffler is at this stage of the Transit Gateway project approaching Mapping Phase 5: Dublin Port from 1898 to 1929 / Turbulent Times. The next event is to be held…
At time of posting it was only a couple of hours since newbuild Arklow Venture was launched on this Bloomsday morning
Ports & Shipping
#Launch – Once again it was a Dutch yard that launched a cargoship for Arklow Shipping and that took place on this Bloomsday morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Venture with yard no. 727 represents the seventh so far of 10…
Detained Dutch flagged cargoship Crown Mary has since the weekend remained tied up in Wicklow Port
Ports & Shipping
#Detained - A Dutch flagged general cargoship that was due to Dublin Port last night remains under detention in Wicklow Port having discharged packaged timber, writes Jehan Ashmore. Irish maritime authorities detained the 2010 built Crown Mary on behalf of…
Arklow Vanguard which made a delivery voyage to Rotterdam (as above) is the latest addition to the fleet that now totals 50 cargoships.
Ports & Shipping
#50ships - The maiden delivery voyage of Arklow Vanguard is significant as Arklow Shipping now totals a record 50 cargoships and follows the company's 50th anniverary last year, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Vanguard made the delivery passage on Monday from…
Grand Harbour, Valletta,Malta
Ports & Shipping
#MaritimeYearEU -The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) issued a statement yesterday to contribute to Maritime Year of the European Union and to follow up on the Valletta Declaration, the ministerial declaration on maritime transport, adopted on 28 March focusing on…
Violeta Bulc, EU Commissioner for Transport, will give a keynote address to EPSO Conference and will actively enter into a debate with port authorities.
Ports & Shipping
#ESPO2017 - The central theme: “Ports in a changing climate, a changing world” is to be the focus of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) 2017 Annual Conference. This is to take place in Spain on 1 and 2 June…
The €126 million port extension is for a four-phase development that involves reclaiming 27 hectares of bay area,
Galway Harbour
#PortDelay - The delay in issuing a decision on the Port of Galway's multi million euro harbour extension looks set to continue, with An Bord Pleanála stating this week that they have no timeline on a possible decision date, writes…
The twin funnels of the Naval Service flagship LE Eithne which is twinned with the adopted homeport of Dun Laoghaire. The heli-deck 'dressed overall' is clearly seen in this on board view with the backdrop of the town where Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council last month bestowed the 'Honourary of Freedom of Entry to the County'. This was in recognition of the significant humanitarian role of the Naval Service in the Mediterranean.
Navy
#AdoptedPorts – The ‘Freedom of Entry to the County’ bestowed to the Naval Service by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council last month took place in the harbour where flagship LE Eithne is twinned with the town. So what about the rest…
The exercise will centre on a major spillage of crude oil having occurred from an oil exploration platform located approximately 220km off the south west coast of Ireland and oil coming ashore at Spanish Point in County Clare
Shannon Estuary
A training exercise testing the response capabilities of Shannon Foynes Port Company, local authorities and other organisations who operate in the vicinity of the Shannon Estuary will take place at Spanish Point, County Clare, on Wednesday and Thursday of next…
The report shows that in 2016, total port traffic increased by 2%, with growth driven predominantly by unitised trade, Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) and Lift-on/Lift-off (LoLo) traffic, (for example above Nicolas Delmas in Dublin Port). Both RoRo and LoLo modes grew by 7% in 2016.
Ports & Shipping
#MaritimeReport - The 14th edition of the Irish Maritime Transport Economist report produced by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) on Ireland’s maritime freight industry was launched today.  The report shows that in 2016, total port traffic increased by 2%,…
The Belview Terminal, which in the majority handles lo-lo traffic is the main terminal for the Port of Waterford
Ports & Shipping
#Results2016 - The Port of Waterford Company recently announced that the port handled 1.4m tonnes of goods in 2016. The figure is very much in line with 2013 and 2014 but somewhat back on the 2015 numbers. Bulk tonnages handled…

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