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Ben-My-Chree which in recent weeks undertook berthing trials at the Port of Larne
Ferry
#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…
Photo shows Excelerate Teeside facility near Middlesborough in the UK when operating
Cork Harbour
The location proposed for the floating storage and regasification operation which the Texas-based LNG (liquefied natural gas) company, Next Decade, wants to put into Cork Harbour, is to the west of Whitegate Jetty and inside Dognose writes Tom MacSweeney in…
HAL's smallest cruiseship, MS Prinsendem arriving Killybegs,Co. Donegal last Autumn
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners - The cruiseship MS Prinsendam which featured on RTE's The Local Eye, will call at Milford Haven, south Wales this weekend as part of a 14-night Irish and Scottish Explorer Cruise from Amsterdam. The 37,000 gross tonnage ship is…
Report by Welsh Assembly finds without proper planning, region could be facing virtual gridlock after Britain quits EU
Ferry
#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
Ferry
#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…
Port Of Cork Secures Marino Point Site In Landmark Deal
Port of Cork
#PortOfCork - The Port of Cork has secured the former Irish Fertiliser Industries Plant at Cobh in a public-private partnership deal that will see a significant expansion of its cargo handling facilities. According to the Irish Examiner, the circa €6…
Stena Superfast VIII, one of a pair that operates the Belfast-Cairnryan route
Ferry
#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
Ferry
#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…
Dublin Port's trade in exports and imports as measured by tonnage rose 2.9% in the first six months
Dublin Port
#dublinport - The worst of the potential fallout this year from Brexit has been avoided by Dublin Port even though its rate of expansion is down to the slowest pace for four years, despite a booming economy. As The Irish…
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…
Maiden Voyage: Aisling Gabreille seen approaching the slipway at Greenore, Co. Louth following a crossing from Greencastle, Co. Down
Ferry
#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.
Ferry
#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.…
An agreement between Texan oil company NextDecade works well as the Port of Cork is capable of handling large liquid natural gas (LNG) ships.
Port of Cork
#portofcork - A US liquefied natural gas (LNG) company NextDecade based in Texas reports The Irish Times, is eyeing up a LNG import terminal at the Port of Cork. The company announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding with…
Afloat had identified the Royal Navy's HMS Express as the fast patrol craft that attended the 150th anniversary celebrations of the Port of Barrow at the weekend. The craft subsequently this week paid a visit to Dublin Port.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - It was a special day for the English north-west port of Barrow-in-Furness as the Cumbria town last Sunday was filled with a colourful parade to mark the 150th anniversary of the port, writes Jehan Ashmore.  The Port of…
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…
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.
Ferry
#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…

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