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Ports Host UNCTAD’s Train-for-Trade Port Training Programme
Ports & Shipping
Since mid-October port authorities in Belfast, Dublin and Cork have been training senior managers from Afrian, Asian and Latin American ports. The training workshops are in collaboration with Irish Aid and UNCTAD's 'Train-for-Trade' (TFT) Port Training Programme. The workshop are tailored…
Indian Ocean Pirates Ready to Attack
Ports & Shipping
In the last few days the number of pirate attacks of the coast of Somalia has increased highlighting the fact that now the monsoon is weakening, the pirates are once again ready to attack merchant ships transiting through the Indian…
O'Hanlon Firm Wins Tender to Operate Dundalk Port
Ports & Shipping
Dublin Port Company has today announced that, following a public tender process, the contract to operate Dundalk Port has been awarded to O'Hanlon & Sons Contractors Ltd. The tender follows the decision by the Minister for Transport, Mr. Leo Varadkar…
Arthur's Day: Time to Reflect the Last Guinness Ships
Ports & Shipping
This is the third 'Arthur's Day', brewed up as a marketers dream to celebrate the world famous black stuff, which was founded over 250 years ago. Though with the passing of generations, how many can still recall their Liffey barges…
Container Ship Successfully Refloated in Waterford Harbour
Ports & Shipping
The 7,987 gross tonnes containership Samskip Endeavour grounded on a sandbank in Waterford Harbour this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. She was successfully refloated and no reports of pollution occurred during the incident according to the Irish Coast Guard. The Cypriot-flagged was…
Applications for Short Sea Shipping Company of the Year 2011
Ports & Shipping
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has linked up with the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) in the search for the Short Sea Shipping Company of the Year 2011, a key category in the National Export Industry Awards. The award scheme…
New NATO Website to Combat Piracy Goes Live
Ports & Shipping
Today, the new, improved NATO Shipping Centre (NSC) website goes live providing more comprehensive and timely information about pirate activity around the Horn of Africa for the shipping community. Having received a briefing on the new website, the Commander of…
Rosslare Europort to Host Irish Ports Conference
Ports & Shipping
This year's Irish Ports Conference is to be hosted by Rosslare Europort on behalf of the Irish Port Association (IPA) and is to take place in Wexford on 30th September. In recent years the conference has established itself as the…
Port and Shipping Volumes Show Second Quarter Slowdown
Ports & Shipping
Volumes for both port and shipping traffic during the second quarter for 2011 have declined when compared to growth rates over the first three months of last year according to the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO). The figures released today…
Dundalk Dredger Docked in Dublin Port Is Up for Sale
Ports & Shipping
As one of the consequences of the statutory transfer of operations from Dundalk Port Company to the Dublin Port Company in July, the grab-hopper dredger, Hebble Sand is up for sale, writes Jehan Ashmore. Last year Dundalk Port Company had…
UK Shipping Industry Rejects Emissions Trading Scheme
Ports & Shipping
The UK's shipping industry has rejected the European Union's new emissions trading scheme, claiming it is unworkable in a global business. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/port-and-shipping-news/ The Guardian reports that campaigners have called for the inclusion of an emissions trading scheme as part of…
Big Plans for Rosslare Europort
Ports & Shipping
Ambitious plans to introduce load-on load-off (Lo-Lo) facilities at Rosslare Europort have been announced, according to a report in yesterday's Wexford People. John Lynch, manager of the port talked about the expansion of the ports current role which is exclusively…
Container Ship Refloated After Beaching in Cornwall
Ports & Shipping
A container ship en route from Cork to Rotterdam has been freed after running aground off Cornwall. http://www.afloat.ie/port-news/port-and-shipping-news/ BBC News reports that the 131m-long Karin Schepers was beached near St Just early this morning. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-14384139 Rescue teams were alerted to…
Record Profits for Foynes Port as Tonnage Increases
Ports & Shipping
A record operating profit of €2.5 million for last year was made by the Shannon Foynes Port Company, according to a report in today's Irish Times. The profit of the mid-western port is on foot of a 23% increase in…
Mainport Group adds Supply Seismic Support Vessel to Global Fleet
Ports & Shipping
The Mainport Group, an Irish owned integrated marine services company have bare-boat chartered the AHTS Dina Alliance from Norwegian interests, writes Jehan Ashmore. Dina Alliance is a supply seismic support vessel which is currently on duty servicing three other seismic…
Largest Vessel Transits Samuel Beckett Swing-Bridge
Ports & Shipping
With sweeping lines the 54m private motor-yacht Fortunate Sun became the largest vessel to transit Dublin's Samuel Beckett swing-bridge, writes Jehan Ashmore. The motoryacht (click PHOTO) which has luxurious accommodation for 10 guests and 12 crew had sailed from the Scottish…

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