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RMS St.Helena moored alongside HMS Belfast in the Pool of London, on a historic first and only visit of the UK capital before a final voyage (St. Helena-Cape Town) of this unique 'combined' service is scheduled in September
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#RMSstHelena - RMS St. Helena, having served a 26 year career to her namesake island in the South Atlantic Ocean, surprisingly only this year she finally made a historic first visit to the centre of London, her port of registry,…
Samskip Express (2006/9,500dwt) a containership with a 803TEU capacity. The vessel is a regular caller to Dublin Port and is scheduled to arrive this Wednesday
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#Track&Trace - Samskip has launched track and trace capability across its 45ft refrigerated container fleet, bringing web-based remote management for temperature-controlled cargoes throughout the Samskip intermodal network.   Over time, reports Multimodal, the entire Samskip 45ft reefer fleet is expected…
The Eurepean Sea Port Organisation (ESPO) have developed a road map on the RFD directive. Earlier this month ESPO held its annual conference for the first time in Dublin.
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#RedTapeRFD - Port authorities are one of the main stakeholders in the ongoing debate on implementation of the Reporting Formalities Directive (RFD). The European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO) and its members have developed a roadmap defining some ambitious but realistic steps…
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne visited Warrenpoint Harbour Authority excutives and local MP's at the Co. Down port yesterday. In the foreground is the shoreline of Co Louth in the Irish Republic where the nearest port is Greenore at the mouth of Carlingford Lough.
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#BREXITport? - The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne reports MultiModal, met senior executives from Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WHA) and local MP's during a visit to the Co Down port yesterday. The Chancellor met MP Margaret Ritchie, along with…
Two major international annual conferences were held for the first time in Dublin and in the same week: the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) and Cruise Europe conferences
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#ShippingReview- In the same week of Cruise Europe 2016 conference held in Dublin, the European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO) conference was also in town to include #myportinturku photo exhibition. Irish Continental Group's chief executive made a €4.43 million profit on…
The first of 10 in a new 'C' class of 5,000dwt cargoships, Arklow Cadet was launched this morning for ASL. Scroll down the page for video
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#NewBuilds - A newbuild for an Irish shipping company was launched today from the same Dutch yard that delivered another vessel recently to Norwegian interests, writes Jehan Ashmore. M.V. Arklow Cadet is not only the first of 10 in a…
View looking west of Dublin Port
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#PortGovernance - Independent management, masterplanning and digitalisation are among some of the trends in EU port governance highlighted by the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) in its 2016 Fact-Finding Report. Port Strategy writes that the report states most port authorities…
RMS St. Helena at anchorage off Jamestown, the capital of St. Helena Island in the South Atlantic Ocean. Passengers and freight have to be tendered ashore to the British Overseas Territory that has a new airport, a first for the island (yet to open). This development will lead to the end of the combined service though a 'freight-only' ship is to be introduced.
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#FarewellRMSstHelena - One of the world’s most remote inhabited islands, St. Helena, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean is to lose its unique historic shipping service with South Africa, the only sea connection with the outside world, writes…
Elbetrader, one of ICG's containerships that operates for division EUCON on feeder services to and from Ireland to continental Europe
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#FerryChiefProfits - Eamonn Rothwell, Irish Continental Group chief executive has made a €4.43 million profit on the exercise of share options in the company and their subsequent sale. The Irish Times reports that Mr Rothwell bought one million shares at…
One of the selected winning 50 photos of the #myportforTurku photo competition is that taken of a cruiseship departing Cork Harbour while off Blackrock Castle
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#myportforTurku - In addition to Cruise Europe 2016 conference held in Dublin this week, another prestigious annual event is to be held in the capital when the European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO) conference convenes, writes Jehan Ashmore. The ESPO conference…
Bow of departing CMA CGM containership Nicolas Delmas in Dublin Port along with vessels berthed on the south bank including an Arklow Shipping 'B' class cargoship been unloaded
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#ShippingReview - Jehan Ashmore reviews the shipping scene over the last fortnight. The big ship craze in the short sea shipping industry serving the UK and Ireland has arrived after investment was frozen for the last few years, delegates heard…
First of a new class of 10 cargoships of over 5,000dwt cargo carrying capacity, Arklow Cadet at Ferus Smit's Dutch yard in Westerbroek
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#NewCseries - The first in a new class of 10 cargoships for Arklow Shipping under construction near Groningen, Netherlands is to be launched next month and follows a series of a different design built by the same yard, writes Jehan…
Departing Dublin is Nicolas Delmas which since introduction last month has contributed to CMA-CGM's doubling of container capacity of its West Coast feeder service via Liverpool2
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#ShippingQ12016 - Port and shipping activity in the Irish Republic rose 2% in the first quarter of 2016 when compared to the corresponding period of 2015. The figures released are the latest quarterly iShip Index* published by the Irish Maritime…
Multicat SGT. Pepper a self-propelled workboat that recently carried out work on RNLI moorings in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The craft is seen above making a transit through Dalkey Sound in recent years.
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#SGTpepperCalls – Sgt. Pepper was among several workboats that called to Dun Laoghaire Harbour last week to begin short to long term projects. Notably one project involves dismantling and removing the former Stena HSS berth, writes Jehan Ashmore. Multicat, Sgt. Pepper,…
A first-time visitor to Dun Laoghaire Harbour last year, Mein Schiff 4, the $625m German cruiseship with a capacity for 2,506 passengers was completed for TUI Cruises at the Turku shipbuilder.
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#EMD2016 – The annual European Maritime Day’s (starting today) is to highlight the importance of the seas and oceans and the challenges facing maritime regions and sectors. This is the ninth edition of EMD and takes place in Turku, Finland…
Big Ship Craze: UK-Ireland short-sea sector has seen in the last few months, both Stena Line and Belgian ro-ro operator CldN place orders for new tonnage
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#BigShipCraze - The big ship craze appears to have spread to the short sea shipping industry serving the UK, after investment in the sector was frozen for the last few years. However, speakers at this week's Multimodal 2016 event in…
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