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A general cargoship departs Fenit in July with Liebherr container crane parts on board
Ports & Shipping
#FenitExpansion? - A feasibility study to explore the possible expansion of Fenit Harbour is to carried out next year according to Radio Kerry. Kerry County Council will spend almost €1 million in 2017 on the operation and promotion of the…
The latest analysis indicates that four of the five principal freight segments grew in the third quarter of 2016.
Ports & Shipping
According to the latest iShip Index published by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO), shipping and port activity in the Republic of Ireland rose by 2% in the third quarter of 2016 when compared to the corresponding period of 2015.…
ICG container division EUCON and lo-lo fleet vessel Elbetrader (974TEU) docked at Dublin Ferryport Terminal (DFT) facility. Elbetrader departed the port today and is bound for Rotterdam.
Ports & Shipping
#LoLoTrade - Irish Continental Group (ICG) total revenue in Container (Lo-Lo) and Terminal Division recorded in the period 1 January to 31 October 2016 amounted to €105.0 million, an increase of 5.7% on the previous year. For the year to…
MSC Nederland alongside Liverpool2, the newly opened £400m facility (not requiring docks system) is the largest container terminal on the Irish Sea with operators notably serving Dublin Port
Ports & Shipping
#ShippingReview - Jehan Ashmore reviews the shipping scene from among the following stories over the last fortnight. The International Maritime Organisation IMO reach agreement to maintain deadline of 2020 for introducing global cap of 0.5% sulphur content in marine fuels.…
European Sea Ports Organisation Elect Eamonn O’Reilly As New Chairman
Ports & Shipping
#NewEPSOchairman - At the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) General Assembly held in Brussels Eamon O’Reilly was unanimously elected as Chairman following a vote held yesteray. O'Reilly succeeds Santiago Garcia-Mila who chaired the organisation during the last four years. The…
The Pilotage conference at the National Maritime College
Island Nation
Master Mariners are interesting people to meet and talk with. They are the Captains of their industry… The Shipmasters …. Leaders in the Merchant Navy…. A Master Mariner achieves that designation after years of study, examinations, Cadetship, sea-going service, more…
Liverpool2, one of the world's most modern shipping terminals and on the Irish Sea, was officially opened on Friday at the Port of Liverpool
Ports & Shipping
#Liverpool2Opens - Liverpool2, one of the world’s most modern shipping terminals, officially opened last Friday at the Port of Liverpool by the Secretary of State for International Trade, Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP. The £400 million investment by Peel…
Pilotage Conference at National Maritime College
Ports & Shipping
The importance of good and effective communication between all those on the bridge of a ship when working in a port with local harbour pilots has been stressed at a conference in Cork yesterday on the topic of ‘Pilotage today…
Wilson Gdynia (2,506grt) berthed on North Quay,Port of Ayr, south-west Scotland. A fleetmate of the general cargoship, Wilson Dublin (2,452grt) became the largest ship to dock in Dingle Harbour, where it loaded sandstone in 2015 for use in UK roads construction
Ports & Shipping
#PortAward - The Scottish south-west Port of Ayr, (south of Troon, see ferry report) part of the large UK ports owned group, ABP, won the top accolade at this year’s company chairman’s awards, writes Jehan Ashmore. The award is the ‘Oscars’…
The political relationships between Dublin and that of Belfast and London in a post Brexit-UK: Above the Pool of London, where RMS St. Helena made a historic ‘once-off’ visit in June and likewise to Dublin in 1995. The cargo-passenger ship is moored alongside WW2 light cruiser, HMS Belfast built by H&W shipyard and launched on St. Patrick’s Day in 1938. In the foreground, Monsoon Clipper, a river Thames commuter-shuttle bus operates to financial quarter, Canary Wharf (Docklands) seen in the distance
Ports & Shipping
#Soft/HardPorts - The Irish Times writes delegates at the All-Island Civic Dialogue on Brexit held in Dublin yesterday, heard that the UK are unaware of the hurt and anger towards it across EU. Taoiseach Enda Kenny has forecast “vicious” negotiations over…
The IMO has reached an agreement in favour of maintaining deadline of 2020 for introducing a global cap of  0.5% sulphur content in marine fuels
Ports & Shipping
#GlobalSulphur - The International Maritime Organistions IMO’s Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) has reached an agreement on global sulphur cap. The IMO last week agreed in favour of maintaining the deadline of 2020 for introducing a global cap of 0.5%…
The future of Dun Laoghaire Harbour? Minister for Transport said the transfer from DLHC control to the local county council is 'imminent'
Ports & Shipping
#ShippingReview - Jehan Ashmore reviews the shipping scene from among the following stories over the last fortnight. Irish exports to the UK were €9.5bn in the first eight months of 2016, a fall of €300m for same period last year according…
Nissan's 800 vehicle City of Sunderland, named after the English north-east city where the Japanese car-giant are to remain manufacturing in a Brexit Britain and not as speculated in moving to Cork City
Ports & Shipping
#CarImports - Afloat earlier this month reflected on Ireland-Bristol Channel routes past and present serving the UK motor industry and of Nissan that denied speculation it would move from its major plant in Sunderland to Cork following Britain's vote on Brexit. The…
IMDO announces two new appointments to key management team. The Government agency is dedicated to the development, promotion and marketing for the shipping and shipping services sector in Ireland.
Ports & Shipping
#IMDOappointments - The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) announcement of two new appointments to key management positions has been welcomed here on, which offers the only regular ports & shipping coverage. Dr Edel O’Connor joins the IMDO as Business…
A new €750,000 automated gate operating system for its Tivoli Container Terminal
Port of Cork
The Port of Cork Company (POCC) has announced the recent introduction of a new €750,000 automated gate operating system for its Tivoli Container Terminal. The new system will help support terminal efficiency and modernise the container collection and delivery process…
Minster for Transport Shane Ross says Dún Laoghaire Harbour firm facing challenge of marine leisure
Ports & Shipping
#Transfer - Minister for Transport has said in the Seanad the transfer of governance of Dún Laoghaire Harbour Company to the local council is imminent, writes The Irish Times. Minister Shane Ross said he understood the company and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown…

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