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Multi-role Rosslare Europort
Ports & Shipping
The port of Rosslare Europort is synonymous with ferries plying the southern Irish Sea on routes to Wales and continental services to France, writes Jehan Ashmore. Apart from ferries the port also caters for a small fishing fleet and in…
New Ship Tower Sails into Dublin
Ports & Shipping
A revolutionary newbuild multi-purpose cargo vessel, E-Ship 1, docked at Dublin port for the first time today writes Jehan Ashmore. The vessel had arrived from Emden, Germany with a cargo of wind-turbines bound for a project in Leinster. At both the fore and…
'The World' Arrives into Dublin Bay
Ports & Shipping
After an afternoon arrival in Dublin Port (today) on 4th August, The World, the first ocean-going luxury resort vessel is to stay in the capital for a four-day stay, writes Jehan Ashmore. After an afternoon arrival in Dublin Port on 4th August,…
Italians Bring Home Irish Military Equipment from Africa
Ports & Shipping
On Monday 26 July, the Grande Senegal, a brand new vessel that was only launched this year for Italian shipping giant, Grimaldi Lines, docked in Dublin after a 9,600km voyage from Douala, Cameroon, along Africa's mid-western coast.Onboard was a large-scale…
Dublin and Cork Share Cruise-Calls Bonanza
Ports & Shipping
The ports of Dublin and Cork are scheduled to receive a record 139 cruiseships in total this year, bringing 180,000 visitors and crew. Many more of these cruiseships are due to visit over the next two months and stretching into late Autumn. Between…
Four Foreign Ships Under Detention in the UK During June 2010
Ports & Shipping
The UK's Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that 4 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during June 2010 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. Latest monthly figures show that there were 2 new detentions…
Delegates Discuss Shortsea Shipping Sector in Dublin
Ports & Shipping
Two hundred delegates, including many of Europe's senior port and shipping executives, gatheredfor the Annual European Shipping Congress at Dublin Castle, today (29th, June 2010) to discuss the current state of the European Shortsea shipping and port sector.The event, which…
Dublin Port Expansion Infill Plan Rejected
Ports & Shipping
The plans to reclaim 21 hectares of land in Dublin Port have been rejected by An Bord Pleanála. The infill, Dublin Port claimed, would have dealt with the imminent capacity issues at the port, and would have increased capacity at…
Traffic Volumes through Irish Ports fall in 1st quarter 2010
Ports & Shipping
The latest figures from the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) on Irish shipping and port traffic data for the first quarter of 2010 indicate a continued general easing in the rate of decline in freight volumes. The IMDO estimate that…
Boost for Ireland as Irish Shipping Considered 'Highest Quality'
Ports & Shipping
Irish ships will now be considered of the highest quality and will be subject to less inspections in ports throughout the region following an international meeting in Dublin today. The Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (Paris MoU)…
Three Cruise Liners Arrive in Dublin Port
Ports & Shipping
Of the 86 Cruise liners due in to Dublin Port this Summer, three are docked in the Capital's port today, two arriving after 7am this morning. Cruise liner traffic into Dublin is in line with last years figures when almost…
Rechristening of arrested vessel for its new role in Mercy mission to Gaza
Ports & Shipping
The MV Linda is to be rechristened the Rachel Corrie on Wednesday, May 12th, at 10am in Dundalk Port, in honour of the 23 year old American peace activist who was killed during a non-violent protest to stop Israeli forces…
Demand for Ferry Travel Trebles During Aviation Crisis
Ports & Shipping
An estimated 62,000 additional passengers were carried by passenger ferries through Irish ports over the first 6 days of the aviation crisis according to data from the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO).  The unprecedented events resulted in an estimated 300%…
Irish Ports and Shipping recover from record falls
Ports & Shipping
The Irish ports and shipping sectors began to show positive signs of recovery towards the last quarter of 2009 following a record fall in volumes earlier in the year as the downturn in the economy bit hardest, according to the…

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