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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…
One of the largest ever containerships to dock in Dublin, the 2,207 (TEU) capacity Nicolas Delmas of CMA-CGM departs Peel Ports MTL Terminal from where Maersk Line also calls to on a new service
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#ShippingReview - Jehan Ashmore reviews the shipping scene from among the stories of the last fortnight. A pair of tugs were overhauled at Mooney Boats, in Killybegs, Co. Donegal, from where supertrawlers based in the premier fishing port will no longer…
Irish Master Mariners President Sinead Reen opening the European Shipmasters' Association meeting in Cork
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The increased amount of paperwork demanded by shore managements from crews aboardships at sea is becoming recognised in the shipping industry as a problem which can impact on safety at sea because of the heavier workload imposed on ships' crews.…
Elbetrader a lo-lo vessel that operates for ICG's container division EUCON, is berthed at the DFT Terminal, Dublin Port
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#Q1figures2016 - Irish Continental Group (ICG) parent company of Irish Ferries, today has issued their Interim Management Statement which covers carryings and financial information for the first quarter of 2016, i.e. 1 January to 30 April with comparisons against the…
Port Director at Peel Ports, David Huck receiving the award from John Sergeant and Robert Jervis
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#MultimodalAward - UK based Peel Ports Group, owner and developer of the Liverpool2 container terminal, was recognised as logistics business of the year at the annual Multimodal event held in Birmingham.  The company that also operates the MTL Terminal in…
Arklow Valiant, the newest vessel of Arklow Shipping which this year marks the company's fifth decade of operation
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#TheTyrrells – Fifty years ago Arklow Shipping was formed, following the amalgamation in 1966 of three independent shipowning families from the east coast port in Co. Wicklow, writes Jehan Ashmore. The families, Tyrrell, Kearon and the Hall’s all had origins…
Dublin To Host Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference This September
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#AtlanticStrategy - Croke Park will host the third Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference on promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in the Atlantic Area on 27 September. The annual Atlantic Stakeholder Conference is the central hub for stakeholders of the Atlantic Strategy to…
Seafarers at Ireland's ports are asked to be on the lookout for fraudulent certificates
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#MarineNotice - Marine Notice No 19 of 2016 advises that the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) has become aware of a small number of possible fraudulent Irish seafarer certificates, and an associated fraudulent website, which purports to verify…
Giant cantilever rail-mounted gantry (CRMG) cranes loaded in China arrived by heavylift vessel, Zhenhua 25 to Peel Ports Liverpool2, a new £300m deep-water container terminal
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#GiantCranes – Giant Chinese constructed cantilever rail-mounted gantry (CRMG) cranes arrived by heavylift vessel to Peel Ports Liverpool2 new £300m deep-water container terminal over the May Bank Holiday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The CRMG cranes, the first of six are to…
Nomad seen here in 2009 arriving within Dun Laoghaire Harbour (off West Pier) from 'guard vessel' duties for an underground coal gasification (UCG) project off the Kish Bank
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#BoatyardKillybegs – A pair of tugs in recent weeks have undergone overhaul work carried out at Mooney Boats, the boatbuilder, repairer and maintenance facility in Killybegs, Co. Donegal, writes Jehan Ashmore. Tugs SMS Cian and Nomad used the services of…
Historic day: Arklow Fame on Wednesday became the final ship to use Dublin Graving Docks (the largest in the republic) that officially closed yesterday
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#ShippingReview - Jehan Ashmore reviews the shipping scene over the last fortnight. Containership Antwerp called to Dublin on Maersk Group’s first direct call to the capital on a new Seago Line operated UK-Ireland-Spain service. The ship is a sister of…
Arklow Fame, the last ship to use Dublin Graving Docks Ltd, which officially closes today. In the foreground is the dry-dock's gate (caisson) and in the distance is Dublin Port Company's HQ the Port Centre
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#FinalShip – The last ever vessel to use Dublin's dry-dock, cargoship Arklow Fame departed on Wednesday from the unique facility in the capital that officially closes today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The shiprepairer, maintenance and engineering facility has since 2002 been run…
The Port of Milford Haven in 2015 recorded a profit before tax of £4.4m
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#PortProfits – The Chief Executive of the Port of Milford Haven has praised staff for delivering strong performance in tough trading conditions at the UK’s biggest energy port. The south Wales port  has published its accounts for 2015, showing the…
All “shippers” as from July 2016 must declare to the carrier in advance the verified weight of packed containers.
Ports & Shipping
#WeighingContainers - All “shippers” as from July 2016 must declare to the carrier in advance the verified weight of packed containers. The European Sea Port Organisation (ESPO) has joined the European organisations representing Shippers, Freight Forwarders and Terminal Operators in…
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