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Fourth of 10 cargoships on order to ASL, Arklow Valley under tow from the inland Dutch shipyard to the open sea where she begin sea trials today
Ports & Shipping
#SeaTrials - As a new car ferry is to be launched in Co. Wicklow yard as previously reported, an Arklow Shipping Dutch flagged and built cargoship is making first sea trials today, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Royal Bodewes newbuild no…
An example of the 200M Mantsinen crane, which when completed will be the World's largest hydraulic crane located at ABP's Port of Garston on the Mersey, south of Liverpool
Ports & Shipping
#NewPortCranes - The Merseyside Port of Garston located south of Liverpool is one of five Associated British Ports (ABP) to have ordered new hydraulic cranes worth £6m across the UK ports group.  The five Mantsinen hydraulic cranes have been purchased…
World Maritime Day Forum 2016 takes place on 29 September
Ports & Shipping
#WorldMaritimeDay - The IMO's World Maritime Day theme for 2016 is "Shipping: Indispensable to the World". The event forum takes place on 29 September and will include a debate at the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) headquarters in London.    The…
Sister of Arklow Cape, the 5,000dwt Arklow Cadet is the leadship of 10 newbuilds on order, at her launch in June
Ports & Shipping
#SecondCclass - The second of 10 newbuilds built to a new design for Arklow Shipping is to be launched next month, writes Jehan Ashmore. Yard No. 425 Arklow Cape is to be launched on 21 October from the Ferus Smit…
Discharging a cargo from Odertal
Ports & Shipping
#BusinessPlan - The south east Port of Waterford is to increase it's annual revenue by almost a third over the next four years, reports WLR FM. The Waterford Harbour Board celebrated it's bicentenary this week with an event held in…
Dublin Port – public appreciation and understanding of the port has diminished and there is a plan to restore it. Listen to the podcast below
Island Nation
This week on my podcast, I focus on what Dublin is doing about its waterfront. This follows on my last podcast about the lack of attention by many of the country’s towns and cities to their waterfronts and why they…
BG Freight Line order quartet of containerships for Ireland-UK northern Europe services from a Chinese shipyard to enter service in 2018
Ports & Shipping
#ShippingReview - Jehan Ashmore reviews the shipping scene among the following stories over the last fortnight. Multicat workboat, Sgt Pepper which carried out mooring duties for the RNLI Dun Laoghaire during the summer, underwent maintenance at Mooney Boats, Killybegs, Co. Donegal.…
One of the oldest ASL short-sea cargoships, Arklow Rose of 4,500dwt has been sold to UK owners, Charles M. Willie & Co (Shipping) Ltd of Cardiff, Wales. The single box hold has options for up to 9 position separations.
Ports & Shipping
#ShipSold - As Arklow Shipping continue a shipbuilding spree to replace ageing tonnage, one of their oldest ‘R’ class short-sea cargoships has been disposed, writes Jehan Ashmore. Built in 2002 the Arklow Rose of 2,999 gross tonnage which as previously…
ICG container division's EUCON which operates a fleet of feeder vessels among them Elbetrader docked at Dublin Ferryport Terminal (DFT)
Ports & Shipping
#Containers -  Irish Continental Group (ICG) container subsidiary Eucon and divisions operating terminals in Dublin and Belfast ports, have released half-year results for 2016.  Revenue in the division was up 9.8% to €62.8 million (2015: €57.2 million), EBITDA increased to…
Earnings at the container and ferries operator, ICG group rose 19.6%, driven by car and freight volumes. Above is Irish Ferries flagship, Ulysses that operates on the premier Dublin-Holyhead route
Ports & Shipping
#HalfYearResults - Container and ferry operator, Irish Continental Group said the Brexit vote “shock” had a brief impact on tourism bookings. But they have since recovered as the ferry operator reported a 19.6 per cent increase in earnings for the…
Cathma,a multipurpose dry cargoship carrier that imported fertiliser from Latvia to Foynes Port recently
Ports & Shipping
#CargoshipFocus: Corrib Shipping, a Dublin based ship management company, whose Cathma, one of four cargsoships, is at anchor offshore of Cork Harbour this morning awaiting orders, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 3,990 gross tonnage Cathma, flagged in Curacao a Dutch island…
Stacked high: Round timber at Campbeltown, Mull of Kintyre, awaits to be loaded by short-sea coasters, such as Ayress, which is currently returning to the Scottish port from Passage West, Cork Harbour.
Cork Harbour
#TimberLinks– Coast Lines Shipping Ltd's Ayress discharged round timber at Passage West, Cork Harbour, from where she is returning today to load the same cargo at Campeltown, Scotland, writes Jehan Ashmore. The privately owned wharf, at Passage West near Monkstown,…
Wicklow Port has been transferred to Wicklow County Council
Ports & Shipping
#PortTransfer - Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross T.D. has signed an Order transferring Wicklow Port Company to Wicklow County Council, with the consent of his colleagues Paschal Donohoe T. D., Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform and…
BG Freight Line will take delivery of quartet of containerships for Ireland-UK northern Europe services after delivery from a Chinese shipyard due to enter service in 2018
Ports & Shipping
#NewContainerships - Container operator, BG Freight Line, a subsidiary of UK based Peel Ports Group, is to receive new tailor-made short-sea 'feeder' containerships optimised for the company’s Irish Sea Hub services. The new class of ‘green’ vessels has been developed…
Multicat workboat, Sgt Pepper seen making a transit of Dalkey Sound, was among the recent customers of Mooney Boats, Co. Donegal
Ports & Shipping
#Boatyard - Multicat workboat, Sgt Pepper which carries out marine coastal project work was among the recent clients of Mooney Boats, Killybegs, Co. Donegal, writes Jehan Ashmore. The workboat earlier this year was involved in an RNLI related project in Dun…
ABP’s Port of Ayr which has recorded one of its busiest days in the last 25 years, with five vessels calling at the Firth of Clyde port last week.
Ports & Shipping
#BusiestDay - On the Firth of Clyde, Scotland is ABP’s Port of Ayr which has recorded one of its busiest days in the last 25 years, with five vessels calling at the port last week. Overall, it was one of…

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