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Alexandra Basin, Dublin Port
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#IMDOreview - The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) latest Weekly Market Review has among the following stories below. Irish Maritime News: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received a record number of submissions in relation to Dublin Port's Dumping Plan as…
Irish Rail has recently completed a series of three freight train trials that will enable loads to be increased by 50%. The final trial was a multimodal service from Dublin Port (North Wall) to Co. Mayo. Above is another multimodal train at Belview Port, Waterford.
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#LongerTrains - Irish Rail (Iarnrod Éireann) reports Multimodal, have recently completed a series of three freight train trials that will enable loads to be increased by 50%.  The final trial late last month involved a multimodal service operated from Dublin…
The EU Commission, Council and Parliament after 15 years of discussions have reached an agreement on a Port Regulation, a legal framework for organising port services and financial transparency in Europe.
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#PortRegulation - The European Commission, Council and Parliament after 15 years of discussions, have reached an agreement on a Port Regulation, a legal European framework for organising the port services and financial transparency for ports in Europe. This week at…
RMS St. Helena (see Wednesday's report) during her pre-Brexit once off call to the Pool of London, with the backdrop of the City of London's 20 Fenchurch St also known as the 'Walkie-Talkie' building
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#ExportersBrexit - Bad news for Irish exporters into the UK as these imports will decline as foreign products become more expensive thanks to the weakening of sterling, ratings agency Fitch has warned. The Irish Independent writes that a weaker sterling…
In this general view of the Port of New Ross can be seen berthed the replica famine-emigrant ship, Dunbrody and commercial ships also on the River Barrow
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#TerminalSite - The Port of New Ross on the River Barrow, has been a hub for dry and liquid bulk traffic and project cargoes for many years. In 2015, total trade through the Co. Wexford port exceeded 286,000 tonnes. In…
The RMS St. Helena completed her final UK-St. Helena voyage of 4,500 miles, having yesterday anchored off the island's capital, Jamestown
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#RMShelenaHome – RMS St. Helena, the passenger and cargo vessel which provides a lifeline to St. Helena, a British Overseas Territory, deep in the South Atlantic, completed her final ever voyage from the UK yesterday. The 4,500 mile voyage having taken…
The newly opened Maritime Knowledge Hub in Birkenhead, UK is to drive the maritime sector notably in targeting small businesses
Ports & Shipping
#NewMaritimeHub - A newly opened ‘Maritime Knowledge Hub’ to drive growth in the UK maritime sector has been opened in Birkenhead, Liverpool City Region. The hub, based near Cammell Laird shipyard is celebrating the formal completion of its recent fit-out…
Enterprise Ireland UK and northern Europe director Marina Donohoe: plans to cut the proportion of its clients’ exports to Britain by about 7 per cent.
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#IrishUKTrade - Enterprise Ireland are to seek its clients to be less reliant on the UK markets. The Irish Times writes the reduction will cut the proportion of their exports that go to Britain by about seven percentage points over…
Following the Brexit result there are concerns over 'uncharted waters' ahead. The view on the Thames was taken from on board Neptune Clipper, a shuttle-commmuter ferry with the backdrop of the Houses of Parliament, London
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#ShippingReview - Jehan Ashmore reviews the shipping scene over the last fortnight. Following the momentous decision of the British electorate to vote 'Leave' from the EU, the Irish Minister for the Marine issued a statement in which he said “The…
A U.S training ship, Empire State of the SUNY -University of New York is on a summer sea-term which includes a visit to Dublin next week
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#EmpireState – Training vessel Empire State VI is on its annual summer sea term, that is one of the requirements to earning a U.S. Coast Guard license. The former cargoship now trains the cadets of the SUNY - State University…
The James Joyce ‘Bloomsday’ mural on board Ulysses, in which the Irish Ferries flagship, the largest ferry trading between Ireland and UK, is named after the famous literary masterpiece set in Dublin on Thursday, 16 June 1904. At that time Ireland was part of the British Empire and now 112 years later, the UK go to the polls next 'Thursday' to decide on whether to ‘Remain’ or ‘Leave’ the EU. The UK has been a member since 1973, the same year Ireland joined the then called EEC, European Economic Community.
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#BrexitTradeIrelandUK – An Taoiseach Enda Kenny is on a two-day visit to the UK to encourage support from the Irish diaspora to vote 'Remain' in the EU Referendum, when he visits Liverpool and Manchester, this follow’s yesterday Thames flotilla face-off , writes…
Thames Farewell: Cargo-cranes and hatch covers of RMS St. Helena (during recent Pool of London visit alongside HMS Belfast: note bow mounted guns). The 'RMS' can load 92TEU containers and has a 3,750 cbm bale capacity.
Ports & Shipping
#RMSstHelena – RMS St. Helena having been bid farewell by spectators in Tilbury, London on her final ever voyage from the UK, yesterday evening, is now almost out of the English Channel bound ultimately for St. Helena, some 4,500 miles…
RMS St. Helena 'dressed overall' in the Pool of London last week. She subsequently this evening departed Tilbury's London Cruise Terminal and downriver along the Thames Estuary on her final ever voyage from the UK bound for St. Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. In the background is the curved building of City Hall, the Mayor of London's office.
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#RMSstHelena - RMS St. Helena departed just after 4pm this afternoon to embark on her final ever voyage from the UK on a 4,500 miles journey bound for the South Atlantic Ocean island of St. Helena, writes Jehan Ashmore. She…
View from bridgewing of RMS St. Helena on historic once-ff call to London (Pool of London) and overlooking HMS Belfast, a WW2 battle cruiser which is a permanent floating visitor attraction.
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#RMSroyalty - RMS St. Helena which Royal Family member Princes Anne visited as previously reported during the ships historic visit to London, is to depart later today on a farewell voyage from the UK to St. Helena Island in the…
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
Ports & Shipping
#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…

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