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The Irish Rail operated Rosslare Europort in Co. Wexford
Ports & Shipping
#Rosslare2040 - Rail operated Rosslare Europort has featured prominently in the their response to the Governments ‘National Planning Framework’ consultation. According to MultiModal, the National Planning Framework is the plan that sets out what the transport needs for the country…
Seized Ship Shingle: For just over three years (24 June 2014) the small cargoship Shingle which had €14m worth of illegal cigarettes seized initially in Drogheda Port was transferred that same day to Dublin Port. The detained cargoship remains at a prominent berth close to the Tom Clarke (East-Link) Bridge spanning the Liffey.
Dublin Port
#SeizedShip – A Moldovan flagged cargoship seized with €14m worth of tobacco by the Revenue Commissioners three years ago still remains detained in Dublin Port but plans are in place to finally dispose the vessel.  The 667 tonnes Shingle had…
Cargo & Investments Boost Belfast Harbour To Record Profits
Ports & Shipping
#BelfastHarbour - Belfast Harbour’s latest annual report shows a record €36.6 million in profits, according to The Irish Times. The 12% rise in operating profits in 2016 comes with a 7% increase in turnover within the same 12-month period to…
Brittany Ferries has ordered a newbuild cruiseferry to be named Honfleur that will operate on the English Channel. The shipyard FSG is also the same German company currently constructing ICG/Irish Ferries new cruiseferry due by mid-2018.
Ferry
#NewBuild - Almost exactly a year after the Brexit vote, Brittany Ferries on Thursday confirmed an order for a new "£175m LNG cruiseferry for English Channel service. The 42,400 gross tonnage newbuild (slighty larger to Pont-Aven of 41,000 on the…
Today, 25 June marks the Day of the Seafarer. The theme for this year's annual event is that 'Seafarers Matter'. Above the Sophia is a typical example of a containership operating out of Dublin Port.
Ports & Shipping
#SeafarersMatter - Today 25 June is the Day of the Seafarer (DotS) an annual event which celebrates and recognises the role that people have on our oceans. The theme of this year's Dots event run by the International Maritime Organisation…
Still making an impression: Wind Surf towering above Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Carlisle Pier. The five-masted flagship is the most regular cruiseship caller to the harbour since the sector was revived in 2011.
Cruise Liners
#SailFlagship –The presence today of the five-masted flagship Wind Surf in Dun Laoghaire never fails to impress despite been the most regular cruiseship caller to the harbour of recent years, writes Jehan Ashmore. All five masts of Wind Surf are…
Cargoships Avalon and Fri Wave occupy Cork city centre berths along the South Quays
Ports & Shipping
#iShipIndex- According to the iShip Index recently published by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) shipping and port activity in the Republic of Ireland rose by 7% in the first quarter of 2017 when compared to the corresponding period of…
IOM Steam Packet's fastferry craft Manannan alongside Liverpool landing stage which is to have works costing £540,000. The Manannan also operates the seasonal Douglas-Dublin route.
Ferry
#Liverpool - Essential works to be carried out at the Liverpool landing stage costing £540,000 has been agreed by the Isle fo Man Steam Packet Company so to safeguard services to the city for three more seasons. The major investment…
Ecocem Ireland officially opened in the UK last week a second bulk Import terminal in Sheerness in the Port of Medway. The new facility follows the Runcorn plant on the Manchester Ship Canal that opened in early 2016
Ports & Shipping
#NewTerminal - Ecocem Ireland, manufacturer of high performance low carbon cement, upped their export capacity with the official opening in the UK last week of a second bulk Import terminal in Sheerness, the Port of Medway. The new facility in…
At time of posting it was only a couple of hours since newbuild Arklow Venture was launched on this Bloomsday morning
Ports & Shipping
#Launch – Once again it was a Dutch yard that launched a cargoship for Arklow Shipping and that took place on this Bloomsday morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Venture with yard no. 727 represents the seventh so far of 10…
Red-hulled cargoship Ceg Cosmos, seen after a Workington-Wicklow passage, however the ship normally trades from Scottish ports and loaded with 'round' timber. Just two miles south of the east-coast port town is the picturesque beach of Magheramore Strand where scenes of 'Redwater' took place but mostly the drama used Dunmore East, Waterford.
Ports & Shipping
#Redwater – ‘Redwater’ the BBC Studios in association with RTE produced drama spin-off of Eastenders, mostly shot in Dunmore East, Waterford, is home to a fishing fleet and likewise of Wicklow Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The east-coast port of Wicklow…
Delegates attending ESPO annual conference held in Barcelona discuss the core topic: “Ports in a changing Climate, a Changing World”.
Ports & Shipping
#ClimateChange - The European port industry gathered in Barcelona for ESPO’s annual conference entitled “Ports in a changing Climate, a Changing World”. During the first of the two day conference (1 June), Alvaro Rodriguez, high level Climate Reality representative, inspired…
Marine Notices: Seafarer Exam Dates, Fishing Vessel Code Reminder & ID For Recreational Craft
News Update
#MarineNotice - The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has posted its schedule of examination dates for Certificates of Competency for Deck Officers, Marine Engineer Officers, Skippers and Second Hands for the year commencing 1 September 2017, as detailed in…
File photo of the Ferry Terminal in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, where Stena Line had operated a HSS (high-speed sea service) to Holyhead until 2014.
Ferry
#FerryTerminal - A change of use through a planning application of the former ferry terminal in Dún Laoghaire Harbour, from duty-free shops and passenger services to a 450-job technology cluster, is to be lodged in coming weeks. The move writes…
CMV' Magellan this weekend berthed at the south Wales port of Newport where the cruiseship is to be used to accommodate visitors for the Champions League Final.
Cruise Liners
#ChampionsLeague - The south Welsh port of Newport has been transformed into a bespoke accommodation and events space due to increased demand from visitors arriving this weekend (2nd – 4th June) for the Champions League Final. An area of quayside…
Looking resplendent, car ferry Frazer Aisling Gabrielle departing Wicklow Port last month having made an overnight call from Waterford estuary. The vessel which is the third largest Irish domestic ferry in terms of cars and passenger capacity was bound for Carlingford Lough. Take a closer look to the right of the wheelhouse, where the general cargoship Crown Mary was detained in the port forcing the ship to remain in the harbour for several days.
Ferry
#SeaTrials - A car ferry that is set to launch the new year-round Carlingford Lough ferry service has been conducting sea-trials between the Cooley and Mourne Mountains, writes Jehan Ashmore. According to the ferry owners, the Frazer Ferries Group, a…

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