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Donegal Ferry Services Under Review
Ports & Shipping
Members of Donegal County Council are to discuss today, the future of two subsidised ferry routes operating from the Inishowen Peninsula, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Lough Foyle ferry between Greencastle and Magilligan Point, Co. Derry could be curtailed as traffic…
Ports & Shipping
St. Peter Line has agreed to purchase the Pride of Bilbao for €37.7m from Irish Continental Group (ICG) which has been on charter to P&O's UK-Spain route, writes Jehan Ashmore. ICG will charter the 37,583 gross tonnes cruiseferry to St.…
Ports & Shipping
Following the recent announcement of DFDS Seaways to sell two Irish Sea routes and four vessels to rivals Stena Line, the company are to close the Larne to Fleetwood route, writes Jehan Ashmore. Stena claim the closure is not to do…
Ports & Shipping
The Department of Transport today has issued a Marine Notice (No. 35, 2010) to advise that all Irish ships having radio communications or radio navigational equipment, which transmits radio signals, must hold a ship radio licence under the Wireless Telegraphy…
Ports & Shipping
DFDS Seaways, which only entered into the Irish Sea ferry sector, after acquiring Norfolkline operations during the summer has sold two freight routes and vessels to Stena Line, writes Jehan Ashmore. The sale covers the routes between Belfast and Birkenhead…
Ports & Shipping
The European Parliament and European Council have formally adopted a regulation giving new compensation rights to passengers using water transport. The regulation is expected to come into force at the end of 2012. "People are entitled to enjoy the same…
Ports & Shipping
Representatives of Tanzania, the Maldives, Ghana, Indonesia and Malaysia have benefited from the experience of Ireland's largest and most successful port management company. Dublin Port Company today announced it has completed a training programme for five developing countries as part…
Ports & Shipping
French shipping giant CMA-CGM was announced the winner of the Deep Sea Shipping Company of the Year Award at the annual Irish Exporters Association (IEA) Export Industry Awards, which was held in Dublin on Thursday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The award…
Ports & Shipping
The latest figures announced by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) has revealed that the volume of goods passing through Irish ports increased across all the main shipping segments during the 3rd quarter of 2010 compared to the same period last…
Ports & Shipping
The operators of the Cork-Swansea route that reopened earlier this year, Fastnet Line, have announced running two special sailings for Munster rugby fans, when the team play against Swansea Neath Ospreys on 18 December. In addition the company are offering…
Ports & Shipping
As a severe drought grips Russia, over 2,500 tonnes of potatoes were loaded on board the mv Blankenese in Drogheda yesterday. The vessel was bound for St. Petersberg and a further three shipments are scheduled in the new export trade,…
Irish cargo-ship remains aground off Drogheda Port
Ports & Shipping
The Irish flagged general cargo-ship Arklow Raider which went aground when departing Drogheda Port on Tuesday, remains stuck on a sandbank tonight, writes Jehan Ashmore. In strong south-east gales the 90-metre vessel with a cargo of cement bound for Swansea,…
Storm Strands Ferry in South Devon Bay
Ports & Shipping
Thursday night's stormy seas forced a car ferry with more than 40 Irish-bound passengers to shelter in a south Devon bay. The Herald Express in Devon reports that the Norman Voyager, which left Cherbourg on Wednesday night, was due to…
Dublin Port Company assist in “Train-For-Trade”
Ports & Shipping
The "Train-For-Trade" programme, which involved training 22 port officials from six organisation's has ended after a year-long programme on skills to improve work efficiency and modern port management skills.  The training programme, also sought to foster economic development and was…
'Follow the Fleet' Schools Essay Competition
Ports & Shipping
The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) has announced details for the 2010/11 Follow the Fleet Schools Essay Competition. To enter the competition, schools are invited to log onto http://www.followthefleet.ie to register. Each school will be provided with a username and password.…
Body of Woman Who Fell from Rosslare Ferry Recovered
Ports & Shipping
The body of the woman who fell overboard from the Irish Ferries vessel Isle of Inis Mór was recovered from the sea at Rosslare on Saturday. According to media reports the woman fell overboard as the ferry approached Rosslare Europort shortly…

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