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#Ports&Shipping –The latest IMDO Weekly Shipping Market Review includes the following stories as detailed below.

Irish Economy: Manufacturing rises-Irish manufacturing saw its first improvement in four months during June, according to the latest monthly purchasing managers' index, which increased from 49.7 points to 50.3 points. The 50+ reading was largely anticipated, but wider positivity among respondent companies has led commentators to suggest the sector's growth might be sustainable.

EU Shipping Industry: Proposals welcomed -European shipowner and port bodies have welcomed the EC's proposals to ease customs formalities at EU ports, according to Fairplay. The scheme would put the proposals in place as of 2015, as part of an attempt to streamline port functioning to move toward a single EU shipping market. The moves would upgrade further an existing simplified customs regime available to intra-EU shipping lines.

Dry Bulk Market: Vessel prices -Rising prices for second-hand dry bulk vessels point to a turnaround in the industry, according to Market Realist. During May, the average prices for 15-year-old panamax, handymax/supramax, and handysize ships rose to an eight-month high. As companies can sell and purchase 15-year-old ships in the market right away - unlike new builds - price movements in 15-year-old ships reflect market fundamentals.

For more of the above visit the IMDO Weekly Markets Review (Week 27) and also on's dedicated Ports & Shipping News section.


Published in Ports & Shipping

William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland and internationally for many years, with his work appearing in leading sailing publications on both sides of the Atlantic. He has been a regular sailing columnist for four decades with national newspapers in Dublin, and has had several sailing books published in Ireland, the UK, and the US. An active sailor, he has owned a number of boats ranging from a Mirror dinghy to a Contessa 35 cruiser-racer, and has been directly involved in building and campaigning two offshore racers. His cruising experience ranges from Iceland to Spain as well as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, and he has raced three times in both the Fastnet and Round Ireland Races, in addition to sailing on two round Ireland records. A member for ten years of the Council of the Irish Yachting Association (now the Irish Sailing Association), he has been writing for, and at times editing, Ireland's national sailing magazine since its earliest version more than forty years ago

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