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#ShippingReview - Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene, where shipping and port activity rose up 11% in the second quarter of 2013 when compared to the corresponding period of 2012.

Five European ports; Antwerp, Cartagena, Dover, Livorno and Olso have been selected for the shortlist of the European Sea Port Organisation's (ESPO) Award on Societal Integration of Ports.

Europe's Short-Sea operators are predicted by Dutch consultancy Bloem Doze Nienhuis to have another six years of struggle before returning to profitability by 2020.

Following the demise of Huelin Renouf Shipping in August, a new UK based company is planning to replace the freight service between the Channel Islands by operating an Irish-flagged cargoship.

 

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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