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

Irish Economy: EU/US trade deal - Ireland will benefit more than any other European country except Britain if the European Union and United States hammer out a new trade deal, a leading German think-tank believes. A deal that leads to "deep liberalisation" could boost average incomes here by almost 7% and create more than 18,000 jobs, the Ifo Institute said in a report published this week. The US would be the biggest beneficiary of any agreement with a 13.4% rise in income, according to Ifo, followed by Britain which would see 9.7% rise in incomes.

Container Market: Volumes flatline - Volumes from Asia to Europe grew just 0.1% in the first four months of the year to 4.4m TEU, according to the latest figures from Container Trades Statistics. This growth was mainly fuelled by an up-lift in Asia to Mediterranean services, with volumes declining from Asia to north Europe.

Dry Bulk Market: European coal demand - European demand for coal has slumped since the financial crisis, according to a special report from BIMCO. Ever since 2009, demand has deteriorated, falling by 14 million tonnes from the first to the second quarter. Import volumes during the last three quarters of 2011 indicated that seaborne coal demand was recovering, but the development stalled somewhat in 2012.

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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