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Jehan Ashmore

Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

The MPI Resolution was the world's first purpose-built vessel for installing offshore wind turbines and AFLOAT adds the speciliast ship is seen berthed at the inner harbour of Holyhead.  Early in its career the ship made a call on the other side of the Irish Sea when berthing in Dublin Port.
On the Irish Sea a giant wind turbine vessel has had its departure from the Port of Holyhead delayed by the weather. MPI Resolution arrived at the port on Thursday after sailing in from Rotterdam - with its towering 220ft…
All together now as a trio of Stena ferries gather in Rosslare Europort with the first time arrival of Stena Vinga (on right) which is serving as Irish Sea relief duty vessel this winter.  Afloat also adds however that the ferry firstly is operating on the Ireland-France (Cherbourg) connection though tonights 21:30 sailing from Rosslare has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions.
Afloat highlights the above busy scene as a trio of ferries and all from the same operator gathered recently in Rosslare Europort, writes Jehan Ashmore. Most notably among the Stena Line ferries was the arrival of Stena Vinga (on right)…
Belfast Harbour is working in partnership with Redshift Associates and University of Leicester on an innovative approach to the evaluation of pollution emissions from shipping & other industrial activity to assess the overall atmospheric emissions within the harbour estate. Above AFLOAT adds looking upriver of the Lagan from Stormont Wharf where the short-sea trader Arklow Ruler is berthed along with a bulker and tucked in between these vessels is another cargoship.
In what is been described as a ground-breaking project, Belfast Harbour  has already embarked upon a strategy to digitise, decarbonise and decentralise its energy usage throughout the port's 3,000-acre harbour estate. The new initiative will further help enhance the port's…
British Ports Asociation has welcomed the UK Government’s new Port Infrastructure Fund for borders infrastructure, which will now be be allocated on a grant basis
UK port representatives have welcomed a £200m (US$250m) government fund launched last Friday to boost the nation's port infrastructure to prepare for the end of the UK’s transition period from the EU at the end of this year, but warned…
Liverpool, the UK north-west port operated by Peel Ports has welcomed OOCL's move to operate from the riverside terminal on the UK-Canada service. Above AFLOAT adds is OOCL St. Lawrence berthed at the Irish Sea's largest container facility at Liverpool2 located on Merseyside and adjoining Liverpool Docks.
Containership operator Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) in the UK is to move its Liverpool operations for its Europe-Canada trade to the port’s deepwater container terminal Liverpool2. The new vessel [to the route] has a capacity 67% greater than the…
The draft proposal slammed government ports policy as 'misguided' and 'naive'. Above the Tivoli Container Terminal at the Port of Cork.
In a confidential discussion document prepared by the Irish Ports Association (IPA) cite that the Exchequer should provide money for infrastructure development at Ireland's commercial ports. The draft document, circulated amongst port CEOs last week, heavily criticises Government policy on…
UK Landbridge: The (P&O) ferry sails every night from Hull to Zeebrugge (Belgium). Above AFLOAT adds the operator's pair of cruiseferries Pride of York (above in the Port of Hull) along with sister Pride of Bruges serve the North Sea route connecting the UK and mainland Europe. The pair built in 1987 are to be withdrawn from service. Note the 'tumblehome' deck of Marco Polo that was in the fleet of CMV (which in June went into administration) with the cruiseship remaining laid-up in Avonmouth (near Bristol), England.
A UK-Belgium ferry route is to be cut between Hull and Belgium in a decision that has been described as the "end of an era" for the city. Operator P&O Ferries said it was closing its service to Zeebrugge following…
RoRo freight ferries Afloat adds occupy berths in the UK at the Port of Heysham on the Irish Sea
The UK government today is ramping up its preparations for the end of the transition period with the launch of a £200 million fund for ports to build new facilities. Government launches the Port Infrastructure Fund to build new facilities…
A Sligo councillor recalls a journey from Coney Island with faulty lights leading to Sligo Harbour where also some 5kms along the coast offshore is The Metal Man. The 19th century beacon had received recently a paint makeover.
A north-west councillor has described how on a recent journey by boat from Coney Island to Sligo Harbour one evening recently it became apparent that the majority of lights in the harbour aren't working. As The Sligo Champion reports, Councillor…
Port of Foynes: re-opening the 40km Limerick-Foynes line, closed in 2002, would cost €45 million. Above AFLOAT adds the bulker Foxtrot berthed at the port and the derelict railway station located in north Co. Limerick
The Limerick-Foynes rail line is the focus of a plan to revive the link which will boost efforts to develop the Shannon Estuary as a centre for shipping and energy. Minister for Transport, Eamon Ryan, told the Dáil recently that…
Plans for a Brexit lorry park on Anglesey have been rejected by the local council. Above Afloat adds are freight booths of rivals Irish Ferries and Stena Line at the terminal for the Port of Holyhead in north Wales
In north Wales a request to allow Anglesey Showground's park and ride to be used to host a post-Brexit lorry facility has been rejected by council leaders. As BBC News reports the land is needed for a potential customs check…
Port Glasgow in south-west Scotland where Hull 802, seen to the right of the shipyard, is one of two delayed CalMac ferries.
Scottish shipbuilder Ferguson Marine (Port Glasgow) has placed three contracts, worth more than £15 million, with companies to continue work on two CalMac ferries It’s hoped that the move, The National reports, is in order to further progress the completion…
Britain-NI trade: The 'goods at risk' issue has proven highly sensitive in talks between the EU and the UK. Above AFLOAT adds in the raised position is the upper bow 'gate' visor of a ferry while in Belfast Harbour where freight-trailers can be seen on the quayside.
In setting out a proposal the European Commission has stated this would determine which goods moving from Britain to Northern Ireland should attract a tariff, and which would not, after 1 January, RTÉ News has learned. Under the Northern Ireland…
Across the Bay: Irish Ferries ropax Epsilon when bound for Holyhead. Wales while also underway Dublin Bay Cruises excursion vessel St. Bridget headed for Howth Harbour. The ferry is to take over the roster of W.B.Yeats sailings from 1 October on the Dublin -Cherbourg route for the winter months as for DBC they concluded cruises yesterday on what was a shorter season due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Cruiseferry W.B. Yeats made its final layover today, which occurs every Monday in between operating two round trips weekly during the summer/high season months on Irish Ferries Dublin-Cherbourg route, writes Jehan Ashmore. The year round Ireland-France service will be taken…
Mr Flynn, who is originally from East Cork, owns and heads up UK debt solution company Creditfix.
Irish businessman Pearse Flynn who made his fortune in the tech and telecoms has announced a €10m investment in a green energy project in Cork Harbour that aims to create 80 jobs within two years. Flynn has acquired Crosshaven Boatyard…
Naval Service Basin: Main arnament of the LE Eithne,  a Bofors 57mm Gun after receiving essential maintenance awaits on a truck-trailer before crane-mounted operation to reinstall on board at the fo'c'sle, i.e in front of the bridge overlooking the bow.
The Irish Naval Service's oldest vessel, LÉ Eithne received its primary armament following a refit completed at the Naval Base in Cork Harbour yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore. The arnament is a Bofors 57mm Gun which underwent a refit carried out by…
British Ports Association says decarbonisation, innovation, infrastructure, freeports and properly functioning and resourced regulators are key asks for future UK government spending. Above AFLOAT adds is the Liverpool Docks and in the distance the red gantry cranes on Merseyside, where container terminal 'Liverpool2' opened in recent years.
The British Ports Association (BPA) outlines that decarbonisation, innovation, infrastructure, freeports and properly functioning and resourced regulators are key asks for future government spending, which the association set out in a letter to the UK Chancellor from the ports industry…
Lorries in the UK on a motorway in Kent near the Port of Dover
Irish Road Haulage Association has warned trade will be "severely upset" because of Brexit and the price of some goods could double in price. President of the Irish Road Haulage Association Eugene Drennan said there could be a delay in…
World Maritime Day is underway today with events globally to highlight this year's theme of 'Sustainable' Shipping
Today is World Maritime Day which the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the global maritime community have come together to celebrate the annual event. The 2020 theme is "Sustainable Shipping for a Sustainable Planet". 2020 saw everyone across the globe…
UK 'domestic' waters islands serving veteran passenger/cargo ferry Scillonian III underway in the Scilly Isles linking Penzance in Cornwall, south-west England. Specialist ship designer BMT has a contract to design a new vessel to travel for the coastal service to the island archipelago off Land's End.
As Irish hauliers call for more direct services to mainland Europe given a post-Brexit, it is in these UK domestic waters that plans to replace the Isles of Scilly ferry linking Cornwall are underway likewise of those ferries serving Ireland-France, writes…
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