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#ShippingReview – Over the last fortnight, Jehan Ashmore has reported on the shipping scene where among the stories are outlined below.

Irish Continental Group division, EUCON has completed an upgrade programme of its container fleet with the introduction of 200 new 45ft units.

A year after the closure of the Stena HSS route, Dun Laoghaire Harbour witnessed a cargoship, Wilson Blyth (see photo above) that unloaded yet more fermentation tanks for Guinness St. James Gate Brewery in Dublin.

Landlocked headquartered ro-ro operator, CLdN RoRo SA announced they are to add 12 new vessels to its existing 24-strong fleet serving routes in northern and western Europe.

The Irish Maritime Forum heads to Cork and will look at "Success through synergy – an innovative & dynamic approach to the future". The event takes place at the National Maritime College of Ireland in Ringaskiddy on September 25th.

In an important day for Arklow Shipping, the first of 10 newbuilds of 5,100dwat, Arklow Vale was launched in a spectacular fashion at the Royal Bodewes shipyard in the Netherlands.

Published in Ports & Shipping

#IrishMaritimeForum - The Irish Maritime Forum 2015 will look at "Success through synergy – an innovative & dynamic approach to the future" by exploring the ocean of opportunities that exist within the sector and concentrating on the key drivers that are set to change the sector in the future.

The Irish Maritime Forum will take place at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), Ringaskiddy on September 25th 2015 between 08:30 to 17:00 hours.

The event is sponsored by Copius Resources, which is aimed at organisations and professionals within the maritime industry in Ireland.

This event, which will be formally opened by Minister Simon Coveney, is aimed at organisations and professionals operating within the broad maritime industry in Ireland.

On the proceeding day of the Maritime Forum, there is a drinks reception (sponsors & speakers only) on the evening of Thursday 24th which will be held at the Port of Cork. This social event will be followed by the main event as referred above on Friday 25th at the NMCI.

The programme for the main event will focus on a number of core themes, namely;

• The Maritime Industry (Sponsored by NMCI Services)
• Maritime Skills & Human Resources (Sponsored by Copius Resources)
• Port Sector (Sponsored by Ardmore Shipping Ltd.)
• Offshore & Renewables Sector (Sponsored by Irish Mainport Holdings Ltd.)
• Marine Tourism & Leisure (Sponsored by Port of Cork)

For further information regarding booking of this ticketed event, visit the official conference website:

Published in Ports & Shipping

Coastal Notes Coastal Notes covers a broad spectrum of stories, events and developments in which some can be quirky and local in nature, while other stories are of national importance and are on-going, but whatever they are about, they need to be told.

Stories can be diverse and they can be influential, albeit some are more subtle than others in nature, while other events can be immediately felt. No more so felt, is firstly to those living along the coastal rim and rural isolated communities. Here the impact poses is increased to those directly linked with the sea, where daily lives are made from earning an income ashore and within coastal waters.

The topics in Coastal Notes can also be about the rare finding of sea-life creatures, a historic shipwreck lost to the passage of time and which has yet many a secret to tell. A trawler's net caught hauling more than fish but cannon balls dating to the Napoleonic era.

Also focusing the attention of Coastal Notes, are the maritime museums which are of national importance to maintaining access and knowledge of historical exhibits for future generations.

Equally to keep an eye on the present day, with activities of existing and planned projects in the pipeline from the wind and wave renewables sector and those of the energy exploration industry.

In addition Coastal Notes has many more angles to cover, be it the weekend boat leisure user taking a sedate cruise off a long straight beach on the coast beach and making a friend with a feathered companion along the way.

In complete contrast is to those who harvest the sea, using small boats based in harbours where infrastructure and safety poses an issue, before they set off to ply their trade at the foot of our highest sea cliffs along the rugged wild western seaboard.

It's all there, as Coastal Notes tells the stories that are arguably as varied to the environment from which they came from and indeed which shape people's interaction with the surrounding environment that is the natural world and our relationship with the sea.

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