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The main terminal at the Port of Waterford is located in Belview, downriver of the south-eastern city.  Afloat adds that the terminal was recently called to by the brand new short-sea trader Arklow Cliff which today is docked in Drogheda Port. A sister Arklow Cape completed last year is due to call to Cork today while currently in Dublin is Arklow Clan, another C class completed this year that made a maiden 'offshore' call off Arklow last Friday. See related Ports & Shipping coverage posted on Monday.
Ports & Shipping
#CounterPorts - It is the belief of management at the Ports of Waterford and Rosslare Europort that they can become ‘valuable counterpoints’ to reduce congestion in the Dublin area while also supporting a ‘robust and pragmatic’ response to Brexit. The…
The annual National Commemoration Seafarer's Service at City Quay, Dublin to be held this Sunday, 19 November from 12 noon. The ceremony takes place at the Seafarers Memorial that is dedicated to honour seamen lost while serving on Irish merchant ships 1939-1945 in WW2.
Ports & Shipping
#SeafarersMemorial – The annual National Commemoration Service for Irish Seafarers in Dublin is to held this Sunday, 19th November. The annual service hosted by the Maritime Institute of Ireland will involve a wreath-laying ceremony at 12.00 noon on City Quay…
Making a maiden arrival last month to Dublin Port, Arklow Spirit which had a part-cargo of animal feed from Brazil to discharge. The 2013 built bulk-carrier has five cargo holds served by four cranes. Total capacities are for Grain 46951.0m³ / 1657980.6ft³  and Bale 44957.5m³ / 1587584.2ft³
Ports & Shipping
#Brazil-France - Arklow Spirit a bulk-carrier has almost retraced the historic French tallship Belém's cocoa bean trade route from Brazil to Paris, where downriver in Rouen, the Irish ship docked having sailed from south America via Ireland last month, writes…
Another ASL 'R' class, Arklow Resolve that made a rare non-cargo call (see: 21 July posting) to Dublin's 'Docklands' financial quarter where high-rise office buildings dominate. Such redevelopment including apartments has been echoed in Swansea's old port where the National Waterfront Museum is at Tawe Basin.
Ports & Shipping
#SistersDryDock - A pair of sisters, one Irish flagged the other recently transferred to the UK departed before noon today and within half an hour of eachother having vacated the docks system in Swansea, south Wales, writes Jehan Ashmore. The…
Arklow Raider was a typical short-sea trader to use Dublin dry dock that closed last year but was reopened on a once-off basis to facilitate tallship Jeanie Johnston earlier this year. The Arklow Raider underwent work at the recently refurbished Swansea Drydocks Ltd having been taken over. On the left is Garth Masterson, General Manager, SDL and Callum Couper, Port Manager, ABP South Wales.
Ports & Shipping
#DryDockYards - Following closure of Dublin Graving Docks last year, the main client Arklow Shipping, has been forced to send some short-sea traders elsewhere, which has involved use of the recently refurbished Swansea Drydocks Ltd in south Wales, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Stena, which has entered into a contract with another party to provide the services at Dublin Port (as above), has, in its proceedings against DSG, sought a declaration its termination notice is valid.
Dublin Port
#dispute - A dispute between ferry operator Stena Line and Doyle Shipping Group writes The Irish Times over the provision of services for docking at Dublin Port has come before the Commercial Court. Doyle Shipping Group (DSG) had operated a…
The new ro-ro ramp linkspan (in blue) within Alexandra Basin prior to the use of the facility by the giant ro-ro freight-ferry Celine which departed last night and is currently off Cornwall and bound for mainland Europe. Note on right, ABR project related construction pilling with orange workboat alongside Ocean Pier which separates the basin with neighbouring Alexandra Basin (East).
Dublin Port
#dublinport - The brand new Celine, the world's largest short-sea ro-ro freight ferry departed Dublin Port last night having made use of a new ramp linkspan to facilitate such ships, writes Jehan Ashmore. As previously reported in Afloat's coverage prior…
Dating to 1909 is an old head office of the former British and Irish Steam Packet Company which became better known as the B+I Line. The building on Sir John Rogersons Quay, forms as part of a site under redevelopment in the southside of the Dublin Docklands quarter.
Dublin Port
#TheB+ILine - Following Afloat's focus on the former City of Dublin Steam Packet, the series continues with other Dublin based Irish Sea 'steamer-packet' companies and their legacy of architectural heritage and ferries, writes Jehan Ashmore. The ornate crest of the…
At anchor in Dublin Bay, Arklow Spirit prior to her maiden call to Dublin Port on Monday, has since returned to the same anchorage and is awaiting orders. Meanwhile at time of writing, newer sister, Arklow Spray is berthed in the USA at the Port of New York
Ports & Shipping
#BulkerSisters - Arklow Spirit last night returned to anchor in Dublin Bay to await orders while another bulk-carrier occupies the same berth to where the Irish flagged ship is one of a pair of the largest registered in the State,…
Unique sight: Arklow Shipping bulk-carriers meet in Dublin Bay over the October Bank Holiday. On the left is Arklow Marsh from the Netherlands and Arklow Spirit from Cork, though originally sailed from Brazil. Both bulkers were loaded with animal feed that involved part-cargo discharged in Dublin and Cork. In between the green hulled cargoships is another such hull coloured vessel, dredger Minerva carrying out operations.
Ports & Shipping
#LargestIrish - One of two of the largest Irish flagged cargoships, Arklow Spirit of 33,905 deadweight tons (dwt) made a maiden call to Dublin Port over the October bank holiday, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Spirit's arrival took place on Monday…
The Celebrity Reflection
Dublin Port
2019 is set to be an exciting year in the Irish cruise calendar as Celebrity Cruises confirms that Dublin Port will become a regular fixture. With five turnarounds in the port, Celebrity Refection will call Dublin home from May to…
Beautiful ornate masonry work is demonstrated in the crest of the former City of Dublin Steam Packet Co. that can be seen on the facade of Eden House located in the capital's inner city along Eden Quay.
Dublin Port
#CityOfDublin - It would be hard not to have noticed in particular as a Dublin bus commuter using services at Eden Quay the historic crest of the former City of Dublin Steam Packet Company, writes Jehan Ashmore. The ornate masonry…
Late last night M.V. Celine the world's largest short-sea ro-ro freight ferry docked in Dublin Port having completed a maiden commercial voyage from mainland continental Europe.
Dublin Port
#WorldLargest - An historic milestone in Dublin Port took place late last night as Celine, the world’s largest short-sea ro-ro freight ferry completed a commercial maiden voyage from mainland continental Europe, writes Jehan Ashmore. On arrival from Zeebrugge, Belgium, a…
The Valletta registered giant ro-ro Celine is towed astern (top photo /see rope) through a Dutch road-lift bridge having sailed on a delivery voyage from South Korea.  The naval architecture of the newbuild is much more akin to a large car-carrier compared to CLnD /Cobelfret's range of other ro-ro currently in service, albeit several ships of recent years.
Dublin Port
#WorldLargest - As Afloat.ie reported on Monday, the World's largest ro-ro freight ferry is to make a maiden call to Dublin Port however the giant newbuild made a debut call to Rotterdam yesterday following a delivery voyage, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Dublin Port volumes are up 30% in five years
Dublin Port
Dublin Port Company has published its latest trade figures showing growth of 4.2% to the end of Q3 2017. Overall, volumes in Dublin Port have grown by 30.1% in just five years. A continuation in the current pace of growth…
If you think this ship looks big towering above Ocean Pier, operators of Valentine, CLnd/Cobelfret Ferries are to introduce the world's largest ro-ro (freight) ferry on Zeebrugge /Rotterdam - Dublin routes this week.
Dublin Port
#worldlargest - The world's largest ro-ro ferry described as a 'game-changer' is to make a maiden call this week to Dublin Port from Zeebrugge and is to be followed with an introduction on the Rotterdam route, writes Jehan Ashmore. Landlocked…

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