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Royal Netherlands Navy landing platform dock (LPD) amphibious ship HNLMS Johan de Witt and a frigate is to pay a visit to Dublin Port over the weekend.  Above: The LPD is seen on a previous call in recent years when approaching the port while in the shipping channel in Dublin Bay. Note at the stern, the landing well-dock's ramp.
Naval Visits
#NavalVisits – One of the biggest Royal Netherlands Navy ships and a frigate is to visit Dublin Port, so to enable crew members time-off in addition to carrying out diplomatic and trade functions, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Rotterdam-class HNLMS Johan…
Overall Growth at Dublin Port 2007 – 2017
Dublin Port
Dublin Port Company has today reported full year trading figures for 2017. The latest figures show that cargo volumes through Dublin Port hit record levels for the third successive year with growth of 4.3% to reach a new record level…
A screenshot of M.V. Ziltborg taken this morning while berthed in the frozen icy waters of the Finnish Port of Kokkola located on the Gulf of Bothnia. Temperatures at the port are currently -4° and are to drop further overnight to -6° (feeling like -9°). Last year, the port participated in celebrating the nations independence a century ago with the 'Finland 100' years campaign, which involved the installation of a new crane “Karsten” during the jubilee year.
Ports & Shipping
#Ports&Shipping - A Corrib Shipping cargoship loaded concentrates from Boliden Tara Mines facility in Dublin Port late last year, arrived at a Finnish port this first week of 2018 and where the sea is currently frozen over, writes Jehan Ashmore. The…
Dublin Port Company Seeks Marine Pilot For Vacancy Panel
Jobs
#Jobs - Dublin Port Company invites applications from Marine Pilots for inclusion on a panel from which future permanent and temporary vacancies in the Dublin Pilotage Service will be filled. The panel will be active for a period of two…
Members of the Dublin Fire Brigade practice real life situations as part of an ongoing height training programme from container gantry cranes in a Dublin Port terminal that is operated by the Peel Ports Group. Afloat adds the facility is where a new generation of custom-built 'Ireland' max containerships for BG Freight Line (subsidiary of Peel Ports Group) will enter service this year. See related Ports & Shipping report dated 12 December 2017.
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - In recent weeks Dublin firefighters scaled 110ft high container gantry cranes in Dublin Port so to play out real life situations as part of an ongoing height training programme. Firefighters and paramedics from Dublin Fire Brigade were invited…
Earlier this month Doyle Shipping won an injunction allowing it to continue to provide services to Stena Line ferries docking in Dublin Port
Dublin Port
#Dispute - A Dublin Port stevedore, Doyle Shipping, whose case against Stena Line was back in court recently, where a ruling on costs was reserved. Earlier this month as The Irish Times reported, Doyle won an injunction allowing it to…
On her maiden call to Dublin Port was CLdN’s MV Celine, the largest short sea Ro-Ro vessel in the world with a capacity of 8,000 lane-metres, capable of carrying over 600 freight units. She will operate on a new service between Dublin Port and the ports of Zeebrugge and Rotterdam, providing additional capacity on routes to Continental Europe
Dublin Port
2017 has been a very productive year for Dublin Port. There has been sustained, significant growth across the business, from cargo to cruise, and it has also been a year of firsts on a number of fronts. Trade  Latest trade…
The vast majority of exporters from Ireland involves freight traffic bound for mainland Europe using the 'central corridor' route of Dublin-Holyhead and from there make a land-bridge across the UK. Afloat adds that according to the Welsh Cabinet Secretary, 70% of Ireland's trade with the rest of the EU passes through the port.
Dublin Port
#ExportersBrexit - Exporters from Ireland that go through Britain to get their produce to mainland Europe or further afield should still be able to do so after Brexit, the Revenue Commissioners expect, writes The Independent.ie Michael Colgan, head of Revenue's…
Niamh Carroll (age 12) from Ringsend College with her image of yachts and boats at Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club marina from the exhibition
Dublin Port
Students from Ringsend College reveal their take on Dublin as part of an exciting new photo exhibition entitled ‘My Port, River, City’ which opens to the public today at the CHQ Building. The exhibition which runs until Sunday 10th of…
At the Commercial Court on Friday, Mr Justice Brian McGovern granted DSG injunctions restraining Stena breaching the contract with DSG or transferring any of DSG’s contractual obligations to any other party.
Ferry
#dispute - An injunction has been secured by Doyle Shipping Group allowing it continue to provide services to Stena Line’s ferries docking at Dublin Port. According to The Irish Times, the order applies until the full hearing of proceedings over…
Since last weekend, Afloat has observed 'Supramax' bulk-carrier Clipper Triton (60,000dwt) at anchor in Dublin Bay before docking in Dublin Port in recently. The ship's name prefix gave a clue as to the identity of owners, Clipper Group. The Danish company's Irish Sea freight-only ferry subsidiary, Seatruck which has operated a decade of routine services out of Dublin to Liverpool and Heysham.  In addition to runnning Warrenpoint-Heysham which established the operators presence on the Irish Sea in 1996 using the ro-ro Riverdance.
Dublin Port
#Clipper/Seatruck - A trio of ships from the Clipper Group have used Dublin Port this afternoon, however one of them is not a port regular given the vessel is a bulker and not a routine ro-ro freight ferry trading under…
Cathma in heavy seas, is currently in the sheltered waters of Dublin Port. The 6,000dwt cargoship is been loaded with concentrates from Bolidan Tara Mines in Co. Meath.
Dublin Port
#Concentrates – It is pleasing to concentrate on an Irish based ship management company that otherwise is not widely documented in mainstream media, writes Jehan Ashmore. Cathma, a multipurpose dry-cargo carrier with an Ice Class (1A) certification was tracked by…
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…
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