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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).
#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.
#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
#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.
#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
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.
#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.
#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.
#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 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.
#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…
Work has begun to dredge Alexandra Basin as part of the Capital Dredging Programme that is scheduled to be completed by March 2018. Under the terms of the dumping permit, a maximum of 8,760,000 tonnes of dredged material may be dumped at sea up until the end of March 2021. Among the redevelopment cranes (on left) is the restored Crane 292 recently installed in the grounds of the Port Centre on the right.
#dredging- Dredging works in Dublin Port that began yesterday are to continue to March 2018 which will involve moving loaded material out to sea and dumped in Dublin Bay, writes Jehan Ashmore. The works are part of the Capital Dredging…
Transit Gateway: A Deep Mapping of Dublin Port by Silvia Loeffler. The final seminar Dublin Port 2017 and Beyond / FLUX takes place this Friday, 20 October in the city also includes a bus trip to the port's main Ferryport Terminal to where a launch will be made to mark the completion of the Map installation available to view.
#TransitGateway - As part of “Port Perspectives”, Transit Gateway is a project that documents the transitional changes of the shape of Dublin Port from its medieval shoreline to its current infrastructure. Transit Gateway as an artistic mapping cartography shows the…
Ophelia: Information issued from Met Eireann, the National Emergency Coordination Centre, Dublin Port and AA Newsroom advise of safety precaution, updates on ferry travel and incidents
#OpheliaDublinPort - Met Eireann and the National Emergency Coordination Centre are advising everyone throughout the country to stay away from coastal paths, cliffs and harbours during the forecasted extreme weather event. Dublin Bay  For safety reasons there will be no…
The “Álvaro de Bazán” class frigate belongs to the 31st Escort Squadron based in Ferrol, Corunna in north-west Spain.
#SpainScotland - French Navy ships are currently visiting Dublin Port with more to come among them the Spanish that also participated in Joint Warrior 172, Europe's largest military exercise for some time that had taken place off Scotland, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
An Taoiseach Mr. Leo Varadkar TD, pictured at the official ‘opening up’ of Port Centre following completion of a 12 month project to soften the Port’s boundaries with the city which included the unveiling of the new art insulation entitled “The Sphere” by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál Mac Donncha
Guests of Honour Ardmhéara Bhaile Átha Cliath and Honorary Admiral of Dublin Port, Mícheál Mac Donncha and An Taoiseach Mr. Leo Varadkar TD were in attendance at the official opening of Dublin Port Centre. The project which began last November…
Arklow Resolve belongs to the most common class cargoship in the ASL fleet which in July notably berthed along Dublin's old inner city commercial quays. Note in the background the gap between these 'Docklands' buildings, where a ship related warehouse once stood until demolished earlier this year. Afloat will have more to report on this in addition to other port premises that held a shipping connection.
#DublinDocklands - Afloat recently reported of Arklow Shipping's latest acquisition, Arklow Dawn that brings the fleet to 52, the majority of these cargoships comprising 13 in total are of the remaining R class sisters however there are differences between them,…

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