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The former Westpac Express (as above) a high-speed craft since renamed 'Dublin Swift' for Irish Ferries is to be introduced on the Dublin-Holyhead route in advance of the high season
#FerryNews - Irish Ferries soon to be introduced high-speed-craft Dublin Swift which since January has been in Belfast for a major refurbishment arrived in Dublin Port last night, writes Jehan Ashmore. Afloat monitored Dublin Swift when offshore of Co. Down…
A trio of French Navy trainee schoolships are in Dublin Port for a weekend visit.
#NavalVisits - A trio of French Navy trainee ships docked in Dublin Port for a crew rest and recreation visit to the capital this weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Léopard class school-training vessels each with 18 students, had arrived yesterday…
Port managers in developing countries get training from UNCTAD's TrainForTrade programme (supported by Irish Aid and ports of Belfast, Dublin and Cork) to run well-functioning ports that spread benefits to local economies as well as ease international trade.
#Ports&Shipping - UNCTAD Deputy-Secretery at the TrainForTrade port management programme said ports in developing countries must be managed efficiently using modern methods to support international trade and boost local economies. The Deputy-Secretary General Isabelle Durand was at a coordination meeting…
Dublin Port Landmarks To ‘Go Green’ For St Patrick’s Day
Dublin Port’s iconic landmarks are set to be illuminated in green for the first time to celebrate the St Patrick’s Festival next week. The Diving Bell on Sir Rogerson’s Quay, Port Centre and Crane 292 will be aglow in emerald…
Gion Trader a chemical tanker (from Avonmouth, UK) Maersk Ahram, lo-lo containership (from Liverpool) and Karin Schepers also a lo-lo ship from Bilbao,Spain docked in Dublin Port yesterday.
#Ports&Shipping - European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has developed a position paper to submit to the negotiators now that Brexit has entered the second phase. With this paper, ESPO calls on the Brexit negotiators to prioritise transport and more in…
The brand new Delphine swings off Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club in Dublin Port where the giant ro-ro ship made a maiden call to the capital port last week.
#DublinPort - The brand new Delphine made a maiden call to Dublin Port, the giant ship is a sister of leadship Celine, claimed to be the world’s largest short-sea ro-ro freightship, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Celine of 74,000 gross tonnage…
The buoy has been deployed to test a wave generator system. The buoy is an IALA Special Mark, yellow in colour, bearing a yellow ‘X’ topmark with the light characteristic Fl.Y.5s.
The Commissioners of Irish Lights have deployed a temporary buoy in Scotsman’s Bay in south of Dublin Bay.  The buoy has been deployed to test a wave generator system. The buoy is an IALA Special Mark, yellow in colour, bearing a…
Alexandra Basin and the main channel fairway of Dublin Port where can be seen ro-ro ferries, lo-lo vessels and a trio of cruiseships
#DublinPort - "Overdependence" on Dublin Port for trade traffic raises significant supply security issues in the context of Brexit, the Irish Academy of Engineering has argued. As The Independent writes, Dublin Port's share of Ireland's roll-on roll-off (Ro-Ro) traffic has…
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.
#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 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 - 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 - 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.
#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
#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
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.
#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…

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