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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,…
Dublin Port lands (on left Poolbeg peninsula) must not be ‘reallocated’ for non-port uses, warns business group
#dublinport- Lands in Dublin Port must not be “reallocated” by Dublin City Council for uses not associated with strategic port activities, business representative group Ibec has said. Ibec was responding to a decision by the council this week writes The…
Plan afoot to reinstate historic Ballast House timepiece mentioned in Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’. The Ballast House time ball (see top left) was taken down in 1920. It came from a time when the city were on Dublin time rather than GMT.
#dublinport - The Irish Times writes that the giant bronze timepiece the “time ball” that was visible across Dublin city until the time of the 1916 Rising, could be reinstated as part of the refurbishment of Ballast House at O’Connell…
The Dublin Docker, Working Lives of Dublin’s Deep - Sea Port, an illustrated book which recalls the era when thousands of men unloaded and loaded the ships by hand on Dublin Docks
Dublin Port Company today hosts the launch of The Dublin Docker, Working Lives of Dublin’s Deep - Sea Port, an illustrated book which recalls the era when thousands of men unloaded and loaded the ships by hand on Dublin Docks.…
A regular caller to Dublin Port is the Karin Schepers which last night departed the MTL Terminal (operated by Peel Ports Group). Towering above the containership are giant gantry cranes that have become more prominent throughout the port since the introduction of container transportation from the late 1960's.
#crane292 - It is just days ago that Afloat reported of a 'resurrection' in Dublin Port, that been the return of an iconic 1960's quayside crane 292 albeit relocated to a much more prominent site beside the Port Centre headquarters, writes…
Towering above is the recently resurrected and restored Crane 292 which stands proudly adjacent to the Dublin Port headquarters building - The Port Centre close to the Point Village.
#crane292 - As Afloat previously reported Dublin Port Company has made a striking change downriver from the city centre as a new skyline emerges with the resurrection of one of its iconic 1960s cranes as pictured above.  The 115 feet tall…
Transit Gateway's latest mapping of Dublin Port, part of the Port Perspectives programme, is open to the public to view  at the main ferryport terminal 1  (Irish Ferries) this Saturday, 30 September (from 3pm).
#TransitGateway - As highlighted on Afloat was the penulimate semimar of Transit Gateway's Mapping of Dublin Port, a series which is part of the Port Perspectives programme of events. Among them is the opportunity for the public to visit the…
The pair of cargoship steamers S.S. Hare (top) and S.S. Adela (bottom) that were attacked in separate incidents by German submarine U-Boats a century ago that led to the combined loss of 36 crew. A joint commemorative public plaques unveiling ceremony for descendants of the victims takes place this Saturday, 30 Sept (13.00hrs) at Custom House Quay, Dublin.
#WWIcargoshipsCeremony - To mark the centenary of the sinking of two merchant cargo steamships in the Irish Sea and loss of life, an unveiling of plaques are to take place this Saturday in Dublin, writes Jehan Ashmore.    Family descendents…
An old image of Crane 292 while it was still in use. Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO of Dublin Port Company, Paddy Paisley, Liam O’Brien and Tony Forde who all worked on the cranes and are still employees of the port.
#dublinport- A striking change to the capital's skyline that been based downriver has been made possible with the Dublin Port Company resurrecting one of its iconic 1960s cranes. The 115 feet tall Crane 292 has been lovingly restored to its…
'Keepers of the Port' filmed and directed by Moira Sweeney is the second of two films at the IFI Temple Bar, Dublin this Saturday, 23 September. Above: Close up of the machinery used to load and unload containers at a ship docked in the port's MTL Terminal, Ringsend.
#films - This Saturday, 23 September, the Irish Film Institute Temple Bar in association with Aemi Productions are to screen two films as part of Dublin Port's perspectives series port | river | city project. TIME AND TIDE: Tribute to…
Transit Gateway: Mapping Phase 8: Dublin Port from 1965 to 1986 / Transition
#TransitGateway - As part of “Port Perspectives”, the project Transit Gateway documents the transitional changes of the shape of Dublin Port from its medieval shoreline to its current infrastructure. The penultimate seminar takes place next week in The LAB, Foley…
While walking along the Great South Wall of Dublin Port Neil Carroll and Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll who happened upon the 'Projection Support Structure' by Fiona McDonald
#portperspectives - While taking a stroll along the Great South Wall was Neil Carroll and Marysia Wieckiewicz-Carroll (pictured above) who happened upon the 'Projection Support Structure' by Fiona McDonald. The structure forms part of the final installation of Dublin Port…
Harbour porpoise like this one in Denmark have been protected by a Special Area of Conservation across Dublin Bay since 2013
#MarineWildlife - This weekend Dublin Port is deploying data buoys in Dublin Bay to monitor marine wildlife activity during the controversial dredging works at Alexandra Basin. According to The Irish Times, the four boys will provide live data on any…
The River Liffey's only dedicated sight-seeing tour boat 'Spirit of Docklands' berthed at Bachelors Walk on the north quays close to O'Connell Bridge.
#riverliffey - Operating on the River Liffey of our capital city is Dublin Discovered Boat Tours which this summer welcomed overseas visitors, so who were the top five nationalities? to have taken the cruise, writes Jehan Ashmore. But before these…
As part of Open House Dublin, a unique opportunity by boat-tour is to view works underway of the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) project, part of the port's masterplan.
#dublinport - Beginning a month from today is Open House Dublin 2017, the annual event this year takes place on the weekend of (13-15 October). As part of the weekend of venues and events organised by the Irish Architecture Foundation…
On the left is Dublin Port's Alexandra Basin (under redevelopment to cater for larger and deeper draft cargoships). On the right is the adjacent Alexandra Basin East. It’s estimated there are around 300 porpoises in Dublin Bay.
#marinewildlife - Concerns have been voiced by campaigners about the safety of the Dublin Bay porpoise as Dublin Port commences dredging. The Journai.ie writes that the Dublin Port Company (DPC) plan to remove up to a million tonnes of material…

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