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The Connecting Europe Conference takes place in Tallinn beginning tomorrow. Afloat adds that the Estonian shipping company Tallink among its fleet operates the new MS Megastar delivered in early 2017 on the service linking Helsinki, Finland. The €230 million cruiseferry is the first in the fleet to use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - Following the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) attendance of last week's LISW17, the Irish government shipping agency will also be attending the Connecting Europe Conference taking place this week in the Estonian capital of Tallinn. The IMDO will…
Combi Dock III became the largest cargoship to berth at Pembroke Port, Wales having loaded parts of a decommissioned oil refinery that were exported to Pakistan.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - Combi Dock III recently became the largest cargoship to visit Pembroke Port, Wales from where exported parts of a decommissioned oil refinery were loaded and bound for Pakistan. The Murco refinery in Milford Haven closed in 2014 and…
Making a maiden 'Irish' visit, newbuild Silver Muse at anchor off Dunmore East yesterday. The flagship of ultra-luxury operator Silversea Cruises is today visiting Cork Harbour
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - Record operating profits at the Port of Waterford amounted to €964,000 for the first six months of this year, up substantially from the same period in 2016. Turnover at the company increased by 21% to €3.8m for the…
Winds of change: The final member of the 'W' class Arklow Shipping bulkers, Arklow Wind (above at Dublin Port) has taken place in recent weeks. The 13,988dwt cargoship is now under the Dutch flag.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - As part of the continuing newbuild replacement programme at Arklow Shipping, one of their oldest cargoships has been finally disposed from the fleet, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Wind dating to 2004 was one of a trio of 'W'…
The Welsh capital has among its (Lo-Lo) container feeder services those connecting Dublin Port and Warrenpoint Harbour. Above the Port of Cardiff's Queen Alexandra Dock.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping – Over £4 million is to be invested by ABP South Wales at the Port of Cardiff which annually handles around 1.7 million tonnes of cargo. The improvements at the port in the Welsh capital are for warehousing and…
LISW17 takes place between 11-13 September. Above: The Pool of London during last year's historic once-off visit to the UK capital by passenger-cargoship RMS St. Helena which moored alongside HMS Belfast. Excursion boat Mayflower Garden had transferred passengers and guests to the Royal Mail Ship via the WW2 warship-turned-museum.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) and the Embassy of Ireland in London will host an evening networking reception for clients and colleagues attending London International Shipping Week. The reception to be held in the Irish Embassy in…
Liverpool2, phase 2 has begun construction
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - Work has begun on Peel Ports Group's second phase of expansion at its £400m Liverpool2 deepwater shipping terminal. The company reports MultiModal, plans to invest in equipment, infrastructure and port technology as its grows the facility. Phase two…
Lo-Lo containership Elbetrader at DFT, Dublin Port
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - Growth in exports from the Republic to the UK, which accounts for €7.5 billion, slowed to 2% last year compared with 12% in 2015, according to the National Competitiveness Council. As The Irish Times reports the NCC in…
 Arklow Clan on sea trials in the North Sea is a sister of the Arklow Cliff which was launched in recent days
Ports & Shipping
#Ports&Shipping - The latest newbuild multipurpose cargoship for Arklow Shipping was launched in the Netherlands, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Cliff (yard No 428) was launched at Ferus Smit's Westerbroek yard on Friday last week as the fifth of 10 on…
Today, 25 June marks the Day of the Seafarer. The theme for this year's annual event is that 'Seafarers Matter'. Above the Sophia is a typical example of a containership operating out of Dublin Port.
Ports & Shipping
#SeafarersMatter - Today 25 June is the Day of the Seafarer (DotS) an annual event which celebrates and recognises the role that people have on our oceans. The theme of this year's Dots event run by the International Maritime Organisation…
Cargoships Avalon and Fri Wave occupy Cork city centre berths along the South Quays
Ports & Shipping
#iShipIndex- According to the iShip Index recently published by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) shipping and port activity in the Republic of Ireland rose by 7% in the first quarter of 2017 when compared to the corresponding period of…
A Deep Mapping of Dublin Port Mapping Phase 5: Dublin Port from 1898 to 1929 / Turbulent Times takes place on Wednesday 28 June.
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#TransitGateway - A Deep Mapping of Dublin Port by Silvia Loeffler is at this stage of the Transit Gateway project approaching Mapping Phase 5: Dublin Port from 1898 to 1929 / Turbulent Times. The next event is to be held…
At time of posting it was only a couple of hours since newbuild Arklow Venture was launched on this Bloomsday morning
Ports & Shipping
#Launch – Once again it was a Dutch yard that launched a cargoship for Arklow Shipping and that took place on this Bloomsday morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Venture with yard no. 727 represents the seventh so far of 10…
Detained Dutch flagged cargoship Crown Mary has since the weekend remained tied up in Wicklow Port
Ports & Shipping
#Detained - A Dutch flagged general cargoship that was due to Dublin Port last night remains under detention in Wicklow Port having discharged packaged timber, writes Jehan Ashmore. Irish maritime authorities detained the 2010 built Crown Mary on behalf of…
Arklow Vanguard which made a delivery voyage to Rotterdam (as above) is the latest addition to the fleet that now totals 50 cargoships.
Ports & Shipping
#50ships - The maiden delivery voyage of Arklow Vanguard is significant as Arklow Shipping now totals a record 50 cargoships and follows the company's 50th anniverary last year, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Vanguard made the delivery passage on Monday from…
Grand Harbour, Valletta,Malta
Ports & Shipping
#MaritimeYearEU -The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) issued a statement yesterday to contribute to Maritime Year of the European Union and to follow up on the Valletta Declaration, the ministerial declaration on maritime transport, adopted on 28 March focusing on…

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