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The discovery of migrants was made on Wednesday evening at Belview Port (above) near Waterford city.
A total of eight migrants discovered “hiding” on board a cargo ship at a port near Waterford city on Wednesday are likely to be sent back to France in the coming days. The discovery, reports The Irish Times, was made…
Dubbed the 'Brexit-buster', is the freight-only ro-ro Celine berthed in Dublin Port from where the vessel operates on direct routes to mainland Europe (Zeebrugge, Belgium and Rotterdam, The Netherlands). Arriving AFLOAT adds is Norbank, a ropax serving on the Irish Sea link to Liverpool as part the UK 'Landbridge' to the continent via the North Sea and Port of Dover (see: 'Ports & Shipping) ESPO Award winner for 2019.
A workshop event in preparation for Brexit was hosted by the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) with the support of the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO). The aim of the workshop was to allow shipping and port companies,…
The new €3.5m crane (on left) boosts capacity at Belview which Afloat adds is the main terminal at the Port of Waterford. The heavy load-carrier vessel, Enough Talk delivered the new port infrastructure in what was a part-cargo, as Afloat also identified a second crane on board which was bound for another port services company located in Dublin Port.
Cargo handling capacity has been boosted by a Waterford based shipping agency by investing in a new mobile harbour crane with an innovative design that reduces its carbon footprint. South East Port Services provide stevedoring, warehousing and ships agency services…
Containership above AFLOAT adds is the BG Diamond which operates a UK-Ireland-mainland continental liner service through Belgium and The Netherlands. The Chinese built 'Ireland-Max' class lo-lo vessel is pictured berthed at the Tivoli Container Terminal located in Cork Harbour.
Goods in terms of volumes going through Ireland's ports between April and June this year fell in comparison with the same period last year, according to the Central Statistics Office. The seven main Irish ports - Dublin, Cork, Rosslare, Drogheda,…
The HSA said there were five recorded workplace deaths at ports and docks countrywide since January 2018. Three of these were at Dublin Port (above), one was at Rosslare Ferryport and one at Waterford.
There has been a “blitz”of safety inspections launched at docks around Irish ports in response to concerns about five workplace deaths since the start of last year. As The Irish Times reports, the Health and Safety Authority (HSA) started the…
Bulker under tow at the Port of Waterford... where big plans are afoot to focus climate change in corporate plan
Plans by the Port of Waterford in responding actively to climate change and emerging economic opportunities and challenges are among the key themes of the latest version of the port's corporate plan. Along with commercial development, WatefordLive reports, also on…
A truck approaches the Tom Clarke (East-Link) toll lift-bridge in Dublin Port where the headquarters of the port company can be seen on the extreme right of the photo.
Systems newly designed to avoid chaotic scenes at Irish ports and airports in the event of a no-deal Brexit have not yet been trialled. With only 37 days until the potential worst-case scenario, the plans reports the Independent.ie, have yet…
General cargo ships occupy the Ted Russell Dock, Limerick where the single basin facility Afloat adds has a quartet of ships including a pair of Arklow Shipping vessels.
A call from the Green Party in Waterford for the connection between Rosslare, Waterford and Limerick to be considered part of Ireland’s ‘core network’ in the Trans European Transport Network (TEN-T) in a submission made to the Department of Transport’s…
The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster or 'Brexit Minister' Michael Gove
Northern Ireland's Warrenpoint Port CEO Clare Guinness, following a visit to the port by The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove issued the following statement: “We facilitated a visit to the port by Michael Gove. “During a robust…
Famine replica tallship Dunbrody docked at the Port of New Ross is the country's only inland port which is located on both sides of the River Barrow, 32km from the sea via Waterford Estuary.
At the historic Port of New Ross shipping will soon be run by Belview Port in Waterford, in a controversial move planned by Wexford County Council. As the New Ross Standard reports, the Director of Services for Economic Development Tony…
The Port of Waterford is planning for the future... so have your say on Wednesday, June 26th. Afloat adds the port's main terminal is located at Belview on the Co. Kilkenny side of Waterford Estuary.
On the southern tip of County Kilkenny is located the Port of Waterford which is beginning a public consultation process seeking inputs from all stakeholders on a proposed master plan setting out how the port could develop over the 25-year…
Dublin Port accounted for 59.3% of all vessel arrivals in Irish ports last year. Above AFLOAT's photo of containership Karin Schepers when berthed at the MTL Terminal operated by Peel Ports Group.
Figures released from the Central Statistics Office reveal that Irish ports handled 55.1 million tonnes of goods last year, an increase of 3.3% on the previous year. Total goods forwarded from Irish ports, RTE News reports, amounted to 18 million…
The Irish State has developed infrastructure (for border checks post-Brexit) at Dublin Port (above) and Rosslare Europort in addition at Dublin airport
Almost €8 million, The Irish Times reports, has been spent by the State buying land and developing properties at Dublin Port, Dublin airport and Rosslare Europort for border checks post-Brexit. Paschal Donohoe the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform said…
In this view at the Port of Sligo, the port side of Sea Harmony is shown as is the extent of the cargoship's open hold which is clearly demonstrated given the fully retracted hatch-covers are stowed in an upright position. Stacked on the Deepwater Quay were round timber (logs) currently in the process of export as the ship today is bound for Birkenhead, Merseyside in the UK.
A cargoship which first visited the Port of Sligo in recent months featured on RTE News when docked again in the port at the weekend which coincided with the National Famine Commemoration, writes Jehan Ashmore. At the remembrance event attended…
Warrenpoint Port CEO Clare Guinness joins, from left, Colin Trundley, European Operation Director - Liquid CO2, Nippon Gases and Gerard Dore, Commercial and Logistics Manager – Ireland, Nippon Gases to announce a €11 million investment by the Japanese firm that will establish a major liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) import and distribution terminal at the harbour.
Japanese industrial gas company Nippon Gases is to establish a major liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) import and distribution terminal at Warrenpoint Port. The €11 million (£9.5m) project represents the first major investment in Ireland by the firm since it purchased…
Famine replica museum ship Dunbrody alongside homeport of New Ross, Co. Wexford. New Ross Port is to be transferred to Wexford County Council within months. On the right oil tanks on the quay which are the subject of negotiations between the council and Department of Transport.
#irishports - New Ross Port is to be transferred to Wexford County Council within the coming months and will lead to great opportunities for the development of the quays area of the town. As NewRoss Standard writes, this is the…

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