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Shore-power: British Ports Association welcomes the UK Government’s new £77m Zero Emission Vessels and Infrastructure (ZEVI) competition.
The British Ports Association (BPA) has welcomed the UK Government’s new £77m Zero Emission Vessels and Infrastructure (ZEVI) competition, which was launched yesterday. BPA research has found that no shore power project anywhere in the world has gone ahead without…
The second of two 6,000dwt LNG dual-fuel tankers, Lady Maria Fisher trading for James Fisher Everard (JFE) has entered service and is currently transporting vegetable oil from Vietnam to Europe, so to be processed into bio-diesel. JSE operate a fleet of tankers among them Corrib Fisher, Afloat adds, which has regularly called to the Port of Galway bringing petroleum products from Whitegate Oil Refinery, Cork Harbour.
A second 6,000dwt LNG dual-fuel tanker for James Fisher and Sons plc based in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria on the Irish Sea has been delivered. The newbuild Lady Maria Fisher will be traded by James Fisher Everard (JFE) alongside its existing fleet…
MSC Group to operate new container feeder service linking Dublin and Cork with mainland Europe through ports in France and Belgium
Major global container shipping operator the MSC Group is to launch a new direct 'feeder' service connecting Dublin Port and the Port of Cork to mainland Europe, writes Jehan Ashmore. The new weekly service to Dublin and Cork is to link…
Seatruck which last year was acquired by CLdN, recently announced in ceasing bookings for car based passengers and motorhomes on their Irish Sea freight routes that are now focused solely on such customers. Above Seatruck Point with a new livery albeit only with a change of funnel colours reflecting the new owners of the large European ro-ro freight operator.
Seatruck Ferries which last year was acquired by Compagnie Luxembourgouise de Navigation (CLdN) has recently announced in ceasing bookings for car based passengers and motorhome customers on their Irish Sea freight routes, writes Jehan Ashmore. Over the years, Seatruck Ferries…
The ESPO conference is to be held this year in Bremen during 1-2 June amd will represent the European port industry and community.
In four months time the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) is gathering in Bremen,Germany for the 19th edition of its annual Conference during 1-2 June. The conference is the annual highlight of the European port industry and community as ESPO…
Ports of Milford Haven (above) and Port Talbot in south Wales say campaigners if given 'freeport' status could generate billions in investment and jobs
The granting of a freeport status to two ports in Wales would generate billions of pounds say campaign backers. Among the three bidders is Celtic Freeport which hopes to see the south Wales ports of Milford Haven and Port Talbot…
Container operators Maersk and MSC to end the 2M Alliance. Above Mette Maersk at the Port of Felixstowe, England from where feeder services link other European ports.
Two container giants, Maersk A/S, an entity under A.P. Moller - Maersk and the MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have mutually agreed to terminate, effective in January 2025, the present 2M alliance. In a joint statement, CEO Vincent Clerc of…
Value Maritime's emissions-reducing systems will be installed on BG Freight Line's four newbuild container vessels as part of a fleet providing feeder services linking Ireland, UK and mainland Europe.
Value Maritime is to have ship emissions-reducing Filtree Systems, including the Clean Loop 30% carbon capture systems, installed on a quartet of BG Freight Line newbuild container vessels. Purus Marine and Nordic Hamburg have placed the order with Value Maritime.…
CGI image of the world's first wind-powered ro-ro vessel, Orcelle Wind from the Oceanbird concept for primarily wind-powered vessels. The Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC) for Wallenius Wilhelmsen will be 220 metres and have a capacity for over 7,000 cars, but will also be capable of carrying breakbulk and rolling equipment.
Norwegian ro-ro operator Wallenius Wilhelmsen and project partners have secured a Horizon Europe funding totalling EUR 9m to support building a RoRo sailing vessel.  Over the next five years, all aspects of planning, building, and operating the wind-powered Orcelle Wind…
Port of Liverpool is ranked the UK's top port for port-centric logistics potential in a new industry study. The north-west England port is of strategic importance to major importers and exporters of goods as it offers unrivalled connectivity to Ireland and access to a catchment area of over 35m people.
In the UK the Port of Liverpool has been ranked as the nation's top port for port-centric logistics potential according to a new industry study. Property adviser Knight Frank analysed and ranked 41 UK ports based on 13 criteria, assessing…
Ireland's largest export market remains with the EU. Exports from and imports to Ireland increased in the first 11 months of last year. Above the 803TEU capacity container ship Samskip Express in the Port of Cork when heading upriver to the port's older and smaller Tivoli container terminal.
In the first 11 months of last year, exports from Ireland had reached €193bn, which was an increase of 27% compared to the same period in 2021, as the latest Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures show. During the same period,…
NI-GB trade where construction of 'protocol' border control posts is set to resume in ports among them Belfast Harbour where a ferry is berthed alongside following a sailing across the North Channel.
Legislation is to be brought forward by the British Government this week, RTÉ News understands which could see work resume in Northern Ireland ports with the construction of border control posts. The delay to works in the ports follows months…
MaritimeUK has appointed Port of London Authority (PLA) chief executive Robin Mortimer as its new chair. Above Afloat adds arriving in the Pool of London is HNLMS De Zeven Provincien, one of a flotilla of Royal Netherlands Navy vessels after a previously callling to the Port of Cork in November. The PLA looks after navigational safety on the tidal Thames and oversees port, passenger and freight operations on the river, as well as recreational events.
The umbrella organisation for the UK’s maritime sector, Martime UK has appointed Robin Mortimer as its new chair and Tom Boardley as vice chair. Robin was nominated by the British Ports Association and UK Major Ports Group whilst Tom was…
Register now... for the hybrid event of the NMCI's annual Seafarers Conference which takes place on 23rd February in the Castletroy Park Hotel, Co. Limerick
The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) has announced the launch of its second annual Seafarers' Conference which is take place on 23 February and be held in Co. Limerick. This year's theme is 'Thriving Fishing, Thriving Offshore Wind, Thriving Ports'…
Rosslare ferry port
An investigation into a close-quarter incident involving two passenger ferries in Rosslare Harbour, Co Wexford, is highly critical of port control and poor communication on the bridge of one of the ships. It also highlights failure by the Government to…
Trade figures from the CSO today, show exports of goods are running 29% higher than in 2021. Exports of medical and pharmaceutical products represent 37% of total goods exports from the State. Above AFLOAT adds of containerships outbound and inbound of Cork Harbour off Marino Point and beyond Lough Mahon that leads to the city's quays.
Exports of Irish goods have been more in the first 10 months of 2022 when compared to the entirety of last year according to Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures released today. The CSO's latest unadjusted figures show goods exports in…