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Afloat adds the new ferry is of the Stena E-Flexer series a new design built in China. One of these newbuilds will be chartered from Stena RoRo to DFDS service on the premier shortsea Dover-Calais route in 2021
#FerryNews - A new ferry for DFDS's Dover-Calais route will be able to carry 3,100 lane metres of cargo and 1,000 passengers. It will be built in China and deployed on the Channel in 2021. According to DFDS, the Channel…
European Sea Ports Organisation welcomes agreement on CO2 reduction target of emissions from shipping
#Ports&Shipping - The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomed the agreement reached at global level within the IMO to peak CO2 emissions from shipping as soon as possible and reduce them by at least 50% by 2050, compared to 2008…
Arriving: Stena Carrier swings off North Wall Extension, Dublin Port (to a river-berth) two days before the freight-only vessel ended a charter to P&O Ferries on their Liverpool service. The quay which also forms part of Alexandra Basin is to be shortened to enable a larger turning-circle (for considerably bigger ships) to dock as part of the major redevelopment works that is Phase One of the Dublin Port Masterplan.
#FerryNews - Stena RoRo's charter of a vessel to P&O Ferries Dublin-Liverpool route ended at the weekend following the return of European Endeavour fresh from annual refit, writes Jehan Ashmore. The charter of Stena Carrier to rivals, P&O was expected…
A report published by the IMDO highlights a 4% increase in Irish LoLo traffic to 731,451 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units). Above containership Karin Schepers docked in Dublin Port at the Peel Ports Group operated lo-lo MTL Terminal.
#Ports&Shipping - The Irish Maritime Transport Economist, a report produced by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) on Ireland’s maritime freight industry, was launched recently in Dublin. The report now in its 15th year, shows that in 2017, total port traffic…
Vehicles on the bridge leading to Liverpool Landing Stage, where the Isle of Man Steam-Packet operate a seasonal fast-craft service linking Douglas the Manx capital
#FerryNews - Isle of Man Today writes of tensions rising between tourism chiefs and the Cabinet Office, after a passenger survey reported a drop in visitor numbers, boiled over into Tynwald this week. While Policy and Reform Minister Chris Thomas…
Four Floatel Cabins will be constructed within the marina at Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire later this year
#Ports&Shipping - The south Wales Port of Milford Haven (related story) has submitted a revised master plan to Pembrokeshire County Council for its multi-million pound Milford Waterfront development. The Port received a resolution to grant planning consent in 2015 and…
Delivery of ‘WB Yeats’ cruiseferry from a German shipyard ‘likely to be delayed’
#FerryNews - Operator Irish Ferries has confirmed that in the region of 5,000-10,000 customers will be affected by cancelled bookings on a new ferry, the delivery of which has been delayed. The company writes The Irish Times, continued to make…
A rare breed: Irish shipowner Coast Lines Shipping's short-sea trader Ayress on arrival off the Packet Quay, Wicklow Port last month. On the hatch cover are round-timber (logs) imported from Troon, Scotland. The cargoship has since been drydocked in Cork which was followed by a passage to Clydebank completed on Friday this week.
#CorkHarbour - Afloat focuses on a rare breed, an Irish shipowner whose cargoship recently underwent routine dry-docking in Cork followed by a passage to Scotland this weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Midleton, Co. Cork based shipowner, Coast Lines Shipping, with…
Irish Continental Group (ICG) parent company of Irish Ferries, sent emails to passengers saying delivery of new cruiseferry, W.B.Yeats is delayed
#FerryNews - Holiday plans of thousands of families travelling to France this summer have been thrown into disarray after Irish Ferries cancelled bookings on its new WB Yeats ferry scheduled to depart in July, writes The Irish Times.  In emails…
Bridge 'dressed overall' on the occasion of Celine's christening ceremony held in Dublin Port yesterday. This evening the giant ro-ro is on passage in the English Channel, in the east-bound shipping lane off the French coast and is due to Zeebrugge, Belgium tomorrow morning.
#DublinPort - Celine, the world's largest short-sea ro-ro ship that was christened yesterday in Dublin Port, is this evening sailing through the English Channel off the Contentin Peninsula, France, on the direct continental link to mainland Europe, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Good morning to the weekend and also for the May Bank Holiday's 'Great Lighthouse, Great Fun' photographic competition to capture the best of summer fun at one of their great lighthouses.
#Lighthouses - To kick off summer, Great Lighthouses of Ireland invite you to the 'Shine a Light on Summer' Festival this May Bank Holiday weekend and to take part in a 'Great Lighthouse, Great Fun' photographic competition to capture the…
 Port workers looking on to the MV Celine, the world’s largest short sea Ro-Ro ship owned by CLdN, christened at Dublin Port
MV Celine, the world’s largest short sea Ro-Ro ship, was christened yesterday in a ceremony at Dublin Port with guest of honour, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar TD, Godmother to the new ship, Geraldine O’Reilly, and the port’s chaplains. The formal…
The sheer size of MV Celine is demonstrated in this starboard side elevation view of the giant ro-ro ship docking in Dublin Port (in January) where the 74,000grt newbuild is to be christened in a naming ceremony tomorrow, 20 April.
#DublinPort - A big day awaits Dublin Port and major customer, CLdN ro ro SA as their newbuild MV Celine, the world's largest short-sea ro-ro ship arrived in the port today in advance of tomorrow's christening ceremony, writes Jehan Ashmore. …
Port Relocation? Operating the Firth of Clyde service is Calmac who 'want' to relocate to Troon during upgrade works at Ardrossan (above) where passengers board Caledonian Isles, the routine Arran ferry.
#FerryNews - Scottish ferry operator, Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) wants the Ardrossan to Brodick,Arran service to relocate to Troon during harbour upgrades, the Herald can exclusively reveal. But stakeholders on the Ardrossan Harbour Taskforce are keen to see the ferry stay…
The former Royal Mail Ship, RMS St. Helena, a passenger-cargoship Afloat adds was confirmed by the St. Helena Government with a sale of the ship concluded in London yesterday. The 6,000 gross tonnage ship is now to serve as an anti-piracy security transfer vessel in the Middle East.
#Ports&Shipping- The UK's last working postal ship, RMS St. Helena, was for nearly three decades the main source of contact between one of humanity’s remotest islands and the outside world. Now the ship, cherished by the 4,500 residents of British-ruled…
The main Isle of Man-UK ferry, Ben-My-Chree has begun a regulatory overhaul for three weeks. Replacement services are operating including those serving on the Belfast-Douglas route today and is to be repeated on April 25.
#FerryNews - The main Isle of Man Steam Packet Company ferry, Ben-my-Chree departed Douglas for Merseyside where yesterday the ropax entered dry-dock in Birkenhead for its regulatory overhaul. According to the operator, the ferry will undergo a scheduled three-week dry-docking…

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