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Seatruck Power docked in Dublin Port has from today introduced a new Tuesday morning sailing on the core Irish Sea central corridor route linking Liverpool
Ferry
#freightferry - Irish Sea freight-only ro-ro operator, Seatruck Ferries has from today increased capacity by adding Tuesday morning sailings on the core Dublin-Liverpool route, writes Jehan Ashmore. Due to increased demand, Seatruck Ferries new Tuesday morning sailings on the busy…
European Causeway one of a pair of P&O Ferries serving the North Channel route between Larne and Cairnryan. The ferry is seen approaching off the Scottish coast .
Ferry
#ferry - The highest number of lorries and trailers travelling on P&O Ferries between Larne and Cairnryan was reached in the third quarter of the year than it has in any Q3 since 2011. As the News Letter writes the…
Well over 1,000 people are still employed directly in the port of Holyhead
Ferry
#ferry - A ‘hard Brexit’ writes Daily Post could see jobs lost at the north Wales port of Holyhead, the Island’s AM has warned. Speaking at the Senedd this week, Ynys Môn AM Rhun ap Iorwerth warned that some of…
Pano wind trubine cargo at Warrenpoint Port
Ports & Shipping
Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WHA) has published an Economic Impact Assessment which has highlighted the port’s value to the local economy and confirmed its position as the second largest port in Northern Ireland. The report carried out by independent economist, Ryan…
Command and tanker ship Somme in Toulon. The Mediterranean port is one of several bases of the French Navy.
Navy
#FrenchFriday- A flotilla from the French Navy are all scheduled to have arrived to Dublin Port this Friday and in the capital the French embassy will on Saturday take part in 'Open House Dublin' this weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. Originally a…
The port estate of Belfast Harbour from where the IOMSPCo are to remain operating ferry services connecting the Isle of Man
Ferry
#ferrynews - Plans to overhaul ferry services between Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man have been dropped writes BBC News after a three-week public consultation. The Steam Packet Company had considered re-routing sailings (as previously reported on Afloat) to…
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.
Dublin Port
#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,…
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Mairéad Ní Cheóinín has been appointed to Seafarers UK as the charity’s new Corporate Fundraising Manager where her focus will be on engaging with the commercial maritime sector. Mairéad brings a wealth of business development, marketing experience and industry knowledge…
ASL acquire secondhand tonnage in the form of Flinter Atlantic from a former Dutch operator that became bankrupt last year.  Above is a sister, Flinter Arctic at anchorage off Dalkey in south Dublin Bay.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - In a break from the norm Arklow Shipping has acquired secondhand tonnage following a splurge of newbuilds delivered over recent years, writes Jehan Ashmore. The latest addition, Arklow Dawn brings a revised fleet total to 52 multipurpose vessels.…
One of just four RMS ships in the world, RMS St. Helena is to be withdrawn early in 2018. The passenger cargoship made a historic once off visit to London (as above) last year when moored alongside HMS Belfast. The RMS also notably made a maiden call to Dublin and Cork during the mid-1990's.
Ports & Shipping
#RMSstHelena - Operators of one of just four of the world's surviving Royal Mail Ships, St Helena Line has announced today, that it is to withdraw the passenger cargoship RMS St Helena from service in February 2018. The ship has…
Quayside cargo handling operations underway as a vessel is seen docked in the north-western port
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - A record-breaking 50% rise in profits has been announced by Foyle Ports and the news has led to the company's "strongest financial performance" in its 162-year history. The Irish News reports that the Derry port reported its fifth…
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.
Dublin Port
#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…
DFDS sisters Princess Seaways and King Seaways (a former Brittany Ferries Cork-Roscoff cruiseferry Val de Loire) share sailings on the Newcastle-Amsterdam service.
Ferry
#ferrynews - Danish shipping transport giant, DFDS has been named Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for the sixth year in a row at the World Travel Awards Europe Gala Ceremony. Breaking Travel News writes that DFDS beat four rival ferry operators…
Vision of the Seas arriving Cobh this July during a transit call.
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners - Atlantic Europe is the new name being given to serve the Cruise Europe region following a joint announcement made during Seatrade Europe in Hamburg, Germany. The announcement by Cruise Europe (CE) and the Atlantic Alliance (AA) follows a…
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.
Dublin Port
#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…
Gary Hodgson (Strategic Projects Director) at the Port of Liverpool where Afloat adds that 'feeder' services to and from Ireland will connect with the new UK port rail facilities
Ports & Shipping
#rail&sail - Peel Ports operators of the Port of Liverpool is set to launch a new rail container service for its customers using the large north-west English port. The company is in advanced contract discussions with both a rail provider…

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