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Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain who hails from the coastal town of Bray, Co. Wicklow, will be providing post-dinner entertainment in the UK, at the Freight Transport Association (FTA) Logistics Awards in London next week
#Ports&Shipping - One of the best-known faces on Irish and British TV, comedian and television presenter Dara Ó Briain will be among guest speakers in the UK, at the Freight Transport Association's Logistics Awards next week, writes Jehan Ashmore. The…
Scot Carrier with tugs fore and aft prior to taking to the seas for first trials. The newbuild, the largest to join the ScotLine fleet that regularly call to Irish ports.
#Ports&Shipping- Specialist forest carrier operator, ScotLine which operates regular services to Irish ports, last week saw their latest newbuild take to the seas for first trails, writes Jehan Ashmore. Since Scot Carrier's christening launch ceremony in September, the 4,800dwt short-sea…
MV Cielo di Monaco
#Ports&Shipping - The Irish Examiner writes that the Marine Survey Office was not justified in issuing a detention order for a ship damaged while it was berthing in Greenore port, Co Louth, the High Court has ruled. The Circuit Court…
On the Irish Sea the UK shipyard on Merseyside, Cammell Laird has been shortlisted as part of a syndicate of British firms to compete against international bids to secure a contract to build three Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships for the country's Ministry of Defence.
#Ports&Shipping- A UK shipyard based on Merseyside, Cammell Laird is delighted to have been shortlisted, as part of a syndicate of British firms, to compete to build three Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships for the country's Ministry of Defence. Defence…
Meriadec Le Mouillour from the Union Des ports Francais and Michael Sheary from the Irish Ports Association with Elisabeth Borne, French Minister for Transport at the signing of a memorandum of Agreement at Dublin Port.
#Ports&Shipping - Reorganisation of French sea ports is underway writes The Irish Times, to manage additional freight traffic from Ireland and segregate it from UK freight arriving after Brexit, French transport minister Elisabeth Borne has said. She was speaking at…
European Sea Ports Organisation (EPSO) has welcome the European Parliament Transport Committee vote result on the Connecting Europe Facility II.
#Ports&Shipping- At the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism and the Industry Committee jointly yesterday adopted the Marinescu- Telička- Virrkkunen report on the Connecting Europe Facility proposal 2021-2027. The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the demand for an…
The All Weather Terminal at the UK Port of Hull, on the North Sea, was observed with curiosity... note only the stern of short-sea trader Mirjam was visible, when observed from the timber decks of cruiseship Marco Polo (quite a regular caller to Irish ports) prior to departing on a coastal mini-cruise to Harwich during the summer heatwave. A stark contrast with our current Irish weather! ABP Humber ports of Hull, Goole, Grimsby and Immingham - located on the Humber Estuary handle more than 65m tonnes of cargo annually, contributing £2.2bn to the UK economy every year.
#Ports&Shipping - Giant ship to shore gantry cranes at the UK Port of Hull, which were installed earlier this year having originated in Ireland, formed part of the port's Open Day tour held a month ago, writes Jehan Ashmore. This…
Kontainers won in the category 'Maritime Services Company of the Year' at the annual Irish Exporters Association’s (IEA) Export Industry Awards.
#Ports&Shipping - Kontainers, Dublin were the winner of the 'Maritime Services Company of the Year' at the annual Irish Exporters Association’s (IEA) Export Industry Awards. The award sponsored by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO), recognised the work of Kontainers,…
Belview, the Port of Waterford's main terminal that adjoins the Belview Industrial Zone in south Co. Kilkenny. Containerships, short-sea traders and bulk-carriers use the facility located downriver of Waterford city.
#Ports&Shipping - The Port of Waterford have commissioned an economic impact study that shows the Belview Industrial Zone surrounding and including the port (see snapshot) supports 632 full-time jobs directly and a further 348 indirectly, a total of 980. Last year the…
Irish seafarers memorial monument to those who lost their lives during WW2, is located on City Quay, Dublin where a commemorative service at 12 noon will be held next Sunday, 18th November
#WW2Seafarers - The annual Maritime Institute of Ireland held Commemoration for Irish Seafarers is to take place in Dublin next Sunday, 18th November. The wreath-laying event at 12.00 noon along the City Quay Memorial monument, is dedicated in honour of…
Which Direction? - A shipping scene in Dublin Port and from where in the capital at Leinster House, representatives from the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and the Irish Exporters Association will appear before a Committee today (3.30pm). To view live televised proceedings online - see link below.
#Ports&Shipping - In Dublin, the Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine will meet today (Tuesday, 13th Nov.) to discuss the impact of Brexit on agriculture, food and fisheries. Representatives from the British Irish Chamber of Commerce and the…
Clare Guinness, CEO at Warrenpoint Port with the new crane
Warrenpoint Port has commissioned a new crane and has commenced the refurbishment of two other cranes following a major £3 million capital investment. The new crane, built and supplied by Finnish manufacturer Konecranes, will significantly improve efficiency at the Port…
Rival ro-ro freighters from Seatruck Ferries and P&O (background on right) departing Dublin Port on the Irish Sea service to Liverpool, forming part of the UK 'Landbridge' with onward connections to mainland continental Europe
#Ports&Shipping - The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) the State agency responsible for the development, promotion and marketing of the shipping and services sector, have produced a report, "Implications of Brexit on the Use of the Landbridge". Published online yesterday…
Sotiris Raptis, EcoPorts Coordinator; Eamonn O'Reilly (re-elected) ESPO Chairman; Zeno d'Agostino, ESPO Vice-Chair; Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO Secretary General
#Ports&Shipping - Eamonn O’Reilly has been unanimously re-elected as European Sea Ports Organisation (EPSO) Chairman following a vote of the organisation's General Assembly in Brussels yesterday afternoon. For the past two years O’Reilly has been chairing ESPO in addition he…
Previous scholarship students with the Port’s Chairman, (L-R) Rhiannon Morgan, Chris Martin, Isabelle Hughes and Rebecca Foster.
#Ports&Shipping - Time is running out for Pembrokeshire students in south Wales to apply to the Port of Milford Haven’s annual Scholarship Scheme. The deadline for applications is at the end of this week, so don’t hesitate - apply now…
According to BBC Newsline, the media were not invited but the BBC were given this photo of the Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, meeting some business leaders in the ports of Larne and in Warrenpoint (as above) where AFLOAT adds is the stern of the Irish flagged Arklow Faith. The 2,988grt cargoship was in heavy seas as featured in the recent RTE TV series 'Great Lighthouses of Ireland'.
#Ports&Shipping - The Brexit Secretary reports BBC News, has pledged that the government will not sign up to any deal which could threaten the UK's constitutional integrity. Dominic Raab made the comments after a one-day visit to Northern Ireland, where…

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