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The EU is using remotely piloted aircraft to monitor sulphur emissions released by ships transiting one of the world's busiest shipping lanes through the Straits of Gibraltar. Some 27 ships of a total of 294 inspected since July 12th were…
European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Green Guide 21, a Manual towards a Green Future has now been published.
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) on the 28th May presented the key components of its forthcoming Green Guide 2021 during the ESPO Conference Regatta 2021. The ESPO Green Guide 2021, a Manual for European Ports Towards a Green Future…
Danish shipping giant AP Moller-Maersk based in Copenhagen, handles one in five containers shipped worldwide.
A.P. Møller – Mærsk A/S, the Danish shipping giant sees no indication that the current red-hot freight market will lose steam this year, its chief executive has said. Maersk has lifted its 2021 outlook again, riding the rise in freight rates…
Liverpool2 container terminal along the banks of the Mersey and behind Liverpool Docks.
Peel Ports Group, the UK's second largest port operator has made the shortlist for Port Operator of the Year at the prestigious 2021 Multimodal Awards for the logistics industry. The port group manages several key regional trading hubs for the…
Irish Exporters Association welcomes the UK Government announcement that controls and requirements effective on 1 October on exports into the UK will be deferred up to 1 July 2022.
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has broadly welcomed today’s announcement by the UK Government that controls and requirements due to come into force on 1 October on exports into the UK will be pushed out to 1 January and 1…
The UK Government launches greenest ever London International Shipping Week (LISW) and where the Transport Secretary has set out an ambitious global target on international shipping emissions to reach absolute zero by 2050   
At the greenest London International Shipping Week (see story), the UK backs a world leading absolute zero target for international shipping emissions by 2050, the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced. This target, which would need to be agreed through…
The high-profile London International Shipping Week (LISW) is underway this week where leaders across all sectors of the shipping industry can meet in person and virtually.  Above the WW2 naval warship museum of HMS Belfast moored in the Pool of London.
The Irish government's development, promotional and marketing office for the shipping services sectors, the IMDO is among the sponsors of the high-profile biennial London International Shipping Week, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) sponsor role in the…
The Isle of Man Ship Registry confirms investigation into the beaching of the cargo ship, CEG Orbit (as above). The investigation will be carried out on behalf of Latvian authorities.
The Isle of Man Ship Registry has confirmed it's carrying out a preliminary investigation into the beaching of a cargo ship at Cranstal. As Manx Radio reports, the incident took occurred in the early hours of 26 August. The cargo…
Ever Given blocking the Suez Canal
One of the theories examined when Ever Given's huge container ship lost control of its steerage and blocked the Suez Canal was whether a cyberattack had disrupted its navigational systems. That had not happened, but the disruption to global trade…
British Ports Association welcomes guidance issued on Freeports in England, but raises concerns about parity for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. AFLOAT adds of the 8 designated UK Freeports, only one is located on the Irish Sea, the Port of Liverpool (as above).
In the UK, the HM Revenue and Customs have published guidance for ‘Operating a Freeport customs site’, or ‘free zone’ for the eight winning bids in England, which were designated Freeport status last March. The British Ports Association (BPA) has…
Graphic for Atlantic Action Plan workshop Connectivity: Staying Connected For Trade, Tourism And Economic Growth
Embracing connectivity is the theme of the third Pillar I workshop for the Atlantic Action Plan: ports as gateways and hubs for the blue economy. Connectivity: Staying Connected for Trade, Tourism and Economic Growth takes place online on Thursday 16…
Map showing the proposed site of Bremore Port
The Irish Independent reports that a proposed new port for the East Coast has taken another step closer to fruition with the launch of a tender for the team to plan the project. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Drogheda Port…
Floating housing made of upcycled containers which Danish company Urban Rigger believes could be developed in Irish ports
Danish designers have urged Irish ports and local authorities to avail of public waterfronts to tackle the housing crisis. As The Times Ireland reports, Danish company Urban Rigger, which used Lego principles to convert containers into floating homes, says that…
File image of Stena Edda in Liverpool
A cargo vessel skipper who nearly caused a collision with a Stena Line passenger ferry in Belfast Lough has been fined more than £6,000, as BBC News reports. Southampton Magistrates’ Court heard that 64-year-old Kolapi Utime was captain of the…
Cargo ship Ceg Orbit which ran aground on the Isle of Man has been successfully refloated when tugs freed the stricken coaster overnight. The incident, Afloat adds took place close to the island's most northern tip at the Point of Ayre.
On the Manx coast a cargo ship which had ran aground along the island's northern coast has been successfully refloated. The Ceg Orbit, according to Manx Radio, was on a passage in the Irish Sea from Liverpool to Belfast with…
Non-Executive appointments to the board of Warrenpoint Harbour have taken place this month. The above scene in the Co. Down port shows the mix of activity involving merchant ships, fishing vessels and recreational craft.
The appointment of two non-executive members to the board of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WHA) has been announced by Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon. Minister Mallon said “I am pleased to announce a first term appointment for Fiona Hanna and a second term…

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