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The Danica Hav docked in Gdansk, Poland in 2016
A captain found drunk in charge of his ship in Belfast docks has been fined £500, as the Belfast Telegraph reports. Fifty-eight-year-old Oleg Okolobvich was arrested after fellow crew were forced to step in to avoid the cargo vessel Danica…
File photo of the Dual-fuel car and passenger ferry Glen Sannox which is currently under construction at Ferguson Marine shipyard on the Clyde, Scotland
Bosses at a Scottish shipyard were “fairly and squarely” to blame for the calamitous delays and costs overruns at Ferguson Marine, it has been claimed. As The Herald reports, Kevin Hobbs, chief executive of Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL) –…
Container ship APL Singapura berthed at the French northern port of Dunkerque
Container ship APL Singapura operated by CMA CGM became the first ship to use the Port of Dunkirk's shoreside power (cold ironing) facilities last week. The cold ironing system reports The Maritime Executive, was installed at the Terminal des Flandres…
The scholarship panel was chaired by the Port of Milford Haven Chairman, Chris Martin (centre) who was joined by Sara Aicken from the Port (left) and Maxine Thomas from Pembrokeshire College (right).
University students totalling five from Pembrokeshire, Wales, are to receive scholarships from the Port of Milford Haven – one more than usual – as the standard proved to be exceptionally high this year. The south Wales port has awarded scholarships…
The European Green Deal: Striving to be the first climate-neutral continent
Europe’s ambition as enshrined in The European Green Deal published on 11 December, to become the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050 has been welcomed by European Sea Ports Organisation. According to ESPO, European ports are at the crossroads…
Warrenpoint Harbour located in Co. Down
Northern Ireland's Department of Infrastructure (DfI) has announced two appointments to the board of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority.  The DfI's Permanent Secretary has appointed David Gray who is to serve for a first term and Geraldine Donaghy to serve a second…
12 drifting containers were spotted in the Celtic Sea at 2330 UTC in vicinity 51 40N 005 50W this week.
A cargo ship en route to Dublin Port was caught in this week's storms and lost at least 12 containers overboard. The Maritime Bulletin reports that the ship 'Elbcarrier' lost the containers in the Celtic Sea on the afternoon of…
The Arklow Day was acquired by Arklow Shipping in November 2017
Five crew were evacuated from an Irish cargo vessel yesterday (Tuesday 10 December) after encountering rough seas in the Bay of Biscay, as Maritime Bulletin reports. The Arklow Day has previously left Aviles Port in northwest Spain on Monday evening…
New cranes totaling three built in China onboard a heavy-lift vessel alongside the Liverpool2 container terminal
Three ‘megamax’ quayside cranes from China destined for the Liverpool2 container terminal in UK have been delivered to the Irish Sea port. Thee cranes according to ITJ.com, are part the second phase of the terminal project to provide additional capacity…
Scottish shipyard Ferguson Marine located at Inverclyde has been taken into public ownership. In this file photo, the first of a pair of ferries under construction, Glen Sannox is to operate for Scottish state-owned operator CalMac on the Isle of Arran service across the Firth of Clyde.
Shipyard Ferguson Marine has officially been taken into public ownership, the Scottish Government has announced. The move, reports STV News, came on Tuesday after administrators agreed the final terms of the transaction with Scottish Ministers. The yard will now be…
Berthed at the Port of Liverpool is an ACL containership of the generation G4 class
A new 15-year contract extension for container and roll-on/roll-off operations at the Port of Liverpool until the year 2035 has been agreed with Atlantic Container Line (ACL). According to the port's operator, Peel Ports Group, ACL is already the largest…
Unloading of containers from a EUCON lo-lo vessel, Elbetrader at the Port of Rotterdam.
Dublin based Irish Continental Group (ICG) has brought its sixth containership. The shipowner and ferry operator, reports Tradewinds, has acquired the 974teu CT Rotterdam (built 2009), for an undisclosed price. Afloat adds that the container vessel was preceeded by another…
Launching of newbuild Arklow Accord also introduced a new ship name in the history of the Co. Wicklow based shipping company which was established more than 60 years ago
Arklow Accord is the latest of a new series for ship-owner Arklow Shipping Ltd, however the bulk oriented cargo vessel is also a first for the company to use this ship name, writes Jehan Ashmore. The launching of newbuild Arklow…
A (lo-lo) containership underway
A process has begun at the European Commission for reviewing the 2013 TEN-T guidelines with a public consultation before next summer. The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) believes the review should not lead to a complete change of direction in…
The ESPO Award winner is the Port of Dover which was presented with the annual award during a ceremony at the Albert Hall in Brussels, Belgium.
This year's European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Award winner is the Port of Dover in recognition of its successful strategy to reach out to the local community and to directly communicate with the port citizens. Using social media as a…
Among projects in the work pipeline for the Merseyside based shipyard of Cammell Laird (which in October 2018), won two 10-year contracts to support the Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) worth an estimated £619 million. Above AFLOAT adds apprentices at the dry-dock facility in Birkenhead with the veteran RFA Fort Victoria (A387) an auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ship which also transports ammunition, fuel, food and supplies to the UK's Royal Navy.
In the UK along Merseyside is shiprepairer, shipbuilder, and engineering services company Cammell Laird which has recruited 20 new apprentices to its workforce. The famous shipyard on Birkenhead, says it has completed the most rigorous recruitment process ever undertaken with…
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