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A "Seafarer Wellness" conference will be held in the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) on Friday 7th October 2022, to address human factors in the maritime industry. The conference, organised by the Department of Maritime Studies NMCI/MTU, the Irish…
The first of the UK's  'freeports' to involve cargo activity took place at Teeside in north-east England.  The port operated by PD Ports was crowned 'Business of the Year' 2022 at the prestigious Maritime UK Ceremony held earlier this year.
The first activity of a Freeport anywhere in the UK, was marked with the delivery of around 100 tonnes of steel cargo at Teeside Freeport in north-east England.  The steel was delivered to the South Bank area of Teesworks, which…
ESPO welcomes the inclusion of the maritime sector in the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS)
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) supports the ambitions of the European Green Deal, the Paris Agreement, and welcomes the inclusion of the maritime sector in the EU Emission Trading System (EU ETS). For European ports, the greening of shipping…
At the midway stage in 2022, unitised traffic volumes performed strongly
The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) has published its Q2, 2022 Unitised Traffic Report with an executive summary below. In addition to consult the full report, see attachment. Executive Summary At the midway stage in 2022, unitised traffic volumes - made up…
There is live streaming to the European ShortSea Network conference tomorrow (29 September) and Port & Shipping Tech 2022, for details to access see links below.
The European ShortSea Network (ESN) Conference as part of Naples Shipping Week will start tomorrow, 29 September. The Conference is organized by RAM Spa – SPC ITALY in the framework of the 2022 ESN held during the Italian Presidency. The…
Today, strike returned at the Port of Felixstowe, where about 1,900 people took action at the UKs biggest container port for eight days last month. Above, AFLOAT's file photo of the 14,000TEU capacity Toledo Triumph berthed at the Suffolk port in south-east England where the North Sea port has 'feeder' and global container services.
According to BBC News, further strike action has begun at Felixstowe, the UK's busiest container port. Workers at the Port of Felixstowe are walking out between 27 September and 5 October, as Afloat reported after the union Unite rejected an…
Warrenpoint Port congratulate the Seatruck team on their acquisition by CLnD. The Seatruck brand will be retained by CLnD and the team will continue to be led by Alistair Eagles.
Operator Seatruck Ferries announced last week that, subject to regulatory approval from the Irish competition authorities, it is to be acquired from Clipper Group by CLdN. CLdN, headquartered in Luxembourg is one of Europe’s leading multimodal logistics providers with three…
Freeport Bid: The Port of Milford Haven (above) in Pembrokeshire which is the UK’s largest energy Port, is among the south-west Wales ports involved in the bidding consortium.
In south-west Wales a freeport bid consortium consisting of Associated British Ports, Neath Port Talbot Council, Pembrokeshire County Council and the Port of Milford Haven has been launched to explore the case for a green freeport in the region. Both…
Cork Container Terminal - With one of the largest deep-water, multimodal berths in the world (13-meter depth and 360 meters in length), the container vessels that can be facilitated in Ringaskiddy will be the largest that can be accommodated anywhere in Ireland. When fully operational, on completion of the M28 road network, CCT will have the capacity to handle 330,000 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) of cargo. This is set to have significant economic benefits for Cork and the Munster region, as well as the
national economy
Cork Port Company has formally opened its €89m deepwater container terminal at Ringaskiddy with an announcement that it is formulating a development plan for the harbour up to 2050. The new terminal is described as "the largest single investment in…
The aim of the scheme is to increase the attractiveness for Irish shipping companies to employ seafarers. Registered vessels must be self-propelled and have more than 100 tons of gross tonnage
The European Commission has approved extending an Irish scheme to refund employers' social security contributions for seafarers on certain vessels until December 2028. The aim of the scheme is to increase the attractiveness for Irish shipping companies to employ seafarers,…
During the drift towards the Dutch coast, the bulk carrier first hit another ship and then two structures of a wind farm under construction. See vid below
The Dutch Safety Board says it has initiated an investigation into the “increasing congestion” caused by wind farms and shipping in the North Sea. The safety board, which investigates shipping, aviation, railway and industrial accidents in the Dutch State, said…
A shortlist of ports has been made for the the ESPO Award on Social Integration of Ports.
The projects of the ports of Ceuta, Barcelona, Tallinn and the cooperation project of the ports of Ancona, Ravenna, Venice, Trieste, Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik have been shortlisted for the 14th ESPO Award on Social Integration of Ports. The…
Foyle Port is located at the Lisahally terminal downriver of Derry
It has been announced that Foyle Port will be the lead sponsor of a major cross-border conference which An Taoiseach Micheál Martin TD will address later this month. As the Derry Journal reports, The Centre for Cross Border Studies’ Annual…
Across Europe, overstretched supply chains are experiencing disruptions and with a double whammy in the UK, as transport unions take strike this month at the Ports of Liverpool (above) and at Felixstowe.
Europe’s overstretched supply chains are experiencing a double whammy of disruptions as UK transport unions in the ports of Felixstowe and now in Liverpool prepare for labour strikes in response to soaring inflation; according to the analysis published by Container xChange,…
Dockers strike: Heavy machinery, DIY materials and Halloween decorations could be affected as 560 workers walk out of the Port of Liverpool which is a key hub for goods coming from Asia and the US. The port of Liverpool (Peel Ports Group) operates two major container terminals in the city as well as a concession in Dublin, AFLOAT adds Marine Terminals Ltd (MTL) located in Ringsend.
Halloween decorations, DIY materials and heavy machinery deliveries bound for Ireland could face delays as a two-week dockers’ strike at the port of Liverpool gets underway. At least 560 workers were due to walk out of the port last night…
The UK and Ireland's largest trade union, Unite confirmed an improved pay offer by Peel Ports Group, operator of Liverpool, was rejected by its members, who will proceed with a strike at the Merseyside's container operations.
Trade union, Unite has confirmed an improved pay offer was rejected by its members, who according to the Peel Ports Group will now go on strike at their Port of Liverpool container operations from 19 September to 3 October as…

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