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The first in a new design series of 6,800dwt cargoships for Arklow Shipping was launched today amidst this ice and snow scene of the canal and shipbuilding halls of the Royal Bodewes yard in north-east Netherlands.
The first in a new design series for Arklow Shipping in the form of a 6,800 deadweight tonnage (dwt) cargoship was launched at a shipyard in the Netherlands during wintry conditions, writes Jehan Ashmore. The launch of shipyard newbuilding (NB#821)…
Newbuild Arklow Crest, the final 'C' class general cargoship which was launched at a Dutch shipyard
The launch of Arklow Crest has culminated in the final newbuild of a ten-ship series for Irish shipowners, when the short sea trader took to the waters at a Dutch shipyard last Friday, writes Jehan Ashmore. With a newbuild number…
Ship Splash as C class coaster Arklow Cove took to the water with a launch at the weekend. The newbuild will join fleetmates that trade in cargoes among them grain.
At the weekend Arklow Cove was launched from a Dutch shipyard that now brings to the ninth newbuild of 10 'C' class coasters on order by the Co. Wickow shipowner, writes Jehan Ashmore. The sideways launch of Arklow Cove at…
Pictured prior to making a maiden voyage is Arklow Coast, a brand new C-class coaster which made an inaugural commercial voyage from north-west Europe to the Iberian peninsula. At the stern is the short-sea trader's port of registry, Arklow which is the homeport of the shipowners.
Arklow Coast of 2,999 gross tonnage, is a brand new C-class coaster which began a commercial maiden voyage from the Netherlands that was completed in Spain at the weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The newbuild is the 8th so far in…
Ferus Smit shipyard's customary sideways launch of a newbuild, the latest Arklow Coast. A ship name first for the Irish shipowner which has a further two cargoships to be built at the Dutch shipyard.
Once again the newest C-class series of short-sea traders for Arklow Shipping, launched in a shipyard in The Netherlands, has been given a ship name first for the Co. Wicklow based shipowner, writes Jehan Ashmore. On this occasion, Saturday's launch…
Arklow Cloud during an earlier phase of modular block construction as can be seen the upper superstructure /deckhouse's positioning at Ferus Smit's shipyard in the Netherlands, from where today the newbuild presented a spectular amidships launch into the ‘Winschoterdiep’ canal. See link below for video.
Despite dull skies, a spectacular launch took place at a Dutch shipyard this morning of Arklow Shipping's latest newbuild which increases the fleet total to 58 cargoships, writes Jehan Ashmore The single-hold newbuild Arklow Cloud, a name used for the…
The straight-stemmed bow of the new Irish flagged Arklow Artist, the final 'A' class series is seen departing from a Dutch shipyard on the Ems Canal, has been delivered to Arklow Shipping. AFLOAT tracked the newbuild currently berthed in the North Sea port of Emshaven at the Julianahaven basin before it embarks trading in typical 'bread & butter' cargoes such as corn and wheat.
A new cargoship Arklow Artist, the sixth and final of the 'A' class series built at a shipyard in The Netherlands was recently delivered to Co. Wicklow shipowners, writes Jehan Ashmore. As the video shows the bulk-orientated general cargsoship's transit along the…
An end of April launch for Arklow Artist - the final of the 'A' series of newbuild cargoships
The last day of April saw Arklow Artist, as the final 'A' series of six newbuilds to be launched at Ferus Smit's Dutch inland shipyard, writes Jehan Ashmore. This newest cargoship constructed in Westerbroek, is the first to carry the…
Latest development of the new Arklow Arrow, a 8,500dwt trader, which is carrying out a series of shipbuilders sea trials in Wadden Sea off the Dutch and German coast. AFLOAT adds in tracking some other ASL ships, this led to the classic cruiseship (former liner) Marco Polo which served cruisegoers directly from Belfast and regularly called  to Irish Ports - has gone to the breakers!
Arklow Shipping, operators of a fleet of dry-cargo short-sea traders and deep-sea ocean going bulkers, is where Afloat catches up with a sample of their ships in waters much closer to home, writes Jehan Ashmore. Before this one cannot ignore…
Arklow Arrow takes to the waters during launching of the new 8,500dwt bulker that took place yesterday.
A new bulk oriented general cargoship for Arklow Shipping took to the water for the first time yesterday as the fifth of six ships was launched by shipbuilder Ferus Smit, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 8,543dwt newbuild (NB.441) bulker was christened…
Ireland's newest cargsoship, Arklow Archer which made a first visit to Dublin Port this month having joined the Co. Wicklow shipowners fleet of almost 60 dry-cargo ships mostly operating in Europe and further overseas.
Ireland's newest cargoship Arklow Archer made a maiden call to Dublin Port marking the lastest of the A-series of bulk orientated dry-cargo vessels to be in Irish waters, writes Jehan Ashmore Arklow Archer joins the fleet of Arklow Shipping Ltd…
Newbuilds pictorial: Arklow Archer, the latest of a new 'A' class series of bulk orientated dry-cargo vessels for the Irish owners Arklow Shipping. At the ship's launch the customary gathering of the public to view the spectacle was not an option due to Covid-19 health restrictions. Also depicted beneath is another newbuild the W' class Arklow Wood.
Afloat has tracked the newest Arklow Shipping 'A' class newbuild cargoship Arklow Archer which is currently under tow on a canal from a Dutch inland shipyard to a North Sea port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The newbuild Arklow Archer is a…
Launch of the last Arklow 'W' series, Arklow Wind at FerusSmit shipyard in Leer, Germany took place earlier this month
The fourth and final 'W' series of newbuilds for Arklow Shipping was launched earlier this month, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Wood was successfully launched at the Ferus Smit's shipyard in Leer, Germany. As Afloat reported a previous sister Arklow Willow…
File photo of the latest newbuild Arklow Ace (in centre, when still in construction) is the third of six A-series ships launched from a shipyard in the Netherlands. AFLOAT adds note the barge delivering a load of hatch covers and gantry to be lifted on board the newbuild.
The latest and third newbuild of the Arklow 'A' class series which is a bulk orientated general cargoship was launched at a Dutch yard, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Ace (Nb.439) took to the water for the first time as the…
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…
Arklow Willow is the third 'W' class newbuild in series that first began with leadship Arklow Wave as pictured.
Arklow Willow became the third 'W' class 16,500dwt newbuild in a series of four following a launch in a German shipyard, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Irish flagged bulker was launched earlier this month and the almost 150m long ship is expected…

About Arklow Shipping

Arklow Shipping Limited, one of Ireland's leading shipping companies, has marked over 50 years of operation following its establishment in 1966.

The company, which began with a fleet of seven ships, has grown steadily over the years and now boasts a fleet of 59 vessels.

The company was founded by Captains James Tyrrell, Michael Tyrrell, and Victor Hall, who collaborated to create an umbrella company to operate their ships. This move allowed them to reduce overheads and strengthen their position in the market. The original fleet comprised seven ships, namely Tyrronall, Murell, Marizell, Valzell, Kilbride, River Avoca, and Avondale, all of varying sizes.

The shipping industry in Ireland underwent a significant transformation in the 1960s, with the replacement of traditional auxiliary schooners with modern crafts.

Arklow Shipping was at the forefront of this change, and the founders recognized the need for a new approach to shipping in Ireland. They built a company that could adapt to the changing market demands, and this has been a key factor in the company's continued growth.

Over the years, Arklow Shipping has bought, sold, and built ships, facing the challenges and opportunities that come with operating in the shipping industry. Despite these challenges, the company has remained committed to meeting market demand and providing high-quality services to its clients.

Today, Arklow Shipping is a leading player in the shipping industry, with a strong reputation for reliability and professionalism. The company's success story is a testament to the vision and dedication of its founders, who laid the foundation for a company that has stood the test of time.