#ShippingReview – Over the last fortnight, Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene, where the trade in live-cattler exports to Libya, not seen since the mid-1990's, finally reached conclusion when livestock-carrier Express I docked in Misrata.
The 'ghost' ship Lyubov Orlova, which broke its tow-line in the Atlantic and believed to have possibly sunk, is a sister of the first ever cruiseship caller to Drogheda Port last year.
The Royal Navy's Type 23 Duke Class frigate HMS Richmond (F239) which has a displacement of 4,900 tonnes made a weekend courtesy call to Dublin Port.
A sister of the frigate which featured in a Bond movie starring Pierce Brosnan, by coincidence passed Dalkey on the same day, where the Irish actor was on location for a TV advert.
Next week, on Thursday (14 March), the European Shortsea Conference 2013 is to take place for the first time in France.
A new chairman for the Port of Cork Company, businessman John Mullins has been appointed by Minister of Transport Leo Varadkar.
Another round of Guinness fermentation tanks arrived into Dun Laoghaire Harbour, where Sunday strollers watched as the cargoship Keizersborg (1996/6,142grt) docked at the old 'mail' boat pier.
Commissioners of Irish Lights ILV Granuaile (2000/2,625grt) an aids to navigation tender vessel, is undergoing steel modification works by Arklow Marine Services while berthed in Dublin Port.
The 5 April is the deadline for members of the public to the Department of Transport, regarding plans to merge Bantry Bay Harbour with the Port of Cork Company.
The Irish Continental Group (ICG) parent company of Irish Ferries, have released a statement of results for the year ended 2012.
A new container sea-rail-freight service between Waterford Port (Belview) and Ballina, Co. Mayo began operating to link in with sailing schedules by DFDS Logistics vessels running to Rotterdam.