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IMDO Shipping Review: Irish Maritime Forum A Success, European Ports Predict Weaker Growth, New Head at MSC, Surge in Suezmax Newbuilds and Much More

10th October 2014
IMDO Shipping Review: Irish Maritime Forum A Success, European Ports Predict Weaker Growth, New Head at MSC, Surge in Suezmax Newbuilds and Much More

#Ports&Shipping –The latest IMDO Weekly Shipping Market Review includes the following stories as detailed below.

Irish Maritime News: The inaugural Irish Maritime Forum was deemed a successful event by the IMDO, as previously reported on The IMDO was delighted to join an exciting line up of speakers on 26 September 2014 for the first Irish Maritime Forum. The event, entitled 'Developing the Dynamic Future of Ireland's Maritime Sector' was hosted by the Port of Cork in partnership with the Irish Ports Association, bringing together industry leaders from across the Maritime sector.

European Ports: Despite Rise in box traffic for "Northern Range" Ports analysts predict weaker growth for 2015 - The latest Global Port Tracker shows that container ports in Europe's northern range ports of Le Havre, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Bremen and Bremerhaven and Hamburg have handled 2.9% more cargo so far this year compared to 2013.

Container Market: Diego Aponte succeeds father as head of MSC -Mediterranean Shipping Co today announced the appointment of Diego Aponte as President and CEO of the world's second largest ocean carrier. Since joining MSC in 1997, Diego has worked in various functions across the business including Line Management where he managed all aspects of the trade. In recent years, Diego has taken more responsibility in the wider running of the company, serving as Vice President.

Tanker Market: Surge in Suezmax newbuild orders, admist increase in Spot Rates. Improved confidence in the suezmax tanker market has prompted a mini surge in newbuilding orders in 2014. Figures from UK tanker broker EA Gibson suggest orders placed so far this year are close to surpassing the total number contracted in the past three years.

For more on each of the above stories and other reports featured on the IMDO Weekly Markets Review (Week 40) click HERE. In addition to's dedicated Ports & Shipping News coverage.


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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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