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IMDO Shipping Review: EU Co-Fund Dublin Port Studies, Vessel Spill Clean-Up, Maersk Rule the World, Bunker Energy System and More

7th November 2014
IMDO Shipping Review: EU Co-Fund Dublin Port Studies, Vessel Spill Clean-Up, Maersk Rule the World, Bunker Energy System and More

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

Irish Ports: EU Programme Co-Funds - Capacity Studies on Port of Dublin. As previously reported on, almost €2.5 million from the EU TEN-T Programme will fund studies into the capacity development of the Port of Dublin.

Environment: Clean-up under way after oil spill from ship in Warrenpoint Harbour. A clean-up operation is under way after a spill of 100 litres of heavy fuel oil from a vessel berthed at Warrenpoint Harbour spread to the shore.

Container Market: Maersk rules the world's commercial shipping lanes. Shipping containerisation has become dominant in every port in every country in the world and accounts for 90pc of global trade.

Innovation: First Installation for Bunker Saving Solar Energy System - Renewable energy systems company Eco Marine Power (EMP) has installed a fuel-saving system with a solar panel array on a Greek ferry.

For more on each of the above and other stories click PDF download: IMDO Weekly Markets Review (Week 44). In addition to coverage on's dedicated Ports & Shipping News section.


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Jehan Ashmore

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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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