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Ports & Shipping Review: ISL 30th Year Reunion, Container Rise 9%, Arklow's Newbuild Brave, CMA-GGM’s $201m Profit

29th November 2014
Ports & Shipping Review: ISL 30th Year Reunion, Container Rise 9%, Arklow's Newbuild Brave, CMA-GGM’s $201m Profit

#Ports&ShippingReview: Over the last fortnight, Jehan Ashmore has reported on the shipping scene, where former officers, crew and staff attended a reunion to mark the 30th anniversary of Irish Shipping Ltd, the state company which went into liquidation in 1984.

The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) released figures that showed container shipping volumes, Lo/Lo have risen by 9% in the third quarter of 2014.

Arklow Shipping's fifth out of six B class general cargo 'green' newbuilds, Arklow Brave is to be christened and launched next month at a Dutch shipyard.

French global containership giant, CMA CGM in the third quarter, announced net profit of $201m as cargo volumes reached an all-time high and order for six mega 18,000TEU capacity ships due 2015.

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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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