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Ports Shipping Review: Tonnage Tax Talk, D’Amico’s Largest, 'Box' Rise 9% & More

22nd February 2015
Ports Shipping Review: Tonnage Tax Talk, D’Amico’s Largest, 'Box' Rise 9% & More

#Ports&ShippingReview - Over the last fortnight, Jehan Ashmore has reported on the shipping scene.

Rebecca Wardell, Business Development Manager of the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) addressed the Irish Maritime Law Association's Spring Lecture in a talk titled, 'Understanding the Irish tonnage tax regime'.

Italian international shipowner, D'Amico Group with offices in Dublin, announced delivery of their largest ship to date, the 'Handy-Cape' type vessel Cielo d'Italia.

Drogheda Port Company handled over 1.2m tonnes of cargo in 2014, an increase of 17% on 2013. The port outperformed the Irish port sector in terms of year on year growth for third year running.

The stricken Solent ship, Hoegh Osaka, a vehicle-carrier went to A&P Falmouth for repairs following discharge of vehicles in Southampton after her deliberate grounding on a sandbank last month.

Lysblink Seaways a cargsoship has run aground in Scotland, while en route from Belfast to Norway. The incident took place near Ardnamurchan Point in the West Highlands.

The IMDO released Q3 figures for 2014 that show container shipping volumes, Lo/Lo rose by 9% in Q3. Ro/Ro experienced a 6% growth and Break-Bulk grew by 16%. This is in contrast however to total traffic volumes by Irish ports which fell by 3% overall in Q3, when compared to the same period last year.

Published in Ports & Shipping
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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