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Shipping Review: Big Ship Craze, Dismantling Dun Laoghaire's HSS Berth, Volumes Up 2% Q1 2016 & More

28th May 2016
Bow of departing CMA CGM containership Nicolas Delmas in Dublin Port along with vessels berthed on the south bank including an Arklow Shipping 'B' class cargoship been unloaded Bow of departing CMA CGM containership Nicolas Delmas in Dublin Port along with vessels berthed on the south bank including an Arklow Shipping 'B' class cargoship been unloaded Photo: Photo Jehan Ashmore

#ShippingReview - Jehan Ashmore reviews the shipping scene over the last fortnight.

The big ship craze in the short sea shipping industry serving the UK and Ireland has arrived after investment was frozen for the last few years, delegates heard at the Multimodal event in Birmingham.

The annual European Maritime Day’s (EMD) to highlight the importance of the seas, oceans and the challenges facing maritime regions and sectors took place in Turku, Finland.

Sgt. Pepper was among several workboats that called to Dun Laoghaire Harbour to begin short to long term projects. Notably the project to dismantle and remove the former Stena HSS berth.

Port and shipping volumes in the Irish Republic rose 2% in Q1 2016 when compared to the same period of 2015. This is the highest i-Ship index for Q1 of a given year since records began in Q1 2008.

Arklow Cadet is first of a new design of 10 'C' class cargoships for Arklow Shipping nearing completion at Ferus Smit's Dutch yard. The order follows the 'B' class built for ASL by the same yard.

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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