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Ports & Shipping Review: Port Trade Rise,Silver-Salvage, Ports Study, Ferries, 'Olympic' Cruiseships and New Ship
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING REVIEW - Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore has reported from the Ports & Shipping Scene which saw trade volumes in Drogheda Port continue to rise. An increase of over 44% was recorded for the first six…
Mainport Purchase Seismic-Support Ship
Ports & Shipping
#MAINPORT ACQUIRE VESSEL – Cork based Irish Mainport Holdings has acquired the seismic-support ship, Forth Hunter, which was handed over to senior management officials of the Irish company in Edinburgh last week, writes Jehan Ashmore. The vessel has been renamed…
Competition Authority to Examine Irish Ports
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING – Irish Ports are to be reviewed by an in-depth Government Plan to see how funding expansion of the nation's ports can be carried out through the private sector. The Government have ruled-out selling strategic port facilities…
Continued Trade Volumes Growth at Drogheda Port
Ports & Shipping
#DROGHEDA PORT – Trading volumes for Drogheda Port during the first six months of this year increased over 44% compared to the equivalent period last year. The continued rise of over 387,000 tonnes of cargo was handled with particularly strong…
Ports & Shipping Review: Champagne Voyage, Cruiseship Safety, Scienceship, Ferry Sold, P&O 175th,Belfast Boost
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING REVIEW - Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene which saw the second WFSV Gardian 10 make a delivery 'Champagne 'promo-voyage to her UK East coast based owners. Following the Costa Concordia…
Ports & Shipping Review. Cargoships, WFSVs, Cork Ferry, IMERC, Dutch Navy & Last H&W Ferry Sold
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING REVIEW - Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore reports from the shipping scene which saw a 'Pop-Up Village' delivered by cargoship to Galway Port in readiness for the Volvo Ocean Race festival which started yesterday and continues…
Day of the Seafarer 2012: It came by Sea and I can’t Live Without It
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING – Today is the International Day of the Seafarer, and people around the world are being asked to use social networks to highlight just how important seafarers are as they transport more than 90% of global trade…
Ports & Shipping Review: President Reopens Maritime Museum, Olympic Torch Relay Visits Howth Harbour, Water Wags 125th Anniversary, Rig Returns to Dublin Bay and Cruiseship Recalls Falklands Conflict Role
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING REVIEW: Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore reported the shipping scene which saw President Higgins officially reopen the National Maritime Museum of Ireland in Dun Laoghaire. The President was again on duty on the far side of…
Ardmore Shipping Call for Importance of Human Component in Technical Performance Management
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING – Gery Docherty, Technical Superintendent at Ardmore Shipping Ltd spoke of the importance of the human component in technical performance management at last month's 'Propulsion & Emissions Conference 2012' organised by The Motorship. Among the conference guest…
Ports & Shipping: A President is Cruiseship Guest, Irish based d'Amico Order Bulkers, Olympic Cruiseship Calls to Dublin & Arklow Newbuild
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING REVIEW – Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore reported the shipping scene which saw former Irish President Mary Robinson on board the National Geographic Explorer . She was a guest speaker during a 'Exploring the British Isles…
Polish Captain Sentenced After Shipping Collision
Ports & Shipping
#SHIPPING – On 7th March 2012, Miroslaw Pozniak, the master of the merchant ship 'Union Moon', registered in the Cook Islands, was outbound from the port of Belfast when he collided with the inbound ferry 'Stena Feronia' There were 51…
Former Dublin Port Tug on Delivery Voyage to Portugal
Ports & Shipping
#SOLD DUBLIN TUG SETS SAIL – With a career spanning nearly four decades, the former Dublin Port Company tug Ben Eadar (1973/198grt) departed over the weekend on her delivery voyage to serve new owners in Portuguese waters, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Fall in First Quarter of Shipping Volumes
Ports & Shipping
#SHIPPING – The volume of shipping and port traffic through the Republic of Ireland declined in the first quarter of 2012. This is according to the latest figures released by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) at the European Shortsea…
Irish Based d’Amico Dry Orders Bulk Carriers from Chinese Shipyard
Ports & Shipping
#NEWBUILD BULKER ORDER– Irish based d'Amico Dry with offices in Dublin, has ordered six 40,000 dwt bulk carrier newbuildings, with options for further six vessels, from China's Yangfan Group. The company which is a fully owned subsidiary of the d'Amico…
UK Youth Trainee Vessel to Visit Dublin Port
Ports & Shipping
#TRAINEE VESSEL VISIT– A small motor-training vessel the T.S. Jack Petchey based in the UK, is heading for Dublin Port today having called to Arklow, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 24m long vessel built in 2010 is based in London. She…
Ports & Shipping Review:  Ship Celebrates 50 Years, Historic Cruise Call to Drogheda, Dredger Dry-Docked and New Naval Service Ships
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING REVIEW – Dublin 'Docklands' floating river-restaurant ship M.V. Cill Airne celebrated her 50th anniversary having been built nearby at the Liffey Dockyard. A special lunch and lecture organised by the Cobh branch of the World Ship Society…

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