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Ship to Ship Transfer of Oil Cargo will Start Tomorrow
Ports & Shipping
#SHIPPING – After delays due to bad weather, the operation to remove 54,304 tonnes of Vacuum Gas Oil from the merchant vessel Genmar Companion is now scheduled to commence later today (2nd January).  The offload tanker BW Seine has now…
Transfer of Cargo from Stricken Tanker Delayed
Ports & Shipping
#SHIPPING - The transfer of cargo from the damaged oil tanker sheltering at the entrance to Belfast Lough has been posponed for at least two more days. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the 228-metre Germar Companion - which is carrying…
Cracks in Hull Force Tanker Re-Routing to Belfast
Ports & Shipping
#SHIPPING - The Irish Times reports that a tanker carrying hazardous cargo has been allowed to berth at Belfast Port after it reported a cracked hull off the north-west coast. The 228-metre Germar Companion, which is is carrying 54,000 tonnes…
Trade Freight Volumes Through Seaports Still Down 9% on 2007
Ports & Shipping
#SHIPPING – The Irish Exporters Association launched its Trade and Transport Analysis 2011 today (13th Dec) in Cork and its findings confirmed that 2010 was a story of recovery after two straight years of decline in 2008 and 2009. Importantly,…
Irish Managed Cargoship Sinks Following Collision with Tanker
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING - Seven-crew have been saved from Florece (PHOTO) an Irish managed general cargoship which sank off the UK, following a collision with a Greek owned chemical tanker on Friday, according to www.tradewinds.no The accident took place in…
New Telecoms Cable to Link-Up with London and Europe
Ports & Shipping
# PORTS & SHIPPING -A specialist cable-laying vessel, Cable Innovator (1995/14,277 tonnes) arrived into Dublin Port yesterday. She is due start work next week on a €12.5m telecoms cable for CeltixConnect between Dublin and Holyhead. According to a report in…
Ports & Shipping
# PORTS & SHIPPING -A specialist cable-laying vessel, Cable Innovator (1995/14,277 tonnes) arrived into Dublin Port yesterday. She is due start work next week on a €12.5m telecoms cable for CeltixConnect between Dublin and Holyhead. According to a report in…
Arklow Shipping Expands Fleet into Handysize Bulker Market
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING – Arklow Shipping is further expanding its bulker fleet and moving into the market for larger vessels with an order for three ships in South Korea, according to Tradewinds. The company which is headquartered in the Co.…
Shannon Estuary's Deep Waters Hold Key to Trans Shipment Potential
Ports & Shipping
The potential for developing a 'transhipment port' on the Shannon Estuary topped the agenda of meetings held by Sean Kelly MEP and leading US politicians and business people at Jacksonville, USA - home to one of the largest commercial cargo…
Haulier and Driver Found Guilty for Failure to Declare Dangerous Goods
Ports & Shipping
#FERRIES–On 19th February 2008 the Stranraer Police were alerted to an unaccompanied freight trailer which had been off loaded from the Larne to Stranraer Ferry. The officers noticed that the trailer was giving off a strange odour and that it…
NATO Foils Pirate Attack
Ports & Shipping

NATO Foils Pirate Attack

1st December 2011
#PIRATES– On 28 November, the Royal Navy vessel, RFA Fort Victoria was patrolling in an area approximately 420 nautical miles from the Seychelles and 350 nautical miles from the Somali coast as part of NATO's counter piracy task force 508.…
The Timber Traders and Days of Old Irish Sea Shipping Companies
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING- The general dry-cargo vessel, Red Duchess berthed at Ardrishaig on Scotland's west coast at Loch Fyne today, after completion of a voyage from Waterford, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 1969-built coaster rounded the Hook Head Lighthouse yesterday around…
Former Dutch Dredger on the Boyne
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING- Berthed at the Steam Packet Quay, Drogheda is the suction-trailer dredger Lough Foyle (1979/868grt) which is on contract work with the Drogheda Port Company, writes Jehan Ashmore. Following the sale last month of Hebble Sand, as previously…
Port & Shipping Volumes Continue Slowdown in 3rd Quarter
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING- The volume of shipping and port traffic through the Republic of Ireland continued to decline during the third quarter of 2011, according to the latest analysis of traffic figures released by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO).…
New Arklow Bulker Docks In Dublin to Load at Tara Mines Facility
Ports & Shipping
# PORTS & SHIPPING - Arklow Forest, the newest vessel of the Arklow Shipping fleet sailed from Greenore to Dublin Port last night to berth at the Alexandra Basin Jetty. The bulk-solid facility specialises in lead and zinc concentrate which…
Export Industry Awards to Deep and Short Sea Shipping
Ports & Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING - At the Irish Exporters Association's (IEA) Export Industry Awards, APL Ireland has won the Deep Sea Shipping Company of the Year Award 2011, sponsored by the Port of Cork Company. The category which included nominee CMA-CGM…

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