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The famous yellow cranes of Harland & Wolff
Belfast Lough
#BelfastLough - The Belfast Telegraph writes that Harland & Wolff has reduced dozens of staff in an "unacceptable" year amid "difficult market conditions" which saw sales collapse and the firm posting massive losses of £6m. The former Belfast shipbuilder, which…
Shipping & Maritime Transport ‘Driving Ireland’s Blue Growth’
Ports & Shipping
#Ports&Shipping - Ireland’s shipping and transport sector was the largest contributor in terms of turnover to the growth of the country’s blue economy’ in 2016. Shipping is also responsible for the FTE employment of 4,666 people, an increase of 6.7%…
 Arklow Clan on sea trials in the North Sea is a sister of the Arklow Cliff which was launched in recent days
Ports & Shipping
#Ports&Shipping - The latest newbuild multipurpose cargoship for Arklow Shipping was launched in the Netherlands, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Cliff (yard No 428) was launched at Ferus Smit's Westerbroek yard on Friday last week as the fifth of 10 on…
Declan McDonald, Partner, PwC presents the Ports & Harbours Operator of the Year award to Pat Keating, CEO, Shannon Foynes Port Company.
Shannon Estuary
#ShannonEstuary - Shannon Foynes Port Company was announced as the winner of Ports & Harbours Operator of the Year at the Marine Industry Awards 2017. In the third annual hosting of the event (click here), SFPC – which oversees commercial…
Minister Michael Creed and the winners of the third annual Marine Industry Awards held as part of the recent Seafest event in Galway
Ports & Shipping
#MarineAwards - The winners of The Marine Industry Awards 2017 were revealed at the gala awards ceremony which took place as part of SeaFest in Galway. In total 16 categories were announced at the premier event in Ireland for showcasing…
Gabrielle Aisling, the 44 vehicle ferry that is to operate the new Carlinford Lough service
Ferry
#Ferry - The much-awaited Scenic Carlingford Ferry appears to be inching closer to launching as news that navigational lights are in the process of being installed out on Carlingford Lough. In a statement on their Facebook page Scenic Carlingford Ferry…
Hebridean Princess departing Derry/Londonderry
Cruise Liners
#Cruiseliners - Last year Derry/Londonderry welcomed nine callers and 3,727 passengers visiting the 17th walled city according to CruiseEurope.com This year there are eight booked bringing 4,697 on vessels including those from Princess Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Saga and Noble Caledonia.…
More than 30 aspiring artists from Dublin’s north and south inner city will see their art work displayed in Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane from Wednesday, 5th July until July 16th 2017. Entry is free.
Dublin Port
#DublinPort- Art work by more than 30 aspiring artists from Dublin's north and south inner city will get to see their works displayed in Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane as part of an unique Dublin Port Company project. Drawing…
Clipper Point one of a pair of 'P' class ro-ro freight-only ferries that Seatruck operate on the Warrenpoint-Heysham route. The operator have signed a 10 year extension to their agreement with Warrenpoint Harbour Authority.
Ferry
#ContractExtended - Seatruck Ferries an Irish Sea freight-only operator have signed a 10 year extension to their agreement with Warrenpoint Harbour Authority. The agreement underlines the operators commitment to the port at a time of growing volumes on the Warrenpoint-Heysham…
The Irish Rail operated Rosslare Europort in Co. Wexford
Ports & Shipping
#Rosslare2040 - Rail operated Rosslare Europort has featured prominently in the their response to the Governments ‘National Planning Framework’ consultation. According to MultiModal, the National Planning Framework is the plan that sets out what the transport needs for the country…
Seized Ship Shingle: For just over three years (24 June 2014) the small cargoship Shingle which had €14m worth of illegal cigarettes seized initially in Drogheda Port was transferred that same day to Dublin Port. The detained cargoship remains at a prominent berth close to the Tom Clarke (East-Link) Bridge spanning the Liffey.
Dublin Port
#SeizedShip – A Moldovan flagged cargoship seized with €14m worth of tobacco by the Revenue Commissioners three years ago still remains detained in Dublin Port but plans are in place to finally dispose the vessel.  The 667 tonnes Shingle had…
Cargo & Investments Boost Belfast Harbour To Record Profits
Ports & Shipping
#BelfastHarbour - Belfast Harbour’s latest annual report shows a record €36.6 million in profits, according to The Irish Times. The 12% rise in operating profits in 2016 comes with a 7% increase in turnover within the same 12-month period to…
Brittany Ferries has ordered a newbuild cruiseferry to be named Honfleur that will operate on the English Channel. The shipyard FSG is also the same German company currently constructing ICG/Irish Ferries new cruiseferry due by mid-2018.
Ferry
#NewBuild - Almost exactly a year after the Brexit vote, Brittany Ferries on Thursday confirmed an order for a new "£175m LNG cruiseferry for English Channel service. The 42,400 gross tonnage newbuild (slighty larger to Pont-Aven of 41,000 on the…
Today, 25 June marks the Day of the Seafarer. The theme for this year's annual event is that 'Seafarers Matter'. Above the Sophia is a typical example of a containership operating out of Dublin Port.
Ports & Shipping
#SeafarersMatter - Today 25 June is the Day of the Seafarer (DotS) an annual event which celebrates and recognises the role that people have on our oceans. The theme of this year's Dots event run by the International Maritime Organisation…
Still making an impression: Wind Surf towering above Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Carlisle Pier. The five-masted flagship is the most regular cruiseship caller to the harbour since the sector was revived in 2011.
Cruise Liners
#SailFlagship –The presence today of the five-masted flagship Wind Surf in Dun Laoghaire never fails to impress despite been the most regular cruiseship caller to the harbour of recent years, writes Jehan Ashmore. All five masts of Wind Surf are…
Cargoships Avalon and Fri Wave occupy Cork city centre berths along the South Quays
Ports & Shipping
#iShipIndex- According to the iShip Index recently published by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) shipping and port activity in the Republic of Ireland rose by 7% in the first quarter of 2017 when compared to the corresponding period of…

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