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The Welsh capital has among its (Lo-Lo) container feeder services those connecting Dublin Port and Warrenpoint Harbour. Above the Port of Cardiff's Queen Alexandra Dock.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping – Over £4 million is to be invested by ABP South Wales at the Port of Cardiff which annually handles around 1.7 million tonnes of cargo. The improvements at the port in the Welsh capital are for warehousing and…
As previously published on Afloat.ie this week is a 3D image of Irish Ferries new €144m cruiseferry due for delivery in mid-2018. The 1,885 passenger and crew capacity cruiseferry is to operate Dublin-Holyhead and at weekends Ireland-France sailings.
Ferry
#Competition - A competition has been launched by Irish Ferries to name their new €144m cruiseferry, which will be the biggest ever ferry to operate on the Irish Sea. The 55,000 tonne ship is due to enter service in mid-2018.…
150 Years Of The Shipping Forecast
Weather
#ShippingForecast - Do you know your Dogger from your Fisher? If so, it’s likely you know the Shipping Forecast, the 150th anniversary of which was marked last Thursday 24 August. But do you know how the specialised weather broadcast came…
A joint campaign launched in the UK is to encourage visitors to Ireland's Ancient East by travelling Fishguard-Rosslare, served by the Stena Europe.
Ferry
#ferry - A joint campaign has been launched in the UK by Stena Line and Tourism Ireland which will be seen by over 3 million people. The new campaign invites people to stir their soul and travel Fishguard-Rosslare to enjoy…
Stern Block 10 (off Liverpool Waterfront) is seen on a barge bound for Birkenhead where the £200m new British polar research vessel RRS Sir David Attenborough is under construction. Originally, through a public online competition to name the vessel, the winner was 'RRS Boaty McBoatface', however this was rejected by officials.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - A major feat of UK engineering took place last week as the “stern section” of the new British polar research ship, RRS Sir David Attenborough was transported by barge from Newcastle to Birkenhead. The barge departed from the…
LISW17 takes place between 11-13 September. Above: The Pool of London during last year's historic once-off visit to the UK capital by passenger-cargoship RMS St. Helena which moored alongside HMS Belfast. Excursion boat Mayflower Garden had transferred passengers and guests to the Royal Mail Ship via the WW2 warship-turned-museum.
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping - The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) and the Embassy of Ireland in London will host an evening networking reception for clients and colleagues attending London International Shipping Week. The reception to be held in the Irish Embassy in…
Transit Gateway “Dublin Port from 1947 to 1964/ Reconstruction” is the seventh seminar in this series.
Dublin Port
#TransitGateway - As part of “Port Perspectives”, Transit Gateway is a project that documents the transitional changes of the shape of Dublin Port from its medieval shoreline to its current infrastructure. Transit Gateway is an artistic mapping cartography that shows…
The railway terminal at the Port of Larne with a berthed P&O ferry
Ferry
#ferry - At Larne Port Terminal there will be a flag hoisting ceremony held on Friday 1st September ahead of Merchant Navy Day. The ceremony according to The Newsletter is being organised by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in…
Irish Shipping Volumes Rise By 1% In Q2 2017
Ports & Shipping
#Shipping - Shipping and port activity in the Republic of Ireland rose by 1% in the second quarter of 2017 when compared to the corresponding period of 2016, according to the latest iShip Index published by the Irish Maritime Development…
The tug Husky manoeuvring the ‘Spud’ barge Beluga out of Shoreham Harbour on the UK Sussex coast
Ports & Shipping
#ports&shipping  - Wicklow based Alpha Marine are carrying out a dredging project off the UK south coast for an offshore windfarm project, writes Jehan Ashmore. The vessel support and marine services company deployed the Husky, a twin screw shallow draft tug…
Irish flagged cargoship Huelin Dispatch that operates a UK-Channel Islands freight service is currently undergoing dry-docking in Cork Dockyard
Cork Harbour
#corkharbour – An Irish owned cargoship that operates a UK-Channel Islands service is currently drydocking in Cork Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. Huelin Dispatch is undergoing her first 5-year special survey in Cork Dockyard, the ship repair and general engineering facility…
Ben-My-Chree which in recent weeks undertook berthing trials at the Port of Larne
Ferry
#ferry -The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has launched a public consultation as the operator is considering running services to and from Larne, Northern Ireland. As previously reported on Afloat the ferry Ben-My-Chree in recent weeks undertook berthing trials…
Photo shows Excelerate Teeside facility near Middlesborough in the UK when operating
Cork Harbour
The location proposed for the floating storage and regasification operation which the Texas-based LNG (liquefied natural gas) company, Next Decade, wants to put into Cork Harbour, is to the west of Whitegate Jetty and inside Dognose writes Tom MacSweeney in…
HAL's smallest cruiseship, MS Prinsendem arriving Killybegs,Co. Donegal last Autumn
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners - The cruiseship MS Prinsendam which featured on RTE's The Local Eye, will call at Milford Haven, south Wales this weekend as part of a 14-night Irish and Scottish Explorer Cruise from Amsterdam. The 37,000 gross tonnage ship is…
Report by Welsh Assembly finds without proper planning, region could be facing virtual gridlock after Britain quits EU
Ferry
#ferry - Tailbacks and long delays on North Wales roads and disruption to freight supply chains could become the norm without proper planning for ports in Wales following Britain’s exit from the European Union. As the Daily Post writes, many…
Steam-Packet's Ben-My-Chree has carried out further berthing trials at the Port of Larne, leading to speculation of relocating Northern Ireland ferryport
Ferry
#ferry- Berthing trials at Larne Harbour have been confirmed by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, leading to speculation that the company is about to move its Northern Ireland base to the port. According to The Larne Times, the…

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