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Flexible Trader: Wilson Flex III of the Hansa Eco class minibulker’s is designed with its 'open-topped' cargo hold of with and without hatch covers, making the 4,282dwt cargo ships suitable for transporting both high and heavy project cargo. Arkon Shipping of Haren Ems, Germany, is one of the big chartering houses in Europe, and where Wilson ASA of Norway have taken on a long-term time charter of the 2022 built vessel.
Europe's largest short-sea cargoship operator, Wilson ASA of Norway which transport annually about 15 million tonnes in dry cargo across the continent, have chartered in the Wilson Flex III, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 4,282dwt cargo ship built last year is…
The new Irish Sea Ports Network website is a great introduction to the ports. It’s filled with stories from business owners, so you can decide where to stay and what to see and do on your next visit to an Irish Sea port
The Irish Sea Ports are a lot more than transit hubs, and to illustrate this, a new Irish Sea Space website filled with the lore and spirit of ports is attracting the attention of travellers and explorers from near and…
LISW which is held every two years, has for the past decade grown consistently is set to become an even bigger event in 2023, when the shipping world is able to meet again in person and in earnest.
The London International Shipping Week (LISW) which takes place (11-15 September) is a major event in the maritime industry which is held every two years in the UK capital. LISW 23 is a week-long event that brings together leaders and…
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An industrial design company in Connemara has announced its partnership with the University of Galway for a new project that aims for a greener shipping industry by using lightweight material to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Over the next…
Mersey Maritime Industry is a private sector-led business initiative to grow the maritime cluster of businesses and increase their impact on the region as an economic driver. Above last year’s winners of the annual ward.
For the ninth year Mersey Maritime has launched their annual industry awards and is calling for maritime and logistics businesses across the Merseyside and the greater North West England region to start preparing their entries for 2023. The UK’s leading…
Last year's ESPO Award winner, the Port of Barcelona Authority
Ten ports have submitted their projects to the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) secretariat which is to host their 15th edition of the ESPO Award later this year.  Under the theme “Nature restoration projects in ports benefiting the local community”,…
The European Parliament will today discuss the final agreement on both the Regulation on the deployment of Alternative Fuel Infrastructure (‘AFIR’) .
The European Parliament will today, Monday, 10 July discuss in Strasbourg, France the final agreement on both the Regulation on the deployment of Alternative Fuel Infrastructure (‘AFIR’) - which sets the framework for the deployment of onshore power supply (OPS)…
Sliding off the stocks at the shipbuilder of Royal Bodewes is Arklow Rambler, the third Eco-trader of seven newbuilds ordered from the Irish shipowner
Dutch shipbuilder Royal Bodewes has launched an Eco-Trader 6,800 dwat newbuild for Arklow Shipping with the general cargo vessel taking to the water, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Rambler with a length overall (LOA) of 104.93m was launched yesterday into the Winschoterdiep…
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Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has welcomed the adoption by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of a revised 2023 strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships. Significantly, this includes a provision for an economic element on the basis…
Ministers Simon Coveney and Hildegarde Naughten join Port of Cork executives at the opening of its multi-million-euro Cork Harbour terminal on 23 September 2022
The Port of Cork Company has published its 2022 Annual Report, highlighting the opening of the new Cork Container Terminal in Ringaskiddy and its strong financial performance. Turnover increased by 21.5% to €48.41 million in 2022 from €39.8 million in…
Above Afloat's close up of a dry-bulk vessel at an Irish port where unloading of fertiliser from Norway was discharged to a quayside truck. According to the IMDO’s annual ITME report, Dry Bulk traffic in 2022 on the island of Ireland declined by 8% to 23.6m tonnes, equivalent to a decline of approximately 2 million tonnes. To find out why, click the link below to consult the report in full.
The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) has released its 20th edition of the Irish Maritime Transport Economist (IMTE), reporting on the performance of the maritime industry in Ireland in 2022. Through the IMDO’s iShip index (an aggregate measure of port…
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Dublin Port Company is recruiting for the role of energy and decarbonisation lead. The State-owned commercial port says it “aims to play a strong role in achieving its own energy and decarbonisation goals, as well as supporting and influencing wider…
Arklow Rally at the Royal Bodewes Shipyard in The Netherlands when under tow, has since been handed over to the Irish shipowner and today completed a maiden voyage across the North Sea.
The second of seven newbuild cargo ships for Arklow Shipping has been delivered from Dutch shipbuilder Royal Bodewes to the Irish shipowner, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Rally of the Eco-Trader 6,800 dwat class follows the leadship Arklow Racer which was…
Bloomsday launch: Arklow Glen before slip-sliding away off the stocks at the Ferus Smit shipyard in the north-east of the The Netherlands today. The 87m cargoship is the second of five 'G' class newbuilds each of 2,999 gross tonnage.
Under blue skies this Bloomsday, the launch of an Arklow Shipping cargoship took place at a shipyard in the north-east of The Netherlands , writes Jehan Ashmore. Near the Dutch city of Groningen the Arklow Glen (yard no. 455) built…
Mersey Maritime has appointment Ruth Wood as their Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective 1st July 2023. Mersey Maritime is a private sector-led business initiative to grow the maritime cluster of businesses and increase their impact on the region as an economic driver.
Mersey Maritime, a regional cluster organisation for the Liverpool City Region and North West of England maritime sector, has announced the appointment of Ruth Wood as their Interim Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective 1st July 2023. Ruth Wood will be…
Speakers during a session today at the European Sea Ports Organisation  (ESPO) which concludes tomorrow, 2 June in Bremen, Germany. At the event, ports throughout mainland Europe and the UK were congratulated, having been certified through the EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS).
On the first day of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO Conference held in Bremen, Germany today, the organisation congratulated the ports listed below for being certified through the EcoPorts’ environmental management standard (PERS). Pers Ports: Grand Port Maritime de…