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€35.7m capital investment package in six Fishery Harbour Centres and other fisheries related marine infrastructure
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D., today announced details of a €35.7m Capital Investment Package for the ongoing development of Ireland’s publicly owned harbour network. In announcing the initiative the Minister said “I am delighted to…
#ports - As Brexit looms and all the uncertainty, the Port of Felixstowe in England, has announced an agreement (see story: UK Government contract) with Danish ferry operator DFDS to increase its roll-on/roll-off (ro/ro) capacity by over 40%. According to…
Among the short-sea traders docked in the Port of Ayr (foreground on right) AFLOAT adds is Ayress, operated by Coast Lines Shipping of Midleton, Co. Cork. On the quayside is round timber (logs) a typical cargo of the 1,713grt ship.
#ports - The Scottish south-west Port of Ayr, operated by Associated British Ports (ABP) has announced a £2.2m investment in a new state-of-the-art warehouse which will improve its customer offering. Work on the new 4,000 sqm agribulk terminal according to…
The South Dock at the Port of Newport in south Wales can accommodate vessels of up to 40,000 dwt.
#ports- Last year, growth in ABP South Wales saw an increase in the amount of cargo handled across several commodities as a result of continued investment in infrastructure and services. Year-on-year growth of the UK ports group operator ABP at…
A 2015 artist’s impression of how the Port of Cork’s new container terminal will look once complete
Maritime Journal reports that work has begun on the Port of Cork’s new Cork Container Terminal at Ringaskiddy. Afloat.ie previously covered the development at its launch last June, where plans were revealed for its first phase of a 300-metre quay…
#shipping - The collaboration between Maersk and MSC of the 2M shipping alliance, formed from the two biggest container lines in the world by market share, has committed to a permanent transatlantic shipping route connecting Liverpool, UK, with several US…
#ports - A leading UK ports operator, Associated British Ports (ABP) recently announced an additional investment to boost facilities at its Port of Hull, bringing the group’s total investment to £250 million since the EU referendum in 2016. This programme…
The deck hatch covers where beneath wheat was carried on the ‘Blue Six’ en-route to the Port of Silloth, located on the Irish Sea along the Solway Firth which borders England and Scotland.
#ports - According to Associated British Ports (ABP) which operates the Port of Silloth on the Irish Sea, has celebrated a record-breaking year in 2018 by handling the highest cargo volumes since 2015. This year the north-west English port handled…
Among the trio of shipbuilding teams shortlisted to build five of the new Type31e frigates for the Royal Navy is Merseyside based Cammell Laird (in conjunction with BAE Systems) in Birkenhead. The other teams shortlisted are Babcock and Atlas Elektronik UK.
#Ports&Shipping- Three shipbuilding teams in the UK, according to a Ministry of Defence statement, have been awarded multi-million-pound contracts to push ahead with plans to build five new Type 31e warships for the Royal Navy.  The announcement from the British…
BG Diamond at the Tivoli Container Terminal, Cork. The (Lo-Lo) vessel as AFLOAT reported just over a year ago in P&S (12 Dec), is the first of a quartet of 'Ireland'  max containerships constructed in China built for BG Freight Line, a subsidiary of UK based Peel Ports Group,
#Ports&Shipping - Irish exporters reports RTE, have called for an urgent intensification of no-deal contingency planning by the government and the EU in the face of heightened uncertainty around Brexit. The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has warned that the risk…
Clare Guinness, CEO, Warrenpoint Port
Warrenpoint Port will no longer pursue proposals to change how it deals with dredged material. Authorities at the Port had been considering the feasibility of a new placement site in the mouth of Carlingford Lough between Cranfield Point and Greencastle.…
Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain who hails from the coastal town of Bray, Co. Wicklow, will be providing post-dinner entertainment in the UK, at the Freight Transport Association (FTA) Logistics Awards in London next week
#Ports&Shipping - One of the best-known faces on Irish and British TV, comedian and television presenter Dara Ó Briain will be among guest speakers in the UK, at the Freight Transport Association's Logistics Awards next week, writes Jehan Ashmore. The…
Scot Carrier with tugs fore and aft prior to taking to the seas for first trials. The newbuild, the largest to join the ScotLine fleet that regularly call to Irish ports.
#Ports&Shipping- Specialist forest carrier operator, ScotLine which operates regular services to Irish ports, last week saw their latest newbuild take to the seas for first trails, writes Jehan Ashmore. Since Scot Carrier's christening launch ceremony in September, the 4,800dwt short-sea…
MV Cielo di Monaco
#Ports&Shipping - The Irish Examiner writes that the Marine Survey Office was not justified in issuing a detention order for a ship damaged while it was berthing in Greenore port, Co Louth, the High Court has ruled. The Circuit Court…
On the Irish Sea the UK shipyard on Merseyside, Cammell Laird has been shortlisted as part of a syndicate of British firms to compete against international bids to secure a contract to build three Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships for the country's Ministry of Defence.
#Ports&Shipping- A UK shipyard based on Merseyside, Cammell Laird is delighted to have been shortlisted, as part of a syndicate of British firms, to compete to build three Fleet Solid Support (FSS) ships for the country's Ministry of Defence. Defence…
Meriadec Le Mouillour from the Union Des ports Francais and Michael Sheary from the Irish Ports Association with Elisabeth Borne, French Minister for Transport at the signing of a memorandum of Agreement at Dublin Port.
#Ports&Shipping - Reorganisation of French sea ports is underway writes The Irish Times, to manage additional freight traffic from Ireland and segregate it from UK freight arriving after Brexit, French transport minister Elisabeth Borne has said. She was speaking at…

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