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Moody’s, the global integrated risk assessment firm, has revised the global shipping outlook to ‘stable’ from ‘positive’ for the next 12-18 months.
Earnings from shipping will suffer a double-digit decline next year, following a record year in 2021, but remain considerably higher than the pre-pandemic levels, according to Moody’s Investors Service. “Business and financial conditions will remain solid, but they are unlikely…
Waterford based Maritime Expert Ireland, has carried out the world's first Remote Digital Cleaness Survey of a Combination Carrier
The Waterford based Maritime Expert Ireland (MEI), a maritime survey firm working in the major European ports of Rotterdam, Antwerp and Amsterdam conducted a digital inspection of a combination carrier. The combination carrier's (a vessel that can be either a bulk-carrier…
Irish Minister of State for Trade Promotion along with several Irish companies had visited Liverpool, its port and to explore growth opportunities in NW England. AFLOAT adds the Liverpool2 container terminal last month marked its fifth year since opening. The Merseyside facility has eight 92m high ‘megamax’ quayside cranes that bring new and global trading markets to the UK and Ireland, where AFLOAT also adds Peel Ports operate MTL Terminals, a container facility in Dublin Port.
The Irish Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation, Robert Troy, led a one-day trade visit to the Port of Liverpool. The visit yesterday, organised by Enterprise Ireland, the country's trade and innovation agency, will further strengthen…
According to the Dept of Transport, the new Rail Freight 2040 Strategy launched today by IrishRail and Minister Hildegarde Naughten targets a five-fold increase in freight services on Ireland’s rail network. This will reduce our CO2 emissions by 25,000 tonnes annually and enhance our connectivity. Above containers from operator Samskip at the Port of Waterford.
Irish Rail (Iarnród Éireann) has launched a national rail freight plan in Ballina in Co Mayo, which aims to increase operations in line with growth in demand across the EU. As RTE News reports, the company says the expansion will…
Joe Varley, president of the Maritime Institute of Ireland attending a low-key ceremony to mark the annual Irish Seaman's National Memorial in Dublin's City Quay. The event is to remember Irish Seafarers lost during World War II.
The annual Irish Seaman's National Memorial service this year was again cancelled given ongoing Covid circumstances, however a small low-key ceremony did take place along Dublin's south quays, writes Jehan Ashmore. Attending the ceremony last Friday at City Quay, was…
Members of trade union UNITE say the strike is expected to significantly affect operations at Foyle Port
Some members of the trade union UNITE said the strike is expected to significantly affect operations at Foyle Port. The union said the dispute centres on a rejected demand for a 2.1% pay rise this year, following a pay freeze.…
No AFIR without FuelEU: ESPO asks for ambitious and coherent legislation on provision and use of clean energy infrastructure for shipping
Europe’s ports welcome that the review of the current AFIR proposal is accompanied by provisions in the new FuelEU Maritime Proposal, which requires vessels to use shore-side electricity infrastructure at berth. The alignment of requirements between what ports need to…
Pictured at the Dunmore East pontoon taking delivery of the new Port of Waterford pilot boat, the ‘Port Láirge’, are from left; Captain Darren Doyle Port of Waterford, Joefy Murphy from Dunmore East, John Glody from Dunmore East and Sean Whitty from Passage East
Boatbuilder Frank Kowalski of Safehaven Marine Ltd in Youghal, Co Cork, could certainly give the makers of Deadliest Catch a run for their money with his cool videos set to stirring musical scores. One of his latest is of sea…
CO2 Talks Stall: Shipping's global regulator signals that a small CO2-based charge on vessels' marine fuel will not be approved at a meeting this week
A CO2-based charge, backed by multiple countries and a major trade organization, is not billed as a tax and isn’t intended to change shippers’ behavior. Shipping’s global regulator signalled that a tiny CO2-based charge on vessels’ fuel consumption will not…
Irish Institute of Master Mariners is to host two 'zoom' meetings this Saturday, 27 November
The Irish Institute of Master Mariners (IIMM) which is a non-political organisation promoting safe, efficient and professional maritime operations globally, is to hold two meetings using Zoom on this Saturday, 27 November. In the morning, the next National Council meeting…
The Welsh Secretary had previously said that Wales would have to accept a freeport 'come what may'. Above the Port of Holyhead's main terminal located on Salt Island.
Following a long fight with the Scottish and Welsh Governments over imposing freeports on the autonomous nations, they may have been “killed” after all, UK Government sources have said. Welsh Secretary Simon Hart had previously said that Wales would have…
PostCOP26 Webinar on Shipping: This is the last chance to sign up for the Lloyd's Register/ Maritime London webinar where an expert panel will discuss if the industry’s ambitions were achieved at COP26 and how this might shape MEPC77 outcomes.
Lloyd's Register and Maritime London are to host a joint webinar: COP 26 – First Assessment on the Outcomes for Shipping, which is to be held tomorrow (Wed. 24 Nov). Since the start of the year, the maritime industry has…
Dublin Port’s main operations on the Northside of the Liffey
The European Union (Minimum Safety and Health Requirements for Improved Medical Treatment on Board Vessels) Regulations 2021 transpose into Irish law European Council Directive 92/29/EEC (as amended) concerning the minimum health and safety requirements for improved medical treatment on board…
Short-Sea feeder: A new, larger containership MV Elissabeth, has also been drafted in by Unifeeders to deal with the increasing capacity demands to / from the island of Ireland and mainland northern Europe.
Cork basedMainport which acts as shipping agent for container operator, Unifeeder A/S, has announced as of the start of this month that they have increased capacity between the Irish Sea and mainland northern Europe. This has led to the deployment…
The UK's largest port operator, ABP is launching a number of sites at the heart of Britain's industrial and consumer supply chains at port among them Aflloat adds along the UK west coast: Liverpool, Cardiff and Newport (as above) which is located to the east of the Welsh capital.
The largest port operator in the UK, Associated British Ports (ABP), is bringing forward more than 1,000 acres of development land to support the UK’s supply chain, manufacturing and renewable energy sectors. ABP operates 21 ports around the UK and…
Future Ports Wales: All five Associated British Ports (ABP) in south Wales ports (among them Cardiff as above) to be part of a new vision for the future to decarbonise. Among the ports is Port Talbot whose deep waters have potential to create world-class Floating Offshore Wind facilities.
Several ports in south Wales and all operated by Associated British Ports (ABP) have launched an ambitious plan to decarbonise the region with its Future Ports for Wales Vision. ABP has five ports in south Wales, (from west to east)…

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