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The Timber Traders and Days of Old Irish Sea Shipping Companies
#PORTS & SHIPPING- The general dry-cargo vessel, Red Duchess berthed at Ardrishaig on Scotland's west coast at Loch Fyne today, after completion of a voyage from Waterford, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 1969-built coaster rounded the Hook Head Lighthouse yesterday around…
Former Dutch Dredger on the Boyne
#PORTS & SHIPPING- Berthed at the Steam Packet Quay, Drogheda is the suction-trailer dredger Lough Foyle (1979/868grt) which is on contract work with the Drogheda Port Company, writes Jehan Ashmore. Following the sale last month of Hebble Sand, as previously…
Port & Shipping Volumes Continue Slowdown in 3rd Quarter
#PORTS & SHIPPING- The volume of shipping and port traffic through the Republic of Ireland continued to decline during the third quarter of 2011, according to the latest analysis of traffic figures released by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO).…
New Arklow Bulker Docks In Dublin to Load at Tara Mines Facility
# PORTS & SHIPPING - Arklow Forest, the newest vessel of the Arklow Shipping fleet sailed from Greenore to Dublin Port last night to berth at the Alexandra Basin Jetty. The bulk-solid facility specialises in lead and zinc concentrate which…
Export Industry Awards to Deep and Short Sea Shipping
#PORTS & SHIPPING - At the Irish Exporters Association's (IEA) Export Industry Awards, APL Ireland has won the Deep Sea Shipping Company of the Year Award 2011, sponsored by the Port of Cork Company. The category which included nominee CMA-CGM…
Giant New Car Truck Carrier Docks in Dublin
#PORTS AND SHIPPING-The 74,258 gross tonnes Figaro, a large car truck carrier (LCTC) capable of loading 7879 cars or 432 trucks, which was launched this year, docked at Dublin Port today, writes Jehan Ashmore. Figaro arrived into Dublin Bay off the…
Ports Host UNCTAD’s Train-for-Trade Port Training Programme
Since mid-October port authorities in Belfast, Dublin and Cork have been training senior managers from Afrian, Asian and Latin American ports. The training workshops are in collaboration with Irish Aid and UNCTAD's 'Train-for-Trade' (TFT) Port Training Programme. The workshop are tailored…
Indian Ocean Pirates Ready to Attack
In the last few days the number of pirate attacks of the coast of Somalia has increased highlighting the fact that now the monsoon is weakening, the pirates are once again ready to attack merchant ships transiting through the Indian…
O'Hanlon Firm Wins Tender to Operate Dundalk Port
Dublin Port Company has today announced that, following a public tender process, the contract to operate Dundalk Port has been awarded to O'Hanlon & Sons Contractors Ltd. The tender follows the decision by the Minister for Transport, Mr. Leo Varadkar…
Arthur's Day: Time to Reflect the Last Guinness Ships
This is the third 'Arthur's Day', brewed up as a marketers dream to celebrate the world famous black stuff, which was founded over 250 years ago. Though with the passing of generations, how many can still recall their Liffey barges…
Container Ship Successfully Refloated in Waterford Harbour
The 7,987 gross tonnes containership Samskip Endeavour grounded on a sandbank in Waterford Harbour this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. She was successfully refloated and no reports of pollution occurred during the incident according to the Irish Coast Guard. The Cypriot-flagged was…
Applications for Short Sea Shipping Company of the Year 2011
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has linked up with the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) in the search for the Short Sea Shipping Company of the Year 2011, a key category in the National Export Industry Awards. The award scheme…
New NATO Website to Combat Piracy Goes Live
Today, the new, improved NATO Shipping Centre (NSC) website goes live providing more comprehensive and timely information about pirate activity around the Horn of Africa for the shipping community. Having received a briefing on the new website, the Commander of…
Rosslare Europort to Host Irish Ports Conference
This year's Irish Ports Conference is to be hosted by Rosslare Europort on behalf of the Irish Port Association (IPA) and is to take place in Wexford on 30th September.   In recent years the conference has established itself as…
Port and Shipping Volumes Show Second Quarter Slowdown
Volumes for both port and shipping traffic during the second quarter for 2011 have declined when compared to growth rates over the first three months of last year according to the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO). The figures released today…
Dundalk Dredger Docked in Dublin Port Is Up for Sale
As one of the consequences of the statutory transfer of operations from Dundalk Port Company to the Dublin Port Company in July, the grab-hopper dredger, Hebble Sand is up for sale, writes Jehan Ashmore. Last year Dundalk Port Company had…

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