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Dundalk hosts Merchant Seamen Exhibition
The County Museum in Dundalk is running an exhibition, until the end of September, entitled: 'Faces from the Past. Merchant Seamen from Dundalk in the early twentieth century'. The exhibition is based on photographic records identified by David Snook, research…
Drogheda Welcomes New Gas Operator
Drogheda welcomes Largest Gas Tanker The Co. Louth port recently welcomed the 4,750 tonnes MV Thresher, the largest ever gas tanker which was making a delivery of over 1,300 metric tonnes of gas to the Flogas terminal on the banks…
South Korean Newbuilds for Arklow Shipping
The latest newbuild for the Arklow Shipping Ltd (ASL) fleet, Arklow Meadow is due to depart from the Mokpo Shipyard Corporation, South Korea in three weeks, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 136m dry-cargo vessel will seek a cargo for the delivery…
Irish Shipping Trade Volumes Return to Growth
The latest figures from the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) on Irish shipping trade volumes and port traffic data for the first half of 2010 indicate that shipping volumes on the key trade corridors have stabilised with a largely positive…
Revolutionary Rotor-Ship Returns To Dublin
State-of-the-art revolutionary rotor-ship E-Ship 1 docked in Dublin Port for the second time on 21 August after a voyage from Emden, Germany writes Jehan Ashmore. The previous week the 'green' energy concept vessel completed the same route and notably on a maiden commercial voyage…
Cruiseships Bound for Sunny South-East
As the summer draws closer to an end, particularly for land-based holiday-makers, those offshore onboard cruiseships continue to be drawn to our shores writes Jehan Ashmore. The cruise-ship season remains busy, stretching into September. Azamara Journey, a cruiseship built a…
DFDS Seaways Show True Colours on Irish Sea
The acquisition of Norfolk Line (a subsidairy of Danish shipping giant, Maersk) by DFDS Seaways was finally completed in July writes Jehan Ashmore. Though it is only now that the visual signs of this takeover are becoming increasingly apparent on…
Multi-role Rosslare Europort
The port of Rosslare Europort is synonymous with ferries plying the southern Irish Sea on routes to Wales and continental services to France, writes Jehan Ashmore. Apart from ferries the port also caters for a small fishing fleet and in…
New Ship Tower Sails into Dublin
A revolutionary newbuild multi-purpose cargo vessel, E-Ship 1, docked at Dublin port for the first time today writes Jehan Ashmore. The vessel had arrived from Emden, Germany with a cargo of wind-turbines bound for a project in Leinster. At both the fore and…
'The World' Arrives into Dublin Bay
After an afternoon arrival in Dublin Port (today) on 4th August, The World, the first ocean-going luxury resort vessel is to stay in the capital for a four-day stay, writes Jehan Ashmore. After an afternoon arrival in Dublin Port on 4th August,…
Italians Bring Home Irish Military Equipment from Africa
On Monday 26 July, the Grande Senegal, a brand new vessel that was only launched this year for Italian shipping giant, Grimaldi Lines, docked in Dublin after a 9,600km voyage from Douala, Cameroon, along Africa's mid-western coast.Onboard was a large-scale…
Dublin and Cork Share Cruise-Calls Bonanza
The ports of Dublin and Cork are scheduled to receive a record 139 cruiseships in total this year, bringing 180,000 visitors and crew. Many more of these cruiseships are due to visit over the next two months and stretching into late Autumn. Between…
Four Foreign Ships Under Detention in the UK During June 2010
The UK's Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) announced today that 4 foreign flagged ships were under detention in UK ports during June 2010 after failing Port State Control (PSC) inspection. Latest monthly figures show that there were 2 new detentions…
Delegates Discuss Shortsea Shipping Sector in Dublin
Two hundred delegates, including many of Europe's senior port and shipping executives, gatheredfor the Annual European Shipping Congress at Dublin Castle, today (29th, June 2010) to discuss the current state of the European Shortsea shipping and port sector.The event, which…
Dublin Port Expansion Infill Plan Rejected
The plans to reclaim 21 hectares of land in Dublin Port have been rejected by An Bord Pleanála. The infill, Dublin Port claimed, would have dealt with the imminent capacity issues at the port, and would have increased capacity at…
Traffic Volumes through Irish Ports fall in 1st quarter 2010
The latest figures from the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) on Irish shipping and port traffic data for the first quarter of 2010 indicate a continued general easing in the rate of decline in freight volumes. The IMDO estimate that…

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