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Artist’s impression of a strategic hub for the offshore wind industry at Ros an Mhíl in Connemara
The Department of Transport has published a Policy Statement setting out the strategy for commercial ports to facilitate offshore renewable energy activity in the seas around Ireland. The document will also assist Ireland’s commercial TEN-T ports in applying for EU…
Shipping Lines react to congestion that has led to carriers’ schedules being impossible to maintain and increasing blank sailings. MSC and Maersk have rationalised their northern Europe rotations to improve reliability, with Felixstowe (as above, Afloat's photo of MSC Cordoba) and Rotterdam among those to lose calls.
Containership carriers are continuing to reorganise their calls to northern Europe in an effort to avoid delays at increasingly congested ports. The 2M alliance of Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) and Maersk are the latest to amend two of their combined…
ESPO welcomes the EU Commission proposal setting out the new guidelines for the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has welcomed the Commission proposal setting out the new guidelines for the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The proposal, which was published on 14 December, lifts the importance of the maritime dimension and the role…
Personnel from the Swedish Coast Guard investigate the damaged British (registered) ship Scot Carrier in the port of Ystad, Sweden following collision with the Danish Karin Hoej in the Baltic Sea.
A Swedish prosecutor has said on Wednesday, according to Reuters, that one of two crew members of a British cargo vessel held after a collision capsized a Danish barge in the Baltic Sea would be released from custody. The second crew…
Supply chains and more findings from the Irish Exporters Association can be read below. Above a containership which operates between the UK, Ireland and mainland continental Europe.
As RTE News reports, supply chain issues are a global phenomenon, and Irish importers are prioritising what they import to minimise the effects of disruptions. Ireland exported €162 billion worth of goods in 2020 and figures so far this year…
Following Glasgow's hosting of COP26, the west Scottish city will host Maritime UK Awards in 2022. Maritime UK is the collective voice for the UK's maritime industries that champions and works to enable a thriving maritime sector. Among the winners for last year, Afloat adds were Babcock International, Princess Yachts and Tapiit Live.
Maritime UK launched today its national awards programme for 2022, celebrating the shipping sector worth over £46.1bn to the UK economy and supporting over 1 million jobs.⦁ Maritime UK Awards 2022 to be held at Glasgow Science Centre⦁ Awards to…
Baltic Sea: Two missing as cargo ships collide. One of the vessels, Scot Carrier is safe including its crew. Afloat adds, the Scot Carrier (built 2018) trades to Irish Ports with the importation of Swedish timber products and those from Germany.
In the Baltic Sea two cargo ships have collided in an area between the Danish island of Bornholm and the southern Swedish city of Ystad. As RTE News reports, the Danish and Swedish authorities said a rescue operation was under…
At the major Finnish port of Hamina-Kotka, work has begun to convert ships wastewater to fuel that can be used in trucks.
In the Finnish southern port of Hamina-Kotka, has begun the process of transforming the waste discharged from freighters into biogas that can be used as fuel for trucks. The port, which is located in Kymenlaakso along the Gulf of Finland,…
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…
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