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Liverpool2's second phase includes four new operational cantilever rail-mounted gantry (CRMG)  The majority of the UK and Ireland's population live closer to the port than to Felixstowe, London and Southampton, representing a catchment of over 35 million people. Afloat adds a containership is at the river-berth of the Merseyside container terminal, the UK’s only west-facing deep-sea terminal.
The Port of Liverpool, owned by Peel Ports Group, has welcomed four new operational cantilever rail-mounted gantry (CRMG) cranes opening up an additional 15 acres of yard capacity as part of the £400m Liverpool2 project. As the UK’s only west-facing deep-sea…
The Shipping industry has announced International decarbonisation conference at COP26, Glasgow, Scotland in November. The cross-industry event will bring together leaders in shipping, energy, politics & finance.
Global shipping has announced an unprecedented cross-industry event, to be held during COP26, bringing together leaders in shipping, energy, politics and finance to discuss maritime decarbonisation efforts. The event to be held in Glasgow on 6th November, as part of…
Between April and June, 291,437 RoRo units were handled at Dublin, Cork and Rosslare Europort, just 0.2% less than the same period in 2019
In Q2 2021, Roll/on – Roll/off (or RoRo): RoRo volumes through ports in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) were consistent with those in Q2 2019 (1). Between April and June, 291,437 RoRo units were handled at Dublin, Cork and Rosslare…
File image of Transport Minister Eamon Ryan
Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan today (Monday 9 August) participated in the first signature event of India’s UN Security Council presidency and has welcomed the agreement by the Council of a Presidential Statement on maritime security to mark the occasion.…
FILE IMAGE: Peel Ports Groups Liverpool (Terminal 1) where two new new ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes have been installed. A major client is Atlantic Container Line (ACL) linking North America-UK-Europe using the largest ever multipurpose container/ro-ro (con-ro)'s ever built, ACL's  4th generation (G4) class. Among them Atlantic Sky (built 2016/100,430grt) which AFLOAT tracked today docked at the Merseyside port along with BG Emerald, an 'Ireland-Max' containership which BG Freightline (part of the port's group) run feeder services to Belfast, Dublin and Cork with connections to mainland Europe.
Peel Ports Group in the UK has invested in two new ship-to-shore (STS) container cranes for the Port of Liverpool (Terminal 1), which were built by Liebherr Container Cranes Limited and likewise for the Port of Cork's new pair of…
'Blocked' Suez Canal Ship: Ever Given finally arrives to UK where as BBC News reported some 2,000 containers are being unloaded from the Ever Given at Felixstowe. AFLOAT adds the North Sea port on the Suffolk coast is Britain's biggest and busiest 'box'boat port and one of the largest in Europe.  The ship's previous port of call was the Dutch port of Rotterdam and currently the 400m vessel is berthed at the UK port's Trinity Terminal before the vessel's next call is Hamburg in Germany.
Ever Given, the huge container ship that blocked the Suez Canal is being unloaded after it arrived in the UK, reports BBC News. The Ever Given docked at Felixstowe, Suffolk, at 16:30 BST on Tuesday, its first UK visit since…
Above AFLOAT adds is the Irish-flagged cargoship Arklow Fern which highlighted a more sustainable form of transport, when taking wheat by sea, instead of trucks on the road. This involved UK ports group, Associated British Ports with the Arklow Shipping cargoship sailing between ABP's Ports of Ipswich, England and Ayr (as above) in Scotland.
An Irish flagged cargoship, Arklow Fern with a cargo of wheat partly destined for the world-famous Scotch whisky industry, recently made a coastal passage between two ports operated by Associated British Ports. On board the 2010 Spanish built Arklow Fern…
Ever Given has arrived in the Port of Rotterdam (at the above Hutchison Ports ECT Delta Terminal) having previously triggered the closure of the Suez Canal in March. The next port of call is expected to be Felixstowe in the UK with an arrival early next week.
Ever Given the giant Evergreen chartered-in containership, which triggered the closure of the Suez Canal for several days back in March when it got stuck on sandbanks, has arrived in the Port of Rotterdam. According to LloydsLoadingList, it berthed at…
World's biggest shipping container carrier based on twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), Maersk support EU's Green Deal quotas. But freight forwarder body Clecat said the revised Energy Tax Directive would significantly increase the cost of logistics, and hiking the price of fossil fuels without available alternatives would not ensure a switch to greener fuels, with incentives needed for these.
Chief executive of shipping giant Maersk, Søren Skou has stated that the European Union has chosen “the right approach” with its package of proposed environment regulations, reports LloydsLoadingList. Proposals published this week included shipping in the bloc’s Emissions Trading System and forcing…
Europe’s ports have welcomed the European Commissions report 'Fit-for-55' a package to assist in Laws on targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the EU but more work is needed to make it fit for purpose.
The European Commission yesterday published its so-called “Fit for 55”-package, a package of proposals which should help deliver on the European Climate Law target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the EU by at least 55% by 2030, and enable…
In Wales the Port of Milford Haven is holding online its Annual Stakeholder Meeting next Thursday 22nd July between 6-7pm. The Milford Haven Waterway has the potential to play a vital, national role in driving new green growth. All are welcome to join and hear about what the port is doing to make a brighter future for Pembrokeshire.
In south Wales, members of the public and the business community are invited to attend the Port of Milford Haven’s online Annual Stakeholder Meeting taking place next Thursday 22nd July between 6-7pm. In the first 60 years of its existence,…
Most firms still do not have a full understanding of how UK freeports will operate and be governed, several months after a new wave of port-based special economic zones were unveiled, a survey of 500 businesses has found. Among the eight UK Freeports is the Port of Liverpool, as AFLOAT adds is the only such port with this designation on the Irish Sea.
A majority of firms still do not have a full understanding of how UK freeports will operate and be governed, several months after eight winning bids were announced for the new economic zones, a survey of UK businesses has found.…
The container ship, Ever Given that blocked the Suez Canal in March has left the position it has been anchored in for more than three months to depart the waterway
Ever Given, one of the world's largest container ships has resumed its journey to leave the Suez Canal, 106 days after becoming wedged across a southern section of the waterway for nearly a week and disrupting global trade. A Reuters…
Sign up for the Brexit webinar that will provide a review of the first six months after the transition period ended on December 31, covering issues, actions taken and key learnings.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Revenue Commissioners and the Health Service Executive is to host a webinar ‘Brexit Six Months On’ The webinar tomorrow (July 7) morning begins at 0900, and will provide a review of the…
After months of wrangling, the 20,000 (TEU) capacity giant containeship Ever Given (in March) will finally get underway again from the Suez Canal this Wednesday, 7 July. AFLOAT has tracked the vessel today at anchor in the Great Bitter Lake of the canal which is critical to global trade.
A long-running dispute about the release of containership Ever Given, as Afloat previously reported, has been resolved and the vessel will resume its voyage this week, more than three months after the incident that blocked the Suez Canal. “Following the…
There has been 186,500 vehicle movements since the formal departure of the UK from the EU took effect at the start of 2021 - six months ago today. Above in the foreground highlights Afloat, is Dublin Port's Terminal 3 which caters exclusively in (ro-ro) trade between Ireland and Britain.
According to Revenue, 84% of freight vehicle (ro-ro) movements into Ireland from Britain through the ports of Dublin and Rosslare since January 1 were "green routed", meaning they did not require any checks on arrival. A further 12% were "orange…

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