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Sail-powered general cargo-boat, Grain de Sail 1 is to operate for French shipowner, Grain de Sail on their new English Channel route of St.Malo-Southampton, importing wines, coffee, chocolate and luxury retail brands. This will be their second service, which connects Europe with the America’s. The company plan further routes including to Ireland.
A sail-powered French cargo shipping company, Grain de Sail is poised to launch an English Channel service early next year. The Brittany-based group, founded in Morlaix in 2010, has activities spanning in wine, chocolate and coffee processing, maritime transport, import…
The potential of wind-assisted propulsion for shipping is analysed in a new report released by the European Maritime Safety Agency
The potential of wind assisted propulsion systems as a power source in the shipping sector is analysed in a new report released by the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). “Even though the total number of ships equipped with wind assisted…
Leading shipping company Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) have issued a joint declaration at COP 28 calling for an end date for fossil-only powered newbuilds. They’ve urging the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a United Nations (UN) global regulator, to create the regulatory conditions to accelerate the transition to green fuels.
Leading global shipping lines headed by their Chief Executive Officers (CEO) have issued a joint declaration at COP 28 calling for an end date for fossil-only powered newbuilds. They are urging the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the global regulator, to…
The Mersey Maritime Annual Industry Awards were held in Liverpool, you can watch highlights of the evening, see link below. Among the winners were Maersk, Cruise Liverpool and Svitzer.
Mersey Maritime's 9th Annual Industry Awards were hosted at the iconic Liverpool Cathedral, marking a significant highlight in the UK maritime sector’s calendar. More than over 550 distinguished guests (YouTube highlights) on 2nd November from across the United Kingdom and beyond…
Cargo vessel docked at the Shannon Estuary port facility of Shannon Foynes Port Company
Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) is currently recruiting for the position of Business Development Executive. Shannon Foynes is Ireland’s second largest port operation, currently handling in excess of 11 million tonnes per annum. The Shannon Estuary is Ireland’s main deep-water…
File image of a cruise liner off Dun Laoghaire’s West Pier
The European Union (Registration of Persons Sailing on board Passenger Ships) Regulations 2019 (SI No 677 of 2019), transposing Council Directive 98/41/EC as amended by Directive 2002/84/EC, entered into force on 19 December 2019. It requires the reporting of persons…
The annual ShortSea Shipping Conference is bound for the Port of HuelvaPort-facebook, Spain- 28 November
The ShortSea Shipping Annual Conference this year is bound for the Port of Huelva, Spain on 28 November, with the conference title of "Short Sea Shipping: Efficiency, Sustainability, and Connectivity in the Service of Maritime and Land Logistics Chains." The…
Peel Ports and Suardiaz launch on Merseyside (Eastham) a UK-first with the opening of a £10m Green Automotive manufacturing Hub, to significantly reduce supply chain emissions in the North-West England. The facility welcomed the Suardiaz ro-ro vessel, Afloat adds, Friedrich Russ from Vigo Port in Spain, to where it returned last night, on a service that will operate twice-weekly.
Across the Irish Sea, Peel Ports Group on Merseyside and Spanish shipping operator, Suardiaz Lines launched a UK-first Green Automotive manufacturing Hub, which will significantly reduce supply chain emissions in the north-west England.  The £10 million facility which is the…
Mainport’s newest addition is the 60m vessel Mainport Edge which will be used as an offshore wind survey ship, which in 2015, was almost completed at a shipyard in Fujian, China and but is now fully built. At the shipyard is Mainports’ senior technical supervisor Vince Gallagher and local based supervisor Xiao.
Cork based shipping group, Irish Mainport Holdings have confirmed the purchase of another ship named Mainport Edge following a ceremony held last week at a shipyard in Fujian, China, writes Jehan Ashmore. Afloat.ie contacted Mainport which said that the vessel was 90%…
The ESPO Award 2023 winner is North Sea Port in recognition of its role in restoring nature in and around the port area to the benefit of the citizens and local community. The ESPO Award was handed out by Magda Kopczynska, Director General of DG MOVE in the European Commission.
North Sea Port has won the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Award 2023 in recognition of its role in restoring nature in and around the port area to the benefit of the citizens and local community. Following a short-list of…
Danish container shipping and logistics giant AP Moller-Maersk reported steep losses which is to led to major job losses totalling 10,000 personnel. Above, as previously reported on Afloat, is the operator’s new methanol-enabled container vessel, Laura Mærsk, which has since been listed on TIME's Best Inventions of 2023.
Danish shipping group AP Moller-Maersk has reported a steep drop in profit and revenue in the third-quarter of this year. The giant operator which has a fleet of more than 700 vessels among them Laura Maersk, has said it would…
Pilot boat crew at Cappa Pier brave the elements for swift water training with Paul McNally
During the last week of October, Irish port authorities joined forces to promote Port Safety Week, hosting events throughout the week covering health and wellbeing, safety, PPE, AED and CPR training and more. From 23-27 October, the port authorities of…
An Arklow Shipping newbuild is today at anchor offshore of the Co. Wicklow port where local maritime memorabilia and exhibits are on display at the Arklow Maritime Heritage Museum. Amongst the many items are those focusing on Ireland’s only merchant shipping company, for example on the right, a model of a ‘R’ series cargo-ship, which have dwindled from 16 such ships down to three currently in service.
One of the newest dry-cargo vessels of Arklow Shipping’s Dutch flagged fleet, Afloat tracked today at anchor off the Co. Wicklow port, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Gem had departed Liverpool yesterday evening to arrive off Arklow this morning and this follows yesterday’s…
Arklow Rambler, the newest Irish-flagged cargo ship awaits to make its maiden call to an Irish port which will be Cork. The third Eco-Trader of seven newbuilds, is seen in Emshaven from where a Dutch shipbuilder delivered earlier this month to the Co. Wicklow ship-owner.
The newest Arklow Shipping cargo ship awaits to complete its maiden call to an Irish port as the Arklow Rambler is today at anchorage off Cork Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore. Prior to entering Irish waters this morning, Afloat also on…
Students from St Louis Grammar School Kilkeel, Co. Down were welcomed to Warrenpoint Port where they took a tour of the harbour estate before boarding a Seatruck freight-ferry which operates on the Irish Sea.
Warrenpoint Harbour Authority this week welcomed students from St. Louis Grammar School in Kilkeel, Co. Down as they took a tour of the port estate before boarding a Seatruck Ferries-freight ship that operates on the Irish Sea. The young students…
Fashionable freight: Brands such as Zara (with above their store at Battersea, London) and Massimo Dutti through parent company Inditex have partnered with Danish shipping giant Maersk to reduce its maritime transport emissions. The use of Maersk’s alternative fuels is estimated to reduce global greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint by more than 80% compared to conventional fossil fuels.
Fashion brands such as Zara and Massimo Dutti, which are under the parent company of Inditex has partnered with the giant Danish shipping freight group Maersk to reduce its global greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint. This is achieved as the brands when…