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CO2 Talks Stall: Shipping's global regulator signals that a small CO2-based charge on vessels' marine fuel will not be approved at a meeting this week
A CO2-based charge, backed by multiple countries and a major trade organization, is not billed as a tax and isn’t intended to change shippers’ behavior. Shipping’s global regulator signalled that a tiny CO2-based charge on vessels’ fuel consumption will not…
Irish Institute of Master Mariners is to host two 'zoom' meetings this Saturday, 27 November
The Irish Institute of Master Mariners (IIMM) which is a non-political organisation promoting safe, efficient and professional maritime operations globally, is to hold two meetings using Zoom on this Saturday, 27 November. In the morning, the next National Council meeting…
The Welsh Secretary had previously said that Wales would have to accept a freeport 'come what may'. Above the Port of Holyhead's main terminal located on Salt Island.
Following a long fight with the Scottish and Welsh Governments over imposing freeports on the autonomous nations, they may have been “killed” after all, UK Government sources have said. Welsh Secretary Simon Hart had previously said that Wales would have…
PostCOP26 Webinar on Shipping: This is the last chance to sign up for the Lloyd's Register/ Maritime London webinar where an expert panel will discuss if the industry’s ambitions were achieved at COP26 and how this might shape MEPC77 outcomes.
Lloyd's Register and Maritime London are to host a joint webinar: COP 26 – First Assessment on the Outcomes for Shipping, which is to be held tomorrow (Wed. 24 Nov). Since the start of the year, the maritime industry has…
Dublin Port’s main operations on the Northside of the Liffey
The European Union (Minimum Safety and Health Requirements for Improved Medical Treatment on Board Vessels) Regulations 2021 transpose into Irish law European Council Directive 92/29/EEC (as amended) concerning the minimum health and safety requirements for improved medical treatment on board…
Short-Sea feeder: A new, larger containership MV Elissabeth, has also been drafted in by Unifeeders to deal with the increasing capacity demands to / from the island of Ireland and mainland northern Europe.
Cork basedMainport which acts as shipping agent for container operator, Unifeeder A/S, has announced as of the start of this month that they have increased capacity between the Irish Sea and mainland northern Europe. This has led to the deployment…
The UK's largest port operator, ABP is launching a number of sites at the heart of Britain's industrial and consumer supply chains at port among them Aflloat adds along the UK west coast: Liverpool, Cardiff and Newport (as above) which is located to the east of the Welsh capital.
The largest port operator in the UK, Associated British Ports (ABP), is bringing forward more than 1,000 acres of development land to support the UK’s supply chain, manufacturing and renewable energy sectors. ABP operates 21 ports around the UK and…
Future Ports Wales: All five Associated British Ports (ABP) in south Wales ports (among them Cardiff as above) to be part of a new vision for the future to decarbonise. Among the ports is Port Talbot whose deep waters have potential to create world-class Floating Offshore Wind facilities.
Several ports in south Wales and all operated by Associated British Ports (ABP) have launched an ambitious plan to decarbonise the region with its Future Ports for Wales Vision. ABP has five ports in south Wales, (from west to east)…
This year's winner of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Award 2021 went to the Polish port of Gdańsk Authority, in recognition of its role in the recovery of the city and the local community during pandemic lockdowns.
This week the Port of Gdańsk Authority in Poland, was announced winner of the European Sea Ports Organsisation (ESPO) Award 2021 in recognition of its role in the recovery of the city and the local community during lock-downs. The ESPO…
States including Ireland will support the establishment of green shipping corridors globally under the 'Clydebank Declaration' that today was signed at a launch during COP26 held in Glasgow.
At the COP26 Conference in Glasgow today, the UK has announced the launch of the Clydebank Declaration on Green Shipping Corridors. Signatory states (including Ireland) declared their ambition and intent to support the establishment of green shipping corridors – zero-emission…
EuroChambres Survey: Delays in the supply of goods and raw materials have become a significant issue for businesses in the manufacturing, services and construction sectors which is resulting in higher input costs
In a Eurochambres Economic Survey for 2022, a lack of skilled workers, access to affordable energy, and increasing labour costs are among the main challenges facing businesses across Europe. As RTE News reports, the European Association, of which Chambers Ireland…
Webinar: Global Supply Chains - How does Shipping Fit? is to take place on the morning of this Thursday, 11 November. The free event is presented by the Nautical Institute, which for almost 50 years has represented the best of what the shipping industry has to offer in terms of dedication and professionalism around the world. Their vision is to provide inspiration, knowledge and leadership to maritime professionals around the world.
The Nautical Institute invites you to join them for a free webinar: 'Global Supply Chains - How does Shipping Fit? which is to take place this Thursday, 11 November between 08:30 - 09:30 (GMT). At a time when shipping’s role…
The UK's second largest ports operator, Peel Ports Group commits to net zero emissions by 2040 which they claim will be a game-changer. Above AFLOAT has identified P&O Ferries Norbay depart Liverpool through the Langton Dock bound for Dublin Port. Berthed on the Mersey estuary at Liverpool2 is a MSC containership while a Stena E-Flexer class ropax is underway bound for Belfast Harbour
The Peel Ports Group (see stake deal) has committed to becoming a net zero port operator by 2040, a decade ahead of the UK Government’s national decarbonising targets. The UK's second largest port operator, headquartered in Liverpool, owns some of…
Stressed Supply Chains: Fear of shortages, both real and rumoured, is driving consumers to over-buy once again, new report highlights, with an average 70 days currently required to book a container, have it shipped overseas and received by ground transport for final delivery. Above Felixstowe port with containers stacked on board Mette Maersk, operated by Danish shipping giant Maersk whose CEO commented that the UK port was among those globally encountering congestion due to lack of truckers to remove containers away and the inability to also discharge as many containers as we would like, as fast as we would like.
The continued high consumer demand is among the main drivers of congestion along international supply chains, as a “new normal” for logistics settles in for the long term, a report claims. “Fear of shortages, both real and rumoured, is driving…
Glenn Murphy - Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the professional body for the commercial shipping industry 'worldwide', officially welcomed its new executive leadership team at the Controlling Council meeting in October, writes Jehan Ashmore. Glenn Murphy FICS will take up the role as…
This is not a Set Proposal for the next James Bond movie…On the contrary, the Stad Ship Tunnel in Norway is for real, and construction starts next year.
Alex Blackwell of Clew Bay is always buzzing with ideas, and his latest notion is that the destination for a future Cruise-in-Company by some seagoing club or other (he's involved in several) should be the pioneering Ship Tunnel that the…
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