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Containership Ever Given on the Suez Canal from where it has been held since March when its grounding caused a six-day shutdown of the globally important key waterway.
The insurer of containership Ever Given said an agreement in principle has been reached to release the ship from the Suez Canal from where Afloat adds, became blocked in March but was eventually freed in a major salvage effort. As LloydLoadingList reports,…
Windship Technology’s True Zero concept for zero-emissions shipping
The European Commission and the Waterborne Technology Platform have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a co-programmed partnership under Horizon Europe aimed at making zero-emission maritime transport a reality within the next 30 years. The partnership aims at leading…
Tomorrow, Friday 25th June is the 'Day of the Seafarer' and the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is calling on vessels in ports around the world to sound their horns at 12 noon local time, so to remind governments of their responsiblities to seafarers, among them (above) Anoop Kumar, he's been on board over 10 months. For #DayoftheSeafarer@Seafarers_Trust is working with partner unions and seafarers' welfare organisations, to support seafarers and provide resources. To find out more about how to help copy and paste this link:
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), along with industry and social partners, are encouraging ships in ports around the world to sound their horns at 12 noon local time on 25th June, in honour of the International Maritime Organisations’ ‘Day…
Impact from China Port City of Yantian situation continues to worsen
Disruption caused by the partial closure of the key south China Port of Yantian and its impact is set to exceed that of the Suez Canal blockage in late March and April, according to senior container shipping sources, with the…
According to UK Government, figures show that total freight tonnage fell 9%, year on year, between January and March
Both the impacts of Brexit and the pandemic have had a negative effect on UK port throughput in the first quarter of 2021. Statistics released by the Department for Transport show that total freight tonnage fell 9% year on year…
Cork harbour was once a centre of enforced migration was one of the topics discussed during this year's Cork Harbour Festival.
The future of port cities both in Ireland and internationally, the inspiring approach to adventure and risk taken by award-winning sea swimmer Nuala Moore and sports psychologist Dr Karen Weekes, and how Cork harbour was once a centre of enforced…
The Deloitte-ESPO report looks at on the changing role of #ports in a world in transition.
The greening and digital transitions combined with the changing global political environment and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic create the perfect storm for Europe’s ports and the port industry. Ports are at the crossroads of these transitions and changing…
The UK Chamber of Shipping is to host their first ever 'M7' event today, which will replicate the G7 summit to be held from Friday. The maritime meeting held online will focus on digitising trade and green R&D projects.
The UK Chamber of Shipping is to bring leading and developing shipping nations to discuss barriers to trade in a meeting today, that sets to replicate the G7 event to be held this week in Carbis Bay, Cornwall. The maritime…
IEA has welcomed the publication of the Government’s ambitious National Economic Recovery Plan
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA) has welcomed the publication of the Government’s ambitious National Economic Recovery Plan 2021. The Association, which has long called for an economic restart plan in the wake of Covid-19, believes that the Plan is a…
Last year's ESPO Award 2020 went to the Spanish port of the Algeciras Port Authority (near Gibraltar) which was held in a digital way given the health restrictions related to COVID-19. Another previous winner was the Port of Dublin in 2015 as Afloat previously reported.
The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Award 2021 will reward the port’s role in contributing to the recovery and prosperity of the local community. The ESPO Award on Social Integration of Ports is entering its 13th edition, with the theme…
During today's last day of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Conference Regatta 2021, the organisation presented the key components of the forthcoming 2021 Green Guide.
On the last day of the European Sea Port Organisation's (ESPO) Conference Regatta 2021, today the organisation presented the key components of the forthcoming 2021 Green Guide. The Guide comes as ports are increasingly undertaking greening efforts, and provides hands-on…
Above one of the existing Samskip container ships berthed at Belview, Port of Waterford. AFLOAT also adds the introduction of the larger capacity ship Edith, was recently observed, as the grey hulled ship was in Dublin Bay. Samskip's direct Ireland-Netherlands route realises advantages of border-free transit and new investments in container rail freight at both ends of the direct connection between EU member states.
In response to growing demand, Samskip has introduced a larger, faster containership, for its recently launched weekly container service between Dublin and Amsterdam by adding a call to the Port of Waterford. The expansion comes less than five months after…
Delegate speakers at the online held ESPO Conference Regatta which was hosted by three ports: the Port of Valencia, Spain, North Sea Port (Ghent) in Belgium and the Port of Oslo, Norway.
In the upcoming review of TEN-T guidelines, they have been one of the central topics during the first two days of the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Conference Regatta 2021. European Transport Commissioner Adina Vălean, Motorways of the Sea (MoS)…
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Most plastic and microplastic in the marine environment comes from the agriculture sector, shipping and the fishing industry, a report by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) researchers says. Plastic seed coatings; spreading of sludges from wastewater treatment plants and the…
Industry body Mersey Maritime is holding its third annual Maritime Exchange conference on Friday, June 25, 2021
National maritime industry leaders and senior Government officials are to meet in Merseyside for a high-profile summit to discuss the future of the sector in the UK. Industry body Mersey Maritime is holding its third annual Maritime Exchange conference on…
An impressive line up of high level policy makers and MEPs will be part of the ESPO Conference Regatta 2021 when on 26 May, they are to discuss mobility & strategy, ports, TEN-T review and the Green recovery.
Time is fast approaching for the European Sea Ports Organisation Conference which is to be held between 25-28 May. The event will be the European port industry's gathering and as the 17th edition of the ESPO Conference. This year, ESPO,…

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