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STI Clapham in Amsterdam in 2018
Virgin Media News is reporting that a number of Dublin Port workers from central and eastern Europe are refusing “point blank” to unload a ship carrying Russian diesel. The STI Clapham arrived in the capital last night (Sunday 13 March)…
 Women participating in ESPO Committees meetings increases
For the second year in a row, the overall number of women participating in the European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Committees meetings has increased. In 2021, taking all technical committees together, women represented 38,87% of the port professionals who attended…
File image of a ship moored dockside at Dublin Port
The iShip Index outlining trends within Ireland’s shipping industry grew by 5% in 2021, the Irish Maritime Development Office says. The IMDO’s iShip Index is a quarterly weighted indicator that accounts for five separate market segments, representing the main maritime traffic…
Dublin Port. Irish businesses are seeking to reduce their dependency on the UK market amid concerns about the imposition of further Brexit-related checks or red-tape measures, according to Grant Thornton Ireland’s latest international business report.
Businesses in Ireland are seeking to reduce their dependency on the UK market amid concerns about the imposition of further Brexit-related checks or red-tape measures, according to Grant Thornton Ireland’s latest international business report. The survey of 62 mid-size Irish…
One of the Peel Ports Group operated ports, Liverpool with a containership berthed at the Merseyside port along with 'straddle carriers' that carry containers within the terminal.
Peel Ports, one of the UK’s largest port operators (incl. Liverpool), is to use greener alternative fuels for straddle carriers and plant equipment across the majority of its estate by 1 April, in an industry leading move. Having set an…
Irish Institute of Master Mariners to hold its next National Council meeting this month, see details below.
The Irish Institute of Master Mariners (IIMM) is to hold its next National Council meeting which will be held by using Zoom. The National Council Meeting is to take place on Saturday, March 12 between 11:00 - 12:30. According to…
Container device, called IoTPASS, physically attaches to a container and transmits geolocation signals back to the Net Feasa data management system on a real-time basis.
Net Feasa a company based in Dingle, Co. Kerry, has launched a €350,000 crowdfunding campaign to seek further investment for its product that tracks shipping containers around the globe. Net Feasa is an Internet of Things (IoT) service provider for…
An Ireland-Europe serving containership, Samskip Endeavour which uses biofuels, has achieved a CO2 saving of 12.000 tons in 2021. The 800 TEU containership, AFLOAT observed today arrive in Dublin Bay to take anchorage prior to an arrival to Dublin Port this evening. The lo-lo vessel also links The Netherlands with the Port of Waterford as seen from Belview (above) the port's main terminal. Samskip also bring Belfast and Cork connected to the continent.
Samskip a global logistics operator, has accelerated in expanding usage of biofuels in its shipping fleet, among them the 800TEU container vessel Samskip Endeavour which operates Amsterdam-Dublin, with the ship observed by Afloat taking anchorage in Dublin Bay this afternoon.…
Upon completion of upgrades to reduce carbon emissions and carbon capture onboard two BG Freight Line 'feeder' containerships, they will continue to sail in North-West Europe. This includes calls Afloat adds by BG Onyx operating an EU-UK 'butterfly' route rotation with calls to Dublin Port observed by Afloat and BG Ruby (above) at the Port of Cork's Tivoli terminal.
Rotterdam based Value Maritime has secured a contract from shipping operator BG Freight Line (see previous story) to install its Filtree and carbon capture system on two feeder vessels, BG Onyx and BG Ruby. Chartered from German shipowner HS Schiffahrt,…
Change of leadership at Peel Ports Group, which among its key facilities include the Port of Liverpool, Manchester Ship Canal, Heysham Port, Clydeport and in Dublin Port (above) operates Marine Terminals Ltd (MTL) in addition to UK east coast ports. The Group also owns BG Freight with 'feeder' services including links between Britain and Belfast, Dublin and Cork to near mainland Europe. Also in Dublin Port is captured containership BG Ireland but is now run by BG Freight Line's custom-built 'Ireland-Max' quartet of 1,004 TEU containerships.
One of the UK’s largest port operators, Peel Ports Group which among its facilities includes a container terminal in Dublin Port, has announced major changes to its senior leadership team which is to take effect from 4 April 2022. Having…
In this Dublin Port scene captured by Afloat, is Nicolas Delmas of containership giant CMA CGM Group which has thrown its hat into the ring to buy a French newspaper  'La Provence'. Flush with cash, major liner companies are venturing far outside their core business with high-profile deals from Formula 1 to aircraft.
French media are reporting that operator CMA CGM is offering €81m ($92m) for a controlling 89% stake in 'La Provence', a daily published in Marseille,the French liner giant’s home city, so writes Tradewinds. CMA CGM’s bid is said to easily…
Freeports: In July last year the Scottish government named nine areas being considered among them is the Glasgow city region as Afloat captured with this scene of the River Clyde.
Both the Scottish and UK governments have agreed to establish two green freeports in Scotland. The special economic zones, offering tax breaks and lower business tariffs, are being promoted by the UK government as part of its "levelling-up" agenda. The…
Exports of Irish goods were valued at a record €165 billion last year (according to the CSO) despite the pandemic and its impact on global trade. Above a busy scene of shipping activity at Dublin Port with freight-ferries serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe.
Irish goods exports in value have soared to a record €165 billion last year despite the disruption to global trade caused by the pandemic. The full-year (Central Statistics Office) figures for 2021 show trade with the UK has been impacted…
Welsh and UK governments have been at loggerheads over the issue but ministers in Wales say 'good progress' is being made. Above the north Wales ferryport of Holyhead.
The Welsh Government says "good progress" is being made on having a freeport in Wales in its most positive statement yet on the issue. UK and Welsh governments have been at loggerheads over freeports in Wales - with rows about…
Emissions from the supply chains of the EU’s three biggest ports — Rotterdam, Antwerp and Hamburg — are higher than those of an average coal-fired power plant, according to an analysis. Green group Transport & Environment says investments in clean port infrastructure remain low, with few credible plans to provide clean fuel to highly polluting ships
Emissions from supply-chains of Europe’s biggest ports are comparable with those of coal-fired power plants, according to a study by Transport & Environment. The green group analysed carbon dioxide emissions of European Union ports by calculating emissions by ship type…
Multiple gas shipments are already being diverted to Europe by private Japanese firms. Above a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) tanker.
As RTE News reports, Japan is offering Europe part of its liquified natural gas imports over fears supplies will be disrupted by tensions surrounding a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, Tokyo's trade minister said. Multiple gas shipments are already being…

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