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Cloghan Point has four large tanks which are currently used to store part of the Republic of Ireland’s strategic reserve of diesel and gas oil
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council’s planning committee have approved for expansion of a Belfast Lough oil terminal despite sizeable local opposition to the project, as BBC News reports. Cloghan Point has four large tanks which are currently used to…
After serving Arklow Shipping for more than 17 years, the ‘R’ series short-sea trader Arklow Rainbow of the Co. Wicklow ship-owner, has been sold to a rival Norwegian owner. Above is Afloat’s photo of Cork Harbour with the Naval Base, Haulbowline and in background the National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy and another former R series, Arklow Racer, which name was revived when given to a new R series /Eco-Trader cargoship from Dutch shipbuilders, Royal Bodewes from where this newbuild Afloat reported of its launch during the summer, noting a further four are to be completed as part of the seven strong ship series.
During routine consultation of the Arklow Shipping website fleetlist, it was noted short of an ‘R’ series cargoship, which has led to identification of its new shipowner, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Arklow Rainbow until recently, was one of just a…
Mersey Maritime is hosting the ‘Mersey on the Thames‘ (as part of LISW) which is to be hosted by the UK Shadow Maritime Minister at the House of Commons.
Mersey Maritime, a regional cluster organisation for the maritime industry in the Liverpool City Region and greater North West England, will be part of the forthcoming London International Shipping Week (LISW) of 11-15 September. This year, Mersey Maritime is hosting…
The International Maritime Organisation (IMO), the maritime agency of the United Nations, which is responsible for regulating shipping, is taking action in regard to noise from ships
As shipping, recreational boating and energy exploration have increased along coastlines, offshore and in deep ocean environments, concern has been raised about the impact of noise from these activities. Research has established that such noise can travel long distances underwater,…
European Sea Ports Organisation welcomes the aim of Commission’s Green Deal Industrial Plan to ensure the EU can become an important player in production and supply of net-zero products
The European SeaPorts Organisation (ESPO) welcomes the aim of the Commission’s Green Deal Industrial Plan to ensure that the European Union can become an important player in the production and supply of net-zero products and technologies and a competitive player…
A LoLo container vessel docked at an Irish port
Volumes handled by the Roll-on/Roll-off (RoRo) and Lift-on/Lift-off (LoLo) cargo modes at Irish ports declined significantly in the first six months of 2023, according to a new report from the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO). When compared to the first…
Svitzer is to have the world’s first methanol hybrid fuel cell tug (MHFC) built in a project with Robert Allan Ltd as it enters a second phase to design the vessel, which represents a key step in Svitzer’s mission to lead the decarbonisation of towage services worldwide.
A leading global towage provider, Svitzer part of the Danish shipping giant, A.P. Moller-Maersk, has announced the launch of the second phase of its project to design the world’s first methanol hybrid fuel cell (MHFC) tug. Svitzer has conducted technical…
Arklow Raider, the Irish-flagged short-sea trader's bridge as seen during a night-time arrival to the UK port of Ipswich, where the performance of the east England port, reflects its key location of Suffolk and Essex is at the heart of agricultural region which is the ‘breadbasket’ of the UK. Afloat tracked this week the 4,504dwt dry-cargo ship, to the port having sailed from Terneuzen, the Netherlands and the vessel is currently at Tilbury on the Thames estuary, where adjacent to the river berth is a fleetmate, Arklow Crest from Les Sables-d'Olonne, France.
The UK's largest ports operator, Associated British Ports (ABP) which includes the Port of Ipswich, has retained its place as the number one export port for agricultural products for the 18th year in a row. This sees the North Sea…
The rock salt from Irish Salt Mining’s mine in Carrickfergus is loaded at nearby Kilroot Jetty on the northern shore of Belfast Lough and shipped directly to Peel Ports Group's Clydeport new storage facility (above) at the King George V Docks. The mine in Co. Antrim which produces the de-icing road salt is to support the maintenance of Scotland’s road networks over the coming winters.
The Irish Salt Mining Company which is a longstanding customer of Clydeport owner, Peel Ports Group, have in a joint multi-million pound investment completed construction of a de-icing salt storage facility at the Scottish port's King George V Dock. The…
Final call for entries of the Mersey Maritime industry awards which this year will be the ninth such event which takes place in November
Across the Irish Sea, Mersey Maritime, the regional cluster organisation for the maritime industry in the Liverpool City Region and the greater North West, has put out the final call for entries for its ninth annual industry awards. Now recognised…
An eco-friendly and energy efficient LNG dredger Vox Apolonia has been contracted to Peel Ports for the first time to improve sustainability of dredging works at Liverpool and Glasgow.
The UK's second largest port operator has welcomed a new energy efficient LNG dredger for the first time as it continues to improve the sustainability of its dredging work. The Peel Ports Group has used Dutch marine contractor Van Oord’s…
The first vessel to install the NanoDeck AI Solar tile management solution to capture carbon was the 8,500dwt UAL Osprey of the Cowes, Isle of Wight based operator Carisbrooke Shipping. Afloat adds, a fleetmate, the 11,000dwt Vectis Progress, was in Irish waters having called to Dublin Port on 3 August following a voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from Montreal, Canada.
International operator Carisbrooke Shipping Ltd based in Cowes, Isle of Wight and Rotterdam, The Netherlands, will install revolutionary solar cells on its dry-cargo vessels, to manage and store renewable energy following successful trials in Equatorial waters. Carisbrooke Shipping which operates…
Stena Sealink Line
In south Wales is where significant progress at Pembroke Dock is being made to create a multi-purpose and future energy-ready port in Pembrokeshire that will create a bright and prosperous outlook for current and future generations. Physical works on the…
Marine Policy journal logo
Elsevier has released a call for papers in innovations for shipping in the context of new environmental policies for its international journal of ocean affairs. The academic journal publisher is seeking research studies and reviews on topics including and not…
Wilson ASA, a leading European short-sea shipping operator, announced a major newbuilding order for six 3,800dwt future-proof cargo ships with a focus on environmental benefits. In addition, the Norwegian operator also declared an option for a further eight vessels, totalling the order to 14 vessels. Wilson vessels are often in Irish waters, AFLOAT adds among them Wilson Bremen currently at Dinish Island’s (€40n deepwater quay built in 2011) opposite of Castletownbere, Co. Cork, Ireland's largest white fish port. The 3,932dwt cargo ship had sailed from Bildudalur, Iceland to Dinish where there are fishery plants. Wilson Bremen is next to head along the Atlantic seaboard with a call tomorrow, 2 Aug to the Port of Galway, trading in limestone.
Norwegian shipping operator Wilson ASA, a leading European player in the short-sea market, announced the signing of up to 14 newbuildings. The Bergen based shipping company's latest chartered in Hanse Eco-Trader as Afloat reported last week, has also signed for…
FuelEU Maritime Regulation graphic
Transport Minister Eamon Ryan has welcomed this week’s announcement by the Council of the European Union of the adoption of two new laws under the EU Fit for 55 Package which puts Europe on a committed path away from fossil…