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Large by containership standards (that is in Dublin Bay), MSC Ela of 4,900TEU capacity which made only an 'anchorage' call to collect a part following engine problems is seen departing off The Muglins Lighthouse in the south of the bay last week, Friday.  Note the pilot cutter alongside amidships. At the time regular containership caller to Dublin Port, ICG's division EUCON whose Elbstrand (circa 1000 TEU) is arriving from mainland Europe.
#Ports&Shipping - MSC Ela, the large containership which due to engine-problem was forced to divert to Dublin Bay last week while on a voyage from UK to the USA, has finally arrived in New York Port today, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
The largest containership to call to Cork, Afloat adds was Hamburg Sud's Polar Costa Rica (3,884TEU). The 43,000 gross tonnage 230m long ship made a maiden call in June to Ringaskiddy where the pair of STS (ship-to-shore) gantry cranes will be installed as part of the new €80m terminal.
#PortofCork - A significant deal has been signed by Liebherr Container Cranes to supply two large gantry cranes to the Port of Cork. The twin cranes reports The Kerryman will be located at the new container terminal at Ringaskiddy -…
The Destination County Cork stand at Southampton. The boat show runs till this Sunday
#MarineTrade - Cork Harbour is ably represented at the Southampton Boat Show this week. The Port of Cork has teamed up with the Royal Cork Yacht Club and Bantry Bay Port Company to promote the Rebel County’s marinas and cruising…
Along with the Port of Cork, Dublin Port needs "additional measures" to mitigate the adverse impact of Brexit, according to the Irish Ports Association
#Brexit - An Irish ports industry body has called on the European Commission to shore up measures against the adverse impact of Brexit on marine passenger and freight transport between Ireland and the continent. The commission is proposing to realign…
Making a morning arrival as Disney Magic also made a maiden call to Cork (Cobh) Harbour.
#CruiseLiners - Disney Magic made a maiden call to the Port of Cork this morning.  The Port of Cork welcomed the Disney Magic on the maiden call to Cobh, as part of Disney Cruise Line’s new seven-night British Isles cruise.…
Cruisers racing past Cobh in Cork Harbour
The annual Cobh to Blackrock Sailing race was once, traditionally, the closing race of the sailing season in Cork Harbour. That no longer prevails as the sailing season has extended over the years into December for cruiser classes and practically…
The BHA has highlighted the consequences of a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario to EU ports as well as those in the UK.  Note the downloads links below on the UK's ‘no-deal’ advisory notices on trading with the EU. In addition to the EU preparations on the UK leaving the European Union.
#Ports&Shipping - Following the recent publication of the UK Government’s advice on contingency planning for a ‘no deal’ Brexit outcome, the British Ports Association (BPA) has suggested that negotiators have it in their power to agree a deal that would…
Brittany Ferries 'Connemara' is a regular runner from Port of Cork to Santander in Spain
The Port of Cork Company and Bantry Bay Port Company today announced their combined turnover for 2017, showing a positive increase compared to 2016. Consolidated Turnover for the year 2017 amounted to €31.5 million (incl. €0.54 million Bantry Turnover) up…
Liadh Ní Riada, Ireland South MEP has hit back at Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan
#ShannonEstuary - Liadh Ní Riada, the Ireland South MEP writes Limerick Leader has hit back at Minister of State Patrick O’Donovan, after he criticised her for supporting a maritime cluster in Cork and neighbouring ports. Limerick TD O’Donovan, Fine Gael,…
The largest ever containership, MV Polar Costa Rica to berth in the Port of Cork arrives at Ringaskiddy Deepwater Terminal. Afloat adds the tug, Doyle Shipping Group's DSG Titan is seen assisting the Hamburg-Sud operated lo-lo ship at the stern.
#PortofCork - No slip ups took place yesterday as the largest container ship to ever berth in the Port of Cork's deepwater terminal unloaded a mega cargo of fruit - including millions of bananas. The MV Polar Costa Rica, reports…
Captain Michael McCarthy chairman of Cruise Europe, retired from his position as commercial manager with the Port of Cork Company
#CruiseChairman - Captain Michael McCarthy chairman of Cruise Europe (CE) has retired from his position as commercial manager with the Port of Cork Company last month but, as those of us who know him are well aware, this does not…
Artist’s impression the new container terminal development in Ringaskiddy launched yesterday
#PortOfCork - The Port of Cork’s relocation to Ringaskiddy could be delayed by a ‘mistake’ in a tender for the civil engineering part of the the €82 million project, as the Irish Independent reports. BAM Civil Ltd says it made…
A 2015 artists Impression of How the Port of Cork's new container terminal will look once complete
The Port of Cork marked a major milestone for the company today with the launch of the new Cork Container Terminal development in Ringaskiddy, as Afloat.ie first reported in 2015. The Cork Container Terminal will initially offer a 360 metre…
Port of Cork chairman John Mullins and Brittany Ferries chief executive Christophe Mathieu at a special ceremony yesterday which Afloat adds that the cake of the flagship 'Pont-Aven' was to celebrate 40 years of the Ireland-France service.
#FerryNews - Trying to help people is Britanny Ferries with those who booked with Irish Ferries WB Yeats, but may not be able to accommodate many because they are nearly full for July and August. As the Irish Examiner writes, Brittany…
In 2017, Brittany Ferries carried more than 87,000 passengers, which was an increase of 4% on the previous season
In May 1978 Brittany Ferries launched their Cork-Roscoff ferry route from Cork City Quays with their flagship MV ‘Armorique’. At the time, all ferries departing Cork used the passenger terminal at Tivoli, before being transferred downriver to the dedicated Ringaskiddy…
At the launch of a new 72-seater tour boat for the summer season connecting Cobh and Cork City. Afloat adds the tour boat named Cailin Ór has served previous careers involving locations among them the Cliffs of Moher, the Aran Islands and a stint spent in western Scotland.
#CorkHarbour - Seating 72 is a new boat that is commencing on Thursday for the summer season connecting Cork city and Cobh. Ocean Escapes, a Cork-based company, writes the Evening Echo, is investing €1/2 million in the new service and will…

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