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An artist's impression of Connemara, a Visentini built ropax ferry that will be chartered-in to operate the new direct Ireland-Spain route between Cork-Santander, the first ever ferry link between the countries. Operations are to start at the end of April based on schedule of two return-sailings a week.
Ferry
#FerryNews - Today, Brittany Ferries announced a new direct Ireland-Spain route, the first time ever a ferry service has linked the countries. Starting at the end of April, the service between Cork and Santander, will be making two return-sailings a…
A key development in the Irish maritime sector is the proposed International Shipping Services Centre (ISSC) to be based in Cork Docklands. Above berthed at the city's quays are a pair of general cargoships that called in recent years. They are the Fri Wave and astern, Avalon alongside on the South Jetties.
Port of Cork
#ShippingCentre -According to Irish Maritime Development Office, there is a proposal to create a world-class cluster of international shipping services orientated companies (ISSC) based in Cork Docklands. The proposed maritime cluster would also be a major urban regeneration scheme led…
BG Diamond, the first of a quartet of containerships seen when under construction in China of the 'Ireland' max class built for BG Freight Line.
Ports & Shipping
#IrelandMax - Containerships currently under construction in China of the 'Ireland' Max class for BG Freight Line, a subsidiary of the Peel Ports Group in the UK are due to enter service next year, writes Jehan Ashmore. BG Diamond is…
Commandant L'Herminier is an Aviso type A69 / d'Estienne d'Orves of the French Navy which arrived to Cork city centre yesterday.
Naval Visits
#navalvisits - A French Navy frigate docked in Cork city at the weekend having sailed from Cherbourg, Normandy though the ship is based at Brest Naval Base in neighbouring Brittany, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 1,250 tonnes full displacement Commandant L'Herminier…
Cork Docklands would see an improved gateway to the city in new council plans
Port of Cork
#CorkDocklands - Cork’s Docklands are in line for a sprucing up with council proposals for a €6 million upgrade of its entrance, as the Evening Echo reports. Albert Quay, Victoria Road, Albert Road and four traffic junctions would benefit from…
Brittany Ferries 2017 seasonal Cork-Roscoff route had a 4% increase in passengers compared to the previous year. Above: Cruiseferry Pont-Aven Afloat adds has 'scrubber' funnel technology to reduce sulphur emissions, is seen in Spanish waters where the 40,000 gross tonnage cruiseferry is currently operating Santander-Portsmouth sailings. The cruiseferry will resume Ireland-France sailings in late March, 2018.
Ferry
#ferrynews - Cruiseferry Pont-Aven has made its final Ireland-France voyage of the year, marking the end of the Brittany Ferries 2017 sailing season. Building on the success of 2016 when numbers were up by 3%, 2017 showed a further 4%…
The 'Handysize' products tanker, Cielo di Ulsan (above) and a sister Cielo di New York is docked at the Whitegate Oil Refinery, Cork Harbour. The 39,990dwt tanker is managed by d'Amico Tankers Ireland with offices based in Dublin's Docklands.
Port of Cork
#PortofCork - Italian shipping giant d'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA, manages one of the largest bulk, container and product tankers fleets that includes Cielo di New York that is docked at the Whitegate Oil Refinery, Cork Harbour, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Unique sight: Arklow Shipping bulk-carriers meet in Dublin Bay over the October Bank Holiday. On the left is Arklow Marsh from the Netherlands and Arklow Spirit from Cork, though originally sailed from Brazil. Both bulkers were loaded with animal feed that involved part-cargo discharged in Dublin and Cork. In between the green hulled cargoships is another such hull coloured vessel, dredger Minerva carrying out operations.
Ports & Shipping
#LargestIrish - One of two of the largest Irish flagged cargoships, Arklow Spirit of 33,905 deadweight tons (dwt) made a maiden call to Dublin Port over the October bank holiday, writes Jehan Ashmore. Arklow Spirit's arrival took place on Monday…
Cargo operations are suspended until further notice at the Port of Cork
Port of Cork
All Port of Cork shipping movements have been suspended in the harbour since 0600 this morning. Cargo operations are suspended until further notice, all cranes and cargo handling equipment have been secured until the storm passes. All persons are advised…
Water injection dredger 'Jetsed' pictured in 2014 which returned to Cork this month for further dredging works. Afloat adds that another much larger Dutch flagged dredger, Volvox Olympia is also involved in such operations but downriver of the natural harbour.
Port of Cork
#portofcork - Along the River Lee is where an expected stink is to eminate in the coming days as the Port of Cork dredges the riverbed. As the Evening Echo writes, every three years the Port of Cork carries out…
Disney Cruise Line are coming to Cork with two visits of the ‘Disney Magic’  in 2018.The port also reveal that they have hit 100 cruise liner calls for next season showing a staggering 30% increase.
Cruise Liners
#cruiseliners - Earlier in the year Disney Cruise Line announced the Port of Cork on their list of first time visits in 2018. Following successful port visits and further dialogue, today Disney Cruise Line have doubled the Magic coming to…
The new 40–berth Bantry Harbour Marina is among the facilities being marketed to potential visitors at the Southampton Boat Show over the next week
Aquatic Tourism
#Tourism - The Port of Cork, Bantry Bay Port Company and the Royal Cork Yacht Club are joining forces to promote marine leisure in Cork at the Southampton Boat Show. The three organisations are in attendance at Stand J047 from…
Lord Mayor Tony Fitzgerald, County Mayor Declan Hurley, Brendan Keating, Ceo, Port Of Cork And Commodore Hugh Tully, F.o.c.n.s. Welcomed Young People That Sailed As Part Of The Cork Sail Training Bursary Scheme 2017
Tall Ships
A presentation ceremony took place in the Port of Cork to celebrate the achievement of 26 young people from all backgrounds and a range of abilities across Cork City and County who completed voyages aboard the Cork-Based Vessel Spirit of…
Bantry’s own footballing legend, Graham Canty along with Bantry Bay Port Company Chairman, John Mullins (right) were on hand to open the new 40–boat marina
Irish Marinas
Bantry Bay Port Company officially opened the new Bantry Harbour Marina yesterday (Friday, 11th August 2017). Over 40 boats visited the new marina which was officially unveiled by Bantry’s own footballing legend, Graham Canty along with Bantry Bay Port Company…
Port Of Cork Secures Marino Point Site In Landmark Deal
Port of Cork
#PortOfCork - The Port of Cork has secured the former Irish Fertiliser Industries Plant at Cobh in a public-private partnership deal that will see a significant expansion of its cargo handling facilities. According to the Irish Examiner, the circa €6…
NextDecade plans to supply one third of Ireland's natural gas requirements. Above a liquid natural gas (LNG) carrier in which the Port of Cork is capable of handling such large ships.
Cork Harbour
#CorkHarbour - An energy company from the US writes RTE News has announced details of a project to ship more than €300 million worth of natural gas per year from its gas field in Texas to Cork Harbour, to be piped…
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