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Port managers in developing countries get training from UNCTAD's TrainForTrade programme (supported by Irish Aid and ports of Belfast, Dublin and Cork) to run well-functioning ports that spread benefits to local economies as well as ease international trade.
#Ports&Shipping - UNCTAD Deputy-Secretery at the TrainForTrade port management programme said ports in developing countries must be managed efficiently using modern methods to support international trade and boost local economies. The Deputy-Secretary General Isabelle Durand was at a coordination meeting…
The 50 metre high Irish built ship-to-shore gantry container cranes service their first vessel, Thea II at ABP's Port of Hull. Afloat has identified further Irish links asides Cork Dockyard from where the cranes were fully assembled by Liebherr, for more read below.
#Ports&Shipping - UK ports operator, Associated British Ports (ABP) celebrated a milestone as the Port of Hull’s two £10.5 million cranes built in Ireland, served their first container shipment. The fully assembled 600 tonne cranes arrived on the Humber estuary…
Port of Cork chief executive Brendan Keating discussed Irish ports in a post-Brexit Europe to the Cork Chamber of Commerce yesterday and also to confirm the €80m redevelopment at Ringaskiddy will be completed by mid 2020
#Ports&Shipping - At significant risk of isolation will be Ireland following Brexit and this will need EU funding to shore up the lack of connectivity to major European routes says the Port of Cork chief executive. As the Irish Examiner…
MV Astoria is the first 2018 Cruise Ship arrival into Port of Cork today
MV Astoria arrived into Cobh today, the first of 94 cruise liners to visit the Port of Cork in 2018, a 30% increase on 2017 calls. The Port of Cork anticipates with 94 cruise calls the total passenger numbers to…
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
For the first time Brittany Ferries will not be operating a ship under the French flag when it starts its new ferry route, linking Cork directly to Spain, next month. As a result French maritime unions have accused Brittany Ferries…
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The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Shane Ross TD on the re-appointment of Mr. John Mullins as Chairman of the Port of Cork. Mr. John Mullins said: ‘I am grateful of the trust placed in me by Minister…
The changing waterfront scene of the old Verolme dockyard in Rusbrooke, Cork Harbour as the cranes are dismantled this week.
#CorkHarbour - A pair of historic cranes which have loomed large over Cork Harbour for six decades are being dismantled. The cranes the Evening Echo writes, were used for building ships at the Verolme Dockyard at Rushbrooke, which closed in…
Heavy-lift ship, HHL Lagos with fully-assembled Irish built gantry cranes on board is assisted by tugs on the Humber Estuary
#Ports&Shipping - The arrival from Cork Harbour of two state-of-the-art cranes worth £10.5 million to a UK North Sea port will double the volume of trade handled at ABP's Hull container terminal. The increase in capacity is according to Associated…
Massive investment have been called at the deepwater port facility of Ringaskiddy in lower Cork Harbour
#PortofCork - An expert on regional economics has said that balanced development cannot be achieved and trying to achieve it would be counter-productive for national prosperity. As The Irish Examiner reports, Economics lecturer at University College Cork (UCC), Frank Crowley…
Heavy lift operations at Cork Dockyard involve the loading of cargo onto the vessel ‘HHL Lagos’
Since Friday (2nd February 2018) planned heavy lift operations at Cork Dockyard involve the loading of cargo onto the vessel ‘HHL Lagos’. Last February, as Afloat.ie reported at the time here, the same Cork Harbour dockyard was the site selected…
Dutch submarine HNLMS Walrus (above in Dublin) called to Cork City yesterday and is docked along J.J Horgans Wharf from where passing motorists on the parallel N8 road leading into the city centre can see the naval visitor subject to tides on the River Lee.
#NavyVisits - HNLMS Walrus which is one of the world's most sophisticated submarines arrived in Cork City yesterday for a courtesy visit this weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The non-nuclear powered submarine is the leadship of the 'Walrus' class which was…
MV BG DIAMOND at Port of Cork’s Tivoli Container Terminal
BG Freight Line’s latest new build MV ‘BG Diamond’ arrived in the Port of Cork today on her maiden call to Tivoli Container Terminal from Rotterdam. The brand new containership developed by BG Freight Line, in conjunction with designers CIMC…
The Rhein Carrier is a regular cargo ship visitor to the Port of Cork. Combined total traffic through the Portand Bantry Bay Port Company reached 10.3 million tonnes in 2017
Combined total traffic through the Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company reached 10.3 million tonnes in 2017, a very good increase of 8.6% compared to 2016. Total imports increased by 6.4% while exports increased by 12.3%. The Port…
Royal Caribbean International's 'Solstice' class German built (FSG shipyard) cruiseship Celebrity Eclipse on a call last year to scenic Cobh located in lower Cork Harbour.
#Cruiseliners - The Port of Cork is braced for a cruise bonanza in 2018, with some 200,000 people due to arrive on cruiseships to Cobh, Ringaskiddy and the city centre this year. The long-term outlook is even more promising reports the…
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.
#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.
#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…

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