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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…
Ireland-Spain: a historic first as ropax Connemara operated by Brittany Ferries makes a maiden arrival to Santander Bay this afternoon off the northern Spanish coastal region of Cantabria. The 'direct' continental route opens up new tourism potential and improved trade access opportunities.  Up to 2014, there had been an Ireland-Spain service (albeit via France) operated by LD Lines.
#FerryNews - Connemara, Brittany Ferries chartered ropax completed a maiden Cork-Santander crossing this afternoon, marking the historic first arrival of an Ireland-Spain ferry service, writes Jehan Ashmore. Under glorious blue skies, Connemara arrived into Santander Bay and docked at the…
EUROPE DAY: Close up of the bow of Brittany Ferries chartered ropax Connemara which today (lunchhour) departed on the new first ever 'direct' Ireland-Spain ferry route service: Cork-Santander, the city famous for its cuisine is located in the northern region of Cantabria. The 500 passenger/195 vehicle ropax is the first ferry to link Ireland with two mainland continental countries, France and Spain. In recent years there had been an Ireland-Spain service (albeit via France) operated by LD Lines.
#FerryNews - Europe Day aptly coincided with Brittany Ferries albeit delayed start of the first ever direct Ireland-Spain ferry service when Connemara departed Cork at lunchhour today bound for Santander, writes Jehan Ashmore. Almost berthed adjacently to Ringaskiddy Ferry Terminal…
Connemara (note in revised all-white livery) makes a first call to Cork Harbour yesterday morning having arrived without passengers nor freight from Santander, Spain. Today, the chartered ropax made a debut for Brittany Ferries, albeit on the French route from Cork but instead of calling to Roscoff, the ferry diverted to Brest and berthed this afternoon.
#FerryNews - Brittany Ferries new chartered Connemara has completed a maiden voyage overnight from Cork however instead of arriving in Roscoff, the ropax ferry diverted to Brest from where the ship this afternoon has just berthed, writes Jehan Ashmore. The…
Making an impression: MSC Meraviglia, leadship of a new next-generation of 5,700 passenger capacity cruiseships. The giant cruiseship will be the largest to visit Irish waters as the vessel is scheduled to call to Dublin Port in the early hours of tomorrow, Saturday, 5 May
#DublinPort - MSC Meraviglia is set to break a record (in passenger capacity) as the largest ever ship to visit an Irish port with a maiden call to Dublin Port in the early hours of tomorrow, writes Jehan Ashmore. At…
Owners are getting boats ready in Cork Harbour but this one hasn't moved for a while, it has a tree growing out of the boarding ladder
The sailing season in Cork Harbour is getting underway - slowly it has to be said - the effects of the long Winter weren’t encouraging owners to get their boats ready…… That is happening and launching is underway, but owners…
A rare breed: Irish shipowner Coast Lines Shipping's short-sea trader Ayress on arrival off the Packet Quay, Wicklow Port last month. On the hatch cover are round-timber (logs) imported from Troon, Scotland. The cargoship has since been drydocked in Cork which was followed by a passage to Clydebank completed on Friday this week.
#CorkHarbour - Afloat focuses on a rare breed, an Irish shipowner whose cargoship recently underwent routine dry-docking in Cork followed by a passage to Scotland this weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Midleton, Co. Cork based shipowner, Coast Lines Shipping, with…
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…

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