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The expansion will create capacity for the worlds largest cargo vessels to travel and unload at Foynes where above Afloat adds is the bulk-carrier Foxtrot. Also berthed are Mainport Group's Celtic Rebel and Celtic Isle - the latter tug is currently in Cork City Quays.
#ShannonEstuary - This month work will begin on the first element of a major restructuring of the port of Foynes in Co Limerick. According to RTE News, it is part of a €50m investment in transforming the port into one…
Failte Ireland's Geraldine Larner with overseas buyers on a trip to Scattery Island with Irene hamilton of Scattery Island Tours off the Co Clare coast
Six times as many tourists can now experience the hidden gem that is Scattery Island as Scattery Island Tours has secured a new 70 passenger ship for its daily trips to the monastic island.  Following on the success of its…
At close quarters: the amidships of Arklow Mill, a 14,990dwt bulk-carrier at the Aughinish Alumina facility's jetty from where the majority of bauxite processed at the plant on the Shannon estuary is imported from Guinea in west Africa, with the remainder of the rock sourced from Brazil.  The finished product, alumina, is then exported for further processing through smelting.
#ShannonEstuary -  A private meeting between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and management of the Russian-owned alumina producing plant in Askeaton, Co Limerick, was held yesterday as “concern” mounted over the plant’s continued operations, and the future of its 450 workforce. As…
The plan to transform 75 acres of Limerick docklands (including Ted Russell Docks) into an economic hub will involve at least €100m of development.
#ShannonEstuary - Plans to transform 75 acres of Limerick docklands estate writes The Irish Times, into an economic hub will create more than 1,000 jobs and involve a minimum of €100 million of development, organisers have said. The Shannon Foynes…
One of the most attractive boats to be built in Ireland in the past decade, the 25ft Shannon Estuary cutter Sally O’Keeffe will be the focal point of a pub gathering in Carrigaholt on the Loop Head peninsula on the night of Friday 23rd February.
Though it may not look it on a map which emphasises the extensive low water limits, at high water the Loop Head Peninsula in southwest County Clare is almost an island writes W M Nixon. Only a couple of small…
Bulk-carrier Foxtrot berthed at Foynes Port where new EU funding is on the way to the Co. Limerick port which is to position itself as a major European port post-Brexit. Afloat adds the Puffin as seen underway is a work/mooring lines boat from Aughinish Jetty further upriver. The former Irish Lights buoy tug/tender had been based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
#ShannonEstuary - Another boost this week for Shannon Foynes Port Company, is the news that funding worth more than €4m is on the way from the European Union. As the Limerick Leader writes the company has been cleared for almost…
A festive group of Foynes sailors pictured during the open dinghy series on the Estuary
Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary finished on a high for the 2017 season just in time for Christmas with a festive theme for the final day of Sylver Refrigeration Open Dinghy November Series running every Sunday in the month. Organisers…
Cllr Emmett O'Brien after rowing from Ringmoylan to Labasheeda
Leisure rowers and adventure tourists could be enjoying the delights and challenges of the Shannon Estuary if a new wave of eco-adventure tourism is realised, writes Andrew Carey in Limerick. That is according to Emmett O'Brien, the Pallaskenry native and…
Declan McDonald, Partner, PwC presents the Ports & Harbours Operator of the Year award to Pat Keating, CEO, Shannon Foynes Port Company.
#ShannonEstuary - Shannon Foynes Port Company was announced as the winner of Ports & Harbours Operator of the Year at the Marine Industry Awards 2017. In the third annual hosting of the event (click here), SFPC – which oversees commercial…
Delegates in Barcelona including Shannon Port Authority who were awarded by ESPO for achieving the Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification.
#PERSaward - The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) has awarded Shannon Port Authority and four other ports for achieving the Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification. Congratulates went also to the Port of Barcelona (Spain), Port Authority of Melilla (Spain), Niedersachsen…
Cargoship handling at Limerick Port and Foynes (above) reported record year on year growth of 11% tonnage levels for 2016
#RecordGrowth - Limerick and Foynes both key ports of Shannon Foynes Port Company have reaffirmed the company’s strong performance and contribution to the regional economy in 2016 with growth of 11.4% in year on year tonnages. For the second successive…
The exercise will centre on a major spillage of crude oil having occurred from an oil exploration platform located approximately 220km off the south west coast of Ireland and oil coming ashore at Spanish Point in County Clare
A training exercise testing the response capabilities of Shannon Foynes Port Company, local authorities and other organisations who operate in the vicinity of the Shannon Estuary will take place at Spanish Point, County Clare, on Wednesday and Thursday of next…
ON THE RIGHT TRACK: Brexit will have greater implications for UK than Europe, including Ireland says Professor Péter Balázs. ABOVE: The old railway station in Foynes and beyond berthed bulker Foxtrot registered in Majuro, capital of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.
#EUvisit - Professor Péter Balázs, a leading representative for the European Commission’s programme that funds major EU transport infrastructure projects has said that Shannon Foynes Port Company’s current investment programme is taking it in the right direction in a post-Brexit EU. The…
Superimposed area of infilled Foynes Jetty Extension project, one of two contracts awarded by SPFC to Abco Marine
#JettyExtension - Two contracts have been awarded to ABCO Marine that will involve works to be carried out in Foynes Port and at Durnish.  The contracts were secured from the Shannon Foynes Port Company. Work at Foynes Port is for…
Turning right at Loop Head – Chris Egan is going Round Ireland again this Summer
Four years after he sailed around Ireland as part of a fundraising campaign, Limerick cancer survivor Chris Egan will take to the seas again - only this time he's battling a debilitating sight condition writes Andrew Carey. In 2013, Chris…
At the Foynes YC celebrations on Sunday were (left to right) Tom Neville TD, Patrick Finucane Hon Treasurer FYC, Simon McGibney FYC, Harry Hermon CEO ISA, David Lovegrove President ISA, Elaine O'Mahoney FYC, James McCormack Commodore FYC, Patrick O'Donovan Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Adam Teskey Limerick County Council, Kieran Keary Limerick County Council, and Kevin Bartley Secretary FYC.
Leading figures in sailing, national politics and regional industry and commerce joined with many members at Foynes Yacht Club on Sunday in honouring its award of the Volvo ISA Training Centre of the Year title for 2016 at the FYC…

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