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Eamonn O’Reilly, chief executive of Dublin Port. Mr O’Reilly says Dublin Port will be prepared for a hard-Brexit and customs posts will be functioning for the March 29th deadline
#dublinport - At Dublin Port freight requiring physical checks after Brexit will, writes The Irish Times, be inspected in a warehouse formerly owned by businessman Harry Crosbie following an agreement signed by the State. As part of contingency planning for…
Sea Change: ‘Amazon & Alibaba Creating the Biggest Revolution in Shipping’
ParcelHero’s David Jinks will tell a major world maritime conference in London. Shipping lines will be forced to either integrate with Amazon and Alibaba or be submerged by the digital revolution. ‘A change in global supply chains even greater than…
A previous proposal from developers Howard Holdings suggested a marina, apartments and shops for the Passage West docks but the plans were never realised.
#waterfrontproperty - People in Passage West, reports EchoLive.ie, have reacted with bitter disappointment to the announcement that the local dockyards are no longer to be sold to Cork County Council. The Evening Echo revealed yesterday that the docks - the location for…
The Cork Harbour site known as The Dockyard in Passage West.
#waterfrontproperty - Plans in Cork Harbour, reports EchoLive.ie, to redevelop the dockyard in Passage West have been scuppered by Brexit. The planned redevelopment of the dockyard site into a modern, urban waterfront settlement had been hailed as a ‘game-changer’ for…
Groups or individuals who will provide positive impact on the town wanted for the former Dun Laoghaire Harbour ferry terminal
#dublinbay - New expressions of interest will be sought by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the former Stena Line ferry terminal site after a €20 million plan to convert it into a technology hub stalled late last year. “Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown…
Chairman of MJM Marine Brian McConville, vice-president of vessel refurbishment at Norwegian Cruise Line Colin Gant, and chief executive of MJM Gary Annett
#cruiseliners - Newry based firm MJM Marine, writes The Irish Times, has won its biggest contract to date for a “multimillion dollar” refit of a cruise liner that will involve a team of 1,400 people. The company, which has its…
The new £10m freight-ferry Red Kestral after the float-off today in Birkenhead on Merseyside. The 74m vessel is seen moved to the adjacent wet basin and will enter into service for Isle of Wight operator, Red Funnel in May.
#ferries - At the UK shipbuilder Cammell Laird on Merseyside, the 'float-off' for a new £10 million ferry took place today for Isle of Wight operator Red Funnel. The Red Kestrel, a new freight-only RoRo vessel, will operate between Southampton…
Clare Guinness, CEO, Warrenpoint Port
Warrenpoint Port handled 3.6 million tonnes of cargo in 2018, the highest annual level recorded in the harbour’s history. The total value of goods moving through the port also reached record levels, surpassing £6.5 billion for the first time. The…
Pictured at Greystones Sailing Club are from left to right: Steven Waller, Hon. Treasurer  Daphne Hoolahan, Commodore  Barry Keogh, Vice Commodore  Gabrielle Igoe, Hon. Secretary
Speaking at the Clubs 2019 launch, the incoming Greystones Sailing Club Commodore, Daphne Hoolahan, said that “2019 is looking like a busy year. Greystones Sailing Club is honoured to be hosting the Wayfarer World Championships in July and we expect…
Thunder Child II cutting through the waves off Cork over the weekend
This past weekend saw the successful launch in Cork of Thunder Child II, the next-generation wave-piercing monohull from Safehaven Marine designed to set a new powerboat world record. Crafted at Safehaven’s boatyard in Youghal, the XSV20 cruised into East Ferry…
The Standard Club chooses Dublin (port above) for strong talent pool and proximity to UK, EU and US. The ship insurer generates about $290m of premiums annually.
#dublinport - Ship insurer Standard Club based in the UK, estimates that about 40% of its business will be written through its new Dublin unit, which has been set up to allow the business to continue to service customers in…
Squibs at the start of the second lap in the Kinsale Yacht Club Frostbites
A strong SW breeze greeted our competitors on the third morning of the Custom Rigging Frostbite series in Kinsale writes Dave O'Sullivan. Race Officer John Stallard assisted by Michele Kennelly (welcome back) and Siobhan Keane Hopcraft aboard Destiny (Bruce &…
Gregor McGuckin helming his Golden Globe 2018 yacht with the intention of rescuing an injured fellow competitor. He was under jury rig after capsizing and dismasting in the Southern Ocean.
#lectures - A Glenua talk by Gregor McGuckin entitled: “Gregor’s Golden Globe Race 2018” Thursday 21 February at (20:00hrs) will take place at the Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club, Ringsend, Dublin 4. There will be an entry fee of €5…
MBSC Laser winners from left:  Harry Pritchard Radial winner, Chris Bateman Overall Winner "Yard of Ale Trophy" And Ronan Keneally Organiser and second overall. Scroll down for photo gallery
Saturday, February 16th saw the Laser sailors of Cork gather for the final day of the Monkstown Laser Frostbite League, sponsored by CH Marine writes Chris Bateman. The morning began with a mixed sky over the bay. Patches of blue were…
The magic atmosphere of classic boat-building - the Dublin Bay 24 Zephyra under re-construction at the Apprenticeshop in Maine, USA.
Dublin Bay has an unrivalled continuous history of One-Design sailing and racing writes W M Nixon. It runs in a golden thread all the way back to 1887, when Ben Middleton launched his little class of Water Wag dinghies to…
Presenting a sleek profile: LE George Bernard Shaw (P64) with a crew of 44 personnel, made a first visit to Dun Laoghaire Harbour last weekend when alongside Carlisle Pier.
#navy - A first-ever visit to Dun Laoghaire Harbour of the Naval Service newest OPV P60 class took place last weekend, writes Jehan Ashmore. The fourth of the Offshore Patrol Vessel class sisters to enter service, LÉ George Bernard Shaw…

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