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#Jobs&Careers - Eucon, part of the Container & Terminal division of Irish Continental Group (ICG) have become the first company registered for a new Logistics Associate Apprenticeship programme.

The apprenticeship programme is to be delivered in association with Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) School of Management. They expect to have first apprentices recruited and ready to begin their new careers for September 2018.

For more information visit their Careers page here for a downloadable page. 

Eucon operate lift on/lift off (Lo-Lo) container services between Ireland and mainland Europe, connecting Dublin, Cork and Belfast with Antwerp, Belgium and Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The operator provides services on this network comprising seven containerships, among them the Cypriot flagged Elbetrader (pictured above) which has a 974 TEU capacity.

At time of writing, Elbetrader is underway in the Celtic Sea, en route from Rotterdam and bound for Dublin Port. The vessel is due to arrive early this evening by docking at berth 50(S) which is located at Dublin Ferryport Terminal (DFT) also a division of ICG.

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#NewEUCONcontainers – EUCON, one of Irish Continental Group's container shipping divisions have extended their container range capabilty with 30 new 45ft refrigerated containers.

The new containers which arrived last week are to be introduced into service from the first week of July. This will increase the total number of reefers in the fleet from 120 to 150 units.

Serving the EUCON container range are a fleet of 10 chartered Lo/Lo containerships.

The 'feeder' containerships vary from 400 TEU to 1,000 TEU capacity and they link Belfast, Dublin and Cork with Antwerp in Belgium and Rotterdam in The Netherlands.

Published in Ports & Shipping

#ICGresults - The Irish Continental Group (ICG) which operates container operations and Irish Ferries, has recorded higher revenues and operating profits last year, as both passenger numbers and freight volumes increased, reports The Irish Times.

The ferry group, which also owns container shipping line Eucon as well as container terminals in Dublin and Belfast, has also highlighted a positive start to their freight business in 2014, despite the impact of "unprecedented" weather conditions.

Some 16 per cent of budgeted sailings have been cancelled since the start of the year, resulting "in some loss of discretionary passenger business and a disruption to freight business", the group said.

However, additional capacity from its new ferry, the Epsilon, helped counter the effect of the lost sailings, it added.

Passenger numbers have slipped 4 per cent so far in 2014, but roll-on-roll-off freight volumes have surged 18 per cent. For much more on this story click HERE.

 

Published in Ports & Shipping

#FERRY NEWS- Irish Ferries has won the 'Best Ferry Company' award at the Irish Travel Agents Association travel industry awards held last night in the Mansion House, Dublin.

This was the thirteenth time that the award has gone to Irish Ferries since the event started two decades ago. The award which was presented on foot of votes cast by travel agents and their staff employed throughout the island of Ireland was accepted jointly by its head of passenger sales Declan Mescall and passenger sales manager Marie McCarthy.

Thanking travel agents for the honour their decision bestows on the company, Mr. Mescall said that the Best Ferry award reflects the high standard of service which passengers can now expect from Irish Ferries.

'In addition, it recognises the numerous developments that have taken place in the company in recent times, including the introduction of class leading advances in electronic communications, the most recent being the introduction of the industry's first bookable smart phone app which was launched just months ago' said Mr. Mescall.

The award follows Irish Ferries parent company Irish Continental Group (ICG) whose Dutch based container division Eucon Shipping and Transport was awarded Short Sea Shipping Company of the Year Award 2011, sponsored by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO).

Eucon operate regular feeder services to Antwerp, Rotterdam and Southampton from the ports of Belfast, Dublin and Cork.

Published in Ferry
#PORTS & SHIPPING - At the Irish Exporters Association's (IEA) Export Industry Awards, APL Ireland has won the Deep Sea Shipping Company of the Year Award 2011, sponsored by the Port of Cork Company.
The category which included nominee CMA-CGM Shipping Ireland Ltd, also both based in Dublin recognises the strategically important role of deep sea shipping to our island economy. APL Ireland, exports from Dublin, Cork and Belfast ports offering a feeder vessel network with access to North America, Asia, Australia and other distant destinations.

Eucon Shipping and Transport Ltd won the Short Sea Shipping Company of the Year Award 2011, sponsored by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO), which recognises the strategically important role of short sea shipping to our economy. Eucon offers Irish exporters access to worldwide markets via its regular feeder services to Rotterdam, Antwerp and Southampton operating from the ports of Dublin, Cork and Belfast. The other nominees were: CLdN RoRo S.A. and Grimaldi Lines.

In the category for the Logistics Company of the Year Award 2011, sponsored by Dublin Port Company, the award went to Caffrey International. The Co. Meath based company is a specialist provider of road transport and logistics services between Ireland, the UK and continental Europe.

The award recognises the importance of logistics and supply chain management firms to the exporting effort of companies trading internationally from Ireland. The other nominees were: DHL Global Forwarding (Ireland) Ltd., Dublin; Eucon Shipping and Transport Ltd. and Geodis Ireland Limited, Dublin.

ABC Nutrition of Shannon was presented with the overall award of the Exporter of the Year Award 2011 after winning in the Emerging Markets Exporter Award, one of twelve categories which were presented at the ceremony.

Published in Ports & Shipping

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