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#ShipSnapshot – Lady Adriane berthed at Wicklow Port this morning in the wake of another short-sea trader, the 89m Bounder which at the weekend was loaded with scrap metal, writes Jehan Ashmore.
It was a busy scene as trucks shuttled between the Bounder and a nearby recycling plant. A Liebherr crane was employed to grab the scrap and lower into the hold.
Also on the Packet Pier were logs (round timber) stacked high and awaiting removal. This cargo had been discharged from Ceg Cosmos, a smaller ship that called last week on a typical passage from Scotland.
Both these cargoes were handled through local shipping agent, R.F Conway & Co. (Conway Port) which among trades also handles timber products, notably through Scotline. The shipping company have recently taken on a time charter of Lady Adriane. Afloat will have more on this to report.
On completion of loading the scrap metal, Bounder departed Wicklow on Sunday.
The 3,223dwt vessel arrived yesterday at Liverpool, where the scrap-metal was to be discharged in Alexandra Dock Branch No.2.
#Shortsea – SeatradeGlobal reports that the European Union is making great efforts to shift freight movements away from land transportation to sea.
Greece's shortsea shipping sector is promoting an ambitious plan to connect shortsea shipping with river transport within, and outside, the EU.
The powerful Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association (HSSA) has called on the Greek EU presidency to back a new action plan – Naiades II – mapped out by the European Commission to strengthen inland waterways with the aim to improve the operational, economic and environmental performance of the sector.
In Europe, shortsea shipping is at the forefront of transportation policy. It currently accounts for roughly 40% of all freight moved in Europe and the aim is to increase this. For much more on this story follow this link.
#PORTS & SHIPPING - The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) and Coastlink are to jointly host Shortsea 12, The European Shortsea Convention at the Mansion House, Dublin on 24th May 2012.
This year's event sponsored by the Dublin Port Company, will bring together Europe's senior executives, representing leading Shortsea operators (bulk and unitised) shippers & buyers of transport services, port and maritime terminal operators, logistics and supply chain companies.
The convention will provide a platform to network, discuss and debate current industry issues. In addition it will focus on the key Industry issues that are informed by the industry:
• State of the Shortsea Markets.
• Views of major European Exporters and Supply Chain managers.
• Analysis of current issues facing Shortsea Ports and Shipowners
A pre-conference high-level networking event will be hosted on the evening of the 23rd of May for delegates and industry executives.
For further information about Shortsea 12 click HERE