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#TrainingShip – Veteran US merchant training ship T.S. Empire State (1962/14,557grt) arrived into Cork Harbour this morning, the Irish port forming one of several European ports of call as part of an annual Summer Sea Term, writes Jehan Ashmore.

The former general cargo vessel crossed the Atlantic Ocean, where around 500 male and female cadets from the Maritime College of the State University College of New York (SUNY) will get hands-on experience to learn seafaring skills to compliment their classroom based studies.

This year's Summer Sea Term involves calls to ports in U.S. East coast ports, Portugal, Canary Islands and Denmark. The voyage will provide an opportunity to visit Western Europe and exposure to cultures overseas.

The cadets at SUNY Maritime enroll for four-years at the college which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Launched in 1961, the Empire State was laid down originally as the general cargos ship SS Oregon at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Virginia. Her career began with States Steamship Company for service in the Pacific trades.

In design terms, her era is reflected through her classic hull form lines, cargo derricks and large superstructure compared to her modern container counterparts.

For further details of the ships interim career prior to her current role in which she has served since 1990, click this Link.

Empire State is no stranger to Irish ports as last year's Sea Term included Dublin Port. Her arrival today to Cobh, where the majority of cruise ships berth will provide something different for onlookers to witness.

 

Published in Cork Harbour

#ShippingReview: Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene where European port representatives and trade unions met for the first Sectorial Social Dialogue Committee for the Port Sector.

AP Moeller-Maersk A/S the World's largest container line, said it will pool vessels with its two biggest rivals in an effort to manage overcapacity and raise unprofitable freight rates.

Volumes from Asia to Europe grew just 0.1% in the first four months of the year to 4.4m TEU, according to the latest figures from Container Trades Statistics. This growth was mainly fuelled by an up-lift in Asia to Mediterranean services, with volumes declining from Asia to north Europe.

US training ship T.S. Empire State (1962/14,557grt) made a visit to Dublin Port having crossed the Atlantic Ocean. The veteran vessel, a former general cargo ship dates back to the era before containerisation.

Orders for newbuildings reached a two year high, with 222 ships of over 15m dwt in May, a level not seen since May 2011.

 

Published in Ports & Shipping

#TrainingShip – The veteran US training ship T.S. Empire State (1962/14,557grt) arrived into Dublin Bay yesterday having crossed the Atlantic Ocean, she is however not due to dock in Dublin Port until tomorrow, writes Jehan Ashmore.

Operated by the SUNY Maritime College, University of New York, the 565-foot Empire State provides an essential component of the maritime experience for trainee cadets during the annual Summer Sea Term.

Cadets travel across the world learning about the hands-on operations of the ship which complements classroom studies while gaining exposure to international cultures.

This year's Summer Sea Term calls to ports in the U.S Gulf Coast, Canada, Ireland, Italy and Malta.

The cadets at SUNY Maritime enroll for four-years at the college which offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. As well as the summer training-ship cruises, there are 20 varsity athletic teams, five ROTC options, US Coast Guard license and intern programs.

Empire State was laid down originally as the general cargos ship SS Oregon at Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Virginia and launched in 1961. Her career began with States Steamship Company for service in the Pacific trades.

Note the vessel's design of a different era as expressed through her classic hull form, fitting of cargo derricks and large superstructure compared to her modern container counterparts. For further details of the ships interim career prior to her current role in which she has served since 1990 click this Link.

Published in Ports & Shipping

About boot Düsseldorf: With almost 250,000 visitors, boot Düsseldorf is the world's largest boat and water sports fair and every year in January the “meeting place" for the entire industry. From 18 to 26 January 2020, around 2,000 exhibitors will be presenting their interesting new products, attractive further developments and maritime equipment. This means that the complete market will be on site in Düsseldorf and will be inviting visitors on nine days of the fair to an exciting journey through the entire world of water sports in 17 exhibition halls covering 220,000 square meters. With a focus on boats and yachts, engines and engine technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes, kayaks, kitesurfing, rowing, diving, surfing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, water sports facilities as well as beach resorts and charter, there is something for every water sports enthusiast.

At A Glance – Boot Dusseldorf 

Organiser
Messe Düsseldorf GmbH
Messeplatz
40474 Düsseldorf
Tel: +49 211 4560-01
Fax: +49 211 4560-668
Web: https://www.boot.com/

The first boats and yachts will once again be arriving in December via the Rhine.

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