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#ShippingReview – Over the last fortnight, Jehan Ashmore has reported on the shipping scene as outlined below.

The leadship of the Royal Bodewes built 5,100dwt Trader (V-class) cargoship's, Arklow Vale was handed over to Arklow Shipping Nederland B.V. following sea trials off the Dutch coast. The 89m newbuild made her maiden delivery voyage from to Ghent, Belgium.

The Maritime Services Company of the Year went to Irish Continental Group (ICG) container & terminal devisions at the Irish Exporters Association (IEA) Export Industry Awards. The award was sponsored by the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO).

Shipping volumes in Republic of Ireland ports rose by 12% in Q3 of 2015 when compared to same period in 2014, revealed the iShipIndex published by the IMDO.

Ardmore Shipping Corporation had an Asian double delivery, as two product / chemical tankers were handed over from separate yards. The 49,999dwt Ardmore Chippewa built in South Korea and from Japan, the 25,233dwt Ardmore Seahawk.

The second of the Royal Bodewes built class cargoships, Arklow View (yard no. 722) for Arklow Shipping’s Dutch division (see above), made notable progress at the shipyard as the fore and aft sections were joined to form the hull.

Published in Arklow Shipping

About MGM Boats

MGM Boats is one of Ireland's leading boat brokers now operating internationally as well as throughout Ireland. MGM Boats was founded in 1997 by brothers Martin and Gerry Salmon who were previously worked as a carpenter, joiner and glass fibre laminator in the 1980s. Martin progressed to boat retailing in the late 1980s and Gerry was a service manager in the 1990s. From these many years of experience, MGM Boats was founded in 1997. It started out as a service, maintenance and repairs company based in Malahide, Co. Dublin.

The company grew in 1998 when the Aquador dealership was acquired. Starting as they meant to go on, in 2001 MGM became distributors for Jeanneau Motorboats and Yachts and also opened its second office in Belfast. MGM had begun to create what would be an international and acclaimed brokerage company.

In 2003, MGM Boats moved to Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Co. Dublin. The large office space and yard expanded the service department and paved the way for MGM to acquire the dealership for Sunseeker in Ireland in 2003.

From then, MGM built up its brokerage listings and in 2009 it opened its office in Hamble, UK. This has led to many years of MGM being present at all major UK boat shows, and each year growing their presence and listings.

The success of MGM's brokerage listings spread internationally, leading in 2012 to 2 new offices being opened in the Mediterranean - in Villamoura, Portugal and Mallorca, Spain. The now international brand and team throughout these years received many awards for their enterprising spirit, customer service and international presence, including winning Sunseeker Distributor of the Year in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

This also led to a new Irish office being opened in Kinsale, Co. Cork increasing their presence within Ireland as well as abroad.

At A Glance – MGM Boats Agencies

MGM Boats are Irish agents for the following yacht and motorboat manufacturers

  • Jeanneau sail
  • Jeanneau power
  • Prestige
  • Lagoon catamarans
  • Aquador
  • Bayliner
  • Zodiac

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