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#PORTS – Dublin Port Company today published trade statistics for 2011. Total throughput in 2011 was broadly in line with 2010, down by only 0.1% to 28.1m tonnes. Within this, however, exports continued to grow and were up 2.8% in the year at 11.5m tonnes.
2011 trade statistics summary:
Total throughput – 28.1m tonnes, down 0.1%
Exports – 11.5m tonnes up 2.8%
Imports – 16.6m tonnes down 2.0%
Bulk Liquid – 3.6m tonnes, down 4.7%
Bulk Solid – 1.6m tonnes, up 10.8%
Unitised trade now accounts for 81% of Dublin Port's business. During 2011, Ro-Ro freight volumes were virtually unchanged at 725,000 units. In contrast, Lo-Lo volumes fell by 5.1% to 526,000 TEU.
Ferry passenger numbers fell by 5.6% to 1.7m. This follows a record year in 2010 when numbers were boosted by the impact of weather and ash clouds. Compared to 2009, passenger numbers were up 11.1%.
With 1.7m ferry passengers moving through the port, Dublin Port is behind only Dublin Airport and Cork Airport as a national tourism gateway.
The cruise liner side of Dublin Port's business saw a 7.5% increase in cruise passengers. During 2011, 87 cruise ships brought over 135,000 passengers and crew to Dublin.
Commenting on the trade figures, Eamonn O'Reilly, Dublin Port Company's Chief Executive said:
"Trade levels at Dublin Port were steady in 2011 which is a robust performance given the large (6.1%) increase in the port's volumes in the previous year.
"Whereas export volumes have continued to grow and are now 0.5m tonnes higher than they were in 2007, the poor performance of the domestic economy has resulted in a continued decline in imports. These are now 3.4m tonnes lower than they were in 2007.
"Notwithstanding the poor performance of the economy we are continuing to plan for the future and will shortly be launching our Masterplan 2012 to 2040. Dublin remains the largest and most important port on the island and our Masterplan is intended to ensure we continue to provide vital port capacity particularly as the economy returns to growth in coming years.
"With all the difficulties in the economy we are still only 9% behind where we were at the peak in 2007 and we believe that any pick-up in domestic demand will quickly translate into growth in import volumes. The Masterplan will ensure we stay ahead of future growth in demand for decades to come".
#PORTS & SHIPPING- Vega Stockholm, a vessel which featured in the BBC The 'Box' that tracked the movements of a single container around the world in 2008, coinciding with the start of the credit crunch crisis and telling the story of globalisation and the world economy, departed Dublin Port this evening, writes Jehan Ashmore.
The Box travelled the world ( totalling 50,000 miles) first departed from the BBC TV Centre headquarters, London and headed northwards by road to Scotland. From there the Box was loaded on board the Vega Stockholm in Greenock and she departed on 12th September (see PHOTO) and made an en route call to Belfast before arriving the next day in Dublin Port. Only 16 days later the fateful decision by the Irish Government to bail-out the Irish banks was made with a state guarantee.
The domestic economic crisis was also set against some of the most dramatic developments in the global economy including the first global recession in 60 years, notably with the fall of global finances giant Lehman Brothers.
The container box or forty equivalent units or (FEU) in industry parlance was painted in distinctive red and emblazoned with the words BBC News and the website www.bbc.co.uk/thebox so it could be tracked online across continents and oceans in addition to coverage by T.V. and radio. To trace the route taken by Box over 421 days to and from the UK, click HERE. In addition for further photographs taken by viewers following the Box departing the Clyde on board the container vessel click HERE.
On the first leg of a worldwide journey, Vega Stockholm (2006/8,306grt) departed the Scottish port with the Box laden with 15,000 bottles of Scotch whiskey bound for Shanghai, though this particular 'feeder' vessel would of carried the box to another port prior to onward shipment to the Far East by a much larger containership.
The Box carried other cargoes on different legs as part of its worldwide journey to include 4000 shoes and over 95,000 tins of cat food for our fluffy friends. Of the entire journey, over 47,000 miles was spent crossing the oceans.
The box itself suffered some battering along the way including that of an economic front as the container sat still for three months in the docks of the Japanese port of Yukohoma.
At the time a record 10% of the fleet were idle, and revenues per container were likely to have dropped from already extremely depressed levels. The journey of the Box made for an interesting time to be following a container around the world.
To put some figures into context during the exercise the global container business made a collective profit of £3bn in 2008, but is estimated to have lost a cool £20bn in 2009.
After the Box arrived back to Southampton with vehicle parts, the container finally returned to London. Perhaps the most ironic tale of the exercise was the actual fate of the 'Box' itself, as it was reported the container ended up in South Africa to be converted for use as soup kitchen, another story for the Beeb!
- Ports and Shipping
- Dublin Port
- BBC The Box
- Vega Stockholm
- Global economy
- Lehman Brothers
- Irish bank bailout
- Irish state bank guarantee
- BBC headquarters
- Port of Greenock
- Container feeder services
- Port of Shanghai
- Scotch Whiskey
- Credit crunch crisis
- Southampton Docks
- BBC News
- Port of Belfast
#DALKEY ISLAND PROSPECT – The Green Party has called on the Minister for the Environment ,Phil Hogan, to hold a public enquiry in to the application to grant a license to Providence Resources' PLC to carry out a site survey and drill an exploration well in the Dalkey Island prospect on the Kish Bank basin.
Speaking yesterday Green Party spokesperson on Planning, Tom Kivlehan, said: "There are huge concerns among the people of Dublin about the proposed application and they feel that the process does not afford them the opportunity to have their questions and worries answered.
A public enquiry could address their fears. We have seen the consequences of poor public consultation in respect of the Corrib Gas Field and we should learn the lessons from it".
Dublin Bay is an environmentally sensitive area and a tremendous amenity for the population of Dublin, Famous for its Dublin bay prawns, it has a special area of conservation, bird sanctuaries, seal and dolphin populations, fishing grounds, beaches and sailing facilities.
He added: "It also is home to Ireland's largest port and is a busy shipping hub. Any new proposed development that can cause a potential risk to the life of Dublin Bay must be open public scrutiny and be fully transparent".
Under the Foreshore Act 1933 (Section 3, paragraph 9) the Minister has the power to call a public inquiry and "we now ask him on behalf of the people of Dublin to do so as quickly as possible".
As previously reported on Afloat.ie, a public meeting is to be held by Dalkey Community Council next week to discuss the proposed exploratory operation by Providence Resources.
- Green Party
- Coastal Notes
- Dalkey Island Prospect
- Kish Bank Basin
- Providence Resources
- Minister Phil Hogan
- Department of Environment
- Dublin Bay
- Dublin Bay Oil exploration
- Dalkey Community Council
- Corrib Gas field
- Bird Santuaries
- Seal and dolphins
- fishing grounds
- Dublin Bay prawns
- Dublin Port
- Dublin port shipping hub
#FERRIES - Ulysses arrived fresh from refit on the Dublin-Holyhead route yesterday after annual dry-docking at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, writes Jehan Ashmore.
As previously reported on Alfoat.ie the Irish Ferries 'flagship' sailings on the central corridor route (also served by Jonathan Swift) where relieved by Isle of Inishmore earlier this month.
Isle of Inishmore departed Dublin Port last evening and headed to Liverpool Bay, where she anchored overnight. She docked at Cammell Laird this afternoon, where she too is to undergo annual overhaul.
With Isle of Inishmore off service on her usual Rosslare-Pembroke Dock route, the company's French routes vessel, Oscar Wilde is maintaining sailings.
On 19th February, the Oscar Wilde resumes service on Rosslare-Cherbourg route and she will also re-open the seasonal-only operated route to Roscoff which starts in May.
#FERRIES - As the adverse weather continues, ferry services across the Irish Sea remain affected, with several crossings cancelled, writes Jehan Ashmore.
Irish Ferries 08.05hrs sailing this morning from Dublin to Holyhead operated by Isle of Inishmore, departed over three hours later than her scheduled time.
Last night she had just been deployed on the route so to cover sailings usually operated by Ulysses, which went off-service for annual dry-docking at Cammell Laird, Birkenhead, as previously reported on Afloat.ie
In addition the fast-ferry craft sailing at 08.45hrs from Dublin Port served by the Jonathan Swift were cancelled and the following sailings are also cancelled:
Dublin -Holyhead 14.30hrs
Holyhead-Dublin 12.00hrs AND 17.15hrs
Passengers booked on the Jonathan Swift instead will be accommodated on the Isle of Inishmore. For further information on Dublin-Holyhead sailing updates click HERE.
On the Rosslare-Pembroke Dock service, sailings were too cancelled with last night's sailing from Wales, which are currently served by Oscar Wilde. She sailed as scheduled with this morning's 08.45hrs sailing to Pembroke Dock.
To keep updated on Rosslare-Pembroke Dock sailings click HERE.
For further information, Irish Ferries Central Reservations contact: 0818 300 400 and for Irish Ferries, Rosslare Harbour contact: 00353 53 9133158
For information on sailing schedules and updates from the company's Ferrycheck facility click HERE.
To contact Stena Line call: 003531 204 77 99 when travelling to Britain or 0044 (0) 8705 755 755 when travelling to Ireland or Scotland
Dublin to Liverpool sailing at 1500hrs is cancelled and passengers will be accommodated on either 2130hrs tonight or 0900hrs on Friday 6th January.
For other sailings and on the Larne-Cairnryan click HERE and to contact +44 (0) 871 66 44 777 if calling from UK
OR (01) 407 34 34 if calling from ROI. In addition to latest sailing infomation on +44 (0)845 832 8888
FOR OTHER FERRY OPERATORS
Please click this LINK and choose the relevant highlighted ferry route for further information.
#NAVAL VISITS - The first foreign naval visitors to Dublin Port in 2012 will be the French Navy, as five of an eight-strong class of school-training ships from Brest are due to dock on Friday, writes Jehan Ashmore.
The octet belong to the Léopard class though the namesake leadship, Léopard (A 748) and Jaguar (A 750) will not be forming as part of the visiting flotilla.
Those that will be making the weekend port of call, berthing at Sir John Rogersons Quay will be Panthère (A 749) and Lynx (A 751) both commissioned in 1982 and the remaining quartet Guépard (A 752); Chacal (A 753); Tigre (A 754) and Lion (A 755) which entered service the following year. For a photo of the latter vessel and one of her sisters the Chacal click HERE.
Each of the 44 tonnes vessel's measure 17.5m long and have a beam of 6.40m and drawing a draft of 2.40m. To read more on the class characteristics click HERE.
The class follow in the wake of the last French Naval vessel to enter Dublin Bay, PSP Cormoran (P677). The OPV provided guard-ship duties when accompanying the Solitaire du Figaro race fleet during the stopover to Dun Laoghaire Harbour last August, as previously reported on Afloat.ie
#CRUISE LINERS – In 2012 the Dublin Port Company can look forward to welcoming 90 cruiseship calls, slightly up compared to this year's season, writes Jehan Ashmore.
The sector in 2011 performed positively with a 7.5% increase in cruise passengers on board 87 cruise-calls. In total they brought over 135,000 passengers and crew to the capital, generating between €35 - €55m to the local economy.
The increase in passengers brings the total number of high-spend cruise passengers to almost 750,000 since 2000, providing a boon to city-centre businesses to the tune of over €400m in that period.
Once again cruiseships from the leading operators are scheduled to Dublin Port in 2012. They will appear in the form of the small, medium and giant-sized ships, many of which will be making more than one cruisecall throughout the season, which starts in April and culminates in October.
To view a timetable of cruiseships calling to Dublin Port see below.
A newcomer will be Kristina Katarina (1982/12,668grt) which is operated by Finnish owners Kristina Cruises. The former Russian ship replaced Kristina Regina last year due to new safety regulations which forced the veteran vessel to withdraw from service.
Mediterranean Shipping Lines (MSL) which operates container services to Ireland, will be deploying the 1,560 passenger MSC Lirica (2003/59,038grt). To view more about this French built cruiseship click HERE.
While the veteran Arion (1965/5,888grt) makes a welcome return for those with an affinity to smaller classic vessels, she orignially served in the Adriatic and was built at the Uljanik Shipyard in Pula, Croatia.
|Ship Name||ETA||Ship Length||Expected From||NAME|
|ARION||13/04/2012 12:00||118.00||Falmouth||Burke Shipping Group|
|GRAND PRINCESS||18/04/2012 07:00||289.52||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|QUEST||24/04/2012 06:00||49.65||British - Others||Hamilton Shipping|
|LE BOREAL||26/04/2012 07:00||142.10||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|MARCO POLO||28/04/2012 07:00||176.28||British - Others||Hamilton Shipping|
|ALBATROS||04/05/2012 10:00||205.46||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|BOUDICCA||06/05/2012 07:00||206.96||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|LE BOREAL||06/05/2012 07:00||142.10||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||11/05/2012 05:30||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|QUEST FOR ADVENTURE||11/05/2012 07:00||170.00||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|QUEST||13/05/2012 05:00||49.65||British - Others||Hamilton Shipping|
|VISION OF THE SEAS||16/05/2012 11:00||279.00||Cherbourg||Hamilton Shipping|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||17/05/2012 06:30||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|SEABOURN SOJOURN||17/05/2012 07:00||198.19||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|SILVER WHISPER||18/05/2012 07:00||186.00||Belfast||Burke Shipping Group|
|CALEDONIAN SKY||24/05/2012 05:15||90.60||British - Others||Hamilton Shipping|
|BRAEMAR||24/05/2012 06:30||195.92||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||29/05/2012 06:00||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|DELPHIN||30/05/2012 07:00||156.27||British - Others||Hamilton Shipping|
|SILVER EXPLORER||01/06/2012 05:30||108.11||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|ARION||01/06/2012 06:00||118.00||British - Others||Burke Shipping Group|
|AZAMARA JOURNEY||01/06/2012 07:00||181.00||Scilly Isles||Hamilton Shipping|
|VENTURA||05/06/2012 02:00||288.61||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|SILVER CLOUD||06/06/2012 07:00||155.81||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|SEVEN SEAS VOYAGER||06/06/2012 07:00||206.50||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||10/06/2012 06:00||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|ATHENA||12/06/2012 06:30||160.08||British - Others||Burke Shipping Group (D9)|
|MARINA||13/06/2012 07:00||251.46||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|BLACK WATCH||14/06/2012 06:00||205.47||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|AIDACARA||15/06/2012 06:30||193.34||Cork||Interocean Agencies Ltd.,|
|MARINA||20/06/2012 07:00||251.46||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|ARCADIA||23/06/2012 05:00||285.11||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|SAGA SAPPHIRE||02/07/2012 07:00||199.50||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|ARCADIA||05/07/2012 03:00||285.11||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|PRINSENDAM||05/07/2012 07:00||204.00||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||11/07/2012 06:00||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|EUROPA||11/07/2012 11:59||198.60||British - Others||Hapag Lloyd (Irl) Ltd.,|
|NAUTICA||20/07/2012 07:00||181.00||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|PRINSENDAM||21/07/2012 06:00||204.00||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|MINERVA||21/07/2012 07:00||133.00||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|DEUTSCHLAND||21/07/2012 07:00||175.30||null||Leinster Shipping (Agencies) Ltd|
|MARCO POLO||26/07/2012 07:00||176.28||British - Others||Hamilton Shipping|
|MEIN SCHIFF II||29/07/2012 06:00||263.90||Belfast||Hamilton Shipping|
|NAUTICA||31/07/2012 07:00||181.00||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|AZAMARA JOURNEY||01/08/2012 15:30||181.00||British - Others||Hamilton Shipping|
|HEBRIDEAN PRINCESS||01/08/2012 19:30||71.63||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|QUEEN ELIZABETH||04/08/2012 10:30||294.00||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|MAASDAM||04/08/2012 11:00||219.21||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|OCEAN PRINCESS||05/08/2012 06:00||181.00||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|CLIPPER ODYSSEY||07/08/2012 07:00||102.96||Belfast||Hamilton Shipping|
|ASTOR||07/08/2012 09:30||176.26||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|KRISTINA KATARINA||09/08/2012 06:00||137.10||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|SILVER CLOUD||09/08/2012 07:00||155.81||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|ADONIA||09/08/2012 07:00||181.00||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||10/08/2012 06:00||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|MSC LIRICA||14/08/2012 07:00||251.25||Oban||Hamilton Shipping|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||16/08/2012 01:00||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|PRINSENDAM||18/08/2012 06:30||204.00||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|HEBRIDEAN PRINCESS||18/08/2012 09:30||71.63||Kinsale||Hamilton Shipping|
|AIDACARA||19/08/2012 06:30||193.34||Cork||Interocean Agencies Ltd.,|
|OCEAN PRINCESS||20/08/2012 06:00||181.00||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|ORIANA||20/08/2012 11:59||260.00||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|CLIPPER ODYSSEY||21/08/2012 02:15||102.96||Belfast||Hamilton Shipping|
|QUEST FOR ADVENTURE||21/08/2012 07:00||170.00||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|MSC LIRICA||25/08/2012 07:00||251.25||Oban||Hamilton Shipping|
|SAGA SAPPHIRE||26/08/2012 06:00||199.50||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|AIDAAURA||26/08/2012 06:30||203.20||La Corruna||Interocean Agencies Ltd.,|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||27/08/2012 07:00||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|HAMBURG||28/08/2012 09:30||145.00||British - Others||Hamilton Shipping|
|LE DIAMANT||28/08/2012 11:30||124.19||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|PRINCESS DAPHNE||29/08/2012 07:15||162.39||Falmouth||Burke Shipping Group|
|PRINCESS DANAE||30/08/2012 07:00||162.31||Belfast||Burke Shipping Group|
|CRYSTAL SYMPHONY||31/08/2012 02:30||238.01||Belfast||Hamilton Shipping|
|DELPHIN||01/09/2012 07:00||156.27||Falmouth||Hamilton Shipping|
|SILVER EXPLORER||02/09/2012 05:30||108.11||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|EXPLORER||02/09/2012 07:15||180.40||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|JEWEL OF THE SEAS||04/09/2012 03:45||293.95||Cork||Hamilton Shipping|
|MSC LIRICA||04/09/2012 07:00||251.25||Oban||Hamilton Shipping|
|THOMSON SPIRIT||05/09/2012 06:45||214.66||Cork||Hamilton Shipping|
|CRYSTAL SYMPHONY||07/09/2012 05:30||238.01||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|MARCO POLO||07/09/2012 07:00||176.28||British - Others||Hamilton Shipping|
|MARINA||08/09/2012 07:00||251.46||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|SEABOURN SOJOURN||12/09/2012 06:00||198.19||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|SEVEN SEAS VOYAGER||13/09/2012 07:00||206.50||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|ALBATROS||14/09/2012 07:00||205.46||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|EMERALD PRINCESS||15/09/2012 08:15||288.61||null||Burke Shipping Group (D9)|
|LE DIAMANT||16/09/2012 11:30||124.19||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|OCEAN COUNTESS||26/09/2012 08:30||163.56||La Corruna||Hamilton Shipping|
|NORWEGIAN SUN||27/09/2012 07:00||258.57||Greenock||Hamilton Shipping|
|OCEAN COUNTESS||08/10/2012 08:30||163.56||Vigo||Hamilton Shipping|
|MARCO POLO||12/04/2013 03:45||176.28||British - Others||Hamilton Shipping|
|CROWN PRINCESS||26/04/2013 11:59||288.63||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|FRAM||05/05/2013 07:00||113.86||Cork||Hamilton Shipping|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||08/05/2013 07:00||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|ARTANIA||16/05/2013 07:00||230.61||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|CELEBRITY INFINITY||17/05/2013 06:30||294.00||Cork||Hamilton Shipping|
|MEIN SCHIFF I||18/05/2013 06:00||263.90||Belfast||Hamilton Shipping|
|TBN||18/05/2013 07:00||999.00||Waterford||Hamilton Shipping|
|SILVER EXPLORER||19/05/2013 05:30||108.11||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|VISION OF THE SEAS||20/05/2013 07:00||279.00||Cherbourg||Hamilton Shipping|
|SILVER WHISPER||20/05/2013 07:00||186.00||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||21/05/2013 07:00||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|EXPLORER||22/05/2013 06:45||180.40||Belfast||Burke Shipping Group|
|SILVER EXPLORER||25/05/2013 06:00||108.11||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|BRAEMAR||27/05/2013 11:30||195.92||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||27/05/2013 11:59||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|MSC MAGNIFICA||28/05/2013 03:45||293.80||Greenock||Hamilton Shipping|
|TBN||30/05/2013 06:00||999.00||British - Others||Hamilton Shipping|
|SEVEN SEAS VOYAGER||05/06/2013 07:00||206.50||Cork||Hamilton Shipping|
|CELEBRITY INFINITY||08/06/2013 09:30||294.00||Waterford||Hamilton Shipping|
|DEUTSCHLAND||09/06/2013 07:00||175.30||null||Leinster Shipping (Agencies) Ltd|
|MARINA||09/06/2013 07:15||251.46||Cork||Hamilton Shipping|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||14/06/2013 07:00||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|ASTOR||19/06/2013 06:00||176.26||Cork||Hamilton Shipping|
|PRINSENDAM||23/06/2013 06:00||204.00||Waterford||Hamilton Shipping|
|NAUTICA||30/06/2013 07:00||181.00||Isle of Man||Hamilton Shipping|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||02/07/2013 07:00||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|SEA PRINCESS||08/07/2013 11:59||261.31||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|ARCADIA||09/07/2013 11:59||285.11||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|THE WORLD||11/07/2013 09:45||196.35||Galway||Hamilton Shipping|
|SEA CLOUD II||14/07/2013 06:00||117.00||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|AZAMARA QUEST||14/07/2013 06:00||181.00||Isle of Man||Hamilton Shipping|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||14/07/2013 07:00||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|BOUDICCA||15/07/2013 07:00||206.96||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|DEUTSCHLAND||16/07/2013 07:00||175.30||null||Leinster Shipping (Agencies) Ltd|
|WIND SURF||18/07/2013 07:00||187.20||Holyhead||Hamilton Shipping|
|BALMORAL||18/07/2013 16:30||217.91||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|ARTANIA||24/07/2013 11:59||230.61||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||26/07/2013 11:59||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|ORIANA||26/07/2013 11:59||260.00||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|SAGA SAPPHIRE||29/07/2013 07:00||199.50||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|EURODAM||29/07/2013 07:00||285.43||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|SEA CLOUD II||30/07/2013 06:00||117.00||British - Others||Hamilton Shipping|
|SILVER CLOUD||31/07/2013 07:00||155.81||Belfast||Burke Shipping Group|
|OCEAN PRINCESS||01/08/2013 07:00||181.00||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|VEENDAM||03/08/2013 06:00||219.21||Waterford||Hamilton Shipping|
|MARINA||07/08/2013 07:15||251.46||Belfast||Hamilton Shipping|
|QUEEN ELIZABETH||07/08/2013 11:59||294.00||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||07/08/2013 11:59||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|PRINSENDAM||09/08/2013 07:00||204.00||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|CELEBRITY INFINITY||09/08/2013 11:00||294.00||Waterford||Hamilton Shipping|
|DISCOVERY||09/08/2013 12:00||168.74||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|EUROPA||10/08/2013 06:00||198.60||Ayr||Hapag Lloyd (Irl) Ltd.,|
|OCEAN PRINCESS||10/08/2013 07:00||181.00||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|SILVER CLOUD||11/08/2013 07:00||155.81||Belfast||Burke Shipping Group|
|OCEAN MAJESTY||14/08/2013 07:00||135.30||Falmouth||Hamilton Shipping|
|AIDACARA||16/08/2013 06:30||193.34||Cork||Interocean Agencies Ltd.,|
|BRAEMAR||16/08/2013 07:00||195.92||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|PACIFIC STAR PRINCESS||17/08/2013 07:00||75.00||Cardiff||Hamilton Shipping|
|OCEAN PRINCESS||18/08/2013 07:00||181.00||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|MSC MAGNIFICA||19/08/2013 07:00||293.80||Greenock||Hamilton Shipping|
|CARIBBEAN PRINCESS||19/08/2013 11:59||289.56||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|COLUMBUS 2||20/08/2013 07:00||181.00||Isle of Man||Hapag Lloyd (Irl) Ltd.,|
|ALBATROS||21/08/2013 07:00||205.46||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|ORIANA||21/08/2013 11:59||260.00||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|NAUTICA||24/08/2013 07:00||181.00||Belfast||Hamilton Shipping|
|MINERVA||25/08/2013 11:00||133.00||British - Others||Hamilton Shipping|
|CRYSTAL SERENITY||26/08/2013 01:00||250.00||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|OCEAN PRINCESS||27/08/2013 07:00||181.00||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|BOUDICCA||28/08/2013 12:00||206.96||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|SAGA SAPPHIRE||29/08/2013 07:00||199.50||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|AIDACARA||30/08/2013 06:30||193.34||Cork||Interocean Agencies Ltd.,|
|CELEBRITY INFINITY||31/08/2013 07:00||294.00||Waterford||Hamilton Shipping|
|WIND SURF||31/08/2013 07:00||187.20||Isle of Man||Hamilton Shipping|
|OCEAN PRINCESS||03/09/2013 07:00||181.00||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|THOMSON SPIRIT||03/09/2013 07:00||214.66||Belfast||Hamilton Shipping|
|JEWEL OF THE SEAS||04/09/2013 09:30||293.95||Cork||Hamilton Shipping|
|SEVEN SEAS VOYAGER||09/09/2013 07:00||206.50||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|BREMEN||10/09/2013 07:00||111.51||British - Others||Hamilton Shipping|
|VISION OF THE SEAS||11/09/2013 05:30||279.00||Cork||Hamilton Shipping|
|SEABOURN PRIDE||11/09/2013 05:30||133.80||null||Hamilton Shipping|
|BOUDICCA||13/09/2013 18:00||206.96||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|SILVER WHISPER||14/09/2013 07:00||186.00||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|CARNIVAL GLORY||22/09/2013 11:59||290.20||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|BOUDICCA||23/09/2013 09:30||206.96||null||Burke Shipping Group|
|BOUDICCA||03/10/2013 05:30||206.96||null||Burke Shipping Group|
#FERRY NEWS -Seatruck Ferries newbuild freight-only ferry, Seatruck Progress carried out berthing trials in Dublin Port yesterday in preparation to her debut on the Liverpool route over the festive period, writes Jehan Ashmore.
This was the inaugural call to the capital, though she had sailed across Dublin Bay earlier this month (as previously reported - click HERE) during her delivery voyage to Liverpool from German shipbuilders FGS Flensburger.
At 142 metres long and with a beam of 24 metres, the four decked ro-ro vessel, offers more capacity to the routes existing pair of 'Point' class vessels, as she can handle an extra 35 trailer units (each of 13.5m) than the Clipper Point and Clipper Pennant.
In February, the newcomer's second sister out of four on order, Seatruck Power is set to join her on the central corridor route.
Seatruck are the only Irish Sea operator dedicated to the carriage of un-accompanied freight traffic, though the vessels can cater for driver accompanied units with a limited number of cabins.
#DUBLIN PORT-Cruise-passenger numbers in Dublin Port rose by 7.5% this year according to yesterdays' Irish Times.
During the 2011 cruise season, some 87 cruiseships brought over 135,000 passengers and crew to Dublin, delivering an estimated boost of between €35 and €55 million to the capital.
The port operator expects a similar number of cruise passengers next year. "Dublin Port's cruise season is becoming an increasingly important part of Dublin's tourism product," said chief executive Eamonn O'Reilly.
"Next year will see consolidation on our growth in recent years, while 2013 will see cruise line companies calling at Dublin for the first time and other operators bringing larger ships," he said.
# PORTS & SHIPPING -A specialist cable-laying vessel, Cable Innovator (1995/14,277 tonnes) arrived into Dublin Port yesterday. She is due start work next week on a €12.5m telecoms cable for CeltixConnect between Dublin and Holyhead.
According to a report in The Irish Times (click HERE) CeltixConnect's chief executive Diane Hodnett expected customers to start transmitting traffic on the cable at the end of January.
The cable will pass through the East Point Business Park in Dublin and on to the city's IFSC. On the Welsh side, the 131km cable will connect to the Welsh Assembly-funded Parc Cybi business park in Holyhead. From there it will connect to networks linking Manchester, London and the rest of Europe.
Capacity on the cable will be sold primarily to telecoms firms and ISPs, mobile phone operators and a small number of multinationals in the technology space which have massive bandwidth requirements.
For more information about the UK-flagged vessel which berthed in the port's Alexandra Basin, click this LINK.