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In all, it is expected that 28 cruise ships will visit Port of Waterford, gateway to Ireland's South East, calling at Belview and Dunmore East, representing a 33% increase on last year. This is a great boost to the local and regional economy.
Overall, unitised volumes, which encompasses both RoRo and LoLo markets, were below trend in Q4 2023, and have stagnated throughout the year. This is not surprising, given the difficult economic environment within which Irish importers and exporters have traded in recent years. However, unitised traffic has also avoided sharp declines. When the recent challenges are considered, the theme of unitised traffic at ports on the island of Ireland instead becomes one of resilience in 2023.
The IMDO’s Dr. Edel O’Connor will speak at the conference on the topic of Ireland's Maritime Development Potential – Training, Education, and our Ports.
Hamilton Shipping are recruiting for a Port Agency Assistant based in their busy Dublin Port Office.
02 February 2024
The report details the progress that has been made in the implementation of the actions of the Road Haulage Strategy in the first year since its publication in December 2022. The report was launched by Minister Chambers at a meeting with stakeholders of the haulage sector to discuss challenges and opportunities in the sector, review progress made towards implementation of the strategy actions and to seek views on the priorities identified for 2024.
Brussels, 30 January 2024
Monday, 29 January 2024: Ireland’s largest bulk port Shannon Foynes and the Port of Rotterdam – Europe’s largest port – have signed an agreement with a view to developing a supply-chain corridor for exporting green fuels into Europe produced from the west of Ireland’s limitless wind resource.
The agreement will focus on market and trade development for vast volumes of green hydrogen and its derivatives produced at the planned international green energy hub on the Shannon Estuary.
23 January 2024
From Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
The Future Framework outlines how Ireland will meet the target of 37GW of offshore wind by 2050.
The role involves providing support on navigation to the department including:
It is estimated that cruise tourism contributes €17 million to the local economy, with Cruise Tourism onshore spending averaging at €81 per passenger and €29 per crewperson.
Marking the beginning of the cruise season, the MS Sirena, operated by Oceania Cruises, is scheduled to arrive at the Port of Cork on April 1st, 2024. With a length exceeding 180 meters and a capacity to carry over 850 passengers, the MS Sirena sets the stage for what promises to be a thriving year for Cork's cruise industry.
Transport Research Arena (TRA) offers a great venue for researchers, policy makers and industry representatives to get together and contribute to the discussion on how research and innovation can reshape the transport and mobility system. The conference provides a unique opportunity to hear about mobility trends in different parts of Europe, learn from achievements in industry as well as share best practices of policies and deployments.
TRA 2024 Programme Overview
Applications must be submitted via the Marine Institute's online Application System Research Information Management System (RIMS). Application Forms are available to download from RIMS. Please refer to the Applicant Guidelines for information on the types of initiatives supported, funding amounts for each type, how to register for RIMS, and the application procedure. Please see the FAQ document for general questions and queries in relation to the payment process.
Join the all-day academic conference on the state of play on EU transport policy and the challenges and priorities for the future of EU transport and mobility taking place in Brussels and Online 21 February 2024.
What’s next for EU mobility and transport? How can we deliver a deeper, more competitive and better connected EU? How do we achieve the twin digital and green transition? And how will the changed geopolitical context impact the transport agenda?
Would you like to work for Ireland’s premier port and play a leading role one of the largest infra-structure projects in the State?
Dublin Port is the busiest port in the country with 15,000 annual vessel movements handling almost 50% of all trade in Ireland. Dublin Port Company (DPC) is a State-owned commercial company responsible for operating and developing Dublin Port.
The Partnership Board governing the Co-Programmed Partnership on Zero-Emission Waterborne Transport in the framework of Horizon Europe organised its fifth meeting. During this meeting, the Partnership Board, amongst others, adopted the updated Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda, detailing the roadmap to achieve the objectives set. The Board adopted the Additional Activities Plan 2024, outlining the investments foreseen by the broader waterborne transport sector.
The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine will host an information webinar on Wednesday 10 January from 10.00-11.30 titled "Are you prepared for the UK’s New SPS Import Requirements from 31 January 2024?"
The objective of the webinar is to share the latest information available on the changes to the UK’s import regime and provide updates on the Department’s preparations to support the sector in meeting these new UK requirements. Registration is available here.
As an island nation on the periphery of Europe, the maritime transport sector plays a crucial role in the functioning of our economy. Approximately 90% of all goods traded by Ireland pass through our commercial port network, underscoring the importance of a resilient and efficient maritime transport industry for our economic success.
Course Application Deadline: January 12, 2024. This course is NFQ Level 9 with a blended delivery format (80% online). The duration of this course is 1 year and is sponsored by Springboard.
For more information on application click here
“The arrival of this new LNG vessel in the fleet is a strong signal that is in line with the ambitious course set for Corsica Linea the coming years: to become the most modern shipping company in the Mediterranean by 2030. This new and highly efficient ship will be an important factor in our green transition and a part of our objective to reduce our CO2 emissions with 40 % by 2030”, says Pierre-Antoine Villanova, CEO of CORSICA linea.
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