News & Events
The Port of Cork and Independent Container Line (ICL) jointly celebrated the shipping services first year in operation, in what can be described as a record first year. The direct deep-sea route which operates between Cork and US (East Coast) is the only direct route out of Ireland connecting to the USA.
The event is taking place online from 9.45am - 13.00 GMT on 8th July 2021
The Horizon Europe Partnership will invest up to 3.8 billion EUR in research and innovation
The EU Atlantic Action Plan, through its Assistance Mechanism, is currently organising the first in a series of workshops from Pillar I for the 12th May 2021 from 9:30 – 12:45 GMT.
The Grimaldi Group will operate a twice-weekly feeder ro-ro service between Ireland and Belgium as of May 2021
In its first post-Brexit quarterly review of port volumes, the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) offers the most comprehensive overview on maritime traffic on an all-island basis.
Smart and Sustainable Maritime Transport in the Atlantic and North Sea Region Post-Brexit Joint workshop organised by the European TEN-T Coordinators For the Motorways of the Sea and the Atlantic and North Sea-Mediterranean Corridors
Irish Ferries announces new service on Dover – Calais route. Irish Ferries, a subsidiary of Irish Continental Group plc (ICG), is pleased to announce a new service on the Dover – Calais route. This service is planned to start in June 2021, with the transfer of the Isle of Inishmore to the route. Additional capacity will be added in the coming months.
Irish Ferries is pleased to announce the addition of the RoRo passenger ferry Blue Star 1 to its Rosslare to Pembroke Dock route. The ship is being chartered from the Attica Group and delivery is expected in early April 2021.
Having recently announced additional sailings on UK and Irish routes out of Zeebrugge, CLdN is taking the next step by increasing capacity and frequency on its Iberian service.
Running from 2021-2027, Horizon Europe will be the most ambitious Research and Innovation programme in the world with a budget of €95 billion.
Launching on January 25th, the fixed day service departs from the TMA Terminal Amsterdam on Monday evenings for arrival in Dublin on Wednesday and a weekend return to Amsterdam. This complements Samskip’s existing Rotterdam-Ireland shortsea services by offering rail, barge and road customers in the Netherlands a new Monday night departure to Ireland.
Revenue has introduced a temporary easing of measures for the lodging of safety and security declarations that will help business meet their customs obligations and get their goods moving between Ireland and the UK.
2020 has been a difficult year for many in the maritime industry with shipping firms across a range of sectors facing difficult, if not existential challenges. For MEI however, it was a successful year in spite of the additional challenges of moving staff around Europe and into position to deliver their services to clients and 2021 looks even better.
Ferry operator Stena Line is adding an additional vessel between Ireland and France next year to boost its level of service post-Brexit.
DFDS has announced a new direct service six times a week between Rosslare Europort and Dunkirk in Northern France.
After having successfully started a brand new service between Zeebrugge and Cork in May this year, CLdN is poised to introduce a second weekly call in the coming days, to cope with the increasing demand on this route.
The Irish Maritime Development Office in conjunction with the Department of Transport, Department of Foreign Affairs, Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation and Department of Agriculture Food and Rural Development is encouraging the logistics and maritime transport sectors to ACT now (Assess, Communicate, Trial) and Prepare to Switch to direct routes to the Continent.
As one of Ireland’s leading break bulk ports, Drogheda Port has announced two new breakbulk shortsea services as part of a solution for importers and exporters concerned with the impacts of Brexit.
As the UK leaves the Single Market at the end of this year, many Irish businesses are re-evaluating their supply chains and their trading partnerships, and many are beginning to look at the potential of doing business in the rest of Europe for the first time.
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