News & Events
The French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne met with Transport Minister Shane Ross in Dublin on November 23rd 2018. They discussed European affairs and the France-Ireland maritime relation. The two ministers also examined an extension of maritime links between French and Irish ports - and potential maritime cooperation projects.
A project located on the Shannon Estuary that will re-purpose an existing site to provide specialist infrastructure and accommodation, making the facility available for maritime and cruise liner related training as well as a test bed for renewable technologies receives €1,759,226 in funding.
A revolutionary €35m floating data centre is set to be moored on the banks of the River Shannon, in a move which could create 124 jobs.
The IMDO have produced a report, “The implications of Brexit on the Use of the Landbridge”. The report uses quantitative and qualitative methods to determine the volume of Irish imports and exports that use the UK landbridge on an annual basis. The report also proposes seven Government recommendations to mitigate against any negative impacts of Brexit on Irish economic sectors and transport routes.
The Marine Institute are partners on a new EU project titled 'EU Marine Robots’ which will provide universities, research centres and industry with an opportunity to apply for funding to access a range of infrastructures such as ROVs, AUVs & gliders
Subsea engineering services firm Irish Sea Contractors has launched a new, patented, in-house developed subsea power cable repair solution and in-house subsea jointer training programme.
The Marine Institute welcomes the publication of a new report published on the 18th September 2018, that brings together for the first time a clear picture of all activity in Ireland's seas. The National Marine Planning Framework Baseline Report is a key part of the process of developing Ireland's first marine spatial plan, which will be the equivalent of the National Planning Framework for the marine area.
The Commissioner of Irish Lights are hiring a Director of eNavigation and Maritime Services
Enter the Export Awards 'Maritime Competitive Edge Award' sponsored by the Irish Maritime Development Office
Hamilton Shipping are hiring a Port Agency Assistant in Dublin
Following the very successful launch of the Smart Maritime Network in Athens and Tokyo - with over 150 delegates in Athens, and over 200 predicted for Tokyo - this third SMN conference in Copenhagen will provide a platform to promote the benefits of enhanced integration and data sharing among stakeholders within the maritime and transport logistics sectors; informing and educating on technological developments and innovations, while providing wider opportunities for relationship building, business development and knowledge sharing.
The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) has joined forces with Dubai Maritime Cluster Office (DMCO) of Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) to further boost the maritime collaboration between the two as both work towards strengthening their respective maritime industries by building a smart, vibrant, and sustainable maritime platform of cooperation for maritime operations and businesses.
BG Freight Line, in partnership with Maersk, is starting a new weekly service on the Waterford-Rotterdam route that will act as a deep-sea feeder for businesses in Ireland who are exporting or importing goods globally through Europe’s largest seaport. The new service is being introduced to support Maersk’s customers in the southeast and in response to the needs of some of the region’s largest industries.
Eamonn O’Reilly was unanimously re-elected as Chairman following a vote of ESPO’s General Assembly in Brussels on Wednesday afternoon. E. O’Reilly has been chairing the organisation during the last two years.
ProtoAtlantic is a unique European Atlantic Area accelerator programme focused on the marine sector and are looking for aspiring entrepreneurs, innovators, postgrads and researchers with potentially commerciable ideas.
Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019
The IMDO has had a very busy year so far. We have attended a number of events including Oceanology International and Ten-T Days 2018.
The 5th Our Ocean Wealth Summit took place in Galway on June 28th and 29th 2018
The IMDO is undertaking a number of important studies in 2018
The Port of Waterford is seeking to recruit a Deputy Harbour Master