The Our Ocean Wealth Conference will be held in Galway city centre and will explore how Ireland can propel innovation for the national marine economy. The conference is part of SeaFest 2016, will take place on the 1st of July.
Container port operators at a critical turning point, with new capacity needed to service ULCVs at a time of static demand and increasing capex and opex costs.
Leading container lines CMA CGM and Cosco are said to be in talks with Evergreen and OOCL on creating a new mega-alliance to rival Maersk-MSC partnership.
OOCL have taken the decision to enhance service levels further, and provide customers with a local presence, expertise and network by appointing Kestrel Liner Agencies (Ireland) Ltd to operate as official OOCL agents in the island of Ireland.
The Irish Maritime Development Office hosted the inaugural meeting of the Ship Commerce Forum as the first industry event of 2016. The event was held on Thursday 18th of February at Wilton Park House in Dublin.
Latest figures released by port management have shown that Shannon Foynes Port handled 11.1m tonnes with an estimated worth of €6 billion in 2015.
Liam Lacey, Director of the Irish Maritime Development Office was speaking at the 2016 Sino-Irish business seminar hosted by Dublin City Council and the Ireland China Business Association.
The long-awaited €8.5m upgrade project to the main harbour in Bantry Bay will provide a huge boost to tourism and marine industries in the West Cork town.
Suggestive of varying sector performance between commodities in the Northern Irish economy. Tonnage linked with the energy and consumer sectors growing but a decline in the agri-food sector.
The Port of Cork is partially “insulated” from future developments at Whitegate oil refinery but has a clear preference for it to remain operational, according to its chairman.
MEP calls on European Union to recognise strategic importance of Foynes port
2016 will be the busiest cruise season in the city’s history with over 145,000 passengers and crew due to visit, representing an increase of 26%
10% increase in tonnage of bulk cargoes, 3% increase in containers handled & 8% increase in total throughput in 2015 compared to 2014
Cruise Europe, an organisation representing 120 ports and associate members on the continent, is to hold its annual three-day conference in the capital in June.
Port of Cork end of year statement reports a trade traffic thoughput of 11 Million tonnes for Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company in 2015. Total trade traffic increased by 10% on 2014 traffic figures.
Dublin Port experienced a “record” year in 2015, with cargo volumes up by 6.4 per cent putting the port ahead of its previous peak in 2007.
President Michael D. Higgins visited the operational centre of the European Maritime Safety Agency as part of a state visit to Portugal in December 2015.
Port of Cork has announced the list of expected Cruise ship arrivals for 2016, bringing a welcome boost to the local hinterland economy.
Dublin Port Company has released a list of all the cruise liner visits expected this coming season. The first cruise call was made by Fred Olsen's MS Black Watch
The expected An Bord Pleanála ruling on the future of the Dún Laoghaire Harbour planned new cruise berth project has been deferred to April 2016, according to a recent announcement by the national planning authority.