Headlines
Irish Ports and Shipping volumes remain steady in 3rd Quarter

National Developments
The Irish Ports Offshore Renewable Energy Services

Improved efficiency and stable profits at Irish Ports 2011

Stena Line wins 2012 Short Sea Shipping Company of the Year Award

New Irish Coast Guard App that will help save lives

Passenger rights extended ferry or other seagoing vessels travel

One billion barrels of oil found off the south-west coast

International Developments
TEN-T Programme Funding Call

Europe’s ports urge Brussels to defend infrastructure budget

IMDO Asian & US representative office

CMA CGM close to final agreement with bank creditors

Maersk shifts focus from shipping

EU spending will give ports and shortsea trades a boost

Rating agency Fitch revises upwards its outlook on Ireland to stable

Shipping Markets
Container Market Update

Dry Bulk Market

Oil/Bunker markets

The Tanker Market

And finally....
IMDO Social Media Platforms

Forthcoming Events
Date for Shortsea13 announced
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Irish Ports and Shipping volumes remain steady in 3rd Quarter
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

Irish Ports and Shipping volumes remain steady in 3rd Quarter


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National Developments


The Irish Ports Offshore Renewable Energy Services
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
IPORES Report
Irish Ports in good position to capatalise on growing demand for offshore marine renewable energy services.

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Improved efficiency and stable profits at Irish Ports 2011
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
Irish Ports efficiency
The focus of this analysis is to extrapolate key data from the annual company financial reports in order to provide a comparative review of the ports.

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Stena Line wins 2012 Short Sea Shipping Company of the Year Award
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
Short Sea Shipping Company of the year 2011
The 2012 Short Sea Shipping Company of the Year Award was announced on Friday the 22nd of November.

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New Irish Coast Guard App that will help save lives
by Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

 
Irish Coastguard App
New Irish Coast Guard App that will help save lives but is not an alternative to emergency beacons or VHF radio.

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Passenger rights extended ferry or other seagoing vessels travel
by Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

 
Ferry passengers Rights
Passenger rights are being extended to people travelling by ferry or other seagoing vessels.

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One billion barrels of oil found off the south-west coast
by The Irish Independent

 
Irish Oil Discovery

The value of exploration company Petrel Resources quadrupled after it said it had found as much as one billion barrels of oil off the south-west coast.


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International Developments


TEN-T Programme Funding Call
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
TEN-T Funding
The forthcoming call by the EU for funding under the TEN-T programme dates have been announced.

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Europe’s ports urge Brussels to defend infrastructure budget
by Lloyds Loading List

 
Europe’s ports infrastructure
Europe’s port industry has called on the European Union’s political masters to safeguard €31.7 billion ($40.7bn) of transport infrastructure funding.

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IMDO Asian & US representative office
by The IMDO

 
IMDO in Hong Kong

The IMDO has appointed a new representative in the Asia Pacific region to complement the Dublin and North American representatives.

 


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CMA CGM close to final agreement with bank creditors
by Lloyds Loading List

 
CMA CGM

CMA CGM is close to reaching a restructuring plan with its creditors that will finally end years of negotiations between the French line and its bankers over debt of some $5 billion.


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Maersk shifts focus from shipping
by Lloyds Loading List

 
Maersk CEO
Andersen repositions group to target oil, drilling rigs and terminals

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EU spending will give ports and shortsea trades a boost
by Containerisation International

 
European Union infrastructure spending
Proposed European Union infrastructure spending of €50 billion (US$63.8bn) will directly affect the continent’s shipping, according to European Commissioner for Transport Siim Kallas

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Rating agency Fitch revises upwards its outlook on Ireland to stable
by The Irish Independent

 
Ireland's financial health
Rating agency Moody's has published a highly favourable report on the efforts to restore Ireland's financial health.

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Shipping Markets


Container Market Update
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
Containers at port
The container market continues to struggle as it balances oversupply challenges with weak underlying demand.

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Dry Bulk Market
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
The Dry Bulk Market
Freight rates for bulk carriers declined over the third quarter due to weaker market fundamentals

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Oil/Bunker markets
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
The Oil Markets
World oil markets have remained well supplied despite the loss of nearly 1 million barrels a day of crude

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The Tanker Market
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
Tanker Market
The tanker market endured a challenging quarter as supply growth continued to outpace demand.

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IMDO Social Media Platforms
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
IMDO's Social Media
Did you know that you can now keep in contact with the IMDO through Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter?

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Forthcoming Events


Date for Shortsea13 announced
by French European Shortsea Network

Shortsea Europe Conference 2013 dates have been confirmed.
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