Headlines
Irish Ports & Shipping activity 11% rise in Q2, 2013

NYSE IPO & Fleet expansion success for Irish shipping company

National Developments
Irish Continental Group plc: Half-yearly report for mid- year ending June 30th 2013

Cruise holidays contributed an estimated €200m to Irish economy

d’Amico & Coeclerici announce a Irish based joint venture to invest in the Shipping sector

Public Auction of LE Emer

Public Consultations
Consultation on the Proposed amendments to Harbour Acts

International Developments
Belfast Harbour Commissioners have published the Port Master Plans

Surge in Asia-Europe box volumes expected in coming weeks

Carriers struggle with sluggish growth

Cost-competitive eco ships could make or break operators

EC presents 'Blue Belt' initiative for shipping

Shipping Markets
The Tanker Market

Dry Bulk Market

Container Market Update

Oil/Bunker markets

Maritime Education
The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Courses 2013

New Diploma in Ports & Shipping

Forthcoming Events
Annual IMERC Conference, October 2013

ICS Irish Branch’s Annual Dinner & Golf Outing
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Headlines


Irish Ports & Shipping activity 11% rise in Q2, 2013
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
Shipping activity rose by 11% in the second quarter of 2013 when compared to the corresponding period of 2012, according to the IMDO’s iShip Index.

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NYSE IPO & Fleet expansion success for Irish shipping company
by Ardmore Shipping / Reuters/IMDO

 
Cork based Ardmore Shipping fleet to reach 20 Vessels by Q1 2015.

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National Developments


Irish Continental Group plc: Half-yearly report for mid- year ending June 30th 2013
by ICG Group PLC

 
Irish Continental Group
Irish Continental Group sees pre-tax profit fall despite revenue rise as  lower fuel costs boosted operating profits but pension and banking costs cut pre-tax earnings.

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Cruise holidays contributed an estimated €200m to Irish economy
by The Irish Independent

 
It has been reported that Ireland has enjoyed its best cruise liner season in 60 years with a 50% hike in passenger numbers at some ports.

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d’Amico & Coeclerici announce a Irish based joint venture to invest in the Shipping sector
by d'Amico Group International

 

d’Amico & Coeclerici announce a Irish based joint venture to invest in two supramax newbuildings and two more options from the Oshima shipyard


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Public Auction of LE Emer
by Dominic J. Daly, FRICS Auctioneers.

 
L.E. Emer Sale
The public auction of an Irish naval ship the L.E. Emer is set for the 23rd of October 2013

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Public Consultations


Consultation on the Proposed amendments to Harbour Acts
by DTTAS

 
The DTT&S invites submissions on proposed amendments to the Harbours Acts 1996 – 2009 to facilitate the full implementation of National Ports Policy.

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International Developments


Belfast Harbour Commissioners have published the Port Master Plans
by Belfast Harbour Commissioners

 
Belfast Harbour Company
Belfast Harbour sets out the medium to long term development plans for consultation in order to inform stakeholders and assist local and regional planning authorities for the next 20 years.

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Surge in Asia-Europe box volumes expected in coming weeks
by Lloyds Loading List

 
Carriers are expecting a surge in volumes on the Asia-Europe trade in the coming weeks, which will support attempts to increase prices on the trade in mid-September.

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Carriers struggle with sluggish growth
by Lloyds Loading List

 
While many were expecting a return to growth in Europe for 2013, it turns out that the economic parameters do not show any signs of an imminent lift-off now that half of 2013 is over.

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Cost-competitive eco ships could make or break operators
by Lloyds Loading List

 
‘ECO’ designs
‘ECO’ designs will make or break operators in the future, as shipping becomes a more normal industry with cost-competitiveness the key driver

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EC presents 'Blue Belt' initiative for shipping
by The European Union

 
European Union
The EU ’Blue Belt’ initiative will bring the single market to the seas and cut red tape.   

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Shipping Markets


The Tanker Market
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
Tanker Market
In July 2013, China had imported 6.29 million barrels of crude oil a day an increase of almost 1 million barrels from June.

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Dry Bulk Market
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
The Dry Bulk Market
Firm freight rates globally, especially for Capesize vessels are expected to persist for the rest of this year due mainly to increased Chinese buying activity for iron ore.

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Container Market Update
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
Total mainlane trade, having contracted by 0.8% last year, is now expected to grow by 2.4% in 2013, although Far East-Europe and eastbound Transpacific volume growth remains very modest.

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Oil/Bunker markets
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
The Oil Markets
Global demand growth is forecast to rise to 1.1 million barrels per day (mb/d) in 2014, as the underlying macroeconomic backdrop solidifies, the IEA Oil Market Report for September stated.

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Maritime Education


The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Courses 2013
by ICS Ireland

 
ICS Ireland
The annual Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers courses 2013 will start in September in Dublin City University.

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New Diploma in Ports & Shipping
by www.cmi-ireland.com

 
A new Ports & Shipping Management Diploma course is on offer from the Communications Management Institute of Ireland.

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Forthcoming Events


Annual IMERC Conference, October 2013
by IMERC

 
IMERC is holding its annual conference on Monday, the 7th October at the National Maritime College of Ireland in Cork.

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ICS Irish Branch’s Annual Dinner & Golf Outing
by ICS Irish Branch

 
ICS Ireland
The dates & location for the ICS Irish Branch’s annual Dinner & Golf Outing have been announced.

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