Recent News
IMDO Maritime Transport Statistics Quarter 1, 2009

2nd European Shortsea Congress a success.

IMDO's Ireland - Sweden-Finland Shipping Review published

Ireland's 'Cead Mile Failte' paying off for Ports

New President of the Irish Chamber Of Shipping

Company News
Island Shipping awards newbuild contract

Irish Container Shipowner bucks trend.

Irish firms €10m SIM deal targets seafarers

Trinity Shipping Agents open West Africa office

APL launch new feeder vessel on Irish Route

Cork – Swansea Ferry service still scheduled to open in 2010

Norfolkline replace tonnage on Irish Sea

Xpress Containerlines new service

Seatruck bucks market with 15% rise in Irish Sea traffic

Port of Cork achieves ISO 14001 Certification

International Developments
Marco Polo, Start-up Costs and the IMDO.

Container Ship Market 2009 – IMDO Market Comment

New rules on state aid to ship management companies

Paris MoU announced new targeting lists

Ireland revises seafarer identity card procedures

Maritime Education
ISEAS 2 Call for Grant Applications

NMCI announce Commercial Course Programme 2009/10

Follow the Fleet 2009 Class & Fleet Expansion.

Irish Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Autumn Semester

Forthcoming Events
The Irish Ports Association AGM Programme is Announced

Shortsea Conference 2009

ARCOPOL 1 day conference

And Finally
Sea Cargo Services Sponsored Shamrock Rovers take on Real Madrid
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Recent News


IMDO Maritime Transport Statistics Quarter 1, 2009
by The IMDO, May 2009

Quater 1 Trade Statistics The volume of traffic handled at ports on the Island of Ireland continued to decline into the 1st Quarter of 2009.
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2nd European Shortsea Congress a success.
by The IMDO, July 2009

European Short Sea Congress

This year’s European Shortsea Congress was held in Liverpool 30 June – 1 July.


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IMDO's Ireland - Sweden-Finland Shipping Review published
by The IMDO, June 2009

Sweden & Finland Shipping Review

IMDO’s report on the Baltic Sea Gateway countries is now available


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Ireland's 'Cead Mile Failte' paying off for Ports
by IMDO, July 2009

Grand Princess

Ireland’s ability to attract grand and super liner tourism from the international cruise industry delivers robust results for all Ports in the face of the global economic downturn.


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New President of the Irish Chamber Of Shipping
by The IMDO, July 2009

Jim Kavanagh accepting the chain of office from Capt. David Hopkins Jim Kavanagh was elected to the position of President of the Irish Chamber of Shipping
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Company News


Island Shipping awards newbuild contract
by Island Shipping, July 2009

Island Shipping Island Shipping continues ambitious expansion plans by awarding 2 new build vessel order to Irish firm.
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Irish Container Shipowner bucks trend.
by IMDO, July 2009

The Clonmore The slowdown in global economic activity has hit the global container market more than most.
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Irish firms €10m SIM deal targets seafarers
by The Irish Examiner, May 2009

Max Roam Cork firm Cubic Telecom has signed a €10 million deal with the international charity organisation, the Mission to Seafarers
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Trinity Shipping Agents open West Africa office
by Trinity Shipping Agents, May 2009

Trinity West Africa Irish company set up offices in Abuja, Nigeria following successful growth in business
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APL launch new feeder vessel on Irish Route
by APL Ireland, 2009

APL

APL has launched the the MV Ice Runner on its Irish route.


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Cork – Swansea Ferry service still scheduled to open in 2010
by The IMDO, July 2009

New Cork Swansea Ferry? The Cork-Swansea Ferry route is to be reinstated early next year following a dramatic re-launch by a Cork based co-operative.   
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Norfolkline replace tonnage on Irish Sea
by Norfolk Line Ireland, May 2009

Norfolk Line Norfolkline has received delivery of their 2nd newbuilding, Maas Viking. 
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Xpress Containerlines new service
by The IMDO, July 2009

Xpress Container Lines In June 2009 Xpress Containerlines in cooperation with APL added Cork and Southampton to their Irish Sea Xpress service
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Seatruck bucks market with 15% rise in Irish Sea traffic
by Lloyds List, June 2009

Clipper Pace Seatruck Ferries, which operates unaccompanied ro-ro freight services on the Irish Sea, bucked the prevailing market trends last year.
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Port of Cork achieves ISO 14001 Certification
by Port Of Cork

Mr.Phil Robson, Bureau Veritas and Mr.Brendan Keating, Port of Cork The Port Company have been awarded the international environmental standard ISO 14001 certification
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International Developments


Marco Polo, Start-up Costs and the IMDO.
by The IMDO, July 2009

Marco Polo Marco Polo is the EU’s initiative to encourage freight traffic off the roads and onto more eco-friendly modes of transport between member states. 
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Container Ship Market 2009 – IMDO Market Comment
by The IMDO, July 2009

Current Container Market The IMDO gives an overview of the current challenges facing the Container Market
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New rules on state aid to ship management companies
by The IMDO, July 2009

New EC Rules The European Commission has recently published new and detailed guidance on state aid granted to ship management companies.
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Paris MoU announced new targeting lists
by Paris MOU, June 2009

Paris MOU

At its 42nd meeting, the Paris MoU Committee approved the 2008 inspection results and adopted new performance lists for flag states.


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Ireland revises seafarer identity card procedures
by The DOT Ireland, June 2009

Department of Transport Ireland's Department of Transport has made changes in application procedures for the Irish Seafarers Identity Card and Irish Seafarers Discharge Book.
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Maritime Education


ISEAS 2 Call for Grant Applications
by The IMDO, June 2009

Secure your future with education The IMDO invites applications from companies and individuals seeking funding to support qualified students.
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NMCI announce Commercial Course Programme 2009/10
by The NMCI, July 2009

NMCI NMCI Services, the commercial unit of the National Maritime College of Ireland, released its first edition of the 2009/2010 Commercial Course Programme
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Follow the Fleet 2009 Class & Fleet Expansion.
by The IMDO, July 2009

www.followthefleet.ie The IMDO's popular Follow the Fleet website goes from strength to strength
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Irish Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Autumn Semester
by The IMDO, July 2009

ICS Date of Commencement for Foundation Diploma and Advanced Diploma Courses in 2009 will begin on the 26th of September.
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Forthcoming Events


The Irish Ports Association AGM Programme is Announced
by The IMDO, July 2009

Irish Ports Association

The IPA AGM will take place on the 25th of September 2009 and will be hosted this year by Dundalk Harbour Company.


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Shortsea Conference 2009
Bruges, 1st & 2nd October 2009
The third international Short Sea Conference, which will take place at Bruges in early October, will analyze the general state of the short sea sector from a shipper's and a ship owner's point of view.
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ARCOPOL 1 day conference
by The Marine Institute, July 2009

The Marine Institute under the auspices of the ARCOPOL project, is hosting a one day conference on Monday 7th September 2009
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And Finally


Sea Cargo Services Sponsored Shamrock Rovers take on Real Madrid
by The IMDO, July 2009

Shamrock Rovers

Little did Cristiano Rodaldo think on signing his record breaking transfer deal he would make his Real Madrid debut against Dublin’s very own Shamrock Rovers.


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