Headlines
Exports down as Irish Ports and Shipping volumes fall in 2nd Quarter

National Developments
Dublin Based D'Amico announce further fleet expansion

Mainport acquires seismic vessel

Strong growth in volumes of Cruise ships calling to Ireland

IMDO Support the IEA Short Sea Shipping Company of the Year 2012

Ireland’s Ocean Wealth launch

Motorways of the Sea Call for proposals - 2012

Competition Authority to review Irish ports

Doyle Group plans to develop Cork Dockyard as major renewable Energy hub.

International Developments
International Chamber of Shipping visit to Dublin, July 12

Section 110 companies: A new opportunity for asset financing

Somali pirates offered amnesty

ICS Seeks Crucial Changes to IMO Ballast Water Regime

ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2013 introduction

Shipping Markets
Overview of the 1st half 2012 international bunker market

Overview of the 1st half 2012 international container markets

Overview of the 1st half 2012 international dry bulk market

Overview of the 1st half 2012 international tanker market

Maritime Education
Irish Shipbroking Students match London and Athens for results in 2012

IMERC, Winners of a 2012 Public Service Excellence Award Category

New website www.marinejobs.ie launched

NMCI sponsors two people to join The Tall Ships Races 2012

2012 Follow the Fleet Schools Competition Results

And finally....
IMDO Social Media Platforms

One Million visitors expected at Tall Ships Festival in Dublin this weekend
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Headlines


Exports down as Irish Ports and Shipping volumes fall in 2nd Quarter
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

Exports down as Irish Ports and Shipping volumes fall in 2nd Quarter
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National Developments


Dublin Based D'Amico announce further fleet expansion
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
Irish fleet expanding

Irish shipowning companies d’Amico Tankers Limited (Ireland) and Mainport have confirmed new builds and acquisitions in the past two months.


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Mainport acquires seismic vessel
by World Maritime News

 
The Mainport Group
Mainport have completed the purchase of a seismic vessel to add to their fleet.

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Strong growth in volumes of Cruise ships calling to Ireland
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
MSC Lirica
The first half of 2012 saw a number of calls by international cruise ships to Irish ports.

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IMDO Support the IEA Short Sea Shipping Company of the Year 2012
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
IEA Shortsea Company of the year
Submissions for the 2012 Short Sea Shipping Company of the Year a key category in the National Export Industry Awards, is open.

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Ireland’s Ocean Wealth launch
by Marine Institute

 
Ocean Wealth Plan
The Taoiseach launched a Government plan to double the value of Ireland’s ocean wealth to 2.4% of GDP by 2030.

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Motorways of the Sea Call for proposals - 2012
by MoS EU

 
Marco Polo
The available budget for the 2012 Motorways of the Sea Call is €64.6 million.

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Competition Authority to review Irish ports
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
Irish Ports Review
The Competition Authority has been asked to review Ireland’s ports.

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Doyle Group plans to develop Cork Dockyard as major renewable Energy hub.
 
Cork Dockyard
The Doyle Group is hoping to transform a County Cork port into a major offshore wind service centre.

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International Developments


International Chamber of Shipping visit to Dublin, July 12
by The Irish Chamber Of Shipping

 
International Chamber of Shipping
The Irish Chamber of Shipping recently hosted a meeting with the President, Mr Spyros Polemis and Secretary General, Peter Hinchliffe, of the International Chamber of Shipping

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Section 110 companies: A new opportunity for asset financing
by PWC

 
Section 110 Update
The recently enacted Irish Finance Act 2011 made a number of amendments to the Section 110 regime.

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Somali pirates offered amnesty
 
Somali pirates offered amnesty

Somali pirates offered amnesty if they agree to stop terrorising east African seas.


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ICS Seeks Crucial Changes to IMO Ballast Water Regime
 
IMO Ballast Water Regime

The International Chamber of Shipping has called on the IMO to address issues concerning the imminent implementation of the IMO Ballast Water Management (BWM) Convention.


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ILO Maritime Labour Convention 2013 introduction
by The ITF

 
ILO Maritime Labour Convention

Employers & Unions welcome entry into force of ILO Maritime Labour convention in 12 months time. ITF and ISF stress vital need for industry to be ready.


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Shipping Markets


Overview of the 1st half 2012 international bunker market
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
Bunker Market
Supply from the 12-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has averaged 31.18 million bpd in July.

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Overview of the 1st half 2012 international container markets
 
Container Market
Europe’s economic uncertainty has seen imports from Asia, North America and other parts of the world decline in the first half of 2012.

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Overview of the 1st half 2012 international dry bulk market
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
Dry Bulk Market
With the US and Russia both experiencing severe drought, failing crops are likely to drag down bulk carrier markets in the coming months.

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Overview of the 1st half 2012 international tanker market
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
Tanker Market
The August monthly report from OPEC, reported that the market is experiencing lower tonnage demand and the over-supply of ships.

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Maritime Education


Irish Shipbroking Students match London and Athens for results in 2012
by The Irish Maritime Development Office

 
ICS Ireland
Irish based candidates sitting the 2012 Institute of Chartered Shipbroking exams met with success in the diploma and PQE categories.

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IMERC, Winners of a 2012 Public Service Excellence Award Category
by IMERC

 
imerc
The Irish Maritime and Energy Resource Cluster was singled out for demonstrating innovation and excellence.

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New website www.marinejobs.ie launched
by Marine Institute

 
www.marinejobs.ie
A new website www.marinejobs.ie was launched at  the Ocean Wealth Showcase during the Volvo Ocean Race Week.

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NMCI sponsors two people to join The Tall Ships Races 2012
by NMCI

 
NMCI
The National Maritime College of Ireland enabled two people to join The Tall Ships Races 2012 on the A Coruña - Dublin leg.

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2012 Follow the Fleet Schools Competition Results
by The IMDO

 
www.followthefleet.ie

A tragic tale of the Titanic, maraudring Irish pirates, a futuristic diving suit and a stowaway cat are all the star characters of the winning animations in the annual Follow the Fleet School’s competition.


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And finally....


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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One Million visitors expected at Tall Ships Festival in Dublin this weekend
by The Irish Times

 
Tall Ships Festival in Dublin
One million people are expected to visit Dublin’s docklands later this week for the Tall Ships Festival

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