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The planned Bremore Ireland Port would be situated on the Dublin-Meath border near Balbriggan and cater for cargo and passenger ferry traffic. Above Drogheda Port's main berth facaility Afloat adds is the Tom Roes Point Terminal located downriver of the Co. Louth town on the Boyne estuary.
Financiers from the corporate sector and economic advisers are being hired by partners behind plans for a €2bn deep-water port north of Dublin to drum up funding from international banks and private investors for the project. The planned port, Bremore…
Irish Ports Safety Week: Drogheda Port's first port Safety Week involved the Co. Louth town's Irish Coast Guard Unit and also ICG Unit Operations. Among the exercises that took place was a  Man Overboard Drill at the port's downriver terminal at Tom Roes Point.
Irish port authorities including Drogheda Port, recently joined together through the Irish Ports Safety Forum in hosting the first Irish Port Safety Week which took place in the first week of from November. The authorities had come together to ensure,…
Nessa Lally, Drogheda Port Company (left)  and Sallyanne Morgan, Figurative Sculptor and winner of the port's 2021 Arts Commission
Drogheda Port has announced its Annual Arts Commission for 2021 has been awarded to Drogheda born figurative sculptor, Ms Sallyanne Morgan. Submissions were invited from local artists for an art piece from any art discipline based on a maritime or…
Approximately 3,600 tonnes of horticultural peat arrived from Latvia into Drogheda Port on Saturday amid ongoing tensions between industry growers and the Government following the cessation of commercial peat production.
Long famed for generations of turf production, Ireland is now receiving shipments of foreign peat with national reserve stockpiles said to be exhausted. Some 3,600 tonnes of horticultural peat arrived from Latvia into Drogheda Port in Co. Louth on Saturday,…
Map showing the proposed site of Bremore Port
The Irish Independent reports that a proposed new port for the East Coast has taken another step closer to fruition with the launch of a tender for the team to plan the project. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Drogheda Port…
The location of Bremore on Ireland's north east coast
Drogheda Port Company has announced it is to develop a new deepwater port, to be located on the Meath coast north of Bremore Head, that will support Ireland’s Climate Action and EU Green Deal targets and act as a national…
In partnership with Fast Lines Belgium, a new service has already commenced "BEL - EIRE LINES".
Drogheda Port Company is getting ready for Brexit. As one of Ireland's leading break bulk ports, Drogheda is announcing two new breakbulk shortsea services as part of a solution for importers and exporters concerned with the impacts of Brexit. In…
The Drascombe Ty Mor (Myrrthin James, Strangford Lough) on passage off the coast of Louth off Termonfeckin, bound for the Boyne from Port Oriel during the Drascombe Association’s recent Battle of the Boyne 330th Anniversary Cruise-in-Company
The uniquely compact boats of Ireland’s characterful Drascombe fleet have their own way of doing things. Encouraged by their easily-lowered rigs and extra-shoal-draft-with-centreboard versatility, they’re well able to explore little-known harbours and winding waterways where bridges or overhanging trees might…
Salvor working at the site of the MV Kaami off Skye
Salvors successfully offloaded the last recoverable cargo from the grounded MV Kaami in western Scotland last Thursday, 30 April. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the MV Kaami ran aground in the Minch between Skye and Lewis on 21 March, just…
The MV Kaami rests in The Minch at the known local hazard Eugenie’s Rock
Work continues at pace to remove cargo from the MV Kaami which ran aground off Skye in western Scotland after sailing from Drogheda Port last month. A further 22 skips of cargo were removed yesterday (Monday 20 April), meaning a total…
Portree lifeboat approaches the grounded cargo ship MV Kaami
An exclusion zone was set up around a cargo ship out of Drogheda that ran aground in Scotland’s Hebrides earlier this week, as it was battered by persisting storm conditions. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, eight crew were airlifted from…
Portree lifeboat approaches the grounded cargo ship MV Kaami
Eight crew were rescued from a cargo ship out of Drogheda that ran aground off the Isle of Skye in Scotland’s Inner Hebrides early yesterday morning (Monday 23 March). The MV Kaami had left Drogheda Port on the evening of…
Outstanding trainees - (from left to right) Erin Englishby, Colaiste na Hinse & Ronan Collins, St. Joeseph’s C.B.S.
The “Drogheda Sail Training Bursary” was once again highlighted at the Annual Sail Training Ireland Awards Ceremony last week in the Mansion House. The CEO of Sail Training Ireland, Mr. Darragh Sheridan acknowledged the Drogheda bursary scheme as the first…
Unloading cargo at Drogheda Port
Drogheda Port Company handled over 1.6 million tonnes of cargo in 2019. This is the third consecutive fiscal year in which the port has set a new cargo tonnage record. The port has been outperforming the Irish port sector in…
The floating Lidar Metocean Buoy
A Metocean Buoy will be towed out from Drogheda Port and deployed at the Oriel Windfarm, Outer Dundalk Bay according to the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport.  The duration of deployment is 1 day, and it will be carried out…
The newly skilled tall ship trainees with bursary sponsors after the week-long adventure on the Brian Ború
The sixth annual Drogheda Sail Training Bursary Voyage set sail on Sunday 9 June when a new group of local teenagers boarded the tall ship Brian Ború at Fiddle Case Pier. The teens, aged between 15-17, were nominated by their…
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