07 November 2013

Ghost Ship, EU Ship Recycling, Tourism Increase and more

Over the last fortnight Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene where the saga of the 'Ghost Ship' MV Lyubov Orlova may finally have come to an end in the Atlantic.

The European Parliament has finally adopted the new Ship Recycling Regulation by a large majority at a meeting in Strasbourg.

Preliminary figures released by the Central Statistics Office show Ireland's seasonally adjusted trade surplus rose 1% to €3.2bn in August.

A welcome boost to the Irish economy is the number of trips by overseas residents increased by 7.8% between July and September compared to the same period last year.

Ardmore Shipping acquired a 45,726 Dwt MR product tanker built in 2006 from a Japanese shipyard, for approximately $20.5 million. Her sister, Ardmore Seafarer successfully fought off an attack by pirates.

Fyffes, Europe's biggest banana importer headquartered in Dublin is through its Costa Rica base exporting fruit to growing markets in Russia and the Middle East using new high-tech containers.

Source: Afloat. 3 November 2013

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