August 30th 2014
Three cruise ships visit bring hundreds of visitors right into the heart of Waterford City
Today, August 30th 2014, saw the arrival of three prestige cruise ships at Waterford. The Seabourn Legend, the Silver Cloud and the Hamburg brought almost 1000 overseas visitors direct into Waterford City. The three ships berthed on the North Quays, within sight of the Viking Triangle, Waterford Crystal and the city centre. The close proxity to the city quays and the road network enables easy access to the nearby attractions in Waterford and those in the region, such as medieval Kilkenny City .
March 5th 2014
DFDS and Iarnród Éireann delight with first year results
Since the re-launch of the DFDS Logistics liner trains between Ballina rail freight terminal and Waterford Port (for onwards shipping to Rotterdam) in early March 2013, the service has moved over 2,500 containers.
The service, operating twice weekly in both directions, departure from Ballina at 11:05 on Tuesdays and Fridays and from Port of Waterford at 11:30 on Mondays and Thursdays.
Use of rail has reduced carbon emissions by around 66% compared with road haulage, this saving some 504,300kgs of CO2 emissions. At Waterford Port, containers are transhipped direct from train to ship by the gantry cranes. Keith Brady, DFDS Logistics Operations Manager in Dublin expressed his delight with the buoyancy of traffic on the rail freight service despite the re-launch in the recession.
Port of Waterford optimistic about prospects after recession sparks sharp fall in trade.
The Port of Waterford Company has expressed ‘guarded optimism’ about future trading prospects with the first half of this year seeing the Port operations return to profitability after the company recorded a loss of €1.47m in 2012... read more
Maiden call of cruise vessel, Celebrity Infinity
|The magnificent vessel, the Celebrity Infinity made its maiden voyage to Waterford on June 7th. Docking in the picturesque village of Dunmore East, the Celebrity Infinity has 3,000 passengers and 1,200 crew on board. The millennium-class Celebrity Infinity features an amazing... read more|
DFDS Logistics to launch Rail service from Waterford Port to Ballina
DFDS Logistics have re-introduced a twice weekly container rail service from Waterford Port to Ballina, as of March 4th 2013.
The new service will benefit customers in the west and north west of Ireland... read more
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[courtesy of International Freighting Weekly and LloydsList]