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  • The Irish Maritime Transport Economist Volume 11

    Irish Maritime Development Office (Marine Institute, 2014)
    The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) of the Marine Institute publishes the Irish Maritime Transport Economist each year to provide a descriptive statistical analysis of the Irish ports and shipping services sector, as well as the many factors influencing its performance.Turning to the performance of the sector in 2013, it is clear that a number of indicators give cause for greater optimism than has been the case in recent years. The volume of trade that moves through Irish ports is a reliable indicator of national economic performance and activity.
  • The Irish Maritime Transport Economist Volume 7

    Irish Maritime Development Office (Irish Maritime Development Office, 2010)
    The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) of the Marine Institute publishes the Irish Maritime Transport Economist each year to provide a descriptive statistical analysis of the Irish ports and shipping services sector, as well as the many factors influencing its performance. This is our 7th annual edition of the Irish Transport Economist and it is, undoubtedly, the bleakest review that we have published to date. Overall, in terms of content and analysis for 2009, there are very few positives to report, with almost no growth in any area over the course of the year. The relentless unwinding of the economy last year was, again, clearly illustrated in the continued abrupt correction in volume throughput at our ports. Nonetheless, while the trend for 2009 was negative, we observed that the pace of decline in economic activity moderated significantly since last spring with some volume recovery in several of our domestic shipping segments recorded to the year end. As we look forward to 2010, we do so with some optimism, that both economically and sectorally, we have passed the trough of the economic downturn and that the economy will exit recession this year with a return to growth in 2011.
  • The Irish Maritime Transport Economist Volume 6

    Irish Maritime Development Office (Irish Maritime Development Office, 2009)
    The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) of the Marine Institute publishes the Irish Maritime Transport Economist each year to provide a descriptive statistical analysis of the Irish ports and shipping services sector, as well as the many factors influencing its performance. The year 2008 will be remembered, amongst other things, as the year when Ireland’s longest period of economic expansion came to an abrupt end. Many of Ireland’s economic risks appeared to realise at the same time. The cooling domestic market converged with a meltdown in global economies triggered by a systemic collapse of the international financial and banking sectors. In essence, the perfect economic storm, which had been looming off shore since 2007 eventually hit our shores last year, however, very few had predicted the force when it finally arrived. The signs of a slowdown in the Irish economy started to appear in 2006 when domestic investment declined before turning negative in 2007 and any chance of a “soft landing” for the Irish economy dissipated quickly by the middle of 2008. This year’s publication illustrates the sharp correction in activity in the real economy and the corresponding reversal in shipping volume growth throughput at our ports.
  • The Irish Maritime Transport Economist Volume 8

    Irish Maritime Development Office (Irish Maritime Development Office, 2011)
    The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) of the Marine Institute publishes the Irish Maritime Transport Economist each year to provide a descriptive statistical analysis of the Irish ports and shipping services sector, as well as the many factors influencing its performance. After an extremely bleak review in 2009 we are at last able to again reference the word “growth” in this our 8th annual edition of the Irish Maritime Transport Economist. Over the previous 30 months we have seen an incredible contraction take place in the Irish economy where growth across most business sectors was in short supply. In our previous review we had identified that the rate and scale of decline in the principle shipping market segments was slowing and that we were optimistic that perhaps we had reached the bottom in terms of shipping volume erosion. This year’s publication confirms that some recovery took place during 2010. The impetus towards a gradual recovery was led by our export sector, in particular the broad chemical and pharmaceutical segments. The ongoing recovery in the global economy also boosted exports by our indigenous agri-business and food & drink sectors. However the export recovery does not accurately reflect the overall state of the economy, and over the course of 2010 the precarious state of our banking sector continued to unravel with further serious financial liabilities being exposed. The over-arching consequence of this has dampened economic confidence, impacted on consumer demand, and this in turn has lead to a further decline in import volumes last year.
  • The Irish Maritime Transport Economist Volume 5

    Irish Maritime Development Office (Irish Maritime Development Office, 2008)
    The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) of the Marine Institute publishes the Irish Maritime Transport Economist each year to provide a descriptive statistical analysis of the Irish ports and shipping services sector, as well as the many factors influencing its performance.
  • The Irish Maritime Transport Economist Volume 4

    Irish Maritime Development Office (Irish Maritime Development Office, 2007)
    The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) of the Marine Institute publishes the Irish Maritime Transport Economist each year to provide a descriptive statistical analysis of the Irish ports and shipping services sector, as well as the many factors influencing its performance.
  • The Irish Maritime Transport Economist Volume 3

    Irish Maritime Development Office (Irish Maritime Development Office, 2006)
    The Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) of the Marine Institute publishes the Irish Maritime Transport Economist each year to provide a descriptive statistical analysis of the Irish ports and shipping services sector, as well as the many factors influencing its performance.
  • The Irish Maritime Transport Economist Volume 2

    Irish Maritime Development Office (Irish Maritime Development Office, 2005)
    The Irish Maritime Transport Economist (IMTE) aims to provide Irish companies involved in International trade with a single journal that provides and collates relevant statistical economic, trade, traffic and shipping market information. The focus of the data herein is on the impact and outlook of Irish maritime trade related performance.
  • The Irish Maritime Transport Economist Volume 1

    Irish Maritime Development Office (Irish Maritime Development Office, 2004)
    The Irish Maritime Transport Economist (IMTE) aims to provide Irish companies involved in International trade with a single journal that provides and collates relevant statistical economic, trade, traffic and shipping market information. The focus of the data herein is on the impact and outlook of Irish maritime trade related performance.