Although they are regularly seen on the Clyde, it is somewhat unusual that no less than three members of the Arklow Shipping fleet were on the river at the same time. The upper view shows ARKLOW VENUS, on the left, loading a cargo of scrap metal for export to Seville, berthed ahead of ARKLOW RANGER, discharging a cargo of salt from Kilroot, at Shieldhall riverside berth. She would also load scrap once fully discharged.
A little further downriver, ARKLOW RAVEN was also loading scrap metal, in her case in the former Lobnitz shipyard basin at Renfrew. Her cargo was destined for the Portuguese port of Barreiro, near Lisbon.