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Lord Mayor Throws Spear into Dublin Bay, A Tradition Dating Back Over 500 Years
Dublin Port
#dublinport – Lord Mayor of Dublin and Honorary Admiral of Dublin Port, Oisín Quinn, today performed the annual "Casting of the Spear" ceremony, a Dublin Port tradition dating back 526 years. The "Casting of the Spear" dates back to1488 when…
Dublin Port Sees Accelerating Growth in First Quarter 2014
Dublin Port
#DublinPort – First quarter figures for Dublin Port Company in 2014 reveal accelerating cargo volumes as outlined below in addition to a breakdown of specific shipping sectors. Cargo volumes as follows: • Imports +8.5%• Exports +12.1%• Total volume +10.0% Having…
Discovery Launches Dublin Port Cruise Season in Year of Great Expectations
Dublin Port
#DublinCruisecalls – Dublin Port welcomed its first cruiseship caller for the 2014 season, Discovery (1971/20,135grt) a 700-passenger vessel chartered to Cruise & Maritime Voyages and she is one of around  90 visitors so far scheduled to visit, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
Dublin Port Company to Hold Open Information Days on €200m Alexandra Basin Redevelopment Project
Dublin Port
#ABRProject – As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Dublin Port Company has lodged a planning application to An Bord Pleanála for a €200m Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project. Starting this evening there will be the first of three Open Public Information…
Dublin Port Welcomes Participants for United Nations Port Training Programme
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Dublin Port Company has welcomed 30 participants from the following African states; Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria as well as the Philippines for the United Nations Port Training Programme. Trade for Trade will host a training of trainers' workshop for…
Cruise Liner Berth Boost as €200m Alexandra Basin Project Launched By Dublin Port Company
Dublin Port
#dublinport – Dublin Port Company has lodged a planning application with An Bord Pleanála for its Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project. The application is being made under the Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act and follows a twelve month consultation with…
Dublin Port Significant Growth in 2013
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Significant growth in all categories of Dublin Port business was recorded during 2013. Up until last year, the port had experienced three flat years from 2010 and this is the first year in which there has been organic…
Pontoons Could Be A Permanent Fixture On The Liffey In Docklands Shakeup Plans
Dublin Port
#Docklands - Local business interests and marine authorities are mooting ambitious new plan to construct a dozen pontoons along the River Liffey in Dublin's Docklands in 2014. The Sunday Times last weekend reported that the €4 million scheme, put forward…
Dublin Port Throughput Figures for Quarter Three 2013
Dublin Port
#DublinPortQ3 – Dublin Port Company have published statistics detailing the volumes handled through the port for the third quarter of 2013. Today's publication is the start of a regular series of statistics which Dublin Port Company will publish every three…
Dublin Port HQ is an 'Open House' in the Capital
Dublin Port
#DublinPortCENTRE – Open House Dublin (4-6 October) is to feature the Port Centre, the headquarters of Dublin Port Company which is among 100 buildings celebrating opening its doors to the public next weekend. The Port Centre designed by Architects Niall…
Dublin Port Company to Pay Additional €8m Dividend to State
Dublin Port
#DublinPORT - Minister for Transport, Leo Varadkar has announced Dublin Port Company will pay an additional dividend of €8m to the State during 2013, bringing the company's total dividend to €15m. The decision to pay the second special dividend was…
O'Brien Backing Dublin Shipping Services Hub Scheme
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Billionaire businessman Denis O'Brien is behind an ambitious plan to make Dublin Port an international shipping services hub for the maritime industry, as The Irish Times reports. The scheme has been presented to Dublin City Council as part…
Dublin Port Company Publish Annual Report & Accounts 2012
Dublin Port
#DublinPort – The Dublin Port Company have published their Annual Report & Accounts for 2012 following a presentation of the accounts by Minister for Transport Mr. Leo Varadker to the Government at cabinet level last week.  As previously reported on…
Riverfest 2013 at Dublin Port Programme Saturday & Sunday June 1 & 2
Dublin Port
The full programme of activity includes: Saturday 1st JuneTall Ships from 11am to 6pmTug Boat Displays 2pmMarkets 11am to 6pmChildren's Funfair from 11am to 6pmMV Cill Airne Open Day from 11am to 6pmDJ and Competitions from 11am to 6pmRowing &…
Lord Mayor Launches Dublin Port's New 'Riverfest' Celebration
Dublin Port
The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí, today officially launched Dublin Port's first "Riverfest" – Ireland's new premier riverside and sailing festival. Taking place this June bank holiday weekend (Saturday 1st June to Monday 3rd June) along Dublin's historic…
Cruiseship Berths to be Much Closer up the Liffey
Dublin Port
#DublinPort –Visiting cruise ships such as today's arrival of Le Boreal to Dublin Port are to be brought much further up the Liffey in a new plan to develop deep water berths. Part of the river at Dublin Port is…

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