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Not quite Venice perhaps, but quite something for Dublin – the CAI fleet at the Customs House, September 2015
Cruising
One of last year’s most successful events was September’s Cruising Association of Ireland Rally in Dublin’s River Liffey writes W M Nixon. This involved the varied fleet – many of them much-travelled cruising boats – going in convoy through all…
Norwegian tallship, Statsraad Lehmkuhl is docked in Dublin Port as part of Heritage Week, and will be open for visitors today, Saturday, 20 August (2-4pm)
Dublin Port
#HeritageWeek – As part of Heritage Week events, Norwegian tallship, Statsraad Lehmkuhl will be open today, Saturday, 20 August at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin, with 'shanty' singing sailors between 2 and 4pm. No booking required nor admission fee. In…
Trade statistics at Dublin Port Company show a half-year growth of 8.0%, the strongest six-month performance ever.
Dublin Port
#Trade8%Up - Trade statistics at Dublin Port Company show a half-year growth of 8.0%, the strongest six-month performance ever. The extraordinary growth trend for the first half of the year builds on last year’s record throughput of 32.8 million gross…
Freeway, a trailing suction dredger carrying out routine maintenance to clear spoil in Dubin Port and channel approaches
Dublin Port
#Dredging - A trailing suction hopper dredger, Freeway (2014/4,320gt) with a maximum dredging depth of 30m, is carrying out routine Dublin Port maintenance, writes Jehan Ashmore. The contract from Dublin Port Company, to dredge spoil from within the port and…
The Irish Underwater Council wrote to the EPA in March, seeking an appropriate assessment of the impact of dumping spoil on the Burford Bank, 5km southeast of Howth.
Dublin Port
#DiversOnDumping – Lorna Siggins of The Irish Times writes that divers’ groups have decided to seek a judicial review over the licensing by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of dredge spoil dumping in Dublin Bay. Legal representatives for the Irish…
State-owned firm Dublin Port Company is looking at 40 hectares of motorway-connected land adjacent to the capital to support its future growth
Dublin Port
#Landbank - The State-owned commercial company that operates Dublin Port, reports The Irish Independent is poised to buy 40 hectares of motorway-connected land adjacent to the capital to support its future growth. The Dublin Port Company which is enjoying a…
Seal near Dalkey Island in Dublin bay. Previous dumping has already had an impact on the integrity of the area.
Dublin Port
#DumpingRecordResponse - A record number of submissions to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have been received in response to Dublin Port’s most recent application to dump spoil in Dublin Bay, reports Lorna Siggins of The Irish Times.  A total of…
Applications Invited for the Position of Harbour Master Dublin Port
Dublin Port
Applications are invited for the position of Harbour Master The Company Dublin Port Company is a self-financing, private limited company, wholly owned by the State and reporting to the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. It is the largest port…
The 136m Arklow Meadow seen in 2013 was one of the larger vessels to have used the 220m Graving Dock No. 2 (built 1957) that Dublin Graving Docks operated from until closure a month ago. A much older Graving Dock No. 1 (dating to 1860) was infilled in 2008 but is to be excavated as part of the ABR project. Note the concrete 'white' strip in the foreground this marks the length of the 'old' Graving Dock.
Dublin Port
#1860dockExcavation! - Arklow Fame (2006/2,998grt) the last ever ship to be dry-docked in Dublin Port that closed a month ago, was back in the port today at the Boliden Tara mines facility, writes Jehan Ashmore. Dublin Graving Docks (DGD) Ltd…
Six Tall Ships & Four Schooners for Dublin Port Riverfest to Attract 65,000 Visitors
Dublin Port
Dublin Port Company today announced the launch of Dublin Port Riverfest 2016. Now in its fourth year, Riverfest is Ireland’s premier sailing and maritime festival and a highlight of the city’s June bank holiday weekend calendar.Taking place on North Wall…
Dublin Port Company has invested €500,000 in a new Seafarers’ Centre at Dublin Port. Housed in the former Odlums workers’ canteen, the Centre provides vital services to sailors docking at the port under the care of the Mission to Seafarers (The Flying Angel) and the Catholic Apostleship of the Sea (Stella Maris)
Dublin Port
Dublin Port Company has opened a new state-of-the-art Seafarers’ Centre at Dublin Port following a €500,000 investment in the facility. The new Seafarers’ Centre was unveiled today at an official opening attended by guest of honour, the Lord Mayor of…
Leadship of the 'Horizon' class, Höegh Target, the world's largest PCTC that called again to Dublin Port today
Dublin Port
#WorldsLargest – The World's largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessel, Höegh Target, with a 14 deck capacity for 8,500 car equivalent units, made another call to Dublin Port today along with a giant cruiseship, writes Jehan Ashmore. The…
Nicolas Delmas (2,207 TEU) is one of the largest ever containerships to dock in Dublin and is seen departing Peel Port's operated MTL Terminal, Ringsend
Dublin Port
#LargeContainership - One of the largest ever containerships in recent years docked in Dublin Port on the same day of the longest cruiseship to call to the capital, writes Jehan Ashmore. Afloat.ie has in recent weeks been monitoring CMA CGM…
President Michael D Higgins today unveiled a plaque to ‘Tom Clarke Bridge’ officially the name of Dublin’s East-Link toll-lift bridge, the last bridge before the sea
Dublin Port
#1916bridge - President Michael D Higgins unveiled a plaque to ‘Tom Clarke Bridge’ officially now the name to Dublin’s East-Link toll-lift bridge which is the last road crossing over the Liffey before meeting the sea, writes Jehan Ashmore. The bridge…
The 90m Arklow Fame became the final ship to use the 220m dry-dock in Dublin Port (the largest in the state) which closes tomorrow.
Dublin Port
#DryDockClosing – Its the end of an era as the nation’s largest dry dock is to close with the loss of 26 jobs as Dublin Port Company are to infill the site as part of the €227m Alexandra Basin Redevelopment…
Maesrk's subsidiary Seago Line began a new UK-Ireland-Spain service with a first call to Dublin Port today
Dublin Port
#MaerskFirst – Maersk Group’s first ever direct service to Dublin Port, as previously reported on Afloat, was realised today as the 1,058TEU containership Antwerp berthed this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The new service operated by Maersk subsidiary, Seago Line improves…

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