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#Conflict -Dublin Port Company’s opposition to plans for housing on the Poolbeg peninsula, on the basis that at least some of the land may be required for essential port development, raises the fundamental issue of whether this area was ever…
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#ferryillegal- Five men at Dublin Port who are believed to be illegal immigrants were detained on Monday. Security officers for the port found the men after they got reports of the men leaving a secure compound from Irish Ferries. “Five…
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#PortOpposes – The state-owned Dublin Port Company wants Dublin City Council to scrap plans to develop housing on the company’s lands on Poolbeg peninsula to facilitate the future expansion of the port. The port’s company’s chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly has…
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Any ship coming into Dublin Port in today’s gales after crossing the Irish Sea will have felt mighty glad to get into the shelter of the port. But for P & O’s European Endeavour late this morning, there was the…
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#MaidenCall – Arklow Vale made her maiden call to Dublin Port yesterday, the newbuild is the leadship of 10 general cargoships of the Royal Bodewes 5,100dwt Trader Series built to the design of the Dutch yard, writes Jehan Ashmore. At…
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Dublin Port Company today published trade statistics for 2015 which show a record year for trade at Dublin Port, with growth year-on-year of 6.4%. Total throughput for 2015 was 32.8 million gross tonnes with 7,166 ship arrivals in the year,…
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#WorldLargestPCTC - The World's largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessel, Höegh Target, with a capacity for 8,500 car equivalent units, departed Dublin Port this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 14 deck-high PCTC newbuild docked yesterday at Ocean Pier in…
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#DublinPort - More details have been requested by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as it assesses Dublin Port's plans to dump 10 million tonnes of "seabed material" in the Irish Sea off Howth. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, Dublin Port…
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#Ferryport - Christmas brings increased demand for Irish Sea ferry services, as Stena Line estimate it will carry more than 135,000 passengers over the festive period, writes Jehan Ashmore. On the premier Dublin-Holyhead route, this was the first festive season…
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#EpsilonsSecond - Epsilon's second Christmas takes place on the Irish Sea, as the chartered ro-pax has a year remaining before the three-year contract expires in 2016 to ICG, parent company of Irish Ferries, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Italian flagged ropax…
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#PortRailFreight - Iarnród Éireann and International Warehousing and Transport (IWT) reached a milestone as their partnership that transports intermodal containers and tanks by rail from Dublin Port to Ballina, Co. Mayo reached the 1500th train to operate during November. According…
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#TrainForTrade - An expert from Dublin Port Company will join two representatives of the UNCTAD/TrainForTrade programme in the juries that will assess the dissertation deliveries of the 28 middle managers from Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA). The middle managers…
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#OppositionFuelPipe - Residents living in Dublin along the route of a planned €20m aviation-fuel pipeline to Dublin Airport have raised safety concerns, according to yesterday's Irish Examiner.  Last month, Dublin City Council gave the green light to Fingleton White Ltd…
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#2015ESPOaward - Dublin Port has been awarded the 2015 ESPO Award on Societal Integration of Ports in recognition of its strategies in making schools and universities aware of their local port and its activities. The award was presented last night…
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#DublinPort - The Dublin Port Company has posted this incredible timelapse video of the four-month restoration of the capital's 129-year-old diving bell. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Docklands mainstay opened as Dublin's newest tourist attraction this past July, with…
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#EPSOshortlist - This year’s European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Award celebrates the role that ports can play in demonstrating the best strategies in making schools and universities aware of their local port and its activities. The five ports shortlisted for…

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