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Dublin Port’s sustainability report for 2015 highlights a 97% reduction in both water consumption and its recycling rate
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Dublin Port achieved a 97% recycling rate in 2015, according to its latest sustainability report. Published over the summer, the report also highlights a 97% reduction in water consumption and a successful surveillance audit for the ISO 14001…
East Wall Water Sports have built two new 15 ft multi-purpose rowing punts
Coastal Rowing
East Wall Water Sports Club will launch two new clinker–built rowing boats next month. The hand–crafted punts were built with the support of Dublin Port Company and Dublin City Council.  East Wall Water Sport’s was founded in 1981 provides a…
“Whither O splendid ship….?” The tall ship Jeanie Johnston in Dublin may be going nowhere for a while as repairs are being completed, but the fleet of the Cruising Association of Ireland coming up-river past her in Saturday’s sunshine included several boats which have completed long voyages.
Cruising
The Cruising Association of Ireland’s annual rally in Dublin’s River Liffey over the weekend brought a whiff of the open sea and a fleet of 32 boats into the heart of the busy city past the visiting “ten storey” cruise…
Dublin Port Dredging Plans For Cruise Terminal Project Get Go-Ahead
Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Planning permission has been granted for a major dredging scheme at Dublin Port, clearing the final hurdle before works on the proposed new cruise liner terminal for the city. The application, given the go-ahead by the Environmental Protection…
Dublin Port – public appreciation and understanding of the port has diminished and there is a plan to restore it. Listen to the podcast below
Island Nation
This week on my podcast, I focus on what Dublin is doing about its waterfront. This follows on my last podcast about the lack of attention by many of the country’s towns and cities to their waterfronts and why they…
Brand new German cruiseship, Mein Schiff 5 which is making its first ever visit to an Irish port had to change ports due to high winds
Cruise Liners
#WindsofChange – Afloat.ie has monitored Mein Schiff 5 movements noting the new cruiseship less than two months in service was forced to change its first ever call to an Irish port today, writes Jehan Ashmore. It transpired that high winds…
Eamonn O Reilly, CEO, Dublin Port Company and Andrew Hetherington, CEO, Business to Arts launch ‘Port Perspectives’, a landmark art commissioning series to create new public artworks in the Dublin Port area. Open Call to National and International Artists
Dublin Port
Dublin Port today announced the launch of an open call to artists and arts projects to create site-specific works in Dublin Port as part of Port Perspectives, its latest soft values project. Dublin Port is commissioning a series of original…
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…

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