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The pandemic has not affected operations to date, and there is no disruption to the supply chain according to RTE News. Above AFLOAT's (file photo) taken in Dublin Port from on board ropax freight ferry Norbank when departing for Liverpool, while container ships BG Ireland and Manfred were berthed along the South Bank Quay. This location of one of three Lo/Lo terminals throughout the capital's port estate.
Dublin's sea trade which is around 17% could be affected by the coronavirus pandemic according to the Dublin Port Company. It a statement the company says it "fully expects" a fall-off when the next quarterly results are published. It says…
Dublin Port chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly, AFLOAT adds on board Celine during the giant ro-ro freight vessel dubbed the 'Brexit-Buster'. The landlocked based shipping company, CLdN in Luxembourg, has the ship operating between Dublin Port and mainland continental Europe: Zeebrugge, Belgium and Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Importation of most goods from China have stopped arriving in Ireland - representing 1,000 containers in weekly imports - and aren't expected to resume for several weeks. Dublin Port says 17pc of its usual imports have been "exposed to the…
Danish and Turkish flagged tankers Bro Norby and Dicle Deniz berthed at Oil Berths No. 1 & No. 2 in Dublin Port where there are other such facilities located in the port. AFLOAT also adds this morning a fleetmate of the Danish tanker, Bro Deliverer arrived into the port from Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire, south Wales which is the UK's largest energy port.
On a busy road route near Dublin Airport, a major traffic plan comes into operation from this week as works to lay a new jet fuel pipe between Dublin Port and the airport continues. As Dublin Gazette reports, the second…
Containers at DSG's terminal in Dublin Port
The importation of cargo from China will plunge to next to nothing from next week, with disruptions potentially lasting for months, Irish shippers say. As Independent.ie reports, to date, mass factory closures in China aimed at containing the deadly coronavirus…
Dublin Port: Dockers with tea chests. AFLOAT adds the scene was taken on Ocean Pier (west) within Alexandra Basin, where currently a major redevelopment project is ongoing as part of the port's Masterplan 2040.
There has been in recent years an explosion of public interest in historical photographs. As The Irish Times reports, the profusion of social media sites dedicated to the past, and cultural institutions such as the National Library and National Museum…
A 120 tonne transformer that was in the cargo hold of veteran vessel MV Saturn (1966/627grt) was discharged by Doyle Shipping Group (DSG).  The small red hulled ship is a survivor in this day of considerably increasing sized ships.
A small cargoship built during the 'Swinging Sixties' when The Beatles were on the scene and the Hovercraft entered English Channel service, arrived into Dublin Port last week with a project cargo, writes Jehan Ashmore. The veteran vessel, Saturn completed (as…
Tug Noordstroom and a new linkspan bound for Dublin Port is seen departing the Netherlands when off the Hoek van Holland. Also above is Stena Britannica berthed at a linkspan of the Dutch ferryport which connects Harwich in the UK. Afloat also adds that favourable weather conditions for the Irish bound linkspan permitted a passage time of 6 days as scheduled by the Dublin Port Co. when an arrival took place last month.
Dublin Port welcomed the arrival of new port infrastructure in the form of a linkspan which was transported by a supporting barge structure from the Netherlands last month, writes Jehan Ashmore. The new linkspan (No. 7) will form part of…
Poolbeg Vice Commodore Eileen Murray carried out the traditional smashing of a champagne bottle on the bow of the Tolka
Dublin Port Company has today officially christened its new Pilot Boat, DPC Tolka, in a short ceremony held at Poolbeg Yacht Club. The state-of-the-art vessel arrived in Dublin Port in December. Father Ivan Tonge of Ringsend Parish and Reverend William…
The quarter tonner Peja was pursued along the Liffey through Dublin’s Docklands
The captain of a small sailing boat has been found guilty of operating a vessel while intoxicated, among a number of charges over an incident during the Dublin Port Riverfest in 2017. Boat owner Brian Stacey (46) and Ronan Stephens…
One of the Dublin Dock Workers’ Preservation Society’s archive of nearly 7,000 images
Dublin Port has stepped in to save the extensive photographic images collection of the Dublin Dock Workers' Preservation Society, writes Tom MacSweeney. Afloat.ie reported the situation last week when the internet service holding the images, which are made available for…
Playing on beer barrels in the Dublin Docks
Good news from the Dublin Dock Workers' Preservation Society in their attempts to save their 6,000 historical photographs collection. The problem was reported earlier this week on Afloat. Declan Byrne of the Society says: "We have been overwhelmed by the…
A container ship Afloat adds berthed in the port's DFT Terminal.
Record growth figures again in Dublin Port Company have been reported for 2019 as trade with the European Union countries experienced strong growth. Volumes on Ro-Ro (Roll-on/roll-off) and Lo-Lo (life-on/lift off) shipping services to Continental Europe grew by 10.7%, but…
The Dublin Dock Workers’ Preservation Society needs help in storing it's collection of over 6,000 photographs
There has been 'terrible news' reported for Dublin Dock Workers' preservation society who need urgent help to preserve records stored on the internet. The Dublin Dock Workers’ Preservation Society was set up nine years ago, in early 2011. It is…
The Great South Wall closure is due to tide height and dangerous winds on the exposed wall surface
As Storm Brendan is forecast to arrive on Monday morning, 13th January 2020, combined with a period of high tides, Dublin Port Company will temporarily close public access to the Great South Wall and the North Bull Wall Bridge on…
In Dublin’s Docklands, a business group has questioned whether a €320m project by Dublin Port Company (DPC) to double its capacity is in the interests of businesses and residents. The Docklands Business Forum is expected to raise concerns about the…
One of the world’s largest Tall Ships, the 270-foot-long Cuauhtémoc owned by the Mexican Navy on the Liffey with sailors in the rigging
As the main gateway for trade in and out of Ireland, 2019 has been a year of exceptional progress and growth at Dublin Port on several fronts No. 11 Liffey Ferry returns The start of 2019 saw the return of…

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