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Dublin Port Company (DPC) has launched a public consultation on the future of cruise liner tourism at Dublin Port. To help inform the consultation process, DPC has published a discussion paper setting out key considerations to be addressed. DPC has…
The cetacean spotted at Dublin Port this afternoon
Update Friday 4 October: RTÉ News is now reporting that the whale, now identified as a 25ft fin whale and believed to be a juvenile, was found dead in Dublin Port this morning. RTÉ News reports on a suspected whale sighting…
An average 2,700 lorries and other HGVs every day pass through Dublin Port from where above AFLOAT adds a truck on the Tom Clarke (East-Link) bridge is seen loaded with a Hapag-Lloyd container. A subsidiary of the giant global liner container shipping company, HL Cruises introduced the new leadship 'Expedition' class Hanseatic Nature with a maiden call to the capital earlier this year (see story: Dublin Port, 30 May). The 15,000 gross tonnage cruiseship made a repeat call yesterday to the same berth as pictured above.
It has been identified at the Department of Transport several sites in Dublin that can be used for the parking of some 500 trucks should Brexit-related congestion block traffic at Dublin Port. The site, according to The Irish Times, includes…
The Port of Rotterdam was the winner in 2018 of the ESPO Societal Integration of Ports Award.
Dublin Port is among four ports shortlisted for the 11th European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Award on Societal Integration of Ports. The Irish port is in competition with Dover, Stockholm and Union des Ports de France (UPF). The jury selected…
Road sign at Alexandra Road which leads into Dublin Port
Early next month reports The Irish Times, a major traffic plan is to be launched to prevent Brexit-related traffic congestion at Dublin Port spilling out into the city, the port tunnel and the motorway network. The contingency plan – known…
Ship Shape - Arriving into Dublin Port this morning was one of the world’s largest Tall Ships, the 270-foot-long Cuauhtémoc owned by the Mexican Navy
Dublin Port Company and the Mexican Embassy in Dublin have welcomed one of the world’s largest Tall Ships, the 270-foot-long Cuauhtémoc, which sailed into Dublin early this morning for a five-day visit to the capital. She is berthed at Sir…
The 270ft Mexican Naval Ship “Cuauhtémoc” will open to public
Dublin Port Company and the Mexican Embassy in Dublin have announced that one of the world’s largest Tall Ships, the 270-foot-long Cuauhtémoc will sail into Dublin on Thursday, 5th September 2019 for a five-day visit to the capital before departing…
A containership berthed at Dublin Port
Planning approval has been secured by Dublin Port for the development of the next phase of its inland port near Dublin Airport. The latest stage, reports Independent.ie, of the inland port will include a site with capacity to store more…
Newbuild leadship tanker Thun Lidkoping is one of five 18,650dwt chemical product tankers, which AFLOAT tracked arriving to Dublin Port from Milford Haven, south Wales this morning. A sister, Thun London (above) was recently delivered to the same Swedish based shipping group who are regular callers to the Irish capital port.
A brand new Chinese built Dutch flagged tanker ordered by a Swedish lake based shipping group arrived into Dublin Port from Wales this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The L-class leadship Thun Lidkoping is the first of five 18,650 deadweight chemical…
File photo of works in Dublin Port where the first infrastructure phase of the Port Masterplan is the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) Project. AFLOAT also adds this work which is ongoing involves reconfiguration of quays to accommodate increasing trend in ever larger freight ships to cope for increased capacity in trade coupled with the consequences of Brexit. The works along this particular quay above (seen from ro-ro freight ferry Celine dubbed the 'Brexit-Buster') have since been completed noting at the neighbouring river berth at Ocean Pier is berthed Celtic Spirit. The general cargoship was loading peat moss for UK operator, Charles M. Willie & Co. (Shipping) Ltd based in Cardiff, Wales.
Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin has said a no deal Brexit is now a live possibility and his party would honour its promise to continue with the Confidence and Supply Agreement to provide stability. However Mr Martin speaking on RTE…
Pictured enjoying the official launch of the annual South Docks Festival were Lisa Kelleher, coordinator at St Andrew’s Resource Centre, Paul McAuliffe, Lord Mayor of Dublin and Honorary Admiral of Dublin Port, Clown Johnie K (front), Dolores Wilson, chairperson of St Andrew’s Resource Centre South Docks Festival, and Eamonn O’Reilly, Chief Executive of Dublin Port Company.
This month's South Docks Festival in Dublin is celebrating community and heritage and taking pride in the identity inherent in the South Dublin Docklands area. This year’s festival is run by staff and volunteers at St. Andrew’s Resource Centre in collaboration…
Projects at Dublin Port include (MP2) to permit building bigger berths for larger ships to cope with increased traffic. AFLOAT adds above is berthed a ferry (centre) containership and a tanker where (read below) related proposed plans for these vessel type's form the port's masterplan's second stage.
The Dublin Port Company is seeking planning permission for an estimated €320 million worth of projects that make up the second stage of its main expansion plan. The State-owned company, writes The Irish Times, is working on a masterplan that…
Dublin Port Chief Receives Apology From Cruise Ship Campaign Over Press Releases
Dublin Port’s chief executive has received an apology over press releases from a campaign against the end of cruise liner arrivals to the port that he claimed were defamatory, as The Irish Times reports. Lorcan O’Connor, a director of Carroll’s…
Managers at Dublin Port accept invite to discuss credit card spending, Brexit and cruise-ship business which AFLOAT adds is predominantly located within Alexandra Basin as above.
Executives at Dublin Port Company have agreed to appear before an Oireachtas committee to answer questions about expenditure on company credit cards and hospitality at the State-owned company. According to The Irish Times, on Friday the Oireachtas committee on transport,…
At the launch of the ro-ro freight-ferry Celine dubbed the 'Brexit-Buster' last year (see link below to related photo story) on Dubin Port expenses as originally revealed in the Sunday Independent which reported on expenditure items that included €200,000 for the commission and performance of a special piece of music for a ferry launch. AFLOAT adds this launch referred to the giant Celine where on board the musical piece entitled: 'Celine -Queen of the Cargo Ships’ was among several musical events performed in advance of the ship's christening ceremony attended by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
A call for more scrutiny of spending by the State-owned Dublin Port Company, Independent.ie writes, has been insisted by the chairman of the powerful Public Accounts Committee (PAC).  Seán Fleming spoke out following reports that senior staff spent €520,000 on…
Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Anna Livia. Dublin District Court was told it was one of two lifeboats that approached the sailboat in the shipping lane on 1 June 2017
A small sailing boat that was “erratically” zigzagging in the shipping lane delayed a cruise liner from entering Dublin Port, as the Irish Independent reports from a Dublin court. The trial of two Crumlin men facing charges under the Maritime…

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