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The Docklands Business Forum said approval for Dublin's Port €320m masterplan 'beggars belief'. Above AFLOAT's (file) photo of Alexandra Basin where Phase 1 of the port masterplan involved major reconfiguration of quays and additional hard-standing capacity for cargoes. In this scene is the former Tara Boliden Mines zinc/ore concentrate Bulk Jetty (see loading chute into hold of Arklow Fern which departed the capital on 30 June and reached Odda, Norway today). The facility located in the centre of the basin was demolished last year and replaced with a new mineral terminal built (at the entrance of the former Dublin Dry-Dock: Graving Dock No.2) that opened in October. As usual the main client here is Arklow Shipping and where last month, Arklow Rover, one of their former R class cargoships was sold to Norwegian interests also used the facility. Afloat will have more on the port's new infrastructure and disposal of the Irish flagged ship along with a fleetmate.
Permission has been given by An Bord Pleanála for the next phase of Dublin Port's €320m masterplan to proceed, subject to conditions. The project, reports RTE, includes the development of a new roll-on roll-off (RoRo) jetty, the lengthening of an…
BG Freight Line (a subsidiary of Peel Ports Group) which has introduced a new tri-weekly Dublin-Liverpool service to meet growing demand on the Irish Sea.  Above AFLOAT adds it the containership BG Diamond.
Container operator BG Freight Line has taken a positive step by adding an additional weekly service call to meet the growing demands of traffic between Liverpool and the Irish Sea hub. The newly announced service will call between Liverpool and…
Ro-Ro Cargo Ship Victorine crew members and Captain Andrey Shevchuk (pictured above), receiving care packs from Dublin Port Harbour Master Michael McKenna, with Rev. William Black and Rose Kearney of the Dublin Port Seafarers' Centre.  Dublin Port Company is distributing 500 care packs to seafarers in gratitude for their service during the global pandemic
Dublin Port Company today delivered the first of 500 care packs to international seafarers as a thank you for their frontline service during the coronavirus crisis. Due to the pandemic, many members of ships’ crews have had lengthy enforced extensions…
Irish Continental Group's (ICG) container division of Dublin Ferryport Terminal (DFT) where a Chinese flagged heavy-lift vessel, Da Ji, is to be unloaded with the discharge of a pair of 'straddle-carrier's (container handling vehicles: see smaller cranes behind the larger gantry cranes) though this is subject to today's weather conditions. Also above in this file photo is berthed Elbetrader (974teu) one of seven chartered containerships of ICG's other container division EUCON which operate a network of 'feeder' services also from Belfast and Cork to mainland continental hub port's of Antwerp and Rotterdam.
Afloat tracked a Chinese heavy-lift vessel loaded with a project cargo of straddle-carriers which sailed from Oran, Algeria in north Africa and arrived in Dublin Port this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The four straddle-carriers (container carrying vehicles) on board the…
A Seatruck ship arrives into Dublin Port
Dublin Port Company has today reported its first-quarter trading figures for 2020. The latest figures show a decline in overall port tonnage of -4.8% compared to the first quarter of 2019. The first three months of 2019 were dominated by…
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 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. 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…

Dublin Port Information

Dublin Port Company is currently investing about €277 million on its Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR), which is due to be complete by 2021. The redevelopment will improve the port's capacity for large ships by deepening and lengthening 3km of its 7km of berths. The ABR is part of a €1bn capital programme up to 2028, which will also include initial work on the Dublin Port’s MP2 Project - a major capital development project proposal for works within the existing port lands in the northeastern part of the port.

Dublin Port has also recently secured planning approval for the development of the next phase of its inland port near Dublin Airport. The latest stage of the inland port will include a site with capacity to store more than 2,000 shipping containers and infrastructure such as an ESB substation, an office building and gantry crane.

Dublin Port Company recently submitted a planning application for a €320 million project that aims to provide significant additional capacity at the facility within the port in order to cope with increases in trade up to 2040. The scheme will see a new roll-on/roll-off jetty built to handle ferries of up to 240 metres in length, as well as the redevelopment of an oil berth into a deep-water container berth.

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