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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…
To mark Hapag Lloyd's first cruise to Dublin Port by newbuild Hanseatic Nature, the 15,560 gross tonnage vessel was 'dressed overall' to celebrate the occasion last Thursday while berthed at the North Wall Quay extension. The 230 guest 'Expedition' class ship operates at the high-end of the cruise market had on board German only-speaking clientele who are currently on Dublin-Hamburg (9-day cruise) which returns to the city port on Saturday, 1 June.
A quartet of cruiseships called to Dublin Port last week among them a brand new ship operating at the higher-end of the market for German based clientele, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 15,560 gross tonnage newbuild named Hanseatic Nature had sailed…
Dublin Port Cruise Ship Evidence Before Oireachtas Committee Today at 1.30pm
The All-Ireland Cruise Ship Action Group will be appearing before the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport today at 1.30pm. The Group says it will be giving evidence on the impact the Dublin Port Company’s ban on cruise ships will…
Pictured (l-r) were delegates from the Flemish government visiting Dublin Port Company Nic Van der Marliere (General Representative of the Flemish Government); Sabien Lahaye-Battheu (Deputy for Tourism of the Province of West Flanders); Carl Decaluwé (Governor of the Province of West Flanders); Jan Peumans (Speaker of the Parliament of Flanders); Freddy Evens (Secretary General Foreign Affairs); Pierre-Emmanuel de Bauw (Belgian Ambassador to Ireland); Jacques Vanhoucke (Head of Economic and Commercial Trade); Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO, Dublin Port Company.
Delegates from the Flemish government visited Dublin Port Company to discuss the importance of direct shipping routes to Europe and preparations in the lead-up to Brexit. Such preparations include the launch of the world’s largest roll on-roll off ship Celine…
Dublin Port Announces 'Dwell Time' Initiative to Increase Port Capacity Post-Brexit
Dublin Port Company (DPC) has today announced an initiative to decrease the dwell time of containers and trailers at Dublin Port so as to increase the Port’s throughput capacity for future growth. As Afloat reported earlier, Phase 1 of the…
Dublin Port: The new charges and restrictions will apply from June 1st to one of three container terminals. Above AFLOAT adds is the terminal operated by the Doyle Shipping Group (DSG) which is located in Alexandra Basin (East).
#dublinport - Measures in Dublin Port will see halving the time it will allow shipping containers to be held for free and doubling charges for subsequent storage in order to increase space for Brexit, reports The Irish Times. The State’s…
Celebrity Eclipse arriving into Dublin Port. The 2,850 guest Celebrity Eclipse arrived in Dublin to become the first ever cruise  ship to be based from the port in 2018
DublinTown, the not for profit organisation charged with creating a welcoming and economically viable city environment in Dublin, has urged Dublin Port to provide clarity in relation to its decision to severely restrict cruise ship tourism to Ireland. Dublin Port…
Another 'Brexit-Buster' AFLOAT adds is M.V. Laureline which arrived to Dublin Port, firstly to Alexandra Basin and then shifted to Alexandra Basin (East) yesterday. The 5,400 freight deck lane metre newbuild marks further capacity on the direct Dublin cargo routes to mainland continental Europe through the ports of Zeebrugge, Belgium and Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
#dublinport - In Dublin Port today it was announced that CLdN, the Luxembourg-based short-sea Ro-Ro shipping company and owner of the “Brexit Buster” MV Celine, has added its newly built ship “MV Laureline” onto its direct Ro-Ro freight service from…
All-Ireland Campaign Launched to Reverse Ban on Cruise Ships Entering Dublin Port
A group of businesses across the tourism, retail and transport sectors have come together to campaign against the Dublin Port Company’s surprise ban on cruise ships entering Dublin Port from 2021. The group, which will be known as the All-Ireland…
The 330m Royal Princess  cruise ship arrives in Dublin in 2018 carrying more than 3,000 passengers and crew
Dublin Town, the not for profit organisation charged with creating a welcoming and economically viable city environment in Dublin, has urged Dublin Port to reconsider its decision to cut cruise ship calls to the city by more than 50%, from…
Cruise ships Afloat adds such as Magellan and Royal Princess use Alexandra Basin into which a new ro/ro (roll on/roll off) operator will be moving into.
#dublinport - Dublin Port's CEO has defended the company’s proposal to limit cruise ship traffic because of capacity issues. Eamonn O’Reilly told RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland that the plan is to reduce the number of cruise ships allowed into Dublin…
Restricted cruise calls planned from 2021... Afloat took a trip into Dublin Port during last year's cruise season where FTI Cruises Berlin is seen berthed at the North Wall Quay Extension (see related story below).In the foreground cruise-goers from the almost 10,000 tonnes cruiseship take a stroll on the Tom Clarke (East-Link) Bridge that spans the River Liffey.
#dublinport -  Dublin Port Company issued a statement this week in regards to its cruise ship business which showed the number calling to the Port has grown considerably in recent years. In 2018, there were 150 cruise ship calls. This…
The MV Shingle berthed in Dublin Port
RTÉ News has brought attention back to the fate of the MV Shingle, the vessel seized in a tobacco-smuggling sting in 2014 that has cost the Revenue Commissioners almost half a million euro since. Afloat.ie’s Jehan Ashmore reported on the…
Dublin Port’s Cruise Call Cutbacks ‘Will Have Catastrophic Effect On Industry’
Dublin Port’s decision to reduce cruise liner visits from 2021 has sparked concern among the wider tourism industry in Ireland. As covered last month on Afloat.ie, rising freight volumes and the need to create space due to Brexit will mean…
Brexit-Buster: Celine the largest ro-ro vessel of its type, is seen underway having departed Dublin Port on the direct continental ro-ro freight route to Rotterdam, The Netherlands in mainland Europe. Afloat adds the 234m long vessel has almost 8,000 freight lane meters in capacity, enabling to carry 503 trailers or transport 3,795 cars when using all decks.
#dublinport - Celine, otherwise dubbed the Brexit-Buster following the giant ro-ro ship's christening ceremony almost a year ago in Dublin Port, is to be bolstered with additional sailings linking Ireland directly with mainland Europe. The operator of Celine, CLdN Ro-Ro…
New Dublin Port Customs Check Posts Will Be ‘Pinch Point’ Says CEO
New customs checkpoints in Dublin Port are expected to be a ‘pinch point’ for hauliers, according to the port company’s chief executive. Eamonn O'Reilly tells RTÉ News that delays are likely to result from the new border inspection posts as…

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