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Dublin Port - The growth of 1.2% in Q3 has been export led
Dublin Port Company has today reported its third-quarter trading figures for 2020. The latest figures show an increase in overall port tonnage of 1.2% for Q3. After nine months, volumes are down by -6.9% compared to the same period last…
The city of river and sea. Modern Dublin and its port looking eastward
If you were asked to name the real centre point of modern Dublin, you'd probably dodge the question by saying that it's somewhere along a line through O'Connell Bridge and Trinity College, and on up Grafton Street or Dawson Street.…
The Climate Action Bill will set in law the principle of carbon neutrality by 2050. Above the south bank quays of Dublin Port with the MTL Terminal (Lo-Lo) in the foreground.
The Cabinet has heard that Dublin Port is not yet ready for the looming Brexit deadline and needs another inspection facility. On Tuesday Ministers discussed how prepared Irish ports and airports are infrastructurally. The Cabinet was told that while airports…
Dublin Port Company turns its landmark Port Centre building red
Dublin Port Company has turned its landmark Port Centre building and The Diving Bell on Sir John Rogerson's Quay red to support National Fire Safety Week 2020, which runs until October 12th. More than 60 of the city's iconic buildings will…
Victorine (above) which CLdN launched onto the first pure RoRo service between the Iberian Peninula (Santander, Spain) with the UK and Ireland in June has been joined by another freight-only ferry Clementine but on a new link from these ports to Leixoes in Portugal.
Freight-ferry operator CLdN and UK ports group, Peel Ports celebate the addition of a second ferry service linking the Iberian peninsula to Liverpool and Dublin Port. The new weekly service connecting Leixoes, Portugal to the UK and Irish ports, follows the…
Dredging Works In Dublin Port Berths & Fairway
The Dublin Port Company has given notice that maintenance dredging will take place between Alexandra Basin and the Dublin Bay Buoy from tomorrow, Thursday 10 September. Four weeks of dredging works are scheduled in the fairway and berth pockets from…
Former Dockers Taxi: The Liffey Ferry is back in service as above underway is the No.11 which is operating to strict social distancing measures during the short crossing linking three pontoon stops located in the centre of Dublin's 'Docklands' quarter.
It's back the Old Liffey Ferry service in Dublin's 'Docklands' has returned following easing of Covid-19 restrictions but running in a more subdued environment of the financial and cultural quarter since the outbreak broke, writes Jehan Ashmore. Operators of the…
Dublin Port arrival - The Q2 decline at the port of -17.0% was less than had been feared following a decline in the month of April of -26.2%. This was followed by a smaller decline of -20.5% in May and by a decline of just -5.5% in June.
Dublin Port Company has today reported its second-quarter trading figures for 2020. The latest figures show a decline in overall port tonnage of -10.9% in the first six months of 2020. As Afloat reported previously, having seen a decline of…
There were no cruise ship calls to Dublin Port (except one AFLOAT adds one in March) in the second three months and none is anticipated for the remainder of the year. Above AFLOAT's photo of Irish Ferries chartered-in ropax Epsilon which operates the core short-sea route to Holyhead. Seen underway is Seatruck Ferries freight-ship Seatruck Pace which served Heysham and currently Liverpool. Both vessels have featured down the years in Afloat's 'Ferry Captain Interview's'
Volume of goods passing through Dublin Port were almost 11% down for the first six months of this year, according to figures from the Dublin Port Company. Overall port tonnage, reports RTE News, was 10.9% lower than in the same…
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…

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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