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Dublin Port Awarded 'Port of the Year' at Seatrade Cruise Med Conference

22nd September 2018
Dublin Port is awarded the winner of 'Port of the Year', the prestigious title was presented at the Seatrade Cruise Awards, part of the Seatrade Med Cruise conference held in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. Dublin Port is awarded the winner of 'Port of the Year', the prestigious title was presented at the Seatrade Cruise Awards, part of the Seatrade Med Cruise conference held in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. Photo: Seatrade Cruise -twitter

#DublinPort - Dublin Port is the winner of the 'Port of the Year' having competed from among three ports in contention for the coveted international award presented at the Seatrade Cruise Awards 2018.

The awards ceremony this week took place as part of the Seatrade Cruise Med 2018 conference which was held in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. The other finalists in this category were the Port of Martinique in the Caribbean and the Port of Quebec, Canada.

Dublin Port was awarded the title which is given to a port authority or port management company which has demonstrated significant improvements to its handling facilities/ cruise-tourism infrastructure over the past 12 months.

The Seatrade Cruise Awards was first intoduced more than a decade ago, when in 2007 the inaugural awards took place during Seatrade Europe. The awards are intended to provide a platform to showcase the very best of the global cruise community and provide a benchmark for innovation. The Awards fast became both the industry's most popular scheme, but also its most influential.

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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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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