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Head of Dublin Port Defends Decision to Cut Number of Cruise Ships

21st March 2019
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. 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. Photo: Jehan Ashmore

#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 from 160 this year to 80 in 2021 because of the need for increased capacity for container traffic when the UK leaves the EU.

It is necessary to ration available capacity, he explained given the competition for berth spaces.

Mr O’Reilly said Dublin Port company had a long discussion with the Minister for Transport Shane Ross this week during which they discussed Brexit, borrowing and cruise berths.

BreakingNews.ie has more on the port proposal. 

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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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