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Parking Plan for 500 Trucks to Avoid Brexit-Related Traffic at Dublin Port

27th September 2019
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An average 2,700 lorries and other HGVs every day pass through Dublin Port from where above AFLOAT adds a truck on the Tom Clarke (East-Link) bridge is seen loaded with a Hapag-Lloyd container. A subsidiary of the giant global liner container shipping company, HL Cruises introduced the new leadship 'Expedition' class Hanseatic Nature with a maiden call to the capital earlier this year (see story: Dublin Port, 30 May). The 15,000 gross tonnage cruiseship made a repeat call yesterday to the same berth as pictured above. An average 2,700 lorries and other HGVs every day pass through Dublin Port from where above AFLOAT adds a truck on the Tom Clarke (East-Link) bridge is seen loaded with a Hapag-Lloyd container. A subsidiary of the giant global liner container shipping company, HL Cruises introduced the new leadship 'Expedition' class Hanseatic Nature with a maiden call to the capital earlier this year (see story: Dublin Port, 30 May). The 15,000 gross tonnage cruiseship made a repeat call yesterday to the same berth as pictured above. Photo: Jehan Ashmore

It has been identified at the Department of Transport several sites in Dublin that can be used for the parking of some 500 trucks should Brexit-related congestion block traffic at Dublin Port.

The site, according to The Irish Times, includes a bus and coach park operated by the National Transport Authority (NTA) at the back of the Convention Centre in Dublin’s north docklands that has space to hold about 50 heavy goods vehicles (HGVs).

Among the other locations being considered by the department are Applegreen service stations on the M1 where trucks currently wait before heading to the port for ferries heading to the UK.

“As part of its contingency plan the department is identifying suitable locations should they be required,” a spokesman for the department said.

The NTA said that its space remained operational as a coach park, and that it was up to the department to clarify its intentions for the site in a potential Brexit scenario. Applegreen declined to comment.

For more click here on the story. 

Published in Dublin Port
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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