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Strong Growth Dublin Port Reports in EU Trade Volumes

17th January 2020
A container ship Afloat adds berthed in the port's DFT Terminal. A container ship Afloat adds berthed in the port's DFT Terminal. Photo: DPC -facebook

Record growth figures again in Dublin Port Company have been reported for 2019 as trade with the European Union countries experienced strong growth.

Volumes on Ro-Ro (Roll-on/roll-off) and Lo-Lo (life-on/lift off) shipping services to Continental Europe grew by 10.7%, but UK volumes fell by 0.2%.

Dublin Port reported growth in unitised volumes (both Ro-Ro and Lo-Lo combined) of 3.6% to a total of 1.5 million units.

It noted that over the six years since the economic recovery began in 2013, unitised trade has grown by over 41%.

More on the the breakdown of trade figures is reported by RTE News here.

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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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