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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 six month period last year.
A first quarter decline of almost 5% - which was attributed to 'Brexit stockpiling' in the first three months of 2019 - was followed by a steeper decline of 17% in the second quarter as the pandemic impacted the economy.
However, the decline was not as severe as expected.
A 26.2% decline in tonnage in April was followed by a smaller decline of 20.5% in May and a fall of just 5.5% in June.
Ferry passenger numbers were down by over 78% to 120,000 - the majority of whom were HGV drivers and other critical supply chain workers.
The number of tourist vehicles fell by over 84% to 24,000.
More here on the port's performance.
Afloat adds as for the only cruiseship caller which took place in early March, see end paragrpah of this article. Noting it transpired the Norwegian Hurtigruten cruiseship cancelled its call to the capital.