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#ManxCruise – A Round the Island cruise by the Manx ferry Ben-My-Chree (1998/12,504gt) is to take place next Saturday 15 June on a four-hour circuit of the island's spectacular coastline, writes Jehan Ashmore.

The journey starts at 7am and returns to Douglas at 12 noon. The special excursion includes a meal on board and the fare is £26.00 for adults and £16.00 for children including a main meal, a soft drink and an ice cream.

To make a booking with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, call the Ferry Travel Shop, Sea Terminal Douglas or call the Reservations Team on 661 661 and for further details click HERE.


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#ManxFerry –With the Easter Bank Holiday weekend underway, fast-ferry sailings to and from the Isle of Man to Dublin Port take place tomorrow with a round-trip service from Douglas.

Operating these sailings are by the fast-ferry Manannan which is is due to dock in Dublin ferryport in the morning at 09.55hrs and remain in the port until departing for Douglas at 10.45hrs.

To see the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co.'s sailing schedule including next week's Belfast-Douglas sailings  and other services click HERE.


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#ManxRoutes – Today marks the final Douglas-Birkenhead sailing of the winter, though the mainland port switches for the summer running from Liverpool, writes Jehan Ashmore.

Ro-Pax ferry Ben-My-Chree is making an end of season sailing today with an arrival in Douglas around teatime.

Recently emerged from hibernation mode and Alexandra Dock, Liverpool was the fastferry Manannan.

The InCat built catamaran craft is to start summer season sailings to Merseyside, with the first sailing from the Manx capital scheduled next Friday (22 March) departing 07.30hrs to Liverpool landing stage.

For a complete timetable and also for other routes including Douglas-Heysham click HERE.


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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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