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President Michael D Higgins today unveiled a plaque to ‘Tom Clarke Bridge’ officially the name of Dublin’s East-Link toll-lift bridge, the last bridge before the sea
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#1916bridge - President Michael D Higgins unveiled a plaque to ‘Tom Clarke Bridge’ officially now the name to Dublin’s East-Link toll-lift bridge which is the last road crossing over the Liffey before meeting the sea, writes Jehan Ashmore. The bridge…
The 90m Arklow Fame became the final ship to use the 220m dry-dock in Dublin Port (the largest in the state) which closes tomorrow.
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#DryDockClosing – Its the end of an era as the nation’s largest dry dock is to close with the loss of 26 jobs as Dublin Port Company are to infill the site as part of the €227m Alexandra Basin Redevelopment…
Maesrk's subsidiary Seago Line began a new UK-Ireland-Spain service with a first call to Dublin Port today
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#MaerskFirst – Maersk Group’s first ever direct service to Dublin Port, as previously reported on Afloat, was realised today as the 1,058TEU containership Antwerp berthed this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The new service operated by Maersk subsidiary, Seago Line improves…
€11m in dividend was paid by the port to the state
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#TradeSoars -Almost €11m in dividend from Dublin Port Company has been paid to the State as trade and profits surge at the semi-state business. The dividend for 2015 writes The Irish Independent is almost 24pc more than was paid by…
Dublin Port Hosting 2016 ESPO Conference In June
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#ESPO2016 - The European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) is inviting its members, policy makers and stakeholders to join in the 13th edition of its annual conference, which will be hosted by the Dublin Port Company at The Printworks in Dublin…
A seal underwater in Dublin Bay near Dalkey Island.
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#DiverConcerns - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been called upon by divers to withdraw a permit issued to Dublin Port which allows it to dump “dredge spoil” off Dublin Bay, writes The Irish Times. The Irish Underwater Council said…
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#DieselDublin – An oil chemical products tanker loaded with diesel fuel from Russia, docked in Dublin Port yesterday following a week long delivery voyage, writes Jehan Ashmore. The almost 30,000dwt Maersk Belfast took a northerly route via Scotland and through…
Norwegian tallship Statsraad Lehmkuhl after passing through East-Link Bridge
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#1916bridge - Dublin’s East-Link Toll Bridge which celebrated its 30th anniversary a couple of years ago as reported on Afloat, is to be officially named the Tom Clarke Bridge in memory of the 1916 leader. The Journal.ie writes that the…
Stars align for landmark Dublin Port commission with National Concert Hall and 12 leading Irish artists including Paul Cleary and the Blades (above and below)
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Dublin Port has announced details of Starboard Home, a unique collaboration featuring 12 of Ireland’s foremost songwriters. Presented in association with the National Concert Hall, Starboard Home has been commissioned by Dublin Port as part of the Ireland 2016 Centenary…
Dublin Port looking north from Ringsend
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#Conflict -Dublin Port Company’s opposition to plans for housing on the Poolbeg peninsula, on the basis that at least some of the land may be required for essential port development, raises the fundamental issue of whether this area was ever…
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#ferryillegal- Five men at Dublin Port who are believed to be illegal immigrants were detained on Monday. Security officers for the port found the men after they got reports of the men leaving a secure compound from Irish Ferries. “Five…
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#PortOpposes – The state-owned Dublin Port Company wants Dublin City Council to scrap plans to develop housing on the company’s lands on Poolbeg peninsula to facilitate the future expansion of the port. The port’s company’s chief executive Eamonn O’Reilly has…
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Any ship coming into Dublin Port in today’s gales after crossing the Irish Sea will have felt mighty glad to get into the shelter of the port. But for P & O’s European Endeavour late this morning, there was the…
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#MaidenCall – Arklow Vale made her maiden call to Dublin Port yesterday, the newbuild is the leadship of 10 general cargoships of the Royal Bodewes 5,100dwt Trader Series built to the design of the Dutch yard, writes Jehan Ashmore. At…
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Dublin Port Company today published trade statistics for 2015 which show a record year for trade at Dublin Port, with growth year-on-year of 6.4%. Total throughput for 2015 was 32.8 million gross tonnes with 7,166 ship arrivals in the year,…
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#WorldLargestPCTC - The World's largest pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) vessel, Höegh Target, with a capacity for 8,500 car equivalent units, departed Dublin Port this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 14 deck-high PCTC newbuild docked yesterday at Ocean Pier in…

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