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Dublin Port Company Opens New Alexandra Quay Container Terminal
#dublinport – Dublin Port Company today officially opened its newly completed Alexandra Quay Container Terminal following a €35m investment. The opening was welcomed by The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, T.D. The opening marks the completion of…
Dog Sniffs Out Millions Of Contraband Cigarettes At Dublin Port
#DublinPort - Casey the sniffer dog has sniffed out a haul of over seven-and-a-half million contraband cigarettes at Dublin Port, as reports. The Revenue pooch detected the 'Manchester' brand cigarettes – worth some €3.5 million – in a shipping…
Dublin Port Post 2014 As Record Year For Trade
#dublinport – Dublin Port Company today published trade statistics for 2014 which show a record year for trade at Dublin Port, with growth year-on-year of 7.0%. The stats follow a weekend interview with Dublin Port Company Chief Executive, Eamonn O'Reilly who mapped…
Dublin Port Chief Hails Growth, Looks To Future Of Cruise Business And More
#DublinPort - Dublin Port's chief executive has moved to dispel criticism of the city's Docklands an entry point for tourists, coming after another bumper year for cruise traffic. Speaking to Bobby Kerr on NewsTalk's Down to Business show yesterday (10…
First Self-Handling Stevedoring Licence Awarded by Dublin Port
#Self-Stevedoring - A cement business with a plant in Dublin Port has been awarded a port company licence to unload its own ships to cut costs, writes The Irish Times. The first self-handling stevedoring licence issued by the port company…
Dublin Docklands Could Be 'Luxury Yachting Destination'
#Docklands - More than 1,200 jobs could be created by making Dublin's Docklands a destination for luxury maritime tourism, as The Irish Times reports. That's the message from Docklands Business Forum chair Ciaran Flanagan, who claims that developing Grand Canal…
Burke Shipping Group Invest in New RTG for Dublin Port Container Terminal
#NewGantryCrane – A new rubber tyre gantry crane (RGT) for Burke Shipping Group's container terminal in Dublin Port is currently been assembled and is due to be operational in a fortnight, writes Jehan Ashmore. The investment by BSG in the…
Dublin Port Company's First Sustainability Report Launched by Transport Minister
#SustainableReport - Dublin Port Company's first Sustainability Report was launched today by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, TD. The new report, to be published annually, provides an account of Dublin Port Company's sustainable development responsibilities, challenges and…
EU Programme Co-Funds Capacity Studies on Port of Dublin
#EUdublinport – According to INEA, almost €2.5 million will be co-funded from the EU TEN-T Programme for studies into the capacity development of the Port of Dublin. The studies are to improve the freight traffic connection to the main rail…
Dublin Bay Watch Gives Guarded Welcome to Dublin Port Plan
#DublinPortPlan - One of the groups which successfully campaigned against Dublin Port Company's plans to infill 52 acres of the bay, Dublin Bay Watch has welcomed new plans to expand the port on its existing land base. However, the group…
Dublin Port Company Invest €3.4m In New Trade Car Facility
#dublinport –  The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe, TD, today officially opened Dublin Port Company's new trade car terminal. The new terminal is located at East Wall Road and will cater for 2,500 vehicles at a time,…
Open House Dublin: Headquarters of Dublin Port Company Open to Public Tours
#PortCentreTours – Open House Dublin is to feature the Port Centre, the headquarters of Dublin Port Company next weekend with public tours on Saturday 18 October (11.00am – 5.00pm) and Sunday 19 October (12.00pm – 5.00pm). The Port Centre designed…
Dry Dock Workers Face Job Loss over Dublin Port Plan
#DryDockJobs - The Irish Times reports that a dry dock employing some 26 workers face losing their jobs as a result of a €200m plan by Dublin Port Company to redevelop Alexandra Basin to accommodate bigger cruise ships, a planning hearing…
Dublin Port Expected to Reach Record Trade in 2014
#DublinPort - Dublin Port is expecting record trade figures in 2014 on foot of rising passenger levels and that of overall freight throughput. Third quarter results for 2014 show strong growth in the first nine months as the port saw…
Plans Unveiled for Dublin Port Expansion
#DublinPortExpansion – The Irish Times writes that Dublin Port plans for a €200m expansion and redevelopment of a large section of the port and deepening navigation channel for bigger container and cruise ships was outlined at a planning hearing yesterday.…
Dublin Port Company Launches Dublin 'Vintage Port' Rally To Tie in With Parade of Sail
#dublinport –  Ireland's oldest Garda car was back on duty for the first time in over eighty years today, to help launch the inaugural Dublin "Vintage Port" Rally which is being supported by Dublin Port Company. The 1927 Model T…

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