Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

Dublin Port afloat

Dublin Port News
Cruiseships berthed in Dublin Port along Ocean Pier which separates Alexandra Basin and neighbouring Alexandra Basin (East)
Plans by Dublin Port Company is to develop the port stretches until 2040, reports Dublin Inquirer. Right now, officials are pondering one piece of that plan. They’re trying to decide whether to build specific berths for large cruise ships as…
New Pilot Boat DPC Tolka
Dublin Port Company’s new Pilot Boat named DPC Tolka has arrived into Dublin Port at the weekend. The state-of-the-art vessel will allow marine pilots to reach and board larger ships in all weather conditions from a greater distance out into…
Enough Talk having discharged the first crane at the Port of Waterford is seen departing from the south-east port with the remaining second crane bound for Dublin Port
The second of two new cranes transported by sea to Irish ports, has been identified by Afloat to begin a career with a shipping agency located in Dublin Port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The new cranes built by Liebherr in Germany…
Two projects within the Alexandra Basin Redevelopment (ABR) in Dublin Port have been shortlisted for the 'Engineering Project of the Year'. Members of the Irish public are invited to cast their votes - see details and deadline below.
Two projects in Dublin Port have been shortlisted for the 'Engineering Project of the Year' and both are located within Alexander Basin which is undergoing a major redevelopment as part of the port's Masterplan 2040. The port projects shortlisted are…
The Libertad arriving at Dublin Port earlier today
Dublin Port Company and the Embassy of Argentina in Dublin have welcomed one of the world’s largest tall ships, the 340-foot-long Libertad, which sailed into Dublin today (Friday 1 November) for a five-day visit to the capital. As previously reported…
The Libertad arrives in Dublin Port at lunchtime tomorrow
One of the world’s largest tall ships, the Libertad will arrive in Dublin Port tomorrow, Friday 1 November 2019 for a five-day visit to the capital. Owned by the Argentinian Navy and carrying 280 crew, the tall ship will arrive…
Dredger Freeway berthed last year in Dublin Port while alongside the North Wall Quay Extension. The dredger returned recently to carry out dredging duties as part of the ABR works. It is along this quay where there are plans for proposed cruise-berths to accommodate the largest such ships to enter the port.
A dredging campaign for this year is currently underway as the Dublin Port Company was granted a loading and dumping permit at sea, writes Jehan Ashmore. Back in September 2016, a Dumping at Sea Permit was issued to DPC by…
Royal Princess cruise ship moving astern into Dublin Port
Views of the public, businesses and other interested parties is been sought from Dublin Port Company, on the benefits of investing €108 million in terminal facilities to attract more cruise ships, writes The Irish Times.  The semi-State company (yesterday) launched a public…
Indecon Report shows positive economic benefits – funding requirements, air quality and mass tourism considerations to be addressed
Dublin Port Company (DPC) has launched a public consultation on the future of cruise liner tourism at Dublin Port. To help inform the consultation process, DPC has published a discussion paper setting out key considerations to be addressed. DPC has…
The cetacean spotted at Dublin Port this afternoon
Update Friday 4 October: RTÉ News is now reporting that the whale, now identified as a 25ft fin whale and believed to be a juvenile, was found dead in Dublin Port this morning. RTÉ News reports on a suspected whale sighting…
An average 2,700 lorries and other HGVs every day pass through Dublin Port from where above AFLOAT adds a truck on the Tom Clarke (East-Link) bridge is seen loaded with a Hapag-Lloyd container. A subsidiary of the giant global liner container shipping company, HL Cruises introduced the new leadship 'Expedition' class Hanseatic Nature with a maiden call to the capital earlier this year (see story: Dublin Port, 30 May). The 15,000 gross tonnage cruiseship made a repeat call yesterday to the same berth as pictured above.
It has been identified at the Department of Transport several sites in Dublin that can be used for the parking of some 500 trucks should Brexit-related congestion block traffic at Dublin Port. The site, according to The Irish Times, includes…
The Port of Rotterdam was the winner in 2018 of the ESPO Societal Integration of Ports Award.
Dublin Port is among four ports shortlisted for the 11th European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Award on Societal Integration of Ports. The Irish port is in competition with Dover, Stockholm and Union des Ports de France (UPF). The jury selected…
Road sign at Alexandra Road which leads into Dublin Port
Early next month reports The Irish Times, a major traffic plan is to be launched to prevent Brexit-related traffic congestion at Dublin Port spilling out into the city, the port tunnel and the motorway network. The contingency plan – known…
Ship Shape - Arriving into Dublin Port this morning was one of the world’s largest Tall Ships, the 270-foot-long Cuauhtémoc owned by the Mexican Navy
Dublin Port Company and the Mexican Embassy in Dublin have welcomed one of the world’s largest Tall Ships, the 270-foot-long Cuauhtémoc, which sailed into Dublin early this morning for a five-day visit to the capital. She is berthed at Sir…
The 270ft Mexican Naval Ship “Cuauhtémoc” will open to public
Dublin Port Company and the Mexican Embassy in Dublin have announced that one of the world’s largest Tall Ships, the 270-foot-long Cuauhtémoc will sail into Dublin on Thursday, 5th September 2019 for a five-day visit to the capital before departing…
A containership berthed at Dublin Port
Planning approval has been secured by Dublin Port for the development of the next phase of its inland port near Dublin Airport. The latest stage, reports Independent.ie, of the inland port will include a site with capacity to store more…

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

Featured Webcams

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events

tokyo sidebutton
sovscup sidebutton
vdlr sidebutton

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating