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Port volumes in Dublin are up almost 30% in past five years – preliminary work is starting on a second major Masterplan Project to provide capacity for future growth.
Dublin Port Company has published its latest trade figures showing half-year growth of 2.9%, putting Dublin Port on track for a third successive record year. As Afloat.ie reported yesterday, overall volumes in Dublin Port have grown by 28.8% in just…
#dublinport - The worst of the potential fallout this year from Brexit has been avoided by Dublin Port even though its rate of expansion is down to the slowest pace for four years, despite a booming economy. As The Irish…
#RareQuayCall - A rare sight of a commercial ship took place this week along Dublin Port’s inner Liffey quays with the arrival of an Arklow Shipping cargoship, writes Jehan Ashmore. The Arklow Resolve of almost 5000dwat had sailed from Belfast…
Pictured at the annual Casting of the Spear re-enactment was Lord Mayor of Dublin and newly invested Honorary Admiral of Dublin Port, Mícheál Mac Donncha. The Casting of the Spear is a maritime tradition to commemorate the setting of the city’s boundaries dating back to 1488
The new Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mícheál Mac Donncha, today took to the waters of Dublin Bay to take part in the annual “Casting of the Spear” ceremony. The “Casting of the Spear” is a tradition dating back 529 years…
The Transit Gateway project is at Mapping Phase 6: Dublin Port from 1930 to 1946 / Emergency. To book a place at the next seminar make sure to register
#TransitGateway - Transit Gateway A Deep Mapping of Dublin Port by Silvia Loeffler continues with the next seminar to take place on 26 July.  The Transit Gateway project is at Mapping Phase 6: Dublin Port from 1930 to 1946 / Emergency…
#DublinPort- Art work by more than 30 aspiring artists from Dublin's north and south inner city will get to see their works displayed in Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane as part of an unique Dublin Port Company project. Drawing…
#SeizedShip – A Moldovan flagged cargoship seized with €14m worth of tobacco by the Revenue Commissioners three years ago still remains detained in Dublin Port but plans are in place to finally dispose the vessel.  The 667 tonnes Shingle had…
#TransitGateway - A Deep Mapping of Dublin Port by Silvia Loeffler is at this stage of the Transit Gateway project approaching Mapping Phase 5: Dublin Port from 1898 to 1929 / Turbulent Times. The next event is to be held…
The boat involved in yesterday’s Liffey incident had been taken from its mooring at Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club
#Joyride - Two men appeared in court in Dublin yesterday (Thursday 1 June) over a boat chase on the River Liffey that surprised early morning commuters in the capital.Brian Stacey and Ronan Stephens, both of Crumlin in south-west Dublin, face…
The fascinating Russian re-creation of a 1703 warship of Peter the Great, the Shtandard (right) will be one of the stars of this weekend’s Dublin Port Riverfest. While she lacks the size of the almost unmanageably large Kruzenshtern (left), Shtandard has proven herself a wonderful seagoing ambassador, and will be in Dublin port direct from the Morbihan Festival in France
For anyone interested in boats and the sea, the June Bank Holiday Weekend is always busy with multiple maritime happenings, many of which will be of interest to all the family writes W M Nixon. But if sailing is specifically…
The UK ThunderCats power boats will be headlining the event with their first ever Dublin performance
Dublin Port is preparing to help some 100,000 visitors discover their sea legs this June bank holiday weekend at Riverfest 2017, Ireland’s premier sailing and maritime festival. Now in its fifth year, the three-day maritime event will provide an €1…
#TransitGateway - As part of “Port Perspectives”, Transit Gateway is a project that documents the transitional changes of the shape of Dublin Port from its medieval shoreline to its current infrastructure. This months free seminar: Mapping Phase 4 Dublin Port 1867-1897…
MSC Preziosa was originally to be named Phoenicia from an order placed in a French yard by a Libyan state-owned company. The civil war that broke out in 2011 however put an end to that arrangement.
#SplendidSister - A near sister of MSC Splendida which at 333m became the longest ever cruiseship to visit Dublin in recent years is currently docked in port, writes Jehan Ashmore. The cruiseship is MSC Preziosa that called yesterday to Greenock,…
On the May Bank Holiday Monday, artist Sheelagh Broderick is holding a public meet up on the Great South Wall for a "work in progress" review.
#PortWalks - Download, walk & listen with the Dublin Port Walks this May Bank Holiday Monday where there is an opportunity to engage with your surroundings on a walk and through a free site specific public artwork. Port Walks is an…
#Cementships - A cement cargoship due to dock in Dublin Port today from Runcorn on the Manchester Ship Canal is where until the early 1990’s Guinness imported to the UK using their own stout tankers, writes Jehan Ashmore. That trade…
Transit Gateway Mapping Phase 3: Dublin Port from 1786-1866
#TransitGateway - As part of “Dublin Port Perspectives”, Transit Gateway is a project that documents the transitional changes of the shape of Dublin Port from its medieval shoreline to its current infrastructure. This will be third seminar so far of…

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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