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Projects at Dublin Port include (MP2) to permit building bigger berths for larger ships to cope with increased traffic. AFLOAT adds above is berthed a ferry (centre) containership and a tanker where (read below) related proposed plans for these vessel type's form the port's masterplan's second stage.
The Dublin Port Company is seeking planning permission for an estimated €320 million worth of projects that make up the second stage of its main expansion plan. The State-owned company, writes The Irish Times, is working on a masterplan that…
Dublin Port Chief Receives Apology From Cruise Ship Campaign Over Press Releases
Dublin Port’s chief executive has received an apology over press releases from a campaign against the end of cruise liner arrivals to the port that he claimed were defamatory, as The Irish Times reports. Lorcan O’Connor, a director of Carroll’s…
Managers at Dublin Port accept invite to discuss credit card spending, Brexit and cruise-ship business which AFLOAT adds is predominantly located within Alexandra Basin as above.
Executives at Dublin Port Company have agreed to appear before an Oireachtas committee to answer questions about expenditure on company credit cards and hospitality at the State-owned company. According to The Irish Times, on Friday the Oireachtas committee on transport,…
At the launch of the ro-ro freight-ferry Celine dubbed the 'Brexit-Buster' last year (see link below to related photo story) on Dubin Port expenses as originally revealed in the Sunday Independent which reported on expenditure items that included €200,000 for the commission and performance of a special piece of music for a ferry launch. AFLOAT adds this launch referred to the giant Celine where on board the musical piece entitled: 'Celine -Queen of the Cargo Ships’ was among several musical events performed in advance of the ship's christening ceremony attended by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.
A call for more scrutiny of spending by the State-owned Dublin Port Company, Independent.ie writes, has been insisted by the chairman of the powerful Public Accounts Committee (PAC).  Seán Fleming spoke out following reports that senior staff spent €520,000 on…
Dun Laoghaire RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat Anna Livia. Dublin District Court was told it was one of two lifeboats that approached the sailboat in the shipping lane on 1 June 2017
A small sailing boat that was “erratically” zigzagging in the shipping lane delayed a cruise liner from entering Dublin Port, as the Irish Independent reports from a Dublin court. The trial of two Crumlin men facing charges under the Maritime…
To mark Hapag Lloyd's first cruise to Dublin Port by newbuild Hanseatic Nature, the 15,560 gross tonnage vessel was 'dressed overall' to celebrate the occasion last Thursday while berthed at the North Wall Quay extension. The 230 guest 'Expedition' class ship operates at the high-end of the cruise market had on board German only-speaking clientele who are currently on Dublin-Hamburg (9-day cruise) which returns to the city port on Saturday, 1 June.
A quartet of cruiseships called to Dublin Port last week among them a brand new ship operating at the higher-end of the market for German based clientele, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 15,560 gross tonnage newbuild named Hanseatic Nature had sailed…
Dublin Port Cruise Ship Evidence Before Oireachtas Committee Today at 1.30pm
The All-Ireland Cruise Ship Action Group will be appearing before the Oireachtas Committee on Transport, Tourism and Sport today at 1.30pm. The Group says it will be giving evidence on the impact the Dublin Port Company’s ban on cruise ships will…
Pictured (l-r) were delegates from the Flemish government visiting Dublin Port Company Nic Van der Marliere (General Representative of the Flemish Government); Sabien Lahaye-Battheu (Deputy for Tourism of the Province of West Flanders); Carl Decaluwé (Governor of the Province of West Flanders); Jan Peumans (Speaker of the Parliament of Flanders); Freddy Evens (Secretary General Foreign Affairs); Pierre-Emmanuel de Bauw (Belgian Ambassador to Ireland); Jacques Vanhoucke (Head of Economic and Commercial Trade); Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO, Dublin Port Company.
Delegates from the Flemish government visited Dublin Port Company to discuss the importance of direct shipping routes to Europe and preparations in the lead-up to Brexit. Such preparations include the launch of the world’s largest roll on-roll off ship Celine…
Dublin Port Announces 'Dwell Time' Initiative to Increase Port Capacity Post-Brexit
Dublin Port Company (DPC) has today announced an initiative to decrease the dwell time of containers and trailers at Dublin Port so as to increase the Port’s throughput capacity for future growth. As Afloat reported earlier, Phase 1 of the…
Dublin Port: The new charges and restrictions will apply from June 1st to one of three container terminals. Above AFLOAT adds is the terminal operated by the Doyle Shipping Group (DSG) which is located in Alexandra Basin (East).
#dublinport - Measures in Dublin Port will see halving the time it will allow shipping containers to be held for free and doubling charges for subsequent storage in order to increase space for Brexit, reports The Irish Times. The State’s…
Celebrity Eclipse arriving into Dublin Port. The 2,850 guest Celebrity Eclipse arrived in Dublin to become the first ever cruise  ship to be based from the port in 2018
DublinTown, the not for profit organisation charged with creating a welcoming and economically viable city environment in Dublin, has urged Dublin Port to provide clarity in relation to its decision to severely restrict cruise ship tourism to Ireland. Dublin Port…
Another 'Brexit-Buster' AFLOAT adds is M.V. Laureline which arrived to Dublin Port, firstly to Alexandra Basin and then shifted to Alexandra Basin (East) yesterday. The 5,400 freight deck lane metre newbuild marks further capacity on the direct Dublin cargo routes to mainland continental Europe through the ports of Zeebrugge, Belgium and Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
#dublinport - In Dublin Port today it was announced that CLdN, the Luxembourg-based short-sea Ro-Ro shipping company and owner of the “Brexit Buster” MV Celine, has added its newly built ship “MV Laureline” onto its direct Ro-Ro freight service from…
All-Ireland Campaign Launched to Reverse Ban on Cruise Ships Entering Dublin Port
A group of businesses across the tourism, retail and transport sectors have come together to campaign against the Dublin Port Company’s surprise ban on cruise ships entering Dublin Port from 2021. The group, which will be known as the All-Ireland…
The 330m Royal Princess  cruise ship arrives in Dublin in 2018 carrying more than 3,000 passengers and crew
Dublin Town, the not for profit organisation charged with creating a welcoming and economically viable city environment in Dublin, has urged Dublin Port to reconsider its decision to cut cruise ship calls to the city by more than 50%, from…
Cruise ships Afloat adds such as Magellan and Royal Princess use Alexandra Basin into which a new ro/ro (roll on/roll off) operator will be moving into.
#dublinport - Dublin Port's CEO has defended the company’s proposal to limit cruise ship traffic because of capacity issues. Eamonn O’Reilly told RTÉ radio’s Morning Ireland that the plan is to reduce the number of cruise ships allowed into Dublin…
Restricted cruise calls planned from 2021... Afloat took a trip into Dublin Port during last year's cruise season where FTI Cruises Berlin is seen berthed at the North Wall Quay Extension (see related story below).In the foreground cruise-goers from the almost 10,000 tonnes cruiseship take a stroll on the Tom Clarke (East-Link) Bridge that spans the River Liffey.
#dublinport -  Dublin Port Company issued a statement this week in regards to its cruise ship business which showed the number calling to the Port has grown considerably in recent years. In 2018, there were 150 cruise ship calls. This…

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