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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…
The MV Shingle berthed in Dublin Port
RTÉ News has brought attention back to the fate of the MV Shingle, the vessel seized in a tobacco-smuggling sting in 2014 that has cost the Revenue Commissioners almost half a million euro since. Afloat.ie’s Jehan Ashmore reported on the…
Dublin Port’s Cruise Call Cutbacks ‘Will Have Catastrophic Effect On Industry’
Dublin Port’s decision to reduce cruise liner visits from 2021 has sparked concern among the wider tourism industry in Ireland. As covered last month on Afloat.ie, rising freight volumes and the need to create space due to Brexit will mean…
Brexit-Buster: Celine the largest ro-ro vessel of its type, is seen underway having departed Dublin Port on the direct continental ro-ro freight route to Rotterdam, The Netherlands in mainland Europe. Afloat adds the 234m long vessel has almost 8,000 freight lane meters in capacity, enabling to carry 503 trailers or transport 3,795 cars when using all decks.
#dublinport - Celine, otherwise dubbed the Brexit-Buster following the giant ro-ro ship's christening ceremony almost a year ago in Dublin Port, is to be bolstered with additional sailings linking Ireland directly with mainland Europe. The operator of Celine, CLdN Ro-Ro…
New Dublin Port Customs Check Posts Will Be ‘Pinch Point’ Says CEO
New customs checkpoints in Dublin Port are expected to be a ‘pinch point’ for hauliers, according to the port company’s chief executive. Eamonn O'Reilly tells RTÉ News that delays are likely to result from the new border inspection posts as…
MV Shingle registered in Giurgiulești on the River Danube, is the largest port in Moldova. AFLOAT also adds, in recent weeks Shingle shifted berths within Dublin Port from the North Wall (near East-Link bridge) to the adjacent Alexandra Basin (above). The 669 tonnes ship had arrived in June 2014 following customs officers who seized the ship which was escorted to Drogheda and subsequently transferred to Dublin where for almost five years has lain laid-up because of the State’s inability to dispose of it.
#dublinport - The Connaught Telegraph writes the Revenue Commissioners have offered a ship to be sunk in Killala Bay on the Mayo/Sligo border as part of a plan to attract divers to the area. The 60-metre MV Shingle won't cost…
Eamonn O’Reilly, chief executive of Dublin Port. Mr O’Reilly says Dublin Port will be prepared for a hard-Brexit and customs posts will be functioning for the March 29th deadline
#dublinport - At Dublin Port freight requiring physical checks after Brexit will, writes The Irish Times, be inspected in a warehouse formerly owned by businessman Harry Crosbie following an agreement signed by the State. As part of contingency planning for…
The Standard Club chooses Dublin (port above) for strong talent pool and proximity to UK, EU and US. The ship insurer generates about $290m of premiums annually.
#dublinport - Ship insurer Standard Club based in the UK, estimates that about 40% of its business will be written through its new Dublin unit, which has been set up to allow the business to continue to service customers in…
Seized products bagged in the joint operation by officials that took place in Dublin Port
#dublinport - In a joint operation between the Department of Agriculture and Revenue Customs, FarmIreland writes of seized illegal meat at Dublin Port that took place recently. Some 3.7t of various meat products were seized as they did not comply with…
Dundalk Port lies close to the border with Northern Ireland
Dublin Port Company has issued a Notice to Mariners with regard to standard operating procedures or vessels entering, moving within and departing Dundalk Port. The Co Louth port lies on the other side of the Cooley Peninsula from the border…
Rinn Voyager at the Dublin Tall Ships Festival on the River Liffey
Two of my favourite waterside places along the Liffey are in Dublin Port – Ringsend and Poolbeg. The maritime history of Ringsend is part of the marine story of Ireland, an area resonant of seafaring history and Poolbeg Yacht and…
Across the Liffey in a jiffy: the “dockers’ taxi” is back in service after 35 years
As Afloat.ie reported earlier, the No.11 Liffey Ferry aka the “dockers’ taxi” is back in service after 35 years following a restoration project involving Richie Saunders of Ringsend, the Irish Nautical Trust, Dublin Port Company and Dublin City Council. It…
Times past: The last Liffey ferry service crossing took place in 1984 when above the ferry is seen heading to the North Wall and where along this quay now stands the National Convention Centre which is a dominate landmark on the waterside.  The ferry officially reopens service next month. AFLOAT also adds that another ferry, the 'Liffey Flyer' service did operate previously (albeit for just two years) until the Samuel Beckett Bridge opened almost a decade ago in December 2009.
#dublinport -  In Dublin’s Docklands, the historic No.11 Liffey Ferry otherwise known as the 'Dockers' ferry will today officially return to the capital’s waters after a 35-year absence. The much-loved service that linked the north and south docks is to…
2018 was the fourth successive record year for trade at Dublin Port
Dublin Port Company has today reported full-year trading figures for 2018. The latest figures show that cargo volumes through Dublin Port hit record levels for the fourth year in a row with growth of 4.3% to reach a new record…
Additional capacity could ease congestion in Dublin Port, says chief executive of SFPC. The largest port on the estuary is at Foynes where above is bulker Foxtrott
#ShannonEstuary - The port of Shannon Foynes writes The Irish Times, could take any post-Brexit strain off Irish east coast ports should Border checks lead to congestion, its chief executive has said. Pat Keating, chief executive of Shannon Foynes Port…

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