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A container ship Afloat adds berthed in the port's DFT Terminal.
Record growth figures again in Dublin Port Company have been reported for 2019 as trade with the European Union countries experienced strong growth. Volumes on Ro-Ro (Roll-on/roll-off) and Lo-Lo (life-on/lift off) shipping services to Continental Europe grew by 10.7%, but…
The Dublin Dock Workers’ Preservation Society needs help in storing it's collection of over 6,000 photographs
There has been 'terrible news' reported for Dublin Dock Workers' preservation society who need urgent help to preserve records stored on the internet. The Dublin Dock Workers’ Preservation Society was set up nine years ago, in early 2011. It is…
The Great South Wall closure is due to tide height and dangerous winds on the exposed wall surface
As Storm Brendan is forecast to arrive on Monday morning, 13th January 2020, combined with a period of high tides, Dublin Port Company will temporarily close public access to the Great South Wall and the North Bull Wall Bridge on…
In Dublin’s Docklands, a business group has questioned whether a €320m project by Dublin Port Company (DPC) to double its capacity is in the interests of businesses and residents. The Docklands Business Forum is expected to raise concerns about the…
One of the world’s largest Tall Ships, the 270-foot-long Cuauhtémoc owned by the Mexican Navy on the Liffey with sailors in the rigging
As the main gateway for trade in and out of Ireland, 2019 has been a year of exceptional progress and growth at Dublin Port on several fronts No. 11 Liffey Ferry returns The start of 2019 saw the return of…
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…
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…
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…

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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