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Public Consultation Report on Dublin Port Masterplan Revealed
The Dublin Port Company has announced today over 200 responses from a wide range of stakeholders in a report issued on the Masterplan Public Consultation Process. The consultation process secured 222 formal responses from a range of important participants. Common…
Up Close and Personal: New Boat Tours of Dublin Port
The public will have greater access to see shipping activity in the Port of Dublin, when a new boat-based tour of the country's busiest port starts tomorrow, writes Jehan Ashmore. Titled the River Liffey & Port Tour, the 45-minute excursion…
New €1.5m Rail-Spur for Dublin Port
The opening this week of a new rail-spur in Dublin Port by Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar T.D.,brings a boost to rail freight competitiveness, writes Jehan Ashmore. Dublin Port Company invested €1.5m for the 1.6km long rail-spur expansion which links…
RMR Shipping Increase Irish-West African Sailings
Dublin Port Company has welcomed RMR Shipping's new increased frequency of its service to West Africa, from a monthly to fortnightly service starting next month, writes Jehan Ashmore. The direct service which began in 2009 using a single vessel from…
Shackleton Spearhead's Into Dublin Bay
Lord Mayor of Dublin and Admiral of Dublin Port, Gerry Breen, performed the 523 year-old "Casting of the Spear" ceremony in Dublin Bay on midsummer's day, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 'casting' for yesterdays' re-enactment by the Lord Mayor took place…
Varadkar to Open Dublin Port Conference
Dr. Leo Varadkar, T.D., Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport will open a major conference on the future development of Dublin Port at 9 am tomorrow at The Gibson Hotel, Dublin (beside the Point Village). Among the issues to be…
Dublin Port to Pay €16.5 million Dividend to the State
At its Annual General Meeting today, Dublin Port Company which operates Ireland's largest port, handling over half of Ireland's trade, announced it will pay a €6.5 million dividend to the State in June 2010 based on its Financial Results for…
Masterplan for Development of Dublin Port Announced
Dublin Port Company today announced the commencement of a wide-ranging, public consultation process to devise a Masterplan for the long-term development of Dublin Port, Ireland's most important port.  Over the next 30 years, based on even the most conservative estimates,…
Trade Levels Continue to Grow for Dublin Port
Dublin Port Company today published trade statistics for 2010 which showed an increase in the port's volumes of 6.1% in 2010. Total throughput for the year was 28.1m tonnes which is less than 10% down from the port's best ever…
Dublin Port to host Free Family-Friendly Open Day
Ireland's largest port will open up to the public next Saturday (18 September) when the Dublin Port Company is to host a free family-friendly Open Day. The fun free events will be taking place throughout the day at Dublin Port,…

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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