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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…
The Port of Rotterdam was the winner in 2018 of the ESPO Societal Integration of Ports Award.
Dublin Port is among four ports shortlisted for the 11th European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) Award on Societal Integration of Ports. The Irish port is in competition with Dover, Stockholm and Union des Ports de France (UPF). The jury selected…
Early next month reports The Irish Times, a major traffic plan is to be launched to prevent Brexit-related traffic congestion at Dublin Port spilling out into the city, the port tunnel and the motorway network. The contingency plan – known…
Ship Shape - Arriving into Dublin Port this morning was one of the world’s largest Tall Ships, the 270-foot-long Cuauhtémoc owned by the Mexican Navy
Dublin Port Company and the Mexican Embassy in Dublin have welcomed one of the world’s largest Tall Ships, the 270-foot-long Cuauhtémoc, which sailed into Dublin early this morning for a five-day visit to the capital. She is berthed at Sir…
The 270ft Mexican Naval Ship “Cuauhtémoc” will open to public
Dublin Port Company and the Mexican Embassy in Dublin have announced that one of the world’s largest Tall Ships, the 270-foot-long Cuauhtémoc will sail into Dublin on Thursday, 5th September 2019 for a five-day visit to the capital before departing…
Planning approval has been secured by Dublin Port for the development of the next phase of its inland port near Dublin Airport. The latest stage, reports Independent.ie, of the inland port will include a site with capacity to store more…
Newbuild leadship tanker Thun Lidkoping is one of five 18,650dwt chemical product tankers, which AFLOAT tracked arriving to Dublin Port from Milford Haven, south Wales this morning. A sister, Thun London (above) was recently delivered to the same Swedish based shipping group who are regular callers to the Irish capital port.
A brand new Chinese built Dutch flagged tanker ordered by a Swedish lake based shipping group arrived into Dublin Port from Wales this morning, writes Jehan Ashmore. The L-class leadship Thun Lidkoping is the first of five 18,650 deadweight chemical…

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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