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#DublinPort- Dublin Port, the country’s largest and busiest sea port,was only asked by the Department of Transport for details of its contingency plans to deal with a hard Brexit just over a month ago. As The Irish Times writes, almost…
#DublinPort - A major operator in Dublin Port, Stena Line has set a new company record for freight on its service to Holyhead, carrying a total of over 250,000 units in 2018. The milestone was achieved today, when Patrick van…
Making a mid-morning maiden arrival today was W.B. Yeats to Dublin Port following its delivery voyage from Germany and before the Festive Period. Since docking at the port's main ferryport, the 54,000grt newbuild shifted berths close to the Tom Clarke (East-Link) road toll-bridge where commuters can cross over the Liffey.
#DublinPort - On the same day of W.B. Yeats maiden delivery voyage to its Irish homeport of Dublin Port today, having docked first at the main ferry terminal, the 54,000 tonnes newbuild by mid-afternoon shifted berths, writes Jehan Ashmore The…
 It was “hard hats off” to O’Toole Transport truck driver Derek Keogh at Dublin Port this morning as he drove the one millionth Ro-Ro freight unit off Irish Ferries’ Ulysses to be welcomed by Irish Ferries Managing Director Andrew Sheen, Dublin Port CEO Eamonn O’Reilly, and Irish Ferries Freight Manager Derek Tighe, marking the first time ever for Dublin Port to surpass one million Ro-Ro units in a year
For the first time ever, Dublin Port Company has seen one million Ro-Ro freight units passing through the port within the year. The millionth freight trailer in 2018 arrived on board Irish Ferries’ Ulysses when she docked at 6.30am this…
The cruise liner Eclipse with a Dublin Port Tug on the River Liffey
As the main gateway for trade in and out of Ireland, 2018 has been a year of exceptional progress and growth at Dublin Port on several fronts Trade In the first nine months of the year, cargo volumes rose by…
Leadship of the E-Class, Thun Eos (No. 443) belongs to a new series of (LNG) powered oil/chemical tankers developed for Swedish operator Erik Thun AB. The vessel launched earlier this year is to be followed by a sister (next Saturday) with christening of Thun Evolve at Ferus Smit's Dutch yard, though through its second shipyard in Leer, Germany, is where Arklow Wave (No. 447) was launched, see Ports & Shipping (3rd Sept).
#DublinPort - A Swedish tanker operator that is a regular client of Dublin Port, through for example Thun Gratitude, which had anchored in the bay, having typically loaded in Milford Haven, Wales, departed the Irish capital yesterday, writes Jehan Ashmore.…
From L to R: Dublin Port Company Harbour Master Michael McKenna and Lord Mayor of Dublin Nial Ring join Poolbeg Training CLG representatives Manager Denis Murphy, Betty Ashe of Pearse Street, Tim Darmody of the Docklands and Jimmy Murray of Ringsend
Members of Dublin’s dockland communities gathered at Poolbeg Yacht Club to celebrate more than 25 years of the Rinn Voyager Sailing Project. Those in attendance included former volunteers, organisers and participants of the project over the years and saw the…
French Minister for Transport Elisabeth Borne in Dublin Witnesses French & Irish Ports MoU
French Minister for Transport Elisabeth Borne (pictured centre above) witnessed the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between Mr Mériadec Le Mouillour (left) on behalf of the Union des Ports Français (UPF) and Mr Michael Sheary, on behalf of the…
French Minister for Transport Elisabeth Borne
French Minister for Transport Elisabeth Borne will be in Dublin Port for a meeting of the Irish Ports Association and the Union des Ports Français on Friday 23rd November. Following a first workshop gathering Irish and French ports on 26…
Sotiris Raptis, EcoPorts Coordinator; Eamonn O'Reilly (re-elected) ESPO Chairman; Zeno d'Agostino, ESPO Vice-Chair; Isabelle Ryckbost, ESPO Secretary General
#Ports&Shipping - Eamonn O’Reilly has been unanimously re-elected as European Sea Ports Organisation (EPSO) Chairman following a vote of the organisation's General Assembly in Brussels yesterday afternoon. For the past two years O’Reilly has been chairing ESPO in addition he…
Pictured was Michael Stephens from The Irish Donkey Society with his donkey April, Becky Figueira from The Irish Donkey Society, Dublin Lord Mayor Niall Ring, Paddy O’Brien from Beaumont, Dublin 9 son of Mary Johnston who worked in The Dublin Dockyard War Munitions Factory located at Dublin Port and Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO, Dublin Port Company holding a replica 18 pdr Artillery Shell at the unveiling of a plague to the workers of The Dublin Dockyard War Munitions Factory located at Dublin Port during World War I
A plaque has been unveiled to remember 200 local women who manufactured 18 pounder shells in the Dublin Dockyard War Munitions Factory at Dublin Port.  As Afloat.ie reported earlier, a seminar to mark the centenary of the end of WWI…
To mark the centenary of the end of WW1, Dublin Port is host to a talk tomorrow at the port's headquarters, however due to high demand the ticketed event is fully booked out!... however DPC highlight that further related events are planned, so check out their facebook page for updates.
#DublinPort - A seminar to mark the centenary of the end of WW1 is to be held in the Dublin Port Company's Port Centre building on Alexandra Road, tomorrow, Saturday, 3 November. The event held in advance of the 100th…
The Dublin Port Pilot vessel, Camac (foreground) and the Stena Adventurer, a large roll on/roll off passenger ferry operating on the Holyhead - Dublin route. Cargo volumes into Dublin Port have risen again for the first nine months of 2018
Dublin Port Company today announced growth in cargo volumes of 4.7% to 28.4m gross tonnes for the first nine months of 2018. Within this total, imports grew by 6.0% and exports by 3.0%. 82% of the port’s volumes are in…
In the event of a hard Brexit Dublin Port would have to handle five times the freight 'overnight'. AFLOAT adds above yesterday at dawn docked in the capital next to the Tom Clarke (East-Link) toll-bridge is Irish Ferries chartered-in ropax Epsilon (primarily a freight ferry with limited passenger capacity) and during its routine 'Monday' layover, having completed a weekend roundtrip to Cherbourg, before commencing sailings (today) for the rest of this week to Holyhead, Wales. Recently the Rosslare based cruiseferry Oscar Wilde has ceased sailing to France for this season, however the ferry has made several continental crossings on the year-round direct Dublin-Cherbourg route in tandem with Epsilon.
#DublinPort - An hour and a half before dawn and several ships are making their way to Dublin Port, reports BBC News. The biggest by far is the Delphine (see Humber story), known locally as a Brexit-buster which Afloat adds…
Artist Philip Murphy (left) pictured beside his art piece adrift with the chief of staff of the Defence Forces Vice Admiral Mark Mellett
The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett today launched the ‘RMS Leinster WW1’ art exhibition sponsored by Dublin Port Company at the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire. The exhibition commemorates the centenary of…
#DublinPort - A plan by Dublin City Council (DCC) to house up to 150 people on a rented cruise ship is been considered to help tackle the housing crisis. The local authority writes The Irish Times, had explored renting a…

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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