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Reduction in Volume of Goods Passing through Irish Ports

31st October 2019
Containership above AFLOAT adds is the BG Diamond which operates a UK-Ireland-mainland continental liner service through Belgium and The Netherlands. The Chinese built 'Ireland-Max' class lo-lo vessel is pictured berthed at the Tivoli Container Terminal located in Cork Harbour.  Containership above AFLOAT adds is the BG Diamond which operates a UK-Ireland-mainland continental liner service through Belgium and The Netherlands. The Chinese built 'Ireland-Max' class lo-lo vessel is pictured berthed at the Tivoli Container Terminal located in Cork Harbour. Photo: A. Fleming / Port of Cork - twitter

Goods in terms of volumes going through Ireland's ports between April and June this year fell in comparison with the same period last year, according to the Central Statistics Office.

The seven main Irish ports - Dublin, Cork, Rosslare, Drogheda, Shannon Foynes, Waterford and Bantry Bay - handled 12.3 million tonnes of goods in the three months.

This is a decrease of 7.5% compared with the same three months of 2018.

Exports from these ports amounted to 4.3 million tonnes, an almost 9% fall on the same period last year, while there were 8 million tonnes of imports, a 6.7% decrease on the three months in 2018.

For more BreakingNews has a report. 

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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