Dublin Port Company
With 30.85 mln tn of freight handled in 2014, Dublin is the largest port on the island of Ireland. Moreover, the harbour takes care of almost 50% of the Republic of Ireland's trade.
The port's main trade is ro-ro, which accounts for 65% of its total throughput. There are six terminals (altogether nine ferry ramps, three of which are two tier) used by five ferry companies offering 15 daily sailings from Dublin. Lo-lo traffic is served by three terminals (565,700 TEU in 2014). Dublin handles also liquids (incl. oil, petroleum, bitumen, chemicals, gases and molasses) through four oil berths connected to the pipeline system. The 41 ha oil zone offers storage capacity for 330,000 tn of oil products. Dry Bulk facilities are provided to cater for the loading and discharging of concentrate, peat, coal, grain, animal feedstuffs, fertilizer, ecocem (furnace slag) and cement fines. Additionally, Dublin is Ireland's main port for pax traffic, where smaller cruises can approach the very centre of city by Liffey River and the larger ones berth at the Alexandra Quay, 2 km away from the city.
Dublin port is being directly linked with the M50 route since 2006 via the 4.5 km long Dublin Port Tunnel, which eased greatly the number of heavy duty vehicles in the city, thus reducing traffic congestion. Currently, the port authority is focused on the 2012-2040 Masterplan, which main priority is to increase the port's cargo turnover up to 60 mln tn per year by i.a. deepening the port's waters from 7.8 m to 10.5 m by 2040.
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|TOTAL||30.85 mln tn||28.84 mln tn||+7%|
|Dry bulk||1.89 mln tn||2 mln tn||-5.5%|
|Liquids||3.62 mln tn||3.5 mln tn||+3.4%|
|General cargo||25.34 mln tn||23.34 mln tn||+8.6%|
|incl.||Containers||565.7 thou. TEU||516.87 thou. TEU||+9.4%|
|Ro-ro||821.88 thou. cargo units||761.96 thou. cargo units||+7.9%|
|Pax||1.71 mln||1.61 mln tn||+6.2%|