Out of 2017’s first three months total, imports amounted to 5.1 mln tn (+3.3% year-on-year), whereas exports added the remaining 3.6 mln tn (+5.5% yoy).
At the same time, wheeled cargo traffic totalled 238,831 ro-ro cargo units (+7.7% yoy). Container turnover summed up to 163,086 TEU (+0.1% yoy). A total of 32,459 vehicles were handled at Dublin port, too (+1.9% yoy).
On the other hand, passenger traffic at Ireland’s capital port went down in the reported period, by 9.3% yoy to 270,171 travellers, who also brought less cars with them (-4.9% yoy to 78,874).
"Having seen growth of 25% in the four years to last December, 2017 has started strongly with growth of 4.2% in the first quarter. Growth at this level was the norm over decades before the economic crash after 2007. What we are seeing in Dublin Port’s volumes is entirely consistent with the strong recovery evident in the domestic economy in recent years. Long-term growth requires additional capacity and we have a 10 year EUR 600 mln capital investment programme well underway to make sure that Dublin Port can continue to meet demand between now and 2040," Eamonn O’Reilly, Dublin Port Company’s Chief Executive, commented.
Dublin Port Company