About Dublin Port

Dublin Port Company is a State-owned commercial company responsible for operating and developing Dublin Port.  Dublin Port is the largest freight and passenger port in Ireland with all cargo handling activities carried out by private sector companies operating in intensely competitive markets within the Port.

Dublin Port is one of five major ports classified as Tier 1 / Tier 2 ports in National Port Policy and categorised as core / comprehensive ports in the EU’s TEN-T network.  Dublin Port’s large share of national port volumes, particularly in the Ro-Ro and Lo-Lo modes, arises due to a combination of two factors, location and depth of water. Dublin Port is a key part of the national port system and Dublin Port Company seeks to ensure that it plays its role in providing national port capacity.

Dublin Port handles almost 50% of all trade in the Republic of Ireland. Located in the heart of Dublin City and at the hub of the national road and rail network, Dublin Port is a key strategic access point for Ireland and in particular the Dublin area.

 


DUBLIN PORT SEES A SMALL REDUCTION IN VOLUMES IN 2021 POST BREXIT

Trailers and containers down by 56,000 (-3.8%) to 1.4 million units

Dublin Port Company reported trading figures for the fourth quarter of 2021 and for the year as a whole on 21st January 2021.

Following a surge in activity in Q4 2020, before Brexit border controls were introduced on 1st January 2021, overall volumes at Dublin Port declined in Q4 2021 by -10.3% to 9.1 million gross tonnes.  This decline was driven by an -11.9% reduction in the number of containers and trailers year-on-year from a pre-Brexit spike of 418,000 units in Q4 2020 to 369,000 units in Q4 2021.  For the year as a whole, overall volumes at Dublin Port fell by -5.2% to 34.9 million gross tonnes.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE Q4 2021 TRADE FIGURES: HERE