The latest quarterly figures for Dublin Port have revealed that the number of tourist vehicles passing through the port decreased by 1.5% to 405,907 during the third quarter of 2018 while the number of ferry passengers declined 0.6% 1.48 million.
According to The Irish Times, despite the decline in tourist vehicle numbers and ferry passengers, the overall number of passengers that passed through the port during the period increased by 3.3% to approximately 1.7 million, mainly as a result of a 43% rise in cruise passengers to 212,297.
Meanwhile, Dublin Port has started constructing new customs buildings for checking vehicles post-Brexit, with the port's chief executive Eamonn O'Reilly asserting, "We have begun construction of primary Border control infrastructure to ensure that Dublin Port is prepared for whatever Brexit might throw at us."
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