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Unit Of Ferry Group Irish Continental To Operate At New Inland Port In Dublin

Published on Oct 18 2021 9:45 AM in General Industry tagged: Trending Posts / Dublin Port / Dublin Port Company / DPC / Irish Continental / Dublin Ferryport Terminals / DFT / Dublin Inland Port

Unit Of Ferry Group Irish Continental To Operate At New Inland Port In Dublin

A unit of ferry group Irish Continental has secured a licence to operate at a new €48 million inland port that has been developed by Dublin Port Company close to Dublin Airport. As reported by The...

A unit of ferry group Irish Continental has secured a licence to operate at a new €48 million inland port that has been developed by Dublin Port Company close to Dublin Airport.

As reported by The Irish Independent, Irish Continental subsidiary Dublin Ferryport Terminals (DFT), which already operates a container terminal at Dublin Port, has signed a 20-year lease to operate a five-hectare container depot at the new inland port that will boost DFT's throughput handling capacity at Dublin Port by 20%.

Managing Director of Irish Continental's Container And Terminal Division Statements

The managing director of Irish Continental's container and terminal division, Declan Freeman, reportedly said that securing the licence to operate at the new inland port comes at an "important time" for the company, and, "To meet growing demand for our load-on/load-off freight handling services, we need to be able to move containers through the DFT terminal at Dublin Port in greater numbers than before, and more frequently.

"Dublin Inland Port will give us the flexibility and much needed additional capacity to do that."

Head Of Property At Dublin Port Company Statements

The head of property at Dublin Port Company (DPC), Cormac Kennedy, reportedly said that the new inland port will be capable of accommodating up to 6,000 containers when it’s fully operational, and, "Other shipping and logistics operators will join DFT at the facility as DPC continues to maximise the capacity of Dublin Port's existing footprint to meet national port capacity requirements in the period of Masterplan 2040."

Facility Opening Month

The new facility will reportedly open in November.

Dublin Port Figures

Dublin Port reportedly handled 7,282 ship arrivals and 74,372 freight vehicles in last year. The port reportedly handled 36.8 million gross tonnes of imports and exports last year, which was reportedly 3.4% lower than in 2019.

However, the figure was reportedly up 7.6% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of last year.

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