Dublin Port reports on bumper year

Dublin Port reports on bumper year

2015 was a record year at Dublin Port.

There was year on year growth of 6.4%, with increases in both imports and exports.

7,166 ships arrived in Dublin port last year, exceeding the previous record levels of 2007.

The port also saw a 5.1% increase in ferry passengers in 2015 as 1.8m passengers travelled through it.

Chief Executive of Dublin Port Company Eamonn O’Reilly hailed 2015 as an “exceptional year” for Dublin Port.

“2015 was an exceptional year for Dublin Port with a 6.4% increase in cargo volumes,” said O’Reilly.

“We have seen growth over the past three years of 17.3% and are now well ahead of where we were at the height of the boom in 2007. We also finalised debt facilities of €100m with the EIB during 2015 and succeeded in securing €23m in grant funding from the EU for our investment plans.”

“Our growth in recent years has been driven by the investment decisions of our major customers including Irish Ferries, Stena Line, Seatruck, CLdN, Doyle Shipping Group and Ecocem, and it is essential that we match these customers’ commitments by investing in nationally important port infrastructure in Dublin, the country’s premier port.”

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