About Dublin Port

Dublin Port complex covers a 650 acre area, is the second largest industrial estate in Ireland and employs over 4,000 people. 136 are employed by DPC and the remaining are employed by different operators within the port estate including persons involved in, stevedoring, haulage, warehousing, shipping, oil handling and storage, ship repair, maintenance, etc.

About Dublin Port

DPC employees are based in the Port Centre building, the Operations building, the Oil Jetty Fire Warden Control building and the Maintenance and Services building. The Port Centre building is located on Alexandra Road where central administration, finance, procurement, corporate services, (human resources, marketing/public relations, communication) are based. The Operations building, on Breakwater Road, houses the harbour and land (including port security) personnel. Fire Wardens are located in the Fire Warden Control building on Jetty Road. Maintenance and services personnel, Engineers and Environmental, Health and Safety departments are located at the maintenance and services building and workshops on Bond Drive Extension.

Dublin Port Company was established as a state commercial port company, in March 1997, under the Harbour’s Act 1996. It is also subject to the Companies Acts. The Company has a board of directors which includes the Chief Executive Officer.

The port caters for a large number of cruise liners (93 in 2015) facilitating over 189,000 cruise line passengers.

In addition, the port accommodates other vessels such as visiting naval vessels, sailing ships, large leisure craft, research vessels, etc.

Covered warehouses are provided within which goods are stored or handled, loaded or unloaded from containers, etc.

The Company’s executive management team consists of:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Company Secretary & Chief Financial Officer
  • Harbour Master
  • Port Engineer
  • Projects Manager
  • Land Operations Manager
  • Head of Corporate Services
  • Port Estate Development Manager

Dublin Port caters for the movement of goods and passengers through the port and in 2015 handled almost 33 million tonnes of cargo and 1.9 million passengers. Goods are handled by the following modes, namely:

  • Ro Ro (Roll-on Roll-off), passenger and freight ferries.
  • Lo Lo (Lift-on Lift-off), containers.
  • Bulk liquid (oils, molasses, liquefied petroleum gases, etc.).
  • Bulk solids (grains, animal feeds, cement, petroleum coke, furnace slag, scrap metals, etc.).
  • Break bulk and general cargo
  • Vehicle imports (new and used), cars, vans, trucks, etc.

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