Dublin Port cargo volumes jump 5.8pc
Published 23/10/2015 | 10:45
Cargo volumes at Dublin port were up 5.8pc year-on-year in the nine months to the end of September.
Newly released figures put total throughput (imports and exports) for the period at 24 million gross tonnes.
Imports rose 6pc to 14.4 million gross tonnes on the same trading period, which the Port said was a sign of the improving domestic economy.
Dublin Port Company chief executive Eamonn O'Reilly said 2015 will be a record year for the port.
Today Mr O'Reilly is meeting European Investment Bank (EIB) vice president Jonathan Taylor to finalise a €100m EIB loan for the Port's Alexandra Basin redevelopment project - the largest single infrastructure development project in the Port's history.