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Dublin Port trade increases 6.8% in first nine months of 2016
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Dublin Port trade increases 6.8% in first nine months of 2016

Dublin Port announced new figures in October showing a 6.8% increase in trade volumes for the first nine months of the year. The current pace of growth puts Dublin Port on course for a record year for the third year in a row.

Total throughput (imports and exports) for the nine months to the end of September was 26.0 million gross tonnes.

Exports moved ahead by 7.0% to 10.6 million gross tonnes in the first nine months, while imports climbed by 6.7% to 15.4 million gross tonnes, reflecting ongoing improvement in the domestic economy. 

Summary of YTD September 2016 Trade Statistics

Gross tonnes

2016 YTD

2015 YTD

% change

Total Throughput

26.0m

24.4m

6.8%

Imports

15.4m

14.4m

6.7%

Exports

10.6m

9.9m

7.0%

Ro-Ro units

699,361

650,104

7.6%

Lo-Lo TEU

495,304

453,060

9.3%

Ferry passengers

1,460,585

1,453,530

0.5%

Tourist vehicles

400,949

399,008

0.5%

Trade vehicles

77,494

70,574

9.8%

 

Ro-Ro freight trailers and Lo-Lo containers are the mainstay of Dublin Port’s business and they continue to show very strong growth.

Ro-Ro cargo arriving on trailer-trucks and lorries increased by 7.6% to 699,361 units, while Lo-Lo containers moved ahead by 9.3% to 495,304 TEU.

More than 77,000 new vehicles were imported through Dublin Port in the first nine months, up 9.8% on the same period last year as demand for new cars and commercial vehicles showed little sign of abating. Meanwhile ferry passenger traffic experienced a slight uplift by 0.5% as 1.4m ferry passengers and over 400,000 tourist vehicles passed through the port, as holidaymakers and Ireland soccer fans took advantage of direct routes to France and Britain.

Dublin Port’s cruise business grew with 103 cruise calls in the first nine months bringing 152,000 cruise visitors to the capital. 

Read more here: http://www.dublinport.ie/news/dublin-port-trade-increases-6-8-first-nine-months-2016/ 

Source: Dublin Port

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