Dublin Port Company (DPC) has confirmed that Dublin Inland Port will open in early November 2021, with Dublin Ferryport Terminals (DFT) confirmed as the first company licenced to begin operating at the state-of-the-art facility in North Dublin.
DPC said the move will enable DFT, as the operator of one of the country’s largest container terminals, to increase its total throughput handling capacity at Dublin Port by 20 per cent.
DPC has invested more than €48 million (US$56 million) to date acquiring and developing Dublin Inland Port on a 44-hectare site some 14 kilometres from Dublin Port, with direct access to the M50 and to Dublin Port via the Dublin Port Tunnel.
DFT has signed a 20-year lease with DPC to run a new five-hectare empty container depot at the facility. The empty container depot will be run under the brand name Dublin Ferryport Inland Depot (DFID).
DFT will relocate its current empty depot business to Dublin Inland Port from its container terminal in Dublin Port, thereby freeing up capacity to handle more full containers. The freed-up space at DFT will increase its capacity by 20 per cent from the second half of 2022 after completion of further development at the terminal including the delivery of five new rubber tyred gantry cranes.
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