Barry O’Connell appointed new CEO at Dublin Port Company

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Barry O’Connell will be Dublin Port Company’s new CEO from 14 November 2022, following an open and competitive recruitment process.

Barry joins Dublin Port Company from the Coca-Cola System, where he has held multiple senior executive roles in bottling operations around the world since 1992.

Barry replaces Eamonn O’Reilly, who stepped down from the role on 31st August after twelve highly successful years.

Dublin Port sees full year impact of Brexit on unitised volumes

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83% of Dublin Port’s volumes are in the RoRo and LoLo modes and there were contrasting outcomes in these two modes:

  • The number of RoRo units fell by -9.3% or 99,000 trailers
  • This was significantly offset by an increase in LoLo units of +10.2% or 43,000 containers
  • Overall unitised volumes (RoRo and LoLo combined) were down by -3.8% or 56,000 units

The full year impacts of Brexit on Dublin Port’s unitised volumes (RoRo and LoLo) are now clear:

  • The overall decline in the number of containers and trailers was small (-3.8%).
  • Fewer goods are now moving in trailers in the RoRo mode and more are moving in containers in the LoLo mode.  LoLo’s share of unitised volumes increased from 29% to 33%.
  • Fewer RoRo trailers are moving driver-accompanied.  During 2021, their number declined by 90,000, contributing substantially to the overall decline in RoRo volumes of 99,000.
  • The decline in RoRo volumes was concentrated on routes to the GB ports of Holyhead, Liverpool and Heysham where volumes declined by 187,000 (-21%) to 703,000.
  • However, RoRo volumes on direct routes to Continental Europe increased by 88,000 to 259,000.
  • As a result, where GB routes accounted for 64% of all of the 1.5 million unit loads (RoRo and LoLo combined) in 2020, they only accounted for 52% of the 1.4 million unit loads in 2021.


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DUBLIN Port has secured planning approval for the development of the next phase of its inland port near Dublin Airport.

Dublin Port Company believes that developments at Dublin Inland Port and at other locations close to the M50 can better meet the requirements for port-related but non-core activities including logistics services.


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Dublin Port Announces New Dwell Time Initiative To Increase Port Capacity Post-Brexit

Problem: Containers and freight trailers must move through Dublin Port lands at faster pace as growth continues with volumes up 7.0% in Q1 2019

Solution: Dublin Port Company has announced an initiative to decrease the dwell time(*) of containers and trailers at Dublin Port so as to increase the Port’s throughput capacity for future growth.

(*) Dwell time: time spent in the same position, waiting to be picked up.

Phase 1:

  • Reduce the free time period allowed for containers and trailers (from 7 to 4 days)
  • Double the daily quay charges applied after this free period.

Phase 2 etc.:

  • Objective of achieving an average dwell time of 2.0 days in container terminals in Dublin within three years.
  • Target is to achieve an average dwell times of 16 hours, before end 2021. This will require many trailers to be removed from the port to inland locations, particularly during off peak hours.