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Statistics of Port Traffic

2017

Tonnage of goods handled, 2016-2017
  000 tonnes
Category of goods20162017change
Liquid bulk11,27412,211+8.3%
Dry bulk15,93716,805+5.4%
Lift-on/lift-off7,2307,346+1.6%
Roll-on/roll-off14,88415,497+4.2%
Break bulk & other goods1,3871,486+7.2%
Total50,71253,346+5.2%

Irish ports handled 53.3 million tonnes of goods in 2017

Statistics of port traffic Figure 1 – Cargo handled
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Irish ports handled 53.3 million tonnes of goods in 2017, an increase of 5.2% when compared with 2016.  Goods forwarded from Irish ports amounted to 17.8 million tonnes in 2017, while a total of 35.5 million tonnes of goods were received in 2017, both increasing by 5.2% when compared with the previous year. See table 4.

The tonnage of goods handled rose in all five traffic categories in 2017, with the largest annual percentage increase in liquid bulk goods (+8.3%) and the smallest in lift-on/lift-off goods (+1.6%). 

Dublin port accounted for 60% of all vessel arrivals in Irish ports and almost half (46.9%) of the total tonnage of goods handled in 2017. See tables 1 and 8B.

Almost three quarters of the total tonnage of goods handled was accounted for by trade with Great Britain & Northern Ireland and other EU countries (41.7% and 32.6% respectively). Roll-on/roll-off traffic accounted for 60% of trade with Great Britain & Northern Ireland. Dry bulk goods and Lift-on/lift-off traffic accounted for 73% of trade with Other EU countries, while 80% of trade with Non-European ports was dry bulk goods. See table 5C.

The annual analysis also shows that:

  • The number of vessels arriving annually in Irish ports decreased marginally (-0.6%) to 12,829 in 2017, while the gross tonnage of these vessels rose by 1.7% to 243.0 million tonnes. See table 1.
  • Goods received accounted for two-thirds (66.5%) of the total tonnage of goods handled in 2017, as was the case in 2016. See table 4.
  • Of the total weight of goods handled in 2017, dry bulk accounted for 31.5%, roll-on/roll-off 29.0%, liquid bulk 22.9%, lift-on/lift-off 13.8% and break bulk 2.8%.
  • The routes between Dublin and three UK ports – Holyhead, Liverpool and Milford Haven Liverpool were the busiest routes for inward movement of goods in 2017.  The Dublin-Holyhead and Dublin-Liverpool routes were also the busiest routes in terms of goods forwarded. See tables 10A and 10B.
Table 1: Number of arrivals and gross tonnage of vessels, 2013 - 20171
Port 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
 NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000
Arklow 913 -- -- -- 13
Bantry Bay 291,177 271,110 29974 9235 23819
Castletownbere 1525 1329 1542 1443 1641
Cork 1,28016,766 1,18416,942 1,17418,787 1,12018,102 1,26318,362
Drogheda 314808 376966 384980 379995 3921,062
Dublin 6,651142,372 7,040156,718 7,106164,806 7,665171,539 7,713175,848
Dundalk 4390 3577 4289 8292 3676
Dun Laoghaire 2084,085 1573,083 8553 3680 767
Galway 150563 167695 160602 170603 176717
Greenore 93423 116526 118735 131682 129823
Killybegs 64421 -- 56588 53465 23380
Kilrush 12 72555 -- -- --
Kinsale 48 -- 717 1129 513
New Ross 122302 114281 94239 94228 115153
Rosslare 1,68333,116 1,69233,492 1,69533,460 1,70132,903 1,77034,651
Shannon Foynes 7067,922 6626,904 7618,385 93610,179 5157,023
Sligo 00 1222 1325 1632 918
Tralee Fenit 17162 19187 21191 20187 20236
Waterford 4251,947 4202,090 4372,092 3762,042 4502,503
Wicklow 70174 56129 96175 114203 123212
Youghal 7362 7058 5548 5044 4342
Total 11,957210,439 12,232223,865 12,271232,790 12,903238,882 12,829243,047
1 Minor revisions for some ports have been made from 2013-2017.
Table 2: Number of arrivals and gross tonnage of vessels classified by type of vessel, 2017
PortVessel type Total
Liquid bulk Dry bulk Container Specialised General Passenger 
NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000
Arklow-- 13 -- -- -- -- 13
Bantry Bay20740--------37823819
Castletownbere--1641--------1641
Cork3474,5922701,8573053,410532,691191530975,2831,26318,362
Drogheda24641131----357967--3921,062
Dublin4704,017443988347,1821283,2966,110155,2061275,7507,713175,848
Dundalk-- -- -- -- 3676  3676
Dun Laoghaire-- -- -- -- -- 767 767
Galway11941552136------5166176717
Greenore--76654--31750151--129823
Killybegs------269371233723380
Kilrush--------------
Kinsale--513--------513
New Ross--115153--------115153
Rosslare--2625----1,74434,626--1,77034,651
Shannon Foynes747901645,039--7652681,1112185157,023
Sligo--918--------918
Tralee Fenit--------20236--20236
Waterford----10179317913201,387122324502,503
Wicklow--------123212--123212
Youghal--------4342--4342
Total1,05410,619 7898,366 1,24011,384 2106,166 9,271194,581 26511,930 12,829243,047
Table 3: Number of arrivals and gross tonnage of vessels classified by vessel size class, 2017
PortVessel size class (tonnes) Total
100-4,999 5,000-7,999 8,000-19,999 20,000-39,999 40,000-79,999 >=80,000 
NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000 NumberGross tonnage '000
Arklow13 -- -- -- -- -- 13
Bantry Bay12 -- -- 15442 7374 -- 23819
Castletownbere1641 -- -- -- -- -- 1641
Cork6671,913 80597 2152,173 1413,868 1377,157 232,654 1,26318,362
Drogheda3901,051 211 -- -- -- -- 3921,062
Dublin6922,316 1,0547,076 2,44837,783 2,01155,272 1,48170,433 272,968 7,713175,848
Dundalk3676 --  -- -- -- 3676
Dun Laoghaire13 -- 665 -- -- -- 768
Galway165519 633 227 129 2110 -- 176717
Greenore77208 30200 12170 10245 -- -- 129823
Killybegs1034 16 457 7214 169 -- 23380
Kilrush00 -- -- -- -- -- 00
Kinsale513 -- -- -- -- -- 513
New Ross115153 -- -- -- -- -- 115153
Rosslare2625 -- 7137,812 1,03126,814 -- -- 1,77034,651
Shannon Foynes280809 452595555663 641,853 632,701 8738 5157,023
Sligo918 -- -- -- -- -- 918
Tralee Fenit27 640 12189 -- -- -- 20236
Waterford276801 1371,009 22291 14360 141 -- 4502,503
Wicklow123212 -- -- -- -- -- 123212
Youghal4342 -- -- -- -- -- 4342
Total2,9358,244 1,3619,231 3,48949,230 3,29489,097 1,69280,885 586,360 12,829243,047
Table 4: Tonnage of goods handled classified by category of traffic, 2013 - 2017
    ‘000
Category of traffic20132014201520162017
Goods received
Liquid bulk9,0438,5759,7299,1179,644
Dry bulk 12,0129,34511,94911,83112,671
Lift-on/lift-off traffic3,3053,6033,8143,9473,954
Roll-on/roll-off traffic6,5227,0117,3917,9988,331
Break bulk and all other goods521550757852899
Total 31,40329,08333,63833,74435,499
 
Goods forwarded
Liquid bulk2,4992,7702,7092,1572,567
Dry bulk 3,9365,7833,9184,1064,134
Lift-on/lift-off traffic2,9003,0423,1693,2833,392
Roll-on/roll-off traffic5,6236,0946,5166,8867,167
Break bulk and all other goods361711715535587
Total 15,31918,40017,02816,96717,847
Total goods handled
Liquid bulk11,54111,34512,43811,27412,211
Dry bulk 15,94815,12815,86615,93716,805
Lift-on/lift-off traffic6,2046,6466,9837,2307,346
Roll-on/roll-off traffic12,14513,10413,90714,88415,497
Break bulk and all other goods8831,2611,4721,3871,486
Total 46,72247,48350,66650,71253,346
Table 5A: Tonnage of goods received classified by category of traffic and region of trade, 2017
      ‘000
Category of trafficRegion of trade
Great Britain & Northern IrelandOther EUNon-EU1Other ports2Coastal tradeTotal
Liquid bulk
Liquefied gas621720183
Crude oil1,0303351,772452-3,589
Oil products3,81275219404425,201
Other liquid bulk goods31452793329619772
Total5,0501,3832,0017484639,644
       
Dry bulk      
Ores60777-3,311-4,148
Coal11621581,503-1,733
Agricultural products2262,0222411,8921074,489
Other dry bulk goods3821,867185126422,301
Total3784,7295846,83214912,671
       
Lift-on/lift-off traffic      
20 ft containers105625322738
40 ft containers3512,42497082,862
Other containers1350--4355
Total4573,3991273143,954
       
Roll-on/roll-off traffic      
Road goods vehicles3,047153---3,200
Trade vehicles1813791-165
Unaccompanied trailers3,9611,004-0-4,965
Total7,0261,29491-8,331
       
Break bulk and other goods      
Forestry products1205877561312
Iron and steel products272092903268
Other general cargo3620478219319
Total1524711857713899
       
Total13,06311,2762,7917,73163935,499
1 Trade with ports in European countries that are not members of the E.U.
2 Trade with ports in Non-European countries
3 A small amount of data which cannot be coded to individual traffic categories has been included under 'Other' goods.
Table 5B: Tonnage of goods forwarded classified by category of traffic and region of trade, 2017
      ‘000
Category of trafficRegion of tradeTotal
Great Britain & Northern IrelandOther EUNon-EU1Other ports2Coastal trade
Liquid bulk
Liquefied gas115-0016
Crude oil94167-3090570
Oil products5542502634734381,978
Other liquid bulk goods33---03
Total6514332637824382,567
       
Dry bulk
Ores4201108--312
Coal--11164-175
Agricultural products8432--53
Other dry bulk goods31,4081,638232242923,594
Total1,4201,8813531882924,134
       
Lift-on/lift-off traffic
20 ft containers552560147332
40 ft containers5142,046133612,656
Other containers0404--0404
Total5702,706147683,392
       
Roll-on/roll-off traffic      
Road goods vehicles2,949174-003,124
Trade vehicles0101-2
Unaccompanied trailers3,460581-004,041
Total6,4097560107,167
       
Break bulk and other goods      
Forestry products3310-7
Iron and steel products11614441727307
Other general cargo33417273031273
Total153318124657587
       
Total9,2036,0946291,06485517,847
1 Trade with ports in European countries that are not members of the E.U.
2 Trade with ports in Non-European countries
3 A small amount of data which cannot be coded to individual traffic categories has been included under 'Other' goods.
Table 5C: Total tonnage of goods handled classified by category of traffic and region of trade, 2017
      ‘000
Category of trafficRegion of tradeTotal
Great Britain & Northern IrelandOther EUNon-EU1Other ports2Coastal trade
Liquid bulk
Liquefied gas633220199
Crude oil1,1245021,77276104,158
Oil products4,3661,0024574738817,179
Other liquid bulk goods31482793329619775
Total5,7011,8152,2641,53090112,211
       
Dry bulk      
Ores639781083,311-4,460
Coal11621691,667-1,908
Agricultural products2342,0652431,8921074,542
Other dry bulk goods31,4903,5054171503345,896
Total1,7986,6109367,02044116,805
       
Lift-on/lift-off traffic      
20 ft containers16188131681,069
40 ft containers8654,47010103695,518
Other containers1754--4759
Total1,0276,10613119827,346
       
Roll-on/roll-off traffic      
Road goods vehicles5,996327-006,324
Trade vehicles1813792-167
Unaccompanied trailers7,4211,586-009,007
Total13,4352,05093015,497
       
Break bulk and other goods      
Forestry products1236178561319
Iron and steel products143353331730575
Other general cargo340376855139591
Total305790197124701,486
       
Total22,26617,3713,4198,7961,49453,345
1 Trade with ports in European countries that are not members of the E.U.
2 Trade with ports in Non-European countries
3 A small amount of data which cannot be coded to individual traffic categories has been included under 'Other' goods.
Table 6: Details of roll-on/roll-off traffic handled by port, 2017
PortPassenger cars, motorcycles and accompanying trailers/caravansPassenger busesTrade vehicles1Freight vehicles/trailers2
Number Number NumberTonnes '000LoadedEmpty
   NumberTonnes '000Number
Received
Cork12,866 24 34,28243 327285
Dublin263,461 4,730 103,755100 508,7767,28325,196
Rosslare136,148 1,709 18,64322 59,5378811,630
Total412,475 6,463 156,680165 568,6408,16626,911
          
Forwarded      
Cork12,985 24 1,0701 372636
Dublin240,096 6,499 9870 483,5195,94096,403
Rosslare133,762 1,759 2740 69,7391,218903
Total386,843 8,282 2,3312 553,6307,16497,342
           
Total      
Cork25,851 48 35,35244 6998121
Dublin503,557 11,229 104,742100 992,29513,223121,599
Rosslare269,910 3,468 18,91723 129,2762,0982,533
Total799,318 14,745 159,011167 1,122,27015,330124,253
1 Vehicles imported or exported
2 Includes data on (a) road goods vehicles and accompanying trailers (b)( unaccompanied road goods trailers and semi trailers and
  (c) unaccompanied caravans and other road, agricultural and industrial trailers
Table 7: Details of lift-on/lift-off traffic handled by port, 2017
          
PortLoaded units Empty unitsTotal units
NumberTEU's1Tonnes '000 NumberTEU's1 NumberTEU's1
Received         
Cork46,05779,44581314,68328,57660,740108,021
Dublin181,895320,1473,00713,92426,456195,819346,603
Waterford6,26712,2871353,8668,66910,13320,957
Total234,219411,8793,95432,47363,701266,692475,581
         
Forwarded         
Cork48,23191,38591113,50818,36861,739109,753
Dublin113,428209,4162,32583,247140,735196,675350,151
Waterford8,08917,9121562,2713,50810,36021,420
Total169,748318,7133,39299,026162,611268,774481,324
         
Total         
Cork94,288170,8301,72428,19146,944122,479217,774
Dublin295,323529,5635,33297,171167,191392,494696,754
Waterford14,35630,2002916,13712,17720,49342,377
Total403,967730,5927,346 131,499226,312 535,466956,904
1 TEU Twenty-foot equivalent unit = 1360 cubic feet
Table 8A: Tonnage of goods received and forwarded classified by port and region of trade, 2017
      ‘000
PortRegion of tradeTotal
Great Britain & Northern IrelandOther EUNon-EU1Other ports2Coastal trade
Goods received
Arklow------
Bantry Bay76159-130-365
Castletownbere--52--52
Cork1,1971,6371,9041,031115,780
Drogheda9158354339769
Dublin10,3474,5072517067815,889
Dundalk3206-938
Dun Laoghaire------
Galway-37--420458
Greenore1937231354-776
Killybegs-2---2
Kilrush------
Kinsale312---15
New Ross1426522-10311
Rosslare737211---948
Shannon Foynes4922,4122765,250918,522
Sligo15---6
Tralee Fenit------
Waterford281,005119227101,390
Wicklow5541---96
Youghal-676--82
Total13,06311,2762,7907,73263835,499
       
Goods forwarded      
Arklow------
Bantry Bay9479-309-481
Castletownbere------
Cork7121,2852644854423,188
Drogheda21429126-513
Dublin6,0932,69218149919,107
Dundalk358---44
Dun Laoghaire------
Galway33109--4146
Greenore93---12
Killybegs-11-20-31
Kilrush------
Kinsale------
New Ross2212---34
Rosslare988230---1,218
Shannon Foynes9531,1321811783182,761
Sligo-8---8
Tralee Fenit115-17134
Waterford32182--223
Wicklow46----46
Youghal------
Total9,2036,0956301,06485617,847
1 Trade with ports in European countries that are not members of the E.U.
2 Trade with ports in Non-European countries
Table 8B: Total tonnage of goods handled classified by port and region of trade, 2017
      ‘000
PortRegion of tradeTotal
Great Britain & Northern IrelandOther EUNon-EU1Other ports2Coastal trade
Arklow------
Bantry Bay169238-439-846
Castletownbere--52--52
Cork1,9082,9222,1671,5164538,967
Drogheda305874563991,282
Dublin16,4407,20043275617024,996
Dundalk38296-982
Dun Laoghaire------
Galway33146--424604
Greenore2837531354-788
Killybegs-13-20-33
Kilrush------
Kinsale312---15
New Ross3627822-10345
Rosslare1,725441---2,166
Shannon Foynes1,4453,5444575,42840911,283
Sligo113---14
Tralee Fenit115-17134
Waterford311,223121227101,612
Wicklow10141---142
Youghal-676--82
Total22,26617,3713,4198,7961,49453,346
1 Trade with ports in European countries that are not members of the E.U.
2 Trade with ports in Non-European countries
Table 9A: Tonnage of goods received and forwarded classified by port and category of traffic, 2017
      ‘000
PortCategory of trafficTotal
Liquid bulkDry bulkLift-on/lift-offRoll-on/roll-offBreak bulk & other goods
Goods received
Arklow------
Bantry Bay365----365
Castletownbere----5252
Cork3,4651,40281345565,780
Drogheda33554--182769
Dublin4,2851,1993,0077,3831615,889
Dundalk-38---38
Dun Laoghaire------
Galway452---6458
Greenore-558--218776
Killybegs----22
Kilrush------
Kinsale-15---15
New Ross10301---311
Rosslare---90345948
Shannon Foynes1,0347,404--848,522
Sligo-5--16
Tralee Fenit------
Waterford-1,196135-591,390
Wicklow----9696
Youghal----8282
Total9,64412,6713,9548,33189935,499
       
Goods forwarded
Arklow------
Bantry Bay481----481
Castletownbere------
Cork2,083989118883,188
Drogheda-433--80513
Dublin-8352,3255,94179,107
Dundalk-44---44
Dun Laoghaire------
Galway-92--54146
Greenore-9--312
Killybegs----3131
Kilrush------
Kinsale------
New Ross-34---34
Rosslare---1,218-1,218
Shannon Foynes32,562--1972,761
Sligo-8---8
Tralee Fenit----3434
Waterford-16156-51223
Wicklow-3--4346
Youghal------
Total2,5674,1343,3927,16758717,847
Table 9B: Total tonnage of goods handled classified by port and category of traffic, 2017
      ‘000
PortCategory of trafficTotal
Liquid bulkDry bulkLift-on/lift-offRoll-on/roll-offBreak bulk & other goods
Arklow------
Bantry Bay846----846
Castletownbere----5252
Cork5,5481,4991,724531448,967
Drogheda33987--2621,282
Dublin4,2852,0345,33213,3242224,996
Dundalk-82---82
Dun Laoghaire------
Galway45292--60604
Greenore-567--221788
Killybegs----3333
Kilrush------
Kinsale-15---15
New Ross10335---345
Rosslare---2,121452,166
Shannon Foynes1,0379,966--28011,283
Sligo-13--114
Tralee Fenit----3434
Waterford-1,212291-1101,612
Wicklow-3--139142
Youghal----8282
Total12,21116,8057,34615,4971,48653,346
Table 10A: Tonnage of goods received classified by port and detailed region of trade for key ports, 2017
         ‘000
Detailed region of tradePortTotal
Bantry BayCorkDroghedaDublinGalwayRosslareShannon FoynesWaterford
Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Clydeport--3524-45-2574
Fishguard-----692--692
Holyhead---3,434----3,434
Liverpool-1012,787--3-2,802
Milford Haven (inc. Pembroke)76156312,467-3220-2,948
Sullom Voe 631      631
Other ports-400561,135--270261,887
Total761,1979110,34707374922812,967
          
Other EU
Belgium - Antwerp-25638388--445731
Belgium - Zeebrugge-112585----598
France - Cherbourg---48-197--244
Netherlands - Rotterdam-642132,331--691613,216
Spain - Bilbao--3246--236287
Spain - Las Palmas-175----1,304-1,479
Sweden - Brofjorden---37--310-347
Other ports15956351687437146838043,650
Total1591,6375834,507372112,4121,00510,552
          
Non-EU
Norway-1,814536--24161,894
Russia-5038202--21883591
Other countries-401112--3421118
Total-1,90454251--2761192,603
          
Other ports
Algeria-167-----5173
Argentina-281-284----566
Brazil-43-78--67228821
Canada 59993  7062293
Columbia------1,318-1,318
Guinea------2,539-2,539
U.S.A.651757182--515611,004
Other countries653061870--13671664
Total1301,03133706--5,2502277,378
          
Coastal trade
Cork--362420-5710553
Other ports-11616--34-67
Total-11978420-9110620
          
Total13655,78076915,8894589488,5221,39034,120
1 The activity of all other Irish ports not listed above amounts to a total of 1,379,000 tonnes
Table 10B: Tonnage of goods forwarded classified by port and detailed region of trade for key ports, 2017
         ‘000
Detailed region of tradePortTotal
Bantry BayCorkDroghedaDublinGalwayRosslareShannon FoynesWaterford
Great Britain & Northern Ireland
Belfast-38-104--118-261
Fishguard-----988--988
Heysham---271----271
Holyhead---2,864----2,864
Immingham-241----11-252
Liverpool-6-2,461--72-2,539
Southampton 113 175  12 299
Other ports9431421421833-74131,616
Total947122146,0933398895339,089
          
Other EU
Belgium - Antwerp7924441355--34-753
Belgium - Ghent--1418--88-236
Belgium - Zeebrugge---247----247
France - Cherbourg---60-226--286
France - Dunkerque------243-243
Netherlands - Amsterdam 224 56  55 335
Netherlands - Rotterdam-500321,344--1321632,172
Other ports-317776231094580551,764
Total791,2852912,6921092301,1322186,037
          
Non-EU
Norway-263-180--46-489
Other countries-121--1352141
Total-2642181--2642630
          
Other ports
U.S.A.139349------488
Other countries170136649--178-539
Total309485649--178-1,027
          
Coastal trade
Galway-427----427-427
Other ports-15-914-15-428
Total-442-914-442-854
          
Total14813,1885139,1071461,2182,76122317,637
1 The activity of all other Irish ports not listed above amounts to a total of 210,000 tonnes
Table 11: Passengers1 disembarking/embarking classified by port and route, 2017
‘000
PortCountryTotal
Great Britain FranceOther2
FishguardHolyheadLiverpool CherbourgRoscoff
Disembarking
  Cork--- -41-41
  Dublin-90025 0-2927
  Rosslare292-- 10229-424
  Total29290025 1027021,392
         
Embarking
  Cork--- -42-42
  Dublin-89023 0-2916
  Rosslare283-- 10334-420
  Total28389023 1037621,378
         
All Passengers
  Cork--- -83-83
  Dublin -1,79148 1-31,843
  Rosslare575-- 20564-844
  Total5751,79148 20614732,769
1 Excluding cruise passengers on excursion
2 Not precluding other British and French ports
Table 12: Number of cruise ships and passengers by port, 2017
PortsNumber of cruise shipsNumber of passengers
Bantry Bay32,388
Castletownbere00
Cork6899,263
Dublin1127146,429
Dún Laoghaire71,083
Galway53,691
Killybegs127,209
Rosslare00
Shannon Foynes00
Waterford124,710
Total234264,763
1 Includes passengers embarking in Dublin port
Table 13: Number of cruise ships by month of arrival and passengers, 2017
 Number of cruise shipsNumber of passengers
January1431
February00
March2841
April1013,724
May4048,781
June5245,761
July4153,939
August5971,799
September2727,474
October1922
November11,091
December00
Total234264,763

Background Notes

Coverage

This release contains the results of an annual analysis of activity at Irish ports in 2017. The data is compiled from returns made by Scheduled Harbour Authorities, State Companies and a number of other harbours as outlined below:

Scheduled harbour authorities
Arklow harbour commissioners
Bantry Bay harbour commissioners
Kilrush town council
Kinsale harbour commissioners
Sligo harbour commissioners
Tralee and Fenit pier and harbour commissioners
Youghal town council

State Companies
Drogheda port company
Dublin port company
Dundalk port company
Dun Laoghaire harbour company
Galway harbour company
New Ross port company
Port of Cork company
Port of Waterford company
Shannon Foynes port company
Wicklow port company

Other harbours
Castletownbere fishery harbour centre
Greenore port
Killybegs fishery harbour centre
Rosslare Europort

As the figures (detailed in tables 1-13) have been rounded independently there may be slight discrepancies between the sum of the constituent items and the totals shown. A ‘0’ indicates a value that has been rounded to zero, whereas a ‘-’ indicates no activity.

Definitions

Tonnage of Goods:
This includes the weight of immediate packaging material but excludes, in the case of containerised traffic, the weight of containers. The tonnage of goods for roll-on/roll-off traffic may be based on estimated coefficients for certain vehicle categories. The export of live cattle on the hoof is excluded from the tonnage of goods in this release.

Region of Trade:
Coastal - Trade between Irish ports excluding Northern Ireland.
Great Britain & Northern Ireland - Includes Isle of Man and other British crown dependencies.
Other EU - Trade with ports in European countries that are members of the E.U. excluding Ireland and Great Britain. Outermost regions of Member States (e.g. the Canary Islands) are included.
Non EU - Trade with ports in European countries that are not members of the E.U.
Other Ports - Trade with ports in Non European countries.

Gross Tonnage of Vessels:
The measure of the overall size of a ship determined in accordance with the provisions of the International Convention on Tonnage Measurement of Ships, 1969.

Vessel types:
Only the activity of trading vessels, car ferries and other passenger vessels is covered in the series. Only vessels of at least 100 gross tonnes are included. The following vessels are excluded:

– Fish-catching vessels
– Fish-processing vessels
– Vessels for drilling and exploration (exception: Killybegs)
– Tugs
– Pusher craft
– Research and survey vessels
– Dredgers
– Naval vessels
– Vessels used solely for non-commercial purposes
– Vessels entering the ports for shelter

Vessel types are classified according to the International Classification of Ship Types (ICST-COM). Cruise liners are included where passengers embark or disembark in port.

The ship categories included under each vessel type are outlined below:

Liquid bulk vessels:
Oil tanker
Chemical tanker
Liquid gas tanker
Tanker barge
Other tanker

Dry bulk vessels:
Bulk/oil carrier
Bulk carrer

Container vessels:
Full container

Specialised vessels:
Barge carrier
Chemical carrier
Irradiated fuel carrier
Livestock carrier
Vehicle carrier
Other specialised carrier

General cargo vessels:
Reefer
Ro-ro passenger
Ro-ro container
Other ro-ro container
Combination carrier general cargo/passenger
Combination carrier general cargo/container
Single decker
Multi-decker

Passenger vessels:
Cruise liners
Other passenger only vessels

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