Cargo volumes almost back to record levels of 2019, Dublin Port boss says

Eamonn O’Reilly said that cargo volumes are now just 1.7 per cent behind the landmark 38 million tons which passed through the port three years ago

Eamonn O’Reilly, chief executive, Dublin Port: ‘The Irish economy is doing very well, despite the impact of inflation and Covid-19.’ Picture: Lorraine O’Sullivan

The volume of cargo moving through Dublin Port is almost back to the record levels achieved in 2019, Eamonn O’Reilly, the company’s chief executive, has said.

In 2019, more than 38 million tons of cargo moved through Dublin Port, which was an all-time record. Britain’s exit from the EU and the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in a drop in trade volumes in the last two years, but O’Reilly said cargo volumes are now ...