Drogheda port - busier than ever.
Drogheda Port Company handled over 1.6 million tonnes of cargo in 2019 setting a new cargo tonnage record for the third consecutive year.
The port has been outperforming the Irish port sector in terms of year on year throughput growth for the last number of years.
The MV Nordic Diana stevedored by Fast Terminals imported a cargo of timber from Raahe in Finland on the 31st December establishing the new port record.
“2019 was marked by a robust economy coupled with strong performances in the agri and construction sectors,” Paul Fleming Drogheda Port Chief Executive, commented.
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“These record volumes highlight the need for continued development of the port and its facilities and we are currently completing a masterplan to inform the ports development over the next 30 years which will be published later this year.”
The record throughput has been achieved in a year which saw major restructuring within the port and improvements in operational efficiencies. The port company completed a number of mergers and acquisitions positioning itself as the leading full-service port in Ireland. The outlook for 2020 continues to be strong in spite of Brexit uncertainty.
As a major local employer the company is planning a number of cargo storage projects in 2020 to increase the ports throughput capabilities as it continues to provide a central role in facilitating Ireland’s open trading economy and is key in supporting a number of the region’s major employers to reach their markets.