Dublin Port Company (DPC) has authorised CMA CGM Inland Services (CCIS) to commence operations at Dublin Inland Port. CCIS, a global leader in inland services with a vast container depot network across 30 countries, is set to become the second company to relocate its container operations to DPC’s north Dublin logistics hub starting this month.
In collaboration with service partner Doyle Shipping Group, CCIS is anticipated to generate 25 new jobs. The Marseille-headquartered firm, known for its expertise in sea, land, air, and logistics solutions, employs over 155,000 people worldwide. With a fleet of more than 620 ships calling at over 420 ports globally, CCIS has been actively operating in the Irish market since 2006.
This marks the second license granted at Dublin Inland Port, following Dublin Ferryport Terminals (DFT) receiving permission from DPC to operate in October 2021. The development aligns with CCIS’s commitment to delivering top-tier logistics solutions and expands its operations into Ireland.
The Dublin facility will specialise in container storage, repair, and the provision of refrigerated containers for frozen foodstuffs and high-value pharmaceuticals exported worldwide from Ireland. Doyle Shipping Group, a family-owned company employing 700 people in Ireland and handling over 13 million tonnes of cargo at Irish ports, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership and its potential to enhance options for customers.
DPC has invested €8 million in the second phase of the hub’s development, bringing the total investment in Dublin Inland Port to €56 million. The facility aims to focus on container storage and repair, catering to the export needs of key sectors such as foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, beverages, and refrigerated products.
Cormac Kennedy, Head of Commercial at Dublin Port, highlighted the ongoing development of Dublin Inland Port as part of DPC’s strategy to optimise existing port lands by relocating non-core, port-related activities. Located strategically 14 kilometres from Dublin Port off the M2, with direct access to the M50 and Dublin Port via the Dublin Port Tunnel, the Dublin Inland Port aims to contribute to the efficient use of the Dublin Port Tunnel and internal network, providing valuable additional space within the Dublin Port footprint for Irish exporters and importers.
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