Dublin Port is one of five major ports classified as Tier 1 and Tier 2 ports in National Port Policy and categorised as core and comprehensive ports in the EUs TEN T network. Dublin Ports large share of national port volumes particularly in the RoRo and LoLo modes arises due to a combination of two factors location and depth of water. Dublin Port is a key part of the national port system and Dublin Port Company seeks to ensure that it plays its role in providing national port capacity.
Dublin Port handles almost 50 percent of all trade in the Republic of Ireland. Located in the heart of Dublin City and at the hub of the national road and rail network, Dublin Port is a key strategic access point for Ireland and in particular the Dublin area.