Your gateway to Ireland

The location of the port you use makes a huge difference, both in terms of time and cost and avoiding unnecessary delays. That’s why at Peel Ports Dublin we understand the pressures cargo owners, logistics operators and shipping lines contend with and have developed our offering to meet your needs.

Your Key Contact

Fraser Houston
Head of Sales, Clydeport 07769 885944

Connecting Dublin to the world

Partnering with Peel Ports Dublin can connect you with the rest of the world very quickly. We have a number of short-sea connections with ports in Central Europe and Irish Sea as well as feeder services connecting us with the Far East, India and South America.

We pride ourselves in forging excellent relationships with all our stakeholders, whilst offering bespoke solutions to our customers to meet their business requirements.

Ireland's leading container terminal

Ireland’s leading container terminal is proudly operated by Peel Ports Dublin. Marine Terminals Ltd (MTL) produces a throughput of 250,000 TEU’s per year, with direct LoLo connections to the UK, the Netherlands, France, Iberia and onwards worldwide.

Peel Ports Dublin has a rich history we’re proud of, and we’ve invested heavily to ensure an equally exciting and industrious future. Over the last ten years, we’ve invested over €30 million across MTL’s infrastructure, making Dublin one of the safest and most technologically advanced container terminals in Europe.

We pride ourselves in forging excellent relationships with everyone we work with and offer bespoke solutions to our customers. Companies already working with us to manage and control their supply chains efficiently and effectively include BG Freight, CMA/CGM, DFDS, MacAndrews and Seago Maersk.

Ireland’s premier container terminal

MTL has the flexibility, resource and equipment to ensure a safe and efficient turnaround of vessels. Further to this, MTL has the deepest draft and longest quay wall for container vessels arriving at Dublin Port.

Geography, determination and Irish resourcefulness have all contributed to make MTL the country’s premier container terminal, which handles an average throughput of 170,000 TEUs every year. We handle almost a third of Dublin’s containerised goods and nearly one in five of the entire country’s containers.

MTL regularly handles over 1000 container movements per day without delays, ensuring our customers goods reach their point of consumption in a timely fashion. Throughput at MTL shows continual growth as we both welcome new customers and witness the volumes increase for our existing users of the port.

We also own and operate Dublin Containers & Transport Services Ltd (DCATS), which provides a fast, efficient maintenance, repair and depot management solutions for our customers including everything from container repairs, onsite depot work and reefer storage. DCATS has the added value of location as the depot is on our port estate adjacent to the container terminal, resulting in competitive shunting rates.

If you need flexibility, dedication and resourcefulness, Peel Ports Dublin is the right place for you.

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Our location means we're ideally placed to provide direct LoLo connections to the UK, the Netherlands, France, Iberia and onwards worldwide.

Our location couldn't be better. MTL is situated at the mouth of the River Liffey and entry point to the city centre of Dublin which makes us an obvious transit hub for those looking to access markets in Ireland or export via the capital.

We handle almost a third of Dublin's container traffic and nearly one in five of all containers in Ireland. Our customers know that we're easy to work with and hard working. Through a wealth of expertise, resources and infrastructure we're able to offer a service that's tailor-made for you.

Services at Dublin

We’re here to help you create, manage and control an efficient and effective supply chain. We listen to your specific needs and translate them in creative, tailor-made, high quality solutions utilising our wide range of expertise and experience, resources and infrastructure.

Dublin Marine information

At Port of Dublin we can offer the full range of Marine services from marine pilotage and pilot transfer to hydrographic surveying and navigation assistance. Our marine team can also assist with mooring services.

Container Services.

We offer a full range of depot services for dry, refrigerated and specialist equipment. These range from inspection and grading to CSC plating and steam cleaning. We also have refrigerated equipment and offer pre-trip inspection along with electricity plug ins.

Port Security.

At the Port of Dublin we have 24/7 security for import and export. We also have traffic Security staff supported by Port Police. You can rest assured that the Port of Dublin is Ireland’s most secure port.


At the Port of Dublin we have a team of highly trained and experienced professionals to load and unload your cargo. You will benefit from their port knowledge and experience in handling a wide range of commodities through the port.

SOLAS Container Weighing.

With all containers converging on ports to be loaded on ships, terminals have been suggested as the most logical point in the supply chain to weigh boxes. The Port of Dublin has undertaken a lengthy consultation process with the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) and its customers to develop a system that will help avoid potential export disruption for exporters. The Port of Dublin has the ability to weigh all containers as part of an in-process weighing scheme, which will not impact on productivity.

Container Shipping and Logistics.

At the Port of Dublin, when it comes to containers, we tick all the right boxes for our customers. Of course we load, unload and store their goods in the safest, most efficient, most cost-effective way. But that’s only half the story. The other half involves booking systems, flexibility, repair, reliability, management and added value. 

Legal Documents

Terms & Conditions(3)
Group-ST01 Standard Terms And Conditions For Container Terminals Operated By Members.. September 2022(405KB)dcats-st01-terms-and-conditions-for-containers-repairs-revision-september-2020(486KB)Group-ST03 - Terms and Conditions Applicable To A Licence for the use of Berths at Port Operated By Peel Ports Group.(151KB)

Dublin Charges

Marine Terminal Limited Common User Charges 2024 (Ver. 1)(567KB)