Maritime traffic


Irish Maritime Development Office

Key information

Non-unitised bulk traffic by port and category. Number of TEU's (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) of container traffic by port and type. Number of freight units of roll-on/roll-off freight traffic by port, traffic corridor, and status. Number of tourist passengers and cars by traffic corridor. Percentage market share of the roll-on/roll-off market for Ireland - France and All-Ireland - UK by operator. Top ten containership operators by TEU, number of ships and percentage of the market. Number of orders for roll-on/roll-off vessels by vessel type and location.


The data is compiled from returns made by the harbour authorities, state companies, Northern Ireland ports and roll-on/roll-off shipping lines on routes between Ireland and UK.


Maritime activity at Irish ports, and the activity of shipping lines operating from Irish ports.



Reference period

Calendar year

Start date



Four months after the end of the reference period


  • Port (non-unitised)
    Shannon Foynes; Cork; Dublin; Bantry Bay; Waterford; Galway; Drogheda; New Ross; Greenore; Wicklow.
  • Port (container)
    Republic of Ireland (Dublin; Cork; Waterford; Drogheda); Northern Ireland (Belfast; Warrenpoint).
  • Port (roll-on/roll-off)
    Republic of Ireland (Dublin; Rosslare; Cork; Dun Laoghaire); Northern Ireland (Belfast; Larne; Warrenpoint).
  • Bulk Traffic Category
    Liquid; Dry; Break.
  • Container type
    Laden; Unladen.
  • Freight traffic status
    Driver accompanied; Unaccompanied.
  • Traffic corridor
    Northern; Central; Southern; Continental.
  • Ferry operator
    Stena Line; Brittany Ferries; Norfolkline; P&O; Seatruck Ferries; Irish Ferries; Cobelfret; LD Lines; Celtic Link.
  • Vessel type
    Ro/ro; Hi-speed; Ferry; Cruise.
  • Location
    Far East; N. Europe; S. Europe; ROW.


Business Sectors - Transport

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