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The Seatruck Point at Heysham Port by Rob Wicks

Shipments between Dublin, Ireland and Heysham, England

June 8, 2023

Ports don’t get much better than this. 

Seeing roughly two thirds of all Irish Sea freight traffic, Dublin Port is the largest on the Irish Sea and is the busiest port in ROI. Meanwhile, in 2021 Heysham Port reached no. 6 on the UK Government’s “Top 10 UK major ports by domestic tonnage” list

With both ports providing vital freight services to businesses on both sides of the Irish Sea, here’s what you need to know about transporting your goods between Dublin and Heysham. 

Transporting cargo from or to Dublin 

Of the 1.24 million Irish Sea freight shipments between January 2022 and September 2022, 44.5% were transported into Dublin Port.

From its unaccompanied load services to world-class facilities and commitment to sustainability, there are a lot of benefits to transporting your goods via Dublin. 

Learn more about Dublin Port in our 2-minute guide here. 

While there are plenty of advantages to transporting your goods via Dublin port, businesses can enjoy more advantages by importing/exporting their goods through Heysham on the other side. 

Shipping cargo from or to Heysham 

Heysham is strategically located to act as a key hub with easy access to the UK, the Isle of Man, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. 

With optimised connectivity to the M6, cutting down travel distances and transit times is easy.

But Heysham offers so much more than its convenient location, by providing:

- RoRo shipping

- End-to-end cargo solutions 

- Access to multimodal road & rail services

- Reliable storage

- Warehousing 

And much more.

Find out more about Heysham Port in our quick guide. 

If you are looking to transport your goods between England and Ireland, both Dublin and Heysham port provide the facilities necessary to make your Irish Sea transportation as straightforward as possible.

At Seatruck Ferries, we can help you get there. 

Why book with us?

In just 9 hours, we can safely sail your unaccompanied or driver accompanied goods between England and Ireland via our Dublin ⇄ Heysham service. 

For decades now, we have been supporting businesses on both sides of the Irish Sea with the secure shipment of goods. With our MySeatruck web tool & app, you can enjoy full visibility on your unaccompanied shipments and will be updated every step of the way.

To book your Dublin ⇄ Heysham tickets, get in touch with us today.


Image credit: The Seatruck Point at Heysham Port captured by Rob Wicks