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Shipping cargo between England and the Republic of Ireland via Liverpool ⇄ Dublin?

July 31, 2023

You’re in the right place. 

Here’s what you need to know about the Dublin ⇄ Liverpool route. 

Dublin Port

Did you know we sail to Dublin Port up to 4x a day? That’s up to 1,400x a year! 

And there is a very good reason for this. For world-class facilities and sustainable initiatives, Dublin Port is hard to beat.

Of the 1.24 million Irish Sea freight shipments in the first 9 months of 2022, 44.5% went into Dublin. Meanwhile, almost 50% of all sailings into Ireland also went into Dublin. 

Seeing roughly two thirds of all Irish Sea traffic, Dublin Port helps traders moving abnormal loads (including refrigerated goods) with state of the art facilities; such as:

  • refrigerated equipment
  • pre-trip inspections
  • electricity plug-ins

And more. 

The Port is also committed to prioritising sustainability in future developments. 

“It is our policy to manage our obligations to the environment in a responsible manner and to take a sustainable approach to developing the port’s business.”

-Official Dublin Port Company Statement.

The Port of Liverpool 

According to UK Government statistics, the Port of Liverpool accounted for 58% of the total increase in unaccompanied roads goods vehicles traffic last year. 

As the second-biggest port on the Irish Sea (second only to Dublin), the Port of Liverpool is one of England’s major seaports for freight shipments, handling as much as 60 ferry vessels every month.

The popularity of the port is no surprise, with leading facilities such as:

  • Container depot 
  • Warehousing solutions 
  • 10 lane AutoGate managing system
  • £100 million Biomass terminal 

Making the Port of Liverpool a first choice for countless traders. 

The port’s commitment to security serves to further cement it as a major Irish Sea seaport

“The Port Security Authority and Port Police maintain oversight of the port’s geography and the facility infrastructure. So you can have complete peace of mind knowing that, whatever goods you have, they’re being handled and stored in one of the most secure port environments in the UK.”

Why choose us?

When you ship your goods between Dublin and Liverpool with us, you can take advantage of our excellent facilities so that transporting all types of freight becomes easy, including:

  • Hazardous cargo 

Our trained personnel are available to advise on the specific requirements of the IMDG code, while our vessels are designed to accommodate a wide range of hazardous goods. 

  • Abnormal loads

All of our vessels are designed specifically to handle freight shipments. At Seatruck, we can support you with the transport of your abnormal loads - in fact, we regularly ship wide, heavy, high and long loads. 

  • Mobiles 

Each year we move more than 25,000 mobiles, including rubber wheeled machinery, caravans, vans and trade cars. 

Whether you are moving hazardous cargo, abnormal loads, mobiles or other unaccompanied shipments, we can help. 

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