The Dublin Port Company has reportedly slammed the inefficient use of terminal space at its gateway after the introduction of a new border and customs facility.
According to the Irish Independent, the new facility was set up at Dublin Port as a result of Brexit, and the port has had to introduce new measures to speed the throughput of cargo.
It is believed that the company has said that the need to maximise the use of land at the port is 'more pressing' following the loss of eight hectares of its estate to State agencies for secondary inspection facilities.
Eamonn O’Reilly, CEO, Dublin Port Company has said that they will begin imposing charges and dwell time limits at terminals operated by Doyle Shipping Group, which accounts for 45% of containers and trailers moving from its ports.
“Our container terminals are operating at half of the target land utilisation we set for them in our Franchise Policy in 2014,” O'Reilly said.
“One of the impacts of Brexit is that we have to achieve these targets sooner. The Dublin Port Dwell Time Initiative provides essential financial incentives to move cargo through the port more quickly,” he said.
According to reports, effective as from 1 June, containers can be left at the port free of charge for four days compared to the current seven.
Allied to this, the daily fee for containers and trailers left at the port after the free period is believed to be doubling to €40.
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