Business is booming at Dublin Port. It looks like the company is going to break its own records for the third year running.
The latest figures show that business grew by 2.9% in the first half of 2017, which included its busiest ever month with 3.2 million tonnes of goods passing through the Port in May.
Passenger ships are busy too; tourism volumes on ferries grew by 776,000 in the first six months of this year, while Dublin has welcomed 50 cruise ships.
Eamonn O'Reilly, Chief Executive, Dublin Port Company, has described the growth as "phenomenal", and confirmed that planning has begun on Dublin Port's second major Masterplan project.
MP2 won't get permission until late 2020, but is expected to provide much needed additional capacity for Ro-Ro freight and container traffic to the UK and Europe.