Regularly vessels of 6,000 tonnes deadweight visit Galway, which has a total quay length capable of allowing up to 6 vessels in the inner dock at any one time depending on the vessel sizes.
Although Galway is a tidal basin, the dock gates maintain a high water level within the basin and vessels can dock and sail 2 hours before and up to high water each tide.
TRAFFIC & THROUGHPUT
CARGO PASSED THROUGH THE PORT OF GALWAY LAST YEAR
TONNES IMPORTED THROUGH THE PORT LAST YEAR
TONNES EXPORTED THROUGH THE PORT LAST YEAR
The year 2022 saw 350 vessels totalling 500,259 tonnes of cargo through the Port. Of this, imports were 287,990 tonnes and exports 212,269 tonnes.
Imports were Petroleum Products, Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF), Bitumen, Project Cargo (Wind Turbines) Exports were Scrap Steel, Limestone and Project Cargo.
- N1 x 80 tonne harbour mobile crane Sennebogen (870e) suitable for grab work and loading of RDF
- N1 X 40 tonne harbour mobile crane (Sennebogen 640M/K2) suitable for grab discharge/loading and lifting work
- NForklift trucks
- NHeavy lift cranage can be hired in locally
The Harbour Company has 2 X 8,000m²-covered storage warehouses which are on long term lease.
Open yardage of approximately 10 acres at the Port Enterprise Park is available for short and long term leases.
Centre Quay: 1,330m² storage for cargoes such as logs, limestone or scrap metal.
Warehouse on centre pier: 300m²
A fully automatic and certified 50 tonne weighbridge is located near Dun Aengus Quay North was commissioned in 2007.
By road tanker from various suppliers.
The Port can accept ships garbage in compliance with Marpol 73/78 annex V.
Security EC/725/2004(4), EU Directive 2005/65/EC
The Port is compliant under the terms of the ISPS Code and enhanced Port Security Directive.
Waste Oil Reception Facilities
Waste Lub Oils and dirty bilge water can be handled by local contractor in 35m³ road tankers.
In accordance with the Port Company’s Waste Management Plan, the standard waste management fee for ships is calculated at €68.75 per Port visit.
Freshwater is available on all quays at a rate of 20 tonne per hour.
|Breathanach Quay:||176m (Marina)|
|Dun Aengus North:||164m|
|Dun Aengus South:||161m|
|New Pier:||134m and 85m [tidal]|
|South East Extension:||93m (Marina)|
|Quirke Quay:||80m (Local vessels)|
The maximum length of ship permitted is 120m. Any vessel greater in length than 120m needs specific approval from the Harbour Master.
Width of Dock Gates
The dock gate to the port is 19.81m wide (65 feet) and the depth over the cill corresponds to the depth in the approach channel.
Total Water Area of the Tidal Basin
7 ¼ acres