As an island nation, Ireland relies heavily on shipping and maritime logistics for trade and access.
Ireland is a seafaring nation with a strong maritime tradition. We have a range of deep-water ports with associated infrastructure, along with modern ship handling and berthage facilities.
Training and education needs can be met by Ireland’s state-of-the-art National Maritime College in Cork, which offers a variety of maritime and safety courses.
Companies active in Ireland’s port and shipping sectors provide waterborne transport services for both freight and passengers, as well as related services such as chartering, ship brokering, equipment supply and stevedores.
Find out more about our network members in our directory.
Further information on this sector:
Irish Maritime Development Office