INSPIRE Knowledge Base

DPC

Description
Organisation: 
Dublin Port Company
Acronym: 
DPC
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
Dublin Port Company is a self-financing, private limited company wholly-owned by the State, whose business is to manage Dublin Port, Ireland’s premier port. Established as a corporate entity in 1997, Dublin Port Company is responsible for the management, control, operation and development of the port. Dublin Port Company provides world-class facilities, services, accommodation and lands in the harbour for ships, goods and passengers.
Formal Mandate: 
Regional Government
Mandate: 
Located in the heart of Dublin City, at the hub of the national road and rail network Dublin Port is a key strategic access point for Ireland and in particular the Dublin area. Dublin Port handles almost 50% of the Republic’s trade, two thirds of all containerised trade and is the largest of the three base ports on the island of Ireland, the others being Belfast and Cork. Base ports offer multi-modal services with connections to transhipment ports such as Rotterdam and are important strategic trading hubs.
Activities: 
Dublin Port also handles over 1.76 million tourists through the ferry companies operating at the port and through the cruise vessels calling to the port. Not only does Dublin Port Company compete with other ports on the island of Ireland but, perhaps more importantly, it also operates a competitive business model within the Port itself where eight terminals compete for business in the unitised sector. Unitised trade is comprised of Lo-Lo and Ro-Ro and accounts for over 80% of Dublin Port's trade.
Membership: 
DPC although not registered as a legally mandated organisation (LMO) has recognised the importance of managing its spatial data and is registered as part of a community with interests in spatial data for particular uses or Spatial Data Interest Community (SDIC) under the 2007/2/EC EU Directive.
Comments: 
The relevant spatial information, data and maps collated to date have been incorporated into the Dublin Port Geographical Information System (GIS). Available to specific DPC staff, the DPC GIS provides a cost effective information sharing, mapping and decision making tool relevant to the Port operations. The information stored within the DPC GIS relates to various aspects of the Port. This information includes, but is not limited to: • Environmental (i.e. Baseline & Monitoring Results) • Services Information (i.e. Watermains, Gasmains, Foul Sewer) • Ordinance Survey Data (Background Mapping, Historical Maps, Aerial Photos) • Ground Investigation Data (Borehole, Trial Pit Locations)
Typology: 
Regional
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • contribute to cost/benefit analysis of the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Regional
    Dublin Port Company
    Societal Sector
    Transport, Services
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    DPC although not registered as a legally mandated organisation (LMO) has recognised the importance of managing its spatial data and is registered as part of a community with interests in spatial data for particular uses or Spatial Data Interest Community (SDIC) under the 2007/2/EC EU Directive. The relevant spatial information, data and maps collated to date have been incorporated into the Dublin Port Geographical Information System (GIS). Available to specific DPC staff, the DPC GIS provides a cost effective information sharing, mapping and decision making tool relevant to the Port operations.
    Environmental application domains
    National , Regional
    Primary Business
    Transport Services