Peel Ports has hired 11 new members of staff at the Port of Dublin container terminal as part of a local recruitment drive which will see the port’s workforce grow by 20 per cent.
The 11 new staff, who started work in May, include eight operators, two planners and one manager. The new recruits are employed on a full-time and permanent basis at the port.
The new appointments take the overall workforce to over 60 by July 2018, showing Peel Ports’ commitment to increasing its throughput at the port which handles almost 50 per cent of all container trade in the Republic of Ireland.
Jouke Schaap, Port Director at Peel Ports Group, said: “We’re delighted to have created 11 full-time jobs at the Port of Dublin, underlining our role as a significant contributor to the local economy. Investing in local talent is key to our continued success as we build on Dublin’s reputation as Ireland’s premier trading hub with the rest of the world.”
Those interested in working with Peel Ports are encouraged to visit http://careers.peelports.com/
About Peel Ports and the Peel Group
Peel Ports Group is the UK’s second largest port group, owning and operating six of the UK’s most important ports (Liverpool, Heysham, Manchester Ship Canal, Medway (Sheerness / Chatham), Clydeport and Great Yarmouth). It also operates a container terminal in Dublin and owns BG Freight shipping line, which provides short sea container services between the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe and feeder services between the UK and Ireland.
Peel Ports handles 60million tonnes of cargo every year. 13% of the total UK major ports traffic flows through ports operated by the Group. Headquartered in Liverpool, it employs around 2,300 staff, and had revenue of £644m and EBITDA of £226m for the year ending 31 March 2017.