Doyle Shipping Group Development
Founded by Denis Francis Doyle in 1886 in Cork, DSG has transformed from a small stevedoring operation to an organisation that wants to improve the opportunities, businesses and lives of those connected to it.
Having established ourselves on the quays in Cork, where we still operate to this day, DSG has remained true to that core by focusing on building our business in areas which we have the experience and skill to better serve our customers.
While growing organically through the years, the majority of our expansion has come in the form of acquisitions of businesses that we know well and have worked with down the years. This has allowed us to foster and maintain the values that we have throughout the group, which is extremely important for this family-run company.
Now steered by the 3rd Generation of the Doyle Family, Conor and Frank Doyle, our focus is on ensuring the best possible services for our stakeholders and customers, while continuously looking at ways in which we can expand and improve our business, both in familiar and new areas of business.
Our journey so far...
D.F. Doyle Stevedores founded in Cork by Denis Francis Doyle.
Cork Warehouse Company started.
Crosshaven Boatyard 50% share acquired.
Acquired Hannigan Shipping - an agency with operations in Cork.
Burke Shipping acquired from the Burke family; Shipping Agency and Stevedoring plus 50% Crosshaven Boatyard, with operations in Dublin, Cork and Foynes.
SJ Murphy acquired from IAWS; Shipping Agency and Stevedoring services with operations in Cork, Dublin, Foynes, and Waterford.
Marine Transport and James Scott acquired from Clyde Shipping Company; Ferries, Tugs, Workboats, Shipping Agency and Chartering services with operations in Cobh and Whitegate.
Cork Dockyard (50%) acquired from Damen Shipyards (Ship repair)
Cork Dockyard (100%) acquired from Damen Shipyards (Ship repair and Stafford Shipping Foynes acquired from Stafford Warehousing)
ITI acquired; Shipping Agency, Stevedoring and Forwarding services Foynes, Fenit and Limerick City
Dublin Maritime Acquired; Shipping Agency and forwarding services operating in Dublin and Cork
John Burke (Belfast) acquired from the Burke family; Shipping Agency and Forwarding services with operations in Belfast and Derry
Stafford Shipping Foynes acquired from Stafford Holdings; Shipping Agency, Stevedoring and Warehousing Services in Foynes McGahey Stevedoring Belfast
Acquired Moyglare Holdings; Bulk Warehousing services with operations in Dublin and Cork.
Freight Solutions acquired; Forwarding services with operations in Dublin and Limerick
Passage Shipping acquired; Shipping Agency, Stevedoring and Bulk Warehousing services with operations based in Passage West, Cork
Greenore Port purchased. Diamond Shipping (Cork & Limerick only); Forwarding Groupage and warehousing Service with operations in Cork
Doyle Shipping Group rebranded - Amalgamated all members of the group into one brand
DSG Facilities Management Established - Department created to service the needs of Border Agencies to facilitate management of checks and cargo post-Brexit
Personal Freight Services Acquired; Freight forwarding and logistics company based in Ireland with significant operations focused on the UK