Project Cargo by DSG

Our teams performed several Project Cargo throughout 2023.

Dec 18
12 Minutes


It’s been a very busy year for Project Cargo across Doyle Shipping Group, completing several projects throughout the last few months.

Considering our expertise handling complex out of gauge cargo, a range of projects across various industries have been completed by our teams in our several locations.

Handling Offshore Wind Turbines

One of our most recent projects was completed by our team in Belfast. Taking into consideration our 40 years servicing offshore projects, 15 years operating the assembly of offshore and onshore wind projects, as well as running ports for over 130 years; we are a good partner to support the logistical operations for the assembly, installation, maintenance, and decommissioning of wind turbines.

Our team handled Vestas offshore wind turbine blades as part of the blade replacement programme for Walney Offshore Windfarm, contributing to the transition to a renewable energy economy.

Project Cargo at Dublin

Some examples of project cargo handled during the last few months in Dublin include a 66t transformer, one of many handled this year as we see large scale developments in Irish power generation and energy systems.

We also discharged a 60t containerised genset, the  last of over twenty of these CAT units manufactured at Rathcoole and Larne and exported to Scandinavia, and a 35t Enercon wind turbine hub replacement.

Handling concrete sleepers

In November, DSG discharged 7,840 concrete sleepers at Foynes Port on behalf of Irish Rail. This is part of the renewal works of the Foynes to Limerick freight line, which is anticipated to open for freight services in 2025.  This is our fourth shipment to date with more to follow in the coming months which will see us handle a total of approximately 66,000 sleepers. We also successfully completed the handling of all the old/used timber railway sleepers that were taken up from the old rail line. These sleepers (approx. 4500t over 3 x shipments) were shipped to facility in Sweden for processing.