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‘Significant trade’ in stolen car parts in Ireland
17 November 2014
There is a ship which leaves Dublin Port once a month loaded with scrap metal, old cars and bits of old cars, all intended to be reclaimed and recycled. It’s known, colloquially, as the Tin Can Boat. It’s one of several that leave Ireland’s ports with so-called “bulk solid”. An estimated 436,000 gross tonnes of so-called bulk solid passes through Dublin Port every three months, and this includes a range of commodities such as lead and zinc ore concentrates, cement products, and, of course, scrap metals. This is often the remnants from stripped and scrapped stolen cars. Further tonnages pass through the ports of Cork and Belfast but the issue at hand is that of the movement of cars and what used to be cars.
       Source: The Irish Times      Click here to read more