The docklands scheme, similar to the International Financial Services Centre, is being promoted by a company called ISSC Dublin, along with State agencies the Irish Maritime Development Organisation and IDA Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

Denis O’Brien is backing an ambitious proposal to build an international shipping services centre, a hub for the maritime industry in the Dublin dock(...)

The shipping services centre “in Dublin docklands will become the prime location for shipping finance, leasing, innovative debt structuring products and specialist maritime services including securitising and listing,” ISSC said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

IDA Ireland is backing plans to develop a shipping-finance centre in Dublin, in a bid to emulate the city’s position as an international aviation leas(...)