17 February 14

Cork reveals redevelopment plans

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Ireland’s Port of Cork Company has revealed its proposed redevelopment plans for Ringaskiddy to overcome berthing and landside capacity constraints and enable it to service larger and deeper vessels.

The proposed developments under consideration form an extension to the existing facilities that the Port of Cork currently operates at Ringaskiddy and include a multi-purpose berth that will accommodate a variety of cargo vessels, a 180m extension to the existing deepwater berth, a new public slipway and an additional 200m berth which will be used for port container traffic.

“Our needs as a port of national significance have not changed,” said Denis Healy, manager engineering services, Port of Cork. “This European Policy positions the Port of Cork as a priority TEN-T Core Network port, the foundation blocks of which, will drive the Port to meet future connectivity needs and will support the development of the wider regional and national economy. This TEN-T funding is of key importance to the port.”

In addition, the port is looking at a Demand Management System which will allow it to control and manage the flow of unitised cargo, entering and existing Ringaskiddy at peak times.

Source: Port Strategy