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New terminal for Cork Harbour

Wednesday, 20th June, 2018 4:53pm

There’s hopes the new container terminal at Ringaskiddy could be built in two years.

It’s being built as part of an €80 million investment by the Port of Cork and will initially offer a 360 metre quay with 13 metre depth alongside and will enable larger ships to berth in Ringaskiddy.

Launched on Monday, the development also includes the construction of a 13.5 hectare terminal and associated buildings as well as two ship to shore gantry cranes and container handling equipment.

This state of the art facility, which will replace the Cork Dockland sites, has been hailed as the most significant single investment in marine infrastructure in the history of the Port of Cork Company.

The requirement for the development of new container handling facilities at Ringaskiddy was identified in the Port of Cork’s Strategic Development Plan in 2010.

It will accommodate current and future container shipping which can be serviced by modern and efficient cargo handling equipment with innovative terminal operating and vehicle booking systems.

The Port of Cork anticipates that Cork Container Terminal will become operational by 2020.

The Port of Cork awarded the development’s civil engineering contract to BAM Civil Ltd. Port of Cork Chief Executive, Brendan Keating said: “This development will secure the future for the Port of Cork, and ensure the trade gains are translated into significant economic benefits for the people of Cork and the Munster region, as well as the national economy."

As part of this redevelopment, the Port of Cork will deliver a public marine leisure amenity at

Paddy’s Point and has also committed €1 million to the Ringaskiddy area for the development of an enhanced public realm scheme.

Chairman of the Port of Cork, John Mullins said: “The Port of Cork’s redevelopment at Ringaskiddy is a key growth enabler for both Cork city and region as well as the national economy and will enable the Port to deliver more efficient container handling facilities, replacing the existing container terminal at Tivoli, and securing the Cork Container Terminal as an international gateway for trade well into the future.”

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