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Port welcome new US service

Thursday, 4th June, 2020 10:15am

A new container service to the USA is to set sail for the first time this weekend with hopes it will give exporters faster delivery times. 

The new service from Independent Container Line (ICL) is set to commence with the sailing of the Independent Vision on 6 June. ICL will sail from the Port of Cork every Saturday arriving on the east coast of the USA ten days later.

Port of Cork officials said they were delighted with the opportunity to work with ICL and support this new direct route to the US.

CEO of the Port of Cork, Brendan Keating said: “The timing is perfect with the opening of our new €80 million Cork Container Terminal in Ringaskiddy on the horizon, and has the potential to grow cargo volumes from and to Ireland. This is a fantastic strategic development for the Port of Cork as we look to develop Ringaskiddy as a modern logistics hub.”

CEO of ICL John Kirkland said: “Ireland is a market we have been keen to develop for a while and we sincerely hope the Irish trade support this commitment by ICL, to bring Ireland its first direct weekly service to the USA East Coast. We look forward to working with the Port of Cork with their exciting expansion plans.”

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