Cork Airport to handle Covid tests for France-bound truckers

A Covid testing site has been set up at Cork Airport for trucks travelling from the port of Cork to France and Continental Europe. Drivers must make sure that they obtain a test within 72 hours of embarking on France-bound ferries. They must pre-book their test in advance. Bookings must be made with RocDoc on their website Since January 28, France has required all HGV or light goods drivers to present proof ... [+]

Cork gains weekly Zeebrugge service

CLdN Ro-Ro is to start a weekly freight service between Cork and Zeebrugge. It will leave Belgium on Friday to arrive in Cork on Sunday, returning on Tuesday and arriving in Zeebrugge on Thursday. Port of Cork chief executive Brendan Keating, said: “This announcement by CLdN will greatly support our efforts ... [+]

Maersk merges Latin America routes

Maersk Line is to merge its CRX Central America, Caribbean and Europe service with the ECMS route operated  by its recent acquisition, Hamburg Sud. It said the move would reduce capacity in line with current market needs “in response to challenging market conditions”. Chief operating officer Soren Toft explained: “By merging ... [+]

Port of Cork sees steady rise

Combined total traffic through the Port of Cork and Bantry Bay Port Company reached 10.3 million tonnes in 2017, up 8.6% compared to 2016. Cork’s container volumes through its Tivoli and Ringaskiddy terminals grew by 3.7%, with 217,763teu handled in 2017. Chief executive Brendan Keating added that while Cork saw over ... [+]

Brittany to go direct from Ireland to Spain

  Brittany Ferries is to launch the first ever ferry service between Ireland and Spain at the end of April, between Cork and Santander. The twice-weekly route will be operated by a new chartered vessel, which will also be used to add an extra weekly return sailing to Brittany’s long-standing service ... [+]

Major move for Cork Harbour

Three new 65 metre tall ship-to-shore container cranes manufactured in Ireland by Liebherr and assembled in Cork Harbour are scheduled for delivery to Crowley Puerto Rico Services’ Isla Grande Terminal in San Juan later this month. The cranes which are currently on board the Overseas Heavy Transport vessel ‘Albatross’, which has ... [+]

New gate system speeds Cork boxes

The Port of Cork has put a new €750,000 automated gate operating system into operation at its Tivoli Container - the first of its kind in Ireland. Cork has also implemented an integrated IT access management system that will improve transactions for  hauliers at the terminal gate. The new system replaces ... [+]

Maersk to link Cuba with Cork and Tilbury

Maersk Line has added the Cuban port of Mariel, near Havana to its CRX service which serves Cork, Tilbury and north-west Europe, following the lifting of international sanctions against the Caribbean country. The service, which already serves other Latin American ports, including Big Creek, Puerto Moin and Manzanillo, will be ... [+]

Cork’s ship comes in

The 42,121dwt MV Northern Dedication is set to become the largest container ship to berth in any Irish port when she calls at Cork’s Ringaskiddy terminal. She is on a weekly scheduled call from Central America to Cork carrying over fresh fruit, predominately Fyffes bananas. She will later proceed to ... [+]

Cork gets EU funds

The Port of Cork has secured €12.3 million-worth of EU funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for its Ringaskiddy redevelopment project. The Ringaskiddy Redevelopment Project will form part of an eventual investment of around €100 million.   [+]

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