Grimaldi to offer Cork-Antwerp link

Grimaldi Group is to offer a twice weekly direct ro ro service from Cork to Antwerp from the second week of May. It will be operated by the Eurocargo Bari. The Grimaldi Group hase been calling to Cork on a regular basis for almost 25 years carrying rolling freight and containers. The Naples based Group operate a fleet of over 130 ro-ro, con-ro, ro-pax and cruise ferry vessels and the new ... [+]

Boxes keep Cork buoyant

Traffic through Cork was down 2% to 9.2 million tonnes in 2020 due to the challenges posed by Covid 19 but containers were up 4% at 250,000teu, said the port in its latest statistics. The Port attributed the strong performance to introduction of several new services. In April 2020, CLdN Ro-Ro ... [+]

CLdN doubles Cork/Zeebrugge sailings

Short sea line CLdN has added a second call to its weekly con-ro service from Cork to Zeebrugge. The line says that it has seen steady growth in demand for services avoiding the UK landbridge, including unaccompanied trailers, tank containers, finished vehicles and project cargo. A spokesperson from CLdN stated: ... [+]

New chief for Port of Cork

The Port of Cork Company has appointed Eoin McGettigan as chief executive, replacing Brendan Keating who has retired after 18 years. He takes up the position on 1 October 2020 for a term of five years. McGettigan has spent the last decade providing strategic advice to a wide variety of companies ... [+]

Cork traffic dips but boxes up

The Port of Cork’s total traffic took a dip of 5% from 10.6 million tonnes, to just over 10 million tonnes in 2019 but container business remained buoyant, it said. The minor decline was attributed to as fall dry bulk cargo through the port. Overall total imports decreased by 7% ... [+]

Cork traffic steady, boxes buoyant

Total traffic through the Port of Cork reached 9.2 million tonnes in 2016, a slight decrease compared to 2015 traffic. Imports remain steady while exports were reduced primarily due to the closure of Lisheen Mines in Co. Tipperary and the end of lead and zinc traffic in 2016. Total container volumes ... [+]

Cork invests in new mobile crane

The Port of Cork is investing €3 million in new plant equipment following an agreement with crane manufacturer, Liebherr. It includes a new LHM 550 Harbour Mobile Crane for the Ringaskiddy deep-water berth to allow Panamax size vessels to be handled. With the recent fodder crisis in Ireland, the port ... [+]

Cork back in banana business

The Port of Cork officially opened its extended container handling facility at the Sean Lemass Deepwater Terminal, Ringaskiddy on 30 May. The facilities have allowed Maersk  to commence its first ever direct service to Ireland operating weekly from the Mexican port of Vera Cruz and calling to Costa Rica, Belize and ... [+]

Port world comes to Cork for training

The Port of Cork is hosting a United Nations capacity building programme on international trade TrainForTrade Port Training Programme focussing on ‘Modern Port Management' for two weeks, to 1 June. Some 28 delegates are attending from countries including Ghana, Indonesia, Maldives, Namibia, South Africa, Pakistan and Tanzania. The event has been organised ... [+]

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