In 2017, the Port of Cork’s container volumes grew by 3.7% in to 217,763 teu at the port’s two container terminals – Tivoli and Ringaskiddy.
The Chief Executive of the Port of Cork Company Brenan Keating said: “This increase is a clear indication that consumer markets are beginning to open up with both imports and exports on the rise through Cork.’
In 2015, An Bord Pleanala, a quasi-judicial body which deals with appeals against planning decisions in the Republic of Ireland, granted a 10-year planning permission to Port of Cork for the redevelopment of the existing port facilities at Ringaskiddy and in 2017 An Bord Pleanala granted permission for alterations to the terms of the Ringaskiddy Port Development.
According to the Port of Cork Company, the permission will enable the Port to deliver more efficient container handling facilities, replacing the existing container terminal at Tivoli, and securing Cork Container Terminal as an international gateway for trade well into the future.
“Ringaskiddy Port Redevelopment will future proof Cork trade and Port of Cork look forward to the project progressing in 2018,” said the company in a statement.
Cork is a city in the south of the Republic of Ireland and is the second biggest city in the country after Dublin – with a population of around 210,000.