Operations at Port Cork’s new €86m container facility in Ringaskiddy will begin tomorrow in what has been hailed a “proud and monumental milestone” for the company.
Port of Cork Company (PoCC) said the new Cork Container Terminal (CCT) represents the largest single investment in marine infrastructure in its history and the investment in the site is also the largest investment of any Irish port in the last 100 years.
In a statement today, the company said the Port of Cork Company and its customers were very much looking forward to the commencement of operations at the site “as it will enable PoCC to provide more efficient container handling facilities” and position CCT “as a gateway of international entry for future trade”.
Initially, the new container terminal will handle Independent Container Line’s (ICL) Cork service to the US, as well as Maersk’s weekly Costa Rican service, as PoCC continues the process of relocating its offshore offshore cargo business. deep to CCT at Ringaskiddy.
“This is a proud and monumental milestone for our people and our business,” said Conor Mowlds, chief commercial officer of the Port of Cork Company, ahead of the start of operations at the new terminal tomorrow.
“CCT is the largest investment in our 250-year history.
“It is a pivotal project in our strategic efforts to enhance and future-proof our offering, which will position Cork as an international gateway for trade. “As we begin this exciting chapter in the history of our business, we would like to thank everyone who has supported us to get to this point.