Port Of Cork Announces Ambitious Plans To Expand Operations In Ringaskiddy As Part Of 2050 Masterplan
The Port of Cork has announced ambitious plans to expand operations in Ringaskiddy as part of a 2050 Masterplan.
The plan which will double the size of the port in Ringaskiddy is expected to cost around €200 million, with the first part of the plan expected to be operational in 2026.
Management say they expect to leave Tivoli in the city by 2040.
Speaking to RedFM News, head of port engineering at the Port of Cork Tom Murphy outlines the main points of the plan:
“It’s underpinned by two strategic goals, the first being our move out of the city to the Lower Harbour, that is to get nearer deeper waters, and also to get nearer to the shipping lanes. In that context, we’ve already taken our first step in the move to the Lower Harbour. We opened up the Cork Container Terminal – we spent € 100 million opening that up last year. And our next big step is to facilitate Ireland’s energy needs, and that is, in the main, facilitating the offshore renewable energy requirements”.