Commencement of Port of Cork Container Terminal operations in Ringaskiddy will enhance international
Cork Chamber

– Customs and regional infrastructure is vital to continued growth-

Cork Chamber are pleased to welcome the commencement of operations at the Port of Cork’s new €86m Container Terminal in Ringaskiddy tomorrow.

Commenting on the announcement, Paula Cogan, President, Cork Chamber said, “This significant moment for Cork will build upon the already strong trade links between the Port of Cork and the US, and ultimately bring some peace of mind in the context of the global supply-chain and international trade instability we are facing.”

“This strategic enhancement for our city region and country highlights the value of our marine infrastructure. It is now vital that the Government supports border and customs inspection infrastructure at the Port, alongside the enhanced delivery of M28 in order to facilitate this continued expansion, advance connectivity, and signal to investors the visionary and globally competitive nature of Cork.”

New Cork Container Terminal Commences Operations
Business Plus

Port of Cork Company celebrates a significant milestone as the €86 million Cork Container Terminal (CCT) becomes operational in Ringaskiddy this Saturday 23rd, April. It represents the largest single investment in marine infrastructure in its history and the largest investment of any Irish port over the last 100 years.

The Port of Cork Company‘s new Cork Container Terminal in Ringaskiddy, billed as the largest investment of any Irish port in over a century, will commence operations this weekend. .

The long-awaited launch of CCT will enable the semi-state company to more efficiently handle containers and potentially increase trade and facilitate regional and national economic growth.

CCT will initially handle ICL‘s Cork to US service as well as the weekly Maersk Costa Rican service as Port of Cork continues the process of relocating its deep-sea trans-ocean cargo business to the site.

“This is a proud and monumental milestone for our people and our business. CCT is the largest investment in our 250 year history,” said Conor Mowlds, chief commercial officer. “It’s a pivotal project in our strategic efforts to enhance and future proof our offering which will position Cork as an international gateway for trade.”

Port of Cork reported traffic throughput of 10.5m tonnes in 2020, and the terminal forms part of its long-term strategic effort to enhance and futureproof its offering while positioning itself as an international gateway for trade.

Some 35 of the company’s top customers from industries such as medtech, pharma, IT, chemical and agri-food account for €145m of manufacturing output, and support over 45,000 jobs in the south-west region.

Cork Port is the world’s second largest natural harbour. The multi-modal port is also one of only two Irish ports to service all six shipping modes: lift-on/lift-off, roll-on/ roll-off, liquid bulk, dry bulk, break bulk and cruise.

The CCT launch takes place a day after Rosslare Europort announced plans to turn the port and its environs into a renewable energy hub for offshore wind, aligning with existing development plans as part of a total combined investment of €350m.

The Port of Cork, ICL and Penn Terminals received the Irish Chamber’s 2022 Ambassador Award.

Two Offerings from Tipperary Member,  Kathleen Fanning

On 27th January, I will be hosting a free Mini-Workshop entitled ‘Make the Most of 2022 – Boost your Mental Fitness’. I’ll be co-facilitating with Florida Executive Coach and EQ Trainer, Dr. Doni Landefeld who will share insights and tips on Cultivating Optimism. Come along – and/or share with a friend – and learn how to find the Gift or Opportunity in everything that happens in the coming year. Sounds like a stretch but it works!! Here’s the link to register:

Also, my new Journal: Fill Your Well – Your 30 Day Journey of Resilience is available on and It’s a great gift for yourself or someone you care about!

For Immediate Release – 04.01.22

Location and Innovation just the ticket for Errigal Training Centre

Errigal Training Centre, based in Falcarragh, is unique to the island of Ireland. It is the only accredited GWO (Global Wind Organisation) facility that provides a full service offering of training safety modules across a wide range of energy sectors.. It is the brainchild of Frankie Veldman, who has a lifetime experience in this field. There is a great story behind this state of the art facility, the choice of location and big plans on the horizon for the centre, as Frankie explains.

So what is it that makes Errigal Training Centre different?

Read More