€80m Ringaskiddy container terminal will transform docklands

€80m Ringaskiddy container terminal will transform docklands

The new Container Terminal will become operational in 2020. It will be located to the north of the ferry terminal.

The future redevelopment of the Cork Docklands took another step forward this week with the launch of the new €80m Port of Cork Container Terminal in Ringaskiddy that will free up land at Tivoli for future development.

The new Container Terminal will become operational in 2020. It will be located to the north of the ferry terminal and will initially offer a 360-metre quay with a 13-metre depth alongside and will enable larger ships to berth in Ringaskiddy.

The development also includes the construction of a 13.5-hectare terminal and associated buildings as well as two ship-to-shore gantry cranes and container handling equipment.

The requirement for the development of new container handling facilities at Ringaskiddy was identified in the Port of Cork’s Strategic Development plan in 2010. It will accommodate current and future container shipping which can be serviced by modern and efficient cargo handling equipment with innovative terminal operating and vehicle booking systems. Chairman of the Port of Cork, Mr John Mullins said the transfer of Port-related activities from the city and Tivoli will create a real opportunity for Cork Dockland sites to be redeveloped in the near future.

“The Port of Cork’s redevelopment at Ringaskiddy is a key growth enabler for both Cork city and region as well as the national economy and will enable the Port to deliver more efficient container handling facilities, replacing the existing container terminal at Tivoli, and securing the Cork Container Terminal as an international gateway for trade well into the future.

The Renigaskiddy development includes the marine leisure amenity at Paddy’s Point.
The Renigaskiddy development includes the marine leisure amenity at Paddy’s Point.

The Port of Cork awarded the contract for the project to BAM Civil Ltd. Port of Cork Chief Executive, Brendan Keating said: “This development will secure the future for the Port of Cork, and ensure the trade gains are translated into significant economic benefits for the people of Cork and the Munster region, as well as the national economy.

“As part of this redevelopment, the Port of Cork will deliver a public marine leisure amenity at Paddy’s Point and has also committed a €1 million community gain fund for the Ringaskiddy area for the development of an enhanced public realm scheme.

“We look forward to supporting the community and Cork County Council as they prepare and implement the scheme.”

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