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Investment at the Port of Cork(Read 879 times)
Investment at the Port of Cork on: February 13, 2020, 05:32:05 PM
Massive new ship-to-shore cranes being installed in Port of Cork

The Port of Cork has commenced the assembly of two ship-to-shore cranes for the Cork Container Terminal (CCT).

Two Liebherr post-panamax size STS container gantry cranes have been delivered.

The cranes will have an outreach of 45m, a back reach of 15m and a lift height over rail of 32m, which means they will be able to cater for large container vessels that come to Cork.

The cranes are in the process of being assembled, and are due to be completed in the coming weeks.

They were built in Killarney, and are being assembled by local crane erection specialists William O’Brien Group, under the supervision of Liebherr engineers.

Construction on the Cork Container Terminal initially began in June 2019 and is expected to finish this year. The project, which is estimated to cost in the region of €80m, will initially offer a 360-metre-long quay with a 13-metre depth alongside.

The development also includes the construction of a 13.5-hectare terminal.

The Port of Cork is the second largest port in the Republic of Ireland in terms of turnover. Total container traffic in the Port of Cork is expected to increase from 240,000 TEU (or twenty-foot equivalent unit) in 2019, by 37% to 330,000 TEU over the next decade at the CCT, in part thanks to these new cranes.

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Cranes at Cork Container Terminal. Photo: Port of Cork.

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Re: Investment at the Port of Cork Reply #1 on: February 19, 2020, 02:00:04 AM
Assembling of Ship-to-Shore Cranes for Port of Cork's New Container Terminal

The assembling of ship-to-shore (STS) cranes has begun at the Port of Cork's new Container Terminal in Ringaskiddy.

The new Liebherr cranes according to the port company, will improve liners’ schedule reliability, and reduce trade costs and inventory holding outlays for shippers

In an announcement yesterday, the Port said it has taken delivery of two Liebherr post-panamax size (STS) container gantry cranes at the Cork Container Terminal. The assembly process has commenced on site and is due to be completed in the coming weeks.

The Port of Cork is the second largest port in the Republic of Ireland in terms of turnover. In 2019 the port handled total container traffic of 240,000 TEU. Thanks in part to the new Liebherr STS cranes, this is expected to increase by more than37% to approximately 330,000 TEU over the next decade in Cork Container Terminal.

CCT will soon become a major enabler of growth for Cork city and Munster as well as the national economy. The funding for this development has come from Allied Irish Banks plc (AIB), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISFI), European Connecting Europe Facility Funds as well as self-finance, and these STS cranes will be core contributors to CCT’s growth in the 2020s and beyond.

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