Port of Cork commences €80m Cork Container Terminal development in Ringaskiddy
he Port of Cork marked a major milestone for the company today with the launch of the new Cork Container Terminal development in Ringaskiddy.
The Cork Container Terminal will initially offer a 360-metre quay with 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.
In a contentious move, an expert appraisal committee (EAC) of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has recommended granting of Environmental Clearance and CRZ clearance for the Phase-III expansion of the Kamarajar Port Ltd (KPL) in Ennore.
In a meeting last month, the EAC had recommended the clearance based on the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) 2018. However, environmental activists termed it illegal as a writ petition against the draft CZMP was pending in the Madras High Court.
2 new giant cranes seen to improve ops at Manila Intl Container Terminal
Operations at the Manila International Container Terminal are set to be fast-tracked soon following the delivery of two new giant cranes, according to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).
A report on GMA News’ “Balitanghali” on Sunday said that each crane is capable of unloading as much as 14,000 container units from a ship.
Eight more rubber tire gantry cranes are expected to arrive in November, and two more quay cranes are set to arrive next year.
Source: GMA News