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The Port of Cork
The Port of Cork is the key seaport in the south of Ireland and is one of only two Irish ports which service the requirements of all six shipping modes i.e. Lift-on Lift-off, Roll-on Roll-off, Liquid Bulk, Dry Bulk, Break Bulk and Cruise. The port has made impressive strides in recent decades, and since 1990 the Port of Cork has invested €79 million in new and improved facilities. Due to its favourable location on the south coast of Ireland and its modern deepwater facilities, the Port of Cork is ideally positioned for additional European trading as well as for yet unexploited direct deep sea shipping services.
A well-developed road infrastructure eases the flow of traffic from and to the port and its growing reputation for quality service, including prompt and efficient vessel turnaround, ensures its position as a vital link in the global supply chain. The Port of Cork’s facilities and operations are situated at four distinct locations in Cork’s natural deep water harbour and operates 24/7 all year round.
Beyond shipping, Cork’s superb natural harbour is a great place to enjoy all types of marine leisure pursuits. With lots of sailing and rowing clubs dotted throughout the harbour, excellent fishing and picturesque harbour-side paths for walking, running or cycling, there is something for everyone to enjoy in and around Cork harbour. The oldest sailing club in the world (founded in 1720) is the Royal Cork Yacht Club, proof positive that the people of Cork, and its visitors, have been enjoying this vast natural leisure resource for centuries!
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