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Cork Harbour Makes Pitch For Proposed International Shipping Services Centre

14th July 2017
The proposed International Shipping Services Centre could move from Dublin to the Port of Cork as stakeholders made a pitch for the southern city this week The proposed International Shipping Services Centre could move from Dublin to the Port of Cork as stakeholders made a pitch for the southern city this week Photo: Port of Cork

#PortOfCork - Stakeholders in Cork Harbour have proposed bringing the mooted International Shipping Services Centre to Leeside, as the Irish Examiner reports.

Previously earmarked for Dublin Port, as discussed at the second Our Ocean Wealth summit in 2015, those plans have stalled in recent months — leaving a gap for Cork to step in and pitch Ireland’s second city as a “natural fit”, according to Port of Cork commercial manager Michael McCarthy.

That pitch was discussed at a briefing in the Port of Cork earlier this week, which gathered the IMDO, IDA Ireland and CBRE consultant Cormac Megannety, who devised the ISSC concept some years ago.

The meeting came after the news that Ireland’s shipping and transport sector is the largest contributor in turnover to the growth of the country’s ‘blue economy’, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

Marine Minister Michael Creed and his predecessor, now Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney, have also voiced their backing for the proposal, which has also been suggested as part of the existing €1 billion regeneration scheme for Cork’s Docklands.

The Irish Examiner has more on the story HERE.

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