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Busy Year for Fenit Harbour in 2022

14th June 2023
A heavy-lift vessel, typical of the cargo ships that are handled in Fenit Harbour which recorded a busy year - 2022.
A heavy-lift vessel, typical of the cargo ships that are handled in Fenit Harbour which recorded a busy year - 2022. Credit: TheKerryMan-facebook

It was a busy year for Fenit Harbour in Co. Kerry as the south-west port handled in 2022 more than a dozen vessels and roughly 24,000 tonnes of cargo.

The vast majority of the cargo is from Liebherr cranes manufactured at its plant of Fossa outside Killarney as Afloat has reported down the years. Cargo including ship to shore (STS) container cranes have been exported to countries such as the UK and the USA.

The figures on Fenit Harbour were provided by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) which as Afloat reported last week issued a full breakdown of all traffic in and out of Irish Ports which last year handled 53 million tonnes of goods.

As for the Co. Kerry port, the CSO said that 13 vessels were handled in 2022 with a combined gross tonnage of 155,000. In the previous year, the same number of cargo ships berthed at the port however several of the ships handled were considerably larger in 2022.

The has more statistics on the harbour.

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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