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Plans In Cork Harbour to Start Marino Point Redevelopment

19th December 2018
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The former IFI plant at Marino Point closed in 2002, however plans for the jetty (where a UK Royal Navy destroyer recently called) is for it to be used as a bulk terminal for products like agri-feed and fertiliser. The former IFI plant at Marino Point closed in 2002, however plans for the jetty (where a UK Royal Navy destroyer recently called) is for it to be used as a bulk terminal for products like agri-feed and fertiliser. Photo: Evening Echo / Denis Scannell -facebook

#PortofCork - Chairman of the Port of Cork, John Mullins, hopes that activity can return to the long-idle Marino Point within two years, bringing valuable jobs to the area.

As The Evening Echo writes, since the former IFI plant closed, in 2002, with the loss of 220 jobs, the jetty (except for a recent Naval visitor) and other faclities have lain idle for years. 

The Port of Cork led a consortium to buy it and, since the deal was finalised, in 2017, there has been significant interest in the project.

“We are working on the new masterplan for Marino Point,” Mr Mullins said. “We have parcels of land there and various people looking at them and we will be presenting a masterplan to Cork County Council of various tenants that intend to go in there.”

The Marino Point jetty is located in ten metres of water, enabling large ships to dock there, and the plan is for it to be used as a bulk terminal for products like agrifeed and fertiliser.

More on the story can be read here.

Published in Port of Cork
Jehan Ashmore

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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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