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More than €7.6bn in Trade Handled by Shannon Foynes Port Company

28th August 2016
Business at SFPC has surpassed levels achieved at height of the boom. The bulker Foxtrot is berthed at Foynes Port where Celtic Tugs are based. Earlier this year their third tug, Celtic Banner (not pictured) was sold and replaced by Celtic Fergus. Business at SFPC has surpassed levels achieved at height of the boom. The bulker Foxtrot is berthed at Foynes Port where Celtic Tugs are based. Earlier this year their third tug, Celtic Banner (not pictured) was sold and replaced by Celtic Fergus. Photo: Jehan Ashmore

#TradeReport - More than €7 billion in trade every year was handled by Shannon Foynes Port Company, according to a report commissioned by the State company that runs mid-western harbour, writes The Irish Times.

Research by W2 Consulting, based on 2014 figures from the port itself and 31 companies using it, shows that it is worth €1.9 billion to the wider economy and handles €7.6 billion in trade annually.

It also shows that Shannon Foynes Port Company and its customers plan to spend €277 million between them over the five years to 2019, which will support 3,372 jobs in the region.

The port company intends to spend €130 million on an expansion plan, dubbed Vision 2041 , that will exploit advantages such as its deep water and sheltered harbours to develop an international trade hub there.

For much more including video featuring Chief Executive, Pat Keating, click here.

Published in Shannon Estuary
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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