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Russian Cargo Ship Arrives in Foynes on the Shannon Estuary

15th March 2022
The Russian-flagged general cargo vessel, Pola Anatolia
The Russian-flagged general cargo vessel, Pola Anatolia Credit: via Marine Traffic

The Russian-flagged general cargo vessel, Pola Anatolia, has arrived at Foynes Port in County Limerick after a seven-day voyage from Kaliningrad.

The Baltic port of Kaliningrad is the only ice-free port of Russia. It is home to the headquarters of the Baltic Fleet of the Russian Navy.

Pola Anatolia was built in 2018 and sails under the flag of Russia.

Its carrying capacity is 7678 tonnes DWT.

Tom MacSweeney

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Tom MacSweeney writes a column for He is former RTE Marine Correspondent/Presenter of Seascapes and now has a monthly Podcast on the Community Radio Network and Podcast services

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Shannon Foynes Port Information

Shannon Foynes Port (SFPC) are investing in an unprecedented expansion at its general cargo terminal, Foynes, adding over two-thirds the size of its existing area. In the latest phase of a €64 million investment programme, SFPC is investing over €20 million in enabling works alone to convert 83 acres on the east side of the existing port into a landbank for marine-related industry, port-centric logistics and associated infrastructure. The project, which will be developed on a phased basis over the next five years, will require the biggest infrastructure works programme ever undertaken at the port, with the entire 83 acre landbank having to be raised by 4.4 metres. The programme will also require the provision of new internal roads and multiple bridge access as well as roundabout access.