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Environmental Award For EU-Funded Project On Lower Shannon
#Shannon - The MulkearLIFE project in the Lower River Shannon Catchment is the recipient of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management's (CIWEM) Irish Environment Award for 2013. MulkearLIFE is a European Commission LIFE+ Nature project working to restore…
Shannon Estuary Strategic Plan Launched
Jan O' Sullivan, TD, Minister for Housing & Planning, today launched a major strategic plan for the future development and management of marine-related industry and tourism along Ireland's largest estuary, the Shannon Estuary. The launch of the Strategic Integrated Framework…
Limerick Yachts Compete for Shannon Estuary's Historic Sailing Prize
#shannonestuary – First won in 1832 by the Knight of Glin, the coveted Rinevella plate has become a much sought after prize amongst the sailing community on the West Coast of Ireland and its pride of place remains at the…
Foynes Yacht Club Applauds Maximus & Marengo September Series Winners
The September series of racing concluded at Foynes Yacht Club on Sunday last writes Gerry Ryan. The south-easterly wind with 15 knots of breeze ensured that superb racing took place east of Foynes Island. The Officer of the Day, vice commodore,…
New Maritime Museum in Foynes Officially Opened by Tourism Minister
#NEWmaritimeMuseum – Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum welcomed Michael Ring TD, Minister of Tourism & Sport who officially opened yesterday the mid-west tourist attraction's new maritime museum. Minister Ring said "This new Maritime Museum adds greatly to the overall…
SFPC Welcomes 'Game-Changing' New Foynes Port-Limerick Road Scheme
#FoynesPort – Shannon Foynes Port Company CEO Pat Keating has described the procurement of engineering consultancy services for the Foynes to Limerick Road Improvement Scheme as a hugely significant moment in realising the enormous investment and employment potential of the…
New Maritime Museum in Foynes to be Officially Opened
#NEWMaritimeMuseum - Minister of State at Department of Tourism & Sport, Michael Ring TD, will attend the Foynes Flying Boat & Maritime Museum on Tuesday 24 September to perform the official opening of the new maritime museum. As previously reported…
Large-Sized Energy Project Vessels Dock in Foynes Port
#FoynesPort - Shannon Estuary with its enormous investment potential and capability in handling large vessels due to deep-water channels, was clearly evident with the call last month to Foynes Port of the giant 55,000 tonne Santa Fe. The 200m long…
Foynes Yacht Club Promotes Sailing on Shannon Estuary
#foynes – On Saturday next the annual Glin Castle race will be sailed on the Shannon Estuary between the Royal Western Yacht Club in Kilrush and Foynes Yacht Club in Cooleen Point writes Gerry Ryan. This particular race has been…
Foynes Port Welcomes First Cruiseship Caller of the Season
#CruiseshipFoynes- Foynes Port today welcomed its first cruise-caller Prinsendam of the Holland America Line, writes Jehan Ashmore. The 700 passenger vessel is on a 14-night cruise of British and Irish Ports having departed Amsterdam. Yesterday, the 38,848grt cruiseship had sailed…
Shannon Foynes Posts Record Profits
#ShannonPortProfit – Record financial profits by Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) is down to an increase in shipping activity levels not seen since 2008. SFPC posted an operating profit of just over €3 million for 2012, which after financing costs…
Estuary Bell, Sail for Cancer, Crew Courses & Mermaids at Foynes Yacht Club
Members of Foynes Yacht Club are gearing up for the first leg of the Estuary Bell race, which will be taking place on Saturday, May 26. It's only of a number of activities happening at the Shannon Estuary club with its own…
First for Europe as Shannon Exercise Involves ‘Smart Technologies’
#ShannonEXERCISE- A two-day exercise held on the Shannon Estuary last week was a first in Europe, in that it involved testing Smartly Remotely Operated Submarines and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The exercise replicating the scenario of a 43,000 tonne container ship…
New Maritime Museum to trace Shannon’s Past, Present and Future? … Vision 2041
#NewMaritimeMuseum – As previously reported, Shannon Foynes Port Company's master plan 'Vision 2041' looks forward to the future and soon the past will be explored when a new maritime museum opens next month, writes Jehan Ashmore. It was at the…
Master Plan for Shannon Estuary Launched
#Shannon - The Shannon Foynes Port Company has launched its master plan for the development of port infrastructure and services along the Shannon Estuary. RTÉ News reports on the 30-year plan, titled Vision 2041, which will involve the construction of…
Time Called for Submissions to Shannon Estuary Plan
The agencies behind a major strategic plan for the future development and management of marine-related industry and tourism along the Shannon Estuary have advised that the closing date for submissions is this Friday (February 15th 2013). #shannoestuary – The Draft…

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.

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