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There are busy scenes at the Port of Cork this week where Liebherr cranes are being assembled before shipment at Cork Dockyard later this month.

Eight Liebherr ‘Ready to Go’ (RTGs) have been assembled and are being finalized for sea transport to DP World Somaliland at Berbera Container Terminal, according to social media posts by Liebherr Maritime Ltd.

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On Saturday, (17th October 2020) Cork Harbor also welcomed Independent Quest, her maiden visit to Cork as part of the new Trans Atlantic-Ireland shipping route.

As Afloat reported previously, progress also continues apace at the new Port of Cork Container terminal in Ringaskiddy with the new giant gantry cranes at work, a clear sign of headway at the Terminal. The cranes improve liners’ schedule reliability and reduce trade costs, and inventory holding outlays for shippers.

The Port is investing €80 million in the new terminal. It offers a 360-meter quay with 13-meter depth alongside and enables larger ships to berth in the port.

Busy Port Of Cork Assembles To Ship Eight Liebherr Cranes To Somaliland
Crane assembly for Somaliland at Cork Dockyard with both a Cork Harbor tug and the Navy’s LE Niamh alongside

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About Liebherr

Liebherr is not only one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction machinery. The more than 48,000 employees also help to shape technological advances in many other industries. The Liebherr Group is still managed by the Liebherr family.

Company Profile

The Liebherr Group has a decentralized organizational structure and comprises eleven product divisions. The highest level of management within the Group is a shareholders’ committee made up exclusively of members of the Liebherr family.

Products

For more than 70 years, Liebherr’s range of products and services has been broad and sophisticated. Its design and technology is orientated around practical deployment scenarios throughout the world. Continually growing innovative strength and an uncompromising commitment to quality safeguard the highest level of benefit to the customer in all product areas.
Maritime cranes

For efficient material handling in the maritime sector, Liebherr manufactures a comprehensive array of innovative cranes.

Liebherr Maritime Cranes is a division of the Liebherr Group which specializes in cargo handling solutions for ports as well as for the shipping and offshore industry. Products include ship to shore cranes, mobile harbor cranes, offshore cranes, ship cranes, rubber tyre and rail mounted gantry cranes, reachstackers and straddle carriers.

Rubber tyre gantry cranes (RTG)

The diverse product range offers optimal solutions for trouble-free handling of materials in seaports and inland ports. Mobile, rail-linked and permanently installed cranes and stackers enable efficient freight transportation with state-of-the-art technology.

Rail mounted stacking cranes (RGM)

The diverse product range offers optimal solutions for trouble-free handling of materials in seaports and inland ports. Mobile, rail-linked and permanently installed cranes and stackers enable efficient freight transportation with state-of-the-art technology.

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About Port of Cork

The Port of Cork is investing €80 million in a container terminal development in Ringaskiddy. The Cork Container Terminal will initially offer a 360-meter quay with 13-meter depth alongside and will enable larger ships to berth in the port. The development also includes the construction of a 13.5-hectare terminal and associated buildings as well as two ships to shore gantry cranes and container handling equipment.

The development of new container handling facilities at Ringaskiddy was identified in the Port of Cork’s Strategic Development Plan in 2010. It will accommodate current and future container shipping which can be serviced by modern and efficient cargo handling equipment with innovative terminal operating and vehicle booking systems. The Port of Cork anticipates that Cork Container Terminal will be operational in 2020.

The Port of Cork is the key seaport in the south of Ireland and is one of just two Irish ports which service the requirements of all shipping modes.

The Port of Cork also controls Bantry Bay Port Company and employs 150 people across all locations.

A European Designated Core Port and a Tier 1 Port of National Significance, Port of Cork’s reputation for quality service, including prompt and efficient vessel turnaround as well as the company’s investment in future growth, ensures its position as a vital link in the global supply chain.

The port has made impressive strides in recent decades, most recently with the construction of the new €80m Cork Container Terminal in Ringaskiddy which will facilitate the natural progression of the move from a river port to a deepwater port in order to future proof the Port
of Cork. This state-of-the-art terminal which will open in 2020 will be capable of berthing the largest container ships currently calling to Ireland.

The Port of Cork Company is a commercial semi-state company responsible for the commercial running of the harbor as well as responsibility for navigation and berthage in the port.  The Port is the main port serving the South of Ireland, County Cork and Cork City.

Types of Shipping Using Port of Cork

The Port offers all six shipping modes from Lift-on Lift-off, Roll-on Roll-off, Liquid Bulk, Dry Bulk, Break Bulk, and Cruise liner traffic.

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