Port of Cork announced as Large Company of the Year

Port of Cork announced as Large Company of the Year

Tuesday 31 July 2012

PORT OF CORK COMPANY ANNOUNCED AS LARGE COMPANY OF THE YEAR FOR THE 2ND QUARTER 2012 BY CORK BUSINESS ASSOCIATION


The Port of Cork Company has been announced as Large Company of the Year for the 2nd Quarter 2012 by the Cork Business Association. The Port of Cork is home to Irelands only dedicated Cruise Berth which during the 2012 Cruise Season, will see a total of 60 Cruise Liners visiting the port between April and November bringing over 100,000 passengers and crew to the region. With an average spend per in-transit passenger approximately €73 per day*, the cruise business has a very positive impact for business in Cork.

Commenting on this award Brendan Keating CEO of the Port of Cork said “We as a port are delighted to be receiving this award today from Cork Business Association. 2012 is proving to be another busy year for the cruise business in Cork, with 60 liners calling, of which three are operating part turnaround calls and ten liners are maiden visits to the port. We are continuing to work to grow our business and we have ambitious plans to increase to 80 cruise calls a season over the next five years”.

He continued “While the port puts in a huge effort to bring the liners to Cork the business would not work without the relationship and continued joint efforts of the Tour Operators, Ship Agents, Bus Companies, Irish Rail, Local Tourism Groups and as well as the great tourist attractions on offer within the region, to help make our cruise business what it is today.”

*Failte Ireland ‘Cruise Tourism to Ireland’ Survey 2012.


ENDS


Sinead Kavanagh
Commercial Marketing Executive
Port of Cork Company
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Cork
Ireland
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