Liebherr Announced as Sponsor of Irish Maritime Forum 2014

Liebherr Announced as Sponsor of Irish Maritime Forum 2014

Friday 12 September 2014

Liebherr Announced as Sponsor of Irish Maritime Forum 2014

The Liebherr Maritime Crane Division was today announced as sponsor of the first ever Irish Maritime Forum which will take place in Cork’s City Hall on Friday 26th September 2014. The forum themed ‘Developing the Dynamic Future for Ireland’s Maritime Sector’ will focus on exploring the future of the maritime sector within Ireland and will look closely at the challenges and opportunities faced by many within the industry.

Delegates from across the Irish maritime sector are expected to attend the forum which is being hosted by the Port of Cork in conjunction with the Irish Ports Association.

Commenting on the partnership with Liebherr, Mr John Mullins, Chairman of the Port of Cork, said “I am delighted to welcome Liebherr on board as key sponsor for the forum, which is already generating significant interest from key players across the maritime sector.  As a leading manufacturer of industrial machinery including maritime cranes, Liebherr plays an important role in the commercial shipping business both in Ireland and further afield.”

Brendan Keating, Chief Executive of the Port of Cork Company, added “The Port of Cork is honoured to be hosting this forum in Cork’s City Hall and we hope that delegates will benefit from attending the forum and also enjoy Cork City and its many attractions”.

Mr Pat O’Leary Managing Director of the Liebherr Maritime Division, with production plants in Killarney, Nenzing, Rostock and Sunderland, commented that “ The Port of Cork has been a  partner of Liebherr for almost 50 years.   Liebherr is delighted that this Forum is being held in Cork and is proud to be associated with this important event for the Maritime sector in Ireland.”

Speakers confirmed for the forum include Mr Vincent De Saedeleer, Vice President of Port of Zebrugee; Mr Alan Gray, Managing Director of the Indecon International Consulting Group; Mr Liam Lacey, Director of IMDO; Captain Fredrik Van Wijnen, General Secretary of the Confederation of European Shipmasters’ Associations (CESMA), Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General of the European Sea Ports Organisation and Christophe Mathieu, Deputy Managing Director of Brittany Ferries.

Delegates interested in attending the Irish Maritime Forum 2014 can register now by logging on to Early registration is advised as places are limited.

For further information and to view the full programme, visit

For further information, please contact:
Sinead Keary
Port of Cork
Tel: 021 4625375 or Mobile 086 3849974
Twitter @portofcork


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