SUPPLY CHAIN CONTINUES UNINTERRUPTED THROUGH PORT OF CORK

SUPPLY CHAIN CONTINUES UNINTERRUPTED THROUGH PORT OF CORK

Tuesday 14 April 2020

SUPPLY CHAIN CONTINUES UNINTERRUPTED THROUGH PORT OF CORK

Deliveries continue as scheduled while crews practice social distancing

Staff at Port of Cork have completed a full schedule of deliveries this week as part of ongoing efforts to keep supply chains moving across Munster.

The Port of Cork has been at the forefront of ensuring the continued delivery of food and other essential commodities during the COVID-19 crisis.

Amongst the items handled this week:

1,550 containers which included amongst other things, 4 million bananas, shipments of wine and pasta, and other foodstuffs to be distributed by supermarkets

80,000 tonnes of crude oil to be refined at Ireland’s only oil refinery in Cork Harbour

20,000 tonnes of animal feed and cereals

The Port of Cork is currently operating to a contingency plan to ensure continuity of service and to maximise social distancing on site.

Brendan Keating, Chief Executive of Port of Cork, says “I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues in the Port of Cork for their tireless efforts in keeping the Port open. Through their actions, we know the supermarket shelves will be stocked, ambulances and Garda vehicles will have fuel, and the country can get through these dark times. The Port of Cork will remain open throughout this crisis, and we continue to work closely with the HSE to ensure the safety and security of everyone at the Port”.


ENDS- 

Sara Mackeown
Commercial Dept
Port of Cork
 

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