Port of Cork Undertake Maintenance Dredging in Cork Harbour

Port of Cork Undertake Maintenance Dredging in Cork Harbour

Friday 07 August 2020

Maintenance Dredging will be taking place in Cork Harbour on all main shipping channels and berths, commencing 19th August 2020. Dredging is a multi-million-euro operation and is a necessary process undertaken periodically in the Port of Cork with a major campaign scheduled at three yearly intervals, to remove sediment and natural deposition on the riverbed.

Dredging is required to maintain the required depth for commercial and other vessels navigating the waters of Cork Harbour. It is expected that dredging will be completed by mid-October.

All city and regional agencies and emergency services will be notified of the dredging campaign prior to commencement as required by our Dumping at Sea (DAS / Dredging) License.  This DAS license is granted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and their Compliance team monitor the dredging and are in constant communication with the Port of Cork during the dredging campaign. 

We appreciate your cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience while we work to keep the harbour open and provide for safe and efficient shipping.

Please note, minimal disruption is expected during the campaign.

For any queries or issues contact:


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