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Vigo And Cork Ports Explore Cooperation

Vigo and Cork ports explore cooperation

Vigo, Spain (PortSEurope) February 19, 2020 – Last December, a delegation from Vigo, including the port authority, local government and port companies, visited the Southwest Irish port of Cork to explore mutual cooperation. A return visit will take place this week with the Vigo Port Authority (APV – Autoridad Portuaria de Vigo) hosting a delegation from the Port of Cork, made up of those responsible
for the Irish terminal and the Maritime Captaincy, Brendan Keating, and Nick Burke, respectively. APV, represented by President Enrique C. López Veiga, will present the port’s infrastructure and services offered. Last December, the launch of a maritime line that would link Vigo with Plymouth, Southwest of England, was put on the table, with a previous stop at Cork port. The planned joint venture, involving ferry companies Grimaldi and GNV along with shipping companies in Spain, plans to link the port of Bouzas in Vigo with Cork and Plymouth – operating a three-times a week service between Spain, the UK and Ireland. CorkBeo, a digital news site, reported that the loss of the Brittany Ferries-operated Cork-Santander route met with disappointment in Cork, from local businesses, exporters and tourists, and the new proposed route could be welcomed after Brexit. Both Irish and UK ports have been exploring business options following Brexit – the Uk leaving the European Union on January 31, 2020. Copyright (C) PortSEurope. All Rights Reserved. 2020.

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