Shannon Foynes Port Company announce plans for unprecedented expansion

first_imgNewsBusinessShannon Foynes Port Company announce plans for unprecedented expansionBy Staff Reporter – May 15, 2018 2859 O’Sullivan urges Limerick people affected by flooding to attend briefing Advertisement Twitter Foynes planning Ireland’s largest bulk port company, Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC), has announced plans for an unprecedented expansion at its general cargo terminal, Foynes, adding over two-thirds the size of its existing area.In the latest phase of a €64million investment programme launched three years ago, SFPC is to invest over €20million in enabling works alone to convert 83acres on the east side of the existing port into a landbank for marine related industry, port centric logistics and associated infrastructure.The project, which will be developed on a phased basis over the next five years, will require the biggest infrastructure works programme ever undertaken at the port, with the entire 83acre landbank having to be raised to all of 4.4metres.  The programme will also require the provision of new internal roads and multiple bridge access as well as roundabout access.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up A planning application for the project, which has the capacity to attract hundreds of jobs to the Limerick town, has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála.  The same application will also see SFPC seek permission for modifications to its existing jetties and quays, including connecting its two main quays.  This will, in turn, extend the area at the port for mooring of vessels and other port related operations.The development is in line with the long-term programme outlined by SFPC under its Vision 2041 masterplan to transform its ports and the Shannon Estuary into one of the country’s premier economic zones.The move by SFPC is fully endorsed by the Government with the expansion of SFPC included in the recently published National Planning Framework and Project Ireland 2040 together with the inclusion of the Limerick to Foynes road, which will link the port directly to the national motorway network .“This planned investment by SFPC is essential if we are to introduce optionality into our existing national supply chain and promote regional balance and development.  This investment is fully consistent with the National Development Plan and National Planning Framework and will further establish the port of Foynes as a key national and international freight hub.” said SFPC CEO Patrick Keating.He continued: “Our business is back to peak boom-time levels in terms of tonnages but we are reaching capacity as it is.  So this is not a speculative play, it’s an absolute necessity as projected in Vision 2041 and even more so when the five to seven year lead times are factored in.  It is a huge logistical project as we will be raising an 83acre sit 4.4m, the depth essentially of four Olympic swimming pools on top of each other”The announcement was welcomed by locally based Minister of State at the Department of Finance Patrick O’Donovan. “This investment is a massive vote of confidence by Shannon Foynes Port Company in the potential of the port of Foynes and estuary.  It’s also an emphatic statement about the National Planning Framework”“The port company is on a very impressive footing now, has ambitious plans for the future and has also met and exceeded every single target since it unveiled those plans through Vision 2041 in 2014. This type of forward planning is going to deliver a very bright future for Foynes but, more than that, be a major driver of growth regionally and nationally,” he concluded.More about business here. Print State agencies join forces to tackle Foynes flooding threat Email Decision to enter Phase 4 of reopening Ireland deferred to August 10 WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleCompetition winnerNext articleGas meter tampering leads to court conviction for two Limerick householders Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR An Bord Pleanála grants permission for King’s Island Flood Relief Scheme Shannon Foynes Port annual report Fianna Fáil TD Niall Collins appointed as Minister of State TAGSAn Bord Pleanalafoynesgovernmentplanning applicationprogrammeShannon Foynes Port Company Facebook Linkedinlast_img read more

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Portion of Goshen Main St. closed for road repair and other changes

first_img Pinterest By Carl Stutsman – May 6, 2020 0 374 Previous articleSwarbrick: Notre Dame will still have “full schedule” if CFB season is shortenedNext articleAccidental step on the gas strands car on tracks Carl Stutsman WhatsApp WhatsApp Google+ Facebook IndianaLocalNews (Photo supplied/The Elkhart Truth) A good portion of Goshen’s Main St. corridor is shut down, and when it opens back up things will look a bit different. Last year the city repaved sidewalks and updated ramps around downtown to be ADA compliant. They had hoped to start the Main St. re-pavement project then, but weather got in the way.Now, they are stripping down the pavement to the original concrete and building up a new road that should last for some time. Public Works Director Dustin Sailor tells WSBT that once the repaving is done what was previously parallel parking will turn to angled parking. They’ve also lowered the speed limit to make it more pedestrian friendly.The improved road should get about a decade of use before it needs to be updated again. Read more here with WSBT Twitter Portion of Goshen Main St. closed for road repair and other changes Google+ Pinterest Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Letters to the Editor for Thursday, Nov. 21

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionElderly need help getting to dentistsThe toughest task for our elderly folks is having a bedridden spouse and find she urgently needs dental treatment. With someone disabled who cannot stand or walk on her own, it’s very difficult to find a dental clinic or dentist who will take her, plus the transportation needed to take her.I searched online for dental clinics and dentists who were taking new patients and I came up empty. I searched for an ambulance or cab company. One ambulance would charge me $2,300 for the one-mile trip to St. Clare’s dental clinic. St. Clare’s’ lead dentist already agreed to accept my wife. None of the van or cab companies would take her. This was a dental appointment, not an emergency.Finally my insurer agreed to pay for an ambulance, declaring it an emergency. Mohawk Ambulance transported her to the clinic. Staff did a full-mouth x-ray exam and told me several teeth needed work. They gave me a list of oral surgeons to pull her teeth but didn’t expect to do that themselves.I think my wife could endure having a tooth pulled, but not having them drilled. Only if the pain got so great would we justify taking her. The clinic was helpful, but there isn’t any satisfactory solution when people who can’t walk need this care.      Roy E. NevilleSchenectadyTrump is responsible for his own troublesTo those who feel President Donald Trump is being vilified, look no further than he, himself.His continued insistence that he knows all regardless of what educated advisers have tried to tell him is egregious.President Clinton was impeached for much, much less — lying under oath about an affair. Trump more or less trying to bribe Ukraine in order to dig up dirt on Joe Biden for his own personal reasons was so wrong on many levels. And to try and say after the fact that it was about corruption and election interference in 2016? Again, let’s cover for Russia.Our intelligence agencies have all concluded it was Russia. But he continues to do Russia’s bidding. Why?This is about Ukraine, yes. But what conversations has Trump had with Putin? They are locked up in a coded server that only very few have access to.Never has a president had a meeting with an adversarial head of government without a cabinet member present. In Helsinki, they met for over an hour, with only an interpreter. And to date, there’s no transcript to be found. Where’s the interpreter?Stop bringing up Hillary and Obama. They’re not president, Trump is. The buck stops at his Oval Office desk.Mary BakerPerthMore from The Daily Gazette:Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press conference for Sunday, Oct. 18EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationlast_img read more

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Mexican inmates die after drinking anti-virus gel

first_imgLocal media reported that the inmates had mixed the gel with a cola drink.”They weren’t motivated by health, but to drink alcohol and that caused their death,” Puebla’s Interior Minister David Mendez told reporters.Prison authorities have distributed antibacterial gel in Mexico’s chronically overcrowded prisons in a bid to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.Mexico, which has a population of 127 million, has so far registered more than a quarter of a million infections and more than 27,000 COVID-19 deaths. Three inmates of a prison in Mexico died after ingesting antibacterial gel distributed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, local authorities said Wednesday.The men thought the gel would have the same effects as an alcoholic drink, state authorities said. A fourth man is reported to be in a serious condition.”Three of the four inmates lost their lives due to intoxication and the survivor told prison authorities what happened,” a statement from Puebla state’s security department said. Topics :last_img read more

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Mourinho to wait on loan stars

first_img The Blues boss presented his end-of-season report to the Chelsea hierarchy on Monday, detailing his thoughts on all matters relating to the first-team squad. Definitive decisions on goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, striker Romelu Lukaku and the others who spent time away from Chelsea this season will wait until after training resumes on July 8. Courtois has impressed in his third consecutive season on loan at Atletico Madrid, helping the Spaniards to the May 24 Champions League final at the expense of his parent club, and could put pressure on Petr Cech as Chelsea number one. Lukaku spent a second straight season on loan in the Premier League, scoring 17 goals for Everton – a tally greater than any of the strikers who remained at Stamford Bridge. Others will also be looked at closely by Mourinho, including Victor Moses, who spent the season at Liverpool, and Marko Marin, who helped Sevilla to win the Europa League. After Chelsea’s final home game of the season, Mourinho insisted there was no rush to make decisions relating to his squad. Tellingly, though, captain John Terry signed a one-year contract extension 24 hours after Mourinho’s report was submitted. The fates of record goalscorer Frank Lampard and left-back Ashley Cole are still to be clarified, with their contracts expiring imminently. Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho will wait until pre-season before determining the futures of his loan stars.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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