Rosslare Europort makes significant investment with the purchase of 18-acre site adjacent to the port

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail has announced a significant investment as part of its overall Rosslare Europort Masterplan, which will support the future growth of port operations and greatly enhance customer experience at Rosslare Europort.

Agreement has been reached by Rosslare Europort to secure 18 acres of additional lands next to the port. The site, which is zoned for commercial use is adjacent to the new proposed freight port entrance and will have a direct connection to both the port and the new port access road being constructed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Wexford County Council.

The new site will add significant capacity to future RoRo, ConRo freight operations, ORE and other bulk storage activity at Rosslare and will further position Rosslare Europort to attract shipping services from other ports that are and will in the future experience further congestion and capacity constraints. The additional site along with the Masterplan extension will ensure that the country’s importers, exporters, manufacturers and logistics sectors will have access to the leading port in Ireland for services directly connected to their markets throughout Europe and globally.

The company also revealed that it has awarded the contract for a new fully-digital Port Terminal Management System. The port’s operations are being fully digitalised under the new Port Terminal Management System to deliver greater efficiency and effectiveness for freight and passenger businesses. The contract for the digitalisation roll-out plan was awarded to Brock Solutions with work having begun earlier this month. It is expected to be finished in three years. On completion, it will see Rosslare become one of the smartest ports operating in Europe through the deployment of new technology across its freight and passenger services.

Glenn Carr, General Manager Rosslare Europort stated:

“The acquisition of an additional 18 acres of prime land and the contract award for our Port Terminal Management system along with our Masterplan ensures the future growth potential of Rosslare Europort as a key national port for the country can be delivered. These additional further significant investments clearly demonstrate our commitment and dedication to continuously investing in the future of the port and ensure the full potential of Rosslare Europort is delivered both for the South East region and the country as a whole. Over the last 18 months we have seen Rosslare Europort rise to be the number one port in Ireland for direct RoRo services to the continent and I am delighted that today’s announcement further builds on this growth and supports our vision in creating one of Europe’s leading ports”