Rosslare Europort makes further significant investments with the purchase of an additional 18-acre site adjacent to the port and the award of a contract for its new Port Terminal Management System
Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail has today announced 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.
New 18-acre site
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.
Port Terminal Management System
Matching the future physical port infrastructure, the digitalisation of systems and operations will deliver an enhance, more effective and more efficient experience for freight and passenger businesses. Brock Solutions have been awarded the contract for the implementation of a new Port Terminal Management System at Rosslare Europort as part of its digitalisation roll-out plan. On completion of the project Rosslare Europort will become one of smartest port’s operating in Europe through the deployment of new technology and systems across its freight and passenger’s services. The new Port Terminal System will include;
- Improved freight and passenger check-in through Smart Gate technology
- Vehicle Track’n Trace Technology
- Real time cloud-based reporting
- Full damage recording / Reporting
- Port Simulation System
- Controlled parking / storage management
- Full CCTV / Security Monitoring
- Improve efficiency and traffic management system
The implementation programme will commence from June 2022 and full system roll-out is expected to be completed over the next 36 months.
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 Southeast 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”