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Ireland, the new Rotterdam?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 465 ✭✭ Rigol


    Yip...they say too much a that 'sim city' stuff cin change a man.


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭ doyle61


    Pherekydes wrote: »

    Jasus, we're getting wildly ambitious now. Couldn't we just link up Connolly with Heuston before we start looking at Texas?
    There's already a train line that goes under part of the phoenix park that connects both lines but is used for freight only


  • Registered Users Posts: 442 ✭✭ doyle61


    My bad just seen typo now lol


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,281 donegal_road


    Shipping routes such as the Arctic Sea Bridge might mean that this idea will never happen


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,281 donegal_road


    There's already a train line that goes under part of the phoenix park that connects both lines but is used for freight only

    yep, it was built by Guinness and connected the James Gate Brewery with Castleknock.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,986 ✭✭✭✭ kneemos


    Shipping is by far and away the cheapest form of transport so it would make sense to ship as close as possible to your markets rather than transfer to rail and road.


  • Registered Users Posts: 89 ✭✭✭ Honest opinion


    galwayrush wrote: »
    We blew more than the cost of it on the bank bailouts.

    Here we go :rolleyes:

    I wonder if there's been a thread on Boards's since 2007 that hasn't contained some sort of obscure irrelevant mention to the Bailout or moaning about Fianna Fail.


  • Registered Users Posts: 518 nacimroc


    I wonder if there's been a thread on Boards's since 2007 that.....

    Honest opinion
    Registered User
    Join Date: Dec 2010

    :D banned much?


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 88,690 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Capt'n Midnight


    you are only saving the difference between rail / sea transport between here and Rotterdam. And ships don't have to stop for passenger trains or rail strikes.

    you need a tunnel more than twice as long as the chunnel and in deeper water so costs would be astronomical
    work out the added cost per container and it's a non runner.

    capacity - you are limited by the chunnel , and the whole UK infrastructure so kinda a non starter there too


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,961 ✭✭✭✭ boneyarsebogman


    This could be Rotterdam, or anywhere but more likely liverpool than rome.

    DAMN YOU!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,652 fasttalkerchat


    Serious answer... Why not do the same in Portsmouth?


  • Registered Users Posts: 92 ✭✭✭ whatsthetime


    Serious answer... Why not do the same in Portsmouth?

    The English would never let us :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 24,251 ✭✭✭✭ Cookie_Monster


    Here we go :rolleyes:

    I wonder if there's been a thread on Boards's since 2007 that hasn't contained some sort of obscure irrelevant mention to the Bailout or moaning about Fianna Fail.

    it replaced Godwin's law sometime around mid 09


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,839 ✭✭✭✭ galwayrush


    Here we go :rolleyes:

    I wonder if there's been a thread on Boards's since 2007 that hasn't contained some sort of obscure irrelevant mention to the Bailout or moaning about Fianna Fail.

    Mildly obscure defence of FF there. You wew obviously waiting for a chance to post something like that, you were the only one who mentioned FF.:rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,041 ✭✭✭ who the fug


    doyle61 wrote: »
    Cork harbour is the deepest natural port in Europe so it can take the big ships that other ports can't. Rotterdam is currently running very close to capacity so there's a definite market there but sure our government (past and present) couldn't organise a ride in a whore house so there's fat chance of them pulling something like this off

    Similar scenario with Whiddy Island back in the sixties, but before Whiddy opened they had dredged Rotterdam so the whole concept of Whiddy was obsolete.

    Location Location Location

    Rotterdam has this in bags at the mouth of the Rhine , you shoot up into that port and your boxes can be in the major markets of Germany, Holland France Belgium within 24 hours.

    Where is the logic of transhipping in Cork to go to Rotterdam, and the main bottleneck is the Suez canal not the port of Rotterdam, no point building a container ship that can't go through the canal


  • Registered Users Posts: 780 ✭✭✭ jossnjuice


    I work in the shipping industry myself.

    No chance of this happening because AFAIK, neither cork nor dublin can handle ocean vessels due to not having deep enough waters........

    There was a plan to redevelop Dundalk as a deep sea port there a couple of years back, but im sure thats in the buffers due to spending cuts.


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