The Port of Waterford is set to host a ‘Port & Cheese’ Waterford Chamber Business After Hours event on Thursday, June 20th 2024 from 5.30 pm.
CEO David Sinnott and the team at Port of Waterford are looking forward to welcoming the business community to the Port to showcase Ireland’s oldest continuous-running business, its plans for growth and its position as a key driver in the building of the Southeast economy into the future.
Guests to the event can enjoy an insight into the Port and a guided tour of the facilities while they savour some locally made cheeses and also enjoy a delicious selection of food from Shirely’s Park Road Delicatessen featuring an abundance of local food producer ingredients.
Speaking ahead of the upcoming event, CEO at Port of Waterford David Sinnott said, “At a recent Chamber event I heard Past President Paul Nolan talk about agriculture and it being a 17 billion export business with 9/10 of the benefit being in the local economy.   There is also a lot of talk about agriculture and sustainability – and specifically in the world of transport emissions, our Port based here in the cornerstone of those rich farmlands of south Leinster and east Munster makes its contribution.
In 2023, 94% of all the export containers that left the Port of Waterford were from the four counties of the Southeast - Waterford, Kilkenny, Wexford and Carlow. By using Port of Waterford each business behind these boxes made a 27% carbon saving - a benefit for us all and one that we hope to double in the next couple of years as export container demand from the southeast grows and we feel the pressure to install more shipping services to make this happen.
We are looking forward to sharing how we work closely with businesses all across the Southeast to enable them to grow their markets annually, how we deliver on carbon emission reduction annually, how we recently managed the largest ever onshore wind cargo in the history of the state and how we are positioned for the future of offshore wind energy economy and the transformational impact that this will have on the entire Southeast region.”
Members and non-members of Waterford Chamber are welcome to attend the ‘Port and Cheese’ event on June 20th, which will take place at Marine Point in Belview Port from 5.30 pm to 7 pm.
For further details and to register for the upcoming ‘Port & Cheese’ Business Afterhours at Port of Waterford Belview Port, see here.