In light of the situation, Port of Cork has set hygiene standards and taken safety measures to ensure employees and visitors' safety.
The Port of Cork’s logistics capabilities have been thoroughly stress-tested, and we are well positioned to support our customers and maintain our key position in the country’s supply chain. We will see to it that essential goods and medical supplies get to where they’re needed as quickly as possible.
...said Conor Mowlds, Chief Commercial Officer of Port of Cork.
To enhance the operational conditions, the Irish port has already put sanitizing methods in place, while keeps monitoring the situation, so as to ensure that all vessels entering Cork have clearance certificate.
Loading and discharging continues as normal at Port of Cork, and we are working closely with our partners day and night to assess any potential impacts. Even if delays do occur, we are confident we have the capacity to undertake any necessary mitigation and we will do everything we can to ensure that Ireland’s shelves remain stocked.
...Capt. Paul O'Regan, Harbour Master and Chief Operations Officer of Port of Cork continued.
At the same time, the construction of the Cork Container Terminal (CCT) and the ship-to-shore gantry cranes continues under normal working conditions, with all of the port's site contractors are delivering following the HSE and Health & Safety Authority guidelines.
Concluding, several ports in the US are struggling to remain operational as well. Among others, the Port of New York and New Jersey along with the South Carolina Ports keep continuing their operations.