The location of SFPC on the Shannon Estuary, an international gateway that is recognised at a national level as being fundamental to Ireland’s economic prosperity and global trading links is a key driver of the company’s growth strategy. Recognising that the Port of Foynes is the only Port in the Republic of Ireland capable of accommodating Capesize, Panamax and Post Panamax vessels with a dedicated rail line, places SFPC in a pivotal position going forward.The strategic development of SFPC is focused upon driving growth across all sectors and modal types. Entry into new sectors and expanding existing sectors in line with international and national growth forecasts, including offshore renewables (ORE), biomass, energy, waste to energy and recycling are also key targeted growth areas.
In driving economic development, SFPC encourages more “added value” business to its facilities, through a number of initiatives including development of single and multi user port centric logistics hubs. The development of more customer-focused operating practices, in addition to driving more added value activities across the Port, are key strategic business drivers within the delivery timeline of Vision 2041.