OECD Local Development Forum: Better strategies for stronger communities

Study visit in Cork 4: Exploring Cork’s maritime culture

Jun 16, 2022 | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Port of Cork


Guided boat tour of The Port of Cork the world’s second largest natural harbour and a key international gateway for trade. The tour will provide a unique insight into The Port of Cork focusing on distinct locations in Cork’s natural deepwater harbour: The City Quays provide the service for bulks, while Cobh caters for cruise liners with Ireland’s only dedicated deep-water berth for cruise ships and Little Island and Ringaskiddy are home to large pharma industry. Cork plays a leading role in Ireland’s vibrant life sciences market. It is now one of Europe’s major manufacturing hubs for global pharma, biopharma and medtech. Cork hosts over 30 investors in the area, including global pharma leaders like Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), Abbvie, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Merck, GE Healthcare, Novartis, MSD and GSK.

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