Anderson's quay is a dressed limestone quay along north channel of river Lee wharf extension, c. 1875.
The Custom House is an early 19th-century building in Cork, Ireland. Originally developed as a custom house and opened in 1818, the Cork Harbour Commissioners (later reorganised as the Port of Cork Company) took over the building in 1904. The Port of Cork Company vacated the building in early 2021. The Custom House is, together with a number of other buildings on the same site, listed by Cork City Council on its Record of Protected Structures.
Other buildings on the Custom House site include bonded warehouses (protected structure PS163), and the Revenue Building (protected structure PS818), both also built in 1814.
As of 2021, the Harbour Commissioners had vacated the building, and a number of developments were proposed for the site. Aspects of the proposed developments, including the proposal to "largely demolish the Revenue Building" (a protected structure on the Custom House Quay site), have been the subject of some opposition, including by the Irish Georgian Society and An Taisce Corcaigh.
The Port of Cork is the world’s second largest natural harbour and is a key international gateway for trade. The the key seaport in the south of Ireland, it is one of only two ports in Ireland to service all six shipping modes - lift on/ lift off, roll on/ roll off, liquid bulk, dry bulk, break bulk and cruise.
The Port of Cork Company is a commercial semi-state company responsible for the broad range of commercial running of Cork harbour as well as the navigation and berthage in the port.
In 2020, the Port of Cork Company reported a traffic throughput of 10.5 million tonnes. While it has a direct workforce is 150 staff, it supports thousands of jobs through indirect employment through warehouses, hauliers and shipping agents.
The Port of Cork Company is a hugely important catalyst for trade and employment, offering direct connectivity to a global supply chain particularly for FDI. 35 of its top customers are from industries such as Med-Tec, Pharma, IT, chemical and Agri-Food accounting for €145billion of manufacturing and supporting over 45,000 jobs directly in the southwest region.
The Port of Cork Company’s facilities and operations are situated at four distinct locations in Cork’s natural deepwater harbour: The City Quays provide the service for bulks, both Tivol and Ringaskiddy provide the lift on/ lift off, roll-on/ roll off and bulks services, while Cobh caters for cruise liners with Ireland’s only dedicated deep-water berth for cruise ships.