14th December 2013, Saturday
By Tom Collins
The Port of Cork Company have announced the appointment of Captain Paul O’Regan as Harbour Master, Port Operations Manager and Superintendent of Pilots of the Port of Cork. Captain O’Regan will assume the position immediately.
Commenting on this Board appointment, Mr Brendan Keating, Chief Executive said: “We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Captain Paul O’Regan as Harbour Master & Port Operations Manager in the Port of Cork Company. Paul has worked with the company for eight years and during that time he has gained considerable experience and a great understanding of the port business and he has shown excellent leadership qualities. I am confident he will be a great asset to the company in the years ahead.”
Captain Paul O’Regan joined the Port of Cork in 2005 as a Pilot and then progressed to Deputy Harbour Master in 2008. Prior to this, Paul worked with a number of overseas and Irish companies.
Speaking about his appointment, Captain O’Regan said: “I am delighted to take on the role of Harbour Master and Port Operations Manager in the Port of Cork and look forward to working with my colleagues, customers and all stakeholders within the Harbour. It is an exciting time in the Port of Cork Company with its ambitious plans for the development of the port. These plans will consolidate Cork as a key seaport enabling the port to strengthen its position in global trade.”
Captain Paul O’Regan takes over as Port of Cork Harbour Master from Captain Pat Farnan, who retired in January 2013.
The Port of Cork offers all six shipping modes such as; Lift on, Lift off, Roll on Roll off, Break bulk, liquid bulk, dry bulk and cruise and is Ireland’s second busiest port.