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Shipping and Exports

Shipping and Exports

McGraths Limestone (Cong) are strategically located in close proximity to the main port of Galway Harbour, the most central port on the West Coast of Ireland. The port dates back to the 15th century and has served as both a fishing port and commercial hub through the centuries strengthening trade links across the world. Presently, Galway Harbour are in the early stages of re-developing the port allowing for larger vessels and loading berths, and the first phase of the new port will be opened in 2016.

At present we can accommodate vessels up to 7000 tons and have a dry storage facility for up to 12,000 tons. We are in discussions with the port to develop a loading berth which is not weather dependent for rapid loading of Calcium Carbonate Limestone. Current loading rates of 350-400 ton per hour are achieved. A fully compliant HACCP plan is in place to ensure there is no contamination during loading and storage procedures.

We currently ship various products specifications from granular, flour and aggregates. For more information regarding shipping please contact Congcal directly on our team will assist you.


Carbon Foot Print

In today’s modern society we all must play our part in providing green sustainable energy solutions and reducing our carbon foot print.

We have been working closely with one of Ireland’s leading carbon consultants to help significantly reduced the carbon footprint for various customers by shipping vs road transport. The results prove quiet a substantial saving, of between 32%-57% carbon emissions for our customers. The approach adopted and carbon measuring tools are in line with the Greenhouse Gas protocol for reporting, and the International Standard for Greenhouse Gas Reporting (ISO 14064).

All of the emissions factors used in the calculations are the most up to date available and come directly from referenced sources (including Defra (UK), World Resources Institute (WRI), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland (SEAI)).


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