Another significant step in the development of a major international cargo hub at Shannon Airport – BREEN

May 31st, 2011 - Pat Breen

Fine Gael Clare TD Pat Breen speaking today (Tuesday) welcoming the news that the DAA Board has approved €8m for the establishment of the Lynx Cargo Project at Shannon Airport said that this is another “significant step in the development of a major international cargo hub at Shannon Airport.” Deputy Breen has urged the DAA not to rest on their laurels now that they have committed the funding for the project, “this project has the potential to create hundreds of much needed jobs here in the Mid West Region and “they should now conclude their negotiations with Lynx as soon as possible.” Deputy Breen has also paid tribute to the management of Shannon Airport for their foresight in pursing this project.

“I welcome the fact that the DAA have finally approved the €8m for the establishment of the Lynx cargo project and this funding will be matched by a €12m investment by Lynx. Lynx Cargo is a global airport cargo facility who are specialists in international logistics services. Lynx operate their trans pacific hub from their base in Anchorage in the US and their facility at Shannon Airport will be their first real project in Europe.”

“The €8m committed by the DAA will be expended on constructing the Cargo Terminal, improving the road infrastructure accessing the terminal and will include new aircraft parking configurations and necessary airside works.”

“When the project is completed it will allow ease of access for tenants to international markets, particularly given the fact that the new cargo terminal will have state of the art temperature control systems for high value goods which will make customized options for cargo handmuch needed jobs here in the Mid West Region and “they should now conclude their negotiations with Lynx as soon as possible.” Deputy Breen has also paid tribute to the management of Shannon Airport for their foresight in pursing this project.

“I welcome the fact that the DAA have finally approved the €8m for the establishment of the Lynx cargo project and this funding will be matched by a €12m investment by Lynx. Lynx Cargo is a global airport cargo facility who are specialists in international logistics services. Lynx operate their trans pacific hub from their base in Anchorage in the US and their facility at Shannon Airport will be their first real project in Europe.”

“The €8m committed by the DAA will be expended on constructing the Cargo Terminal, improving the road infrastructure accessing the terminal and will inclu