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The Galway Harbour Company operates and manages the Port of Galway. Galway Harbor has been important to sea-going trades and inland Ireland for centuries. Located in the city center, the Port of Galway is a long-standing and important part of the community.

The Port of Galway has pipelines to handle refined petroleum and bitumen, which amount to 90% of the port’s throughput. Oil tankers discharge their cargo at Folan Quay to oil storage tanks through underground pipelines. The storage facilities can hold 35 thousand cubic meters. A new 42-thousand-ton-capacity storage tank farm was opened in 2008. Cargo vessels discharge bitumen at the Dun Aengus North Quay, and Cold Chon Ltd. handles more than 70 thousand tons of bitumen each year through the bitumen membrane plant at the Harbour Enterprise Park.

The Port of Galway is the most central seaport in western Ireland. In addition to commercial shipping activities, regular passenger ferries carry passengers to and from the Aran Islands. The harbor is currently undergoing major work so that it can accommodate a stop-over during the Volvo Ocean Race, one of the Port of Galway’s biggest events ever.

It was meant to be blue hour shot but I think I was a bit too late(just stuck in traffic:))!

I would like to dedicate this shot to my TE friend mkamionka who actually inspired me to take this photo by his fantastic photograph of Port of Dublin.
cheers

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