Reply To: Limerick vs. Rotterdam ?!
I think you are missing the point Paul.
Rotterdam is a transhippment port and this is what is proposed for the Shannon also. This means the biggest bulk carriers cross the Atlantic and arrive at Shannon or where ever. The contents are off loaded and put into smaller units e.g. containers. These then are shipped or transported elsewhere.
I would not imagine that much of Rotterdams cargo would be going by train anyway. The most of it is going by smaller container ships to ports allover Europe.