Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) contributes €1.9bn to the Irish economy and imports 11 million tonnes of cargo each year, yet, CEO Pat Keating contends that many people are unaware of its importance to the economy.

“We have a lot of different products from a lot of different areas, but we are business to business, so people wouldn’t necessarily be aware of the importance of the port to the regional and national economy,” Pat says.