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UK Government support is sought for the return of shipbuilding at Harland & Wolff, Belfast
#BelfastLough - UK government should show greater support for shipbuilding firms after Brexit, according to the chief executive of Harland and Wolff. As BBC News reports, Brexit offers opportunities, but the industry still needs government support, said Jonathan Guest. A…
Great sailing conditions for Bangor Town Regatta
Over 500 sailors and 100 keelboats and dinghies relished in the champagne sailing conditions served up in Belfast Lough by joint host yacht clubs Royal Ulster and Ballyholme in the first Bangor Town Regatta. The new event is already booked…
Bulkers berthed in Belfast at Stormont Wharf. Pacific Cebu was loaded with imported coal and Hong Hing which was importing grain and feeds.
#BelfastLough - Belfast Harbour announced its results for 2017 and has reported a record financial performance and a strong investment pipeline of £132m in port infrastructure. In addition to port infrastructure, real estate projects are been targeted at improving the…
Bangor Town Regatta – The head turner will be Jamie McWilliam's Ker 40 from Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club seen here competing at Howth's Wave Regatta
There's less than a week to go until the inaugural Bangor Town Regatta hosted by Royal Ulster Yacht Club and Ballyholme Yacht Club in Belfast Lough. The last Bangor Week was hosted back in 2005 when a full week was…
rom left: Captain Toledo, MJM group chairman Brian McConville, Larry Pimentel, head of Azamara Club Cruises and Damien Morgan, MJM
#BelfastLough - Chief executive of Azamara Club Cruises, the firm which has docked its Azamara Pursuit in Belfast for a £50m makeover, said the project could see the "renaissance" of a bygone industry here, writes The Belfast Telegraph. Larry Pimentel,…
Following its class championships in Dun Laoghaire in June, the Sigma 33 class is expected to compete at Bangor Week in July
Sunshine and wind and the start of the Scottish Series to get everyone in the mood again for the new sailing season. And not long to go until Howth host their inaugural Wave Regatta followed by the return to Belfast…
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with UNITE NI representatives on the visit to Harland & Wolff, Belfast
#BelfastLough - The UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn backed a plan to boost the shipbuilding industry in Belfast as he visited Harland & Wolff shipyard. Earlier on Friday, writes BBC News, Mr Corbyn crossed the Irish border after meeting business…
The Dong Energy site (left) and behind the famous gantry cranes of Harland & Wolff, Belfast
#BelfastLough - Chief Executive Robert Cooper has stepped down from his position in Harland & Wolff Group after a 44-year career at the shipyard, where he has been replaced by Jonathan Guest. As The Irish News reports, he began his…
Belfast Harbour for the first time in its history handled direct export shipments to Saudi Arabia. The occasion last week involved the bulker, Bunun Champion export 20,000 tonnes of hi-tech coal. This process was made possible by the £30m investment by the port and the LCC Group.
#BelfastHarbour - A total investment of £30M by Belfast Harbour and Northern Ireland-based LCC Group have put the city at the centre of the global supply chain for hi-tech coal. Since opening last year, LCC’s £12M facility has handled almost…
The Titanic Walkway is being delivered by Titanic Quarter Limited and funded by Tourism Northern Ireland. The 500 metres of footpath will link the Titanic and Olympic Slipways to Alexandra Dock, where HMS Caroline is berthed.  The path will accommodate pedestrians and will add significantly to the Titanic Quarter public realm. The contractors for the project are McAvoys Contracts Ltd, who commenced work on site in May 2017. Both the Titanic Walkway and Great Light projects will be completed and opened to the public in November 2017.
Belfast Lough's offering as a maritime heritage destination has been given a major boost today as two iconic attractions – the Great Light and Titanic Walkway – officially opened to the public in Titanic Quarter.  The opening event was also…
Jay Colville's Forty Licks (East Down YC) will be action on Belfast Lough this July at Bangor Town Regatta
Early in July 2018, the well-loved coastal town Bangor on Belfast Lough will be the backdrop to the largest sailing event to be held in Northern Ireland for many years – the Bangor Town Regatta. The event is being hosted…
Recording record trade in Belfast Harbour. Above: loading aggregates on to a short-sea trader, exports in this cargo surpassed 1.5 million tonnes for the first time.
#BelfastLough - Recording record trade levels, Belfast Harbour reached 23.7 million tonnes passing through the port in 2017. The port writes The Irish News, handles more than 70 per cent of the north's seaborne trade, has seen a 3 per…
Sir Kenneth Branagh on board HMS Caroline, Belfast Port where the actor film director yesterday introduced a screening of his Oscar nominated film 'Dunkirk' to unsuspecting guests. The Belfast-born actor who received the 'Freedom of Belfast' in the Ulster Hall is seen in the port above with Jamie Wilson from The National Museum of the Royal Navy and Belfast Lord Mayor Nuala McAllister.
#BelfastLough - A surprise visit by Sir Kenneth Branagh was made to HMS Caroline in Belfast Harbour on Tuesday - surprising a group of movie-goers who were on board to watch his turn in the Oscar nominated Dunkirk. The actor…
Belfast actor Sir Kenneth Branagh in the acclaimed 2017 film Dunkirk which is to shown on board HMS Caroline, a WW1 light battle-cruiser berthed as a major visitor attraction in Belfast Harbour.
#BelfastLough - A pop-up film festival will form part of Belfast City celebrations to mark Sir Kenneth Branagh being made a freeman of the city on Tuesday January 30. The ‘Branagh in Belfast’ programme of events reports The Irish News…
MJM Group, a cruiseship refurbishment and interior fit out firm will project manage the docking, berthing and refit of Azamara Pursuit at Harland & Wolff, Belfast this April and the ship will make its maiden voyage in August.
#BelfastLough - MJM Group based in Newry, Co. Down has landed a major new deal which will see it refit a major cruiseship at Harland & Wolff in Belfast. The move writes the Belfast Telegraph, is part of a recent…
Harland & Wolff bidding for work on £1.25bn MoD shipbuilding scheme. The yard hasn't produced a ship in around 14 years when the last to leave Queen's Island was the £40m Anvil Point at the start of 2003.
#BelfastLough - A bid has been placed by Belfast yard Harland & Wolff on a £1.25bn MoD shipbuilding scheme. According to the Belfast Telegraph, the UK Government wants to build five new ships, each worth £250m. In September, the newspaper…

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