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Cronus Welcomes UK Chancellor Osborne to Warrenpoint Port

13th June 2016
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UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne visited Warrenpoint Harbour Authority excutives and local MP's at the Co. Down port yesterday. In the foreground is the shoreline of Co Louth in the Irish Republic where the nearest port is Greenore at the mouth of Carlingford Lough. UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne visited Warrenpoint Harbour Authority excutives and local MP's at the Co. Down port yesterday. In the foreground is the shoreline of Co Louth in the Irish Republic where the nearest port is Greenore at the mouth of Carlingford Lough. Photo: WHA

#BREXITport? - The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne reports MultiModal, met senior executives from Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WHA) and local MP's during a visit to the Co Down port yesterday.

The Chancellor met MP Margaret Ritchie, along with Nicola Walker and managing director of Cronus Logistics, as previously reported on Afloat.ie, new operator of Irish Sea container feeder services. This includes the only Ireland-Wales service connecting Dublin and Cardiff along with Belfast and Bristol. 

The Chancellor was shown round the docks and observed ro/ro and containerised operations along with the discharge of bulk grain ships. He was also shown timber that is imported through Warrenpoint but ultimately is transported across the land frontiers into the south of Ireland.

“We are pleased that the Chancellor recognises the importance of Warrenpoint as a strategic port for imports and exports in Ireland,” says Nicola.

Speaking to the media during his tour he said, “I’m here at Warrenpoint and it’s a very practical demonstration of the fact that Northern Ireland has the only land border with an EU country… If we quit the EU, this is going to be the border with the EU.”

He later crossed the border on a lorry delivering timber into Dublin.

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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