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Warrenpoint Port Handles Biggest Cargo of Steel

30th May 2018
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A busy scene at Warrenpoint,Co. Down where among the ships is Comet (central foreground) which called with a record cargo of steel. Afloat adds docked on the far left is a 'P' class freight ferry which Seatruck operate a service to Heysham in the UK. A busy scene at Warrenpoint,Co. Down where among the ships is Comet (central foreground) which called with a record cargo of steel. Afloat adds docked on the far left is a 'P' class freight ferry which Seatruck operate a service to Heysham in the UK. Photo: Warrenpoint Port - facebook

#Ports&Shipping - Warrenpoint Port in Co. Down has recently handled its biggest cargo of steel.

The record discharge of 7,000 tonnes of steel profiles was carried out by ships agent, Armagh Logistics.

The steel had been loaded in Turkey from where cargoship Comet sailed to Carlingford Lough. 

On the same day, (Tuesday last week), it was a busy scene as all berths at Warrenpoint were occupied by other albeit smaller short-sea traders.

In addition to a routine call of a 'P class ro-ro freight ferry from Seatruck. The Irish Sea freight shipping company has among its network, a route to Heysham, Lancashire (see related report).

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Jehan Ashmore

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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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