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Volumes at Warrenpoint Port Despite Covid to Deliver Continued Growth in 2021

3rd February 2021
Volumes held up significantly in Warrenpoint Port last year despite Covid lockdown and trade drop off. Above a busy scene of ships lining the Co. Down among them AFLOAT adds on left, a ro-ro freightferry which Seatruck operate to Heysham, England. Volumes held up significantly in Warrenpoint Port last year despite Covid lockdown and trade drop off. Above a busy scene of ships lining the Co. Down among them AFLOAT adds on left, a ro-ro freightferry which Seatruck operate to Heysham, England. Credit: Warrenpoint Port - facebook

Tonnage details for Warrenpoint Port during 2020 have been released which show they have held up significantly.

Figures were down by less than 5% on 2019 volumes and only 0.9% behind pre- Covid expected volumes. This is despite the lockdown and a complete drop off in volume for part of the year.

The robust figures have been attributed to several factors: – including a strong relationship with existing customers, an investment in the Port team; and a focused effort by hauliers to front load prior to Brexit and to find routes that minimise disruption, post Brexit.

The Co. Down port is Northern Ireland’s second largest port by volume.

It is almost 250 years since the port became into existence and later this year the Warrenpoint Harbour Authority is to celebrate a 50th anniversary.

Published in Ports & Shipping
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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