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UK Ports Conference Heads for Warrenpoint Port

7th August 2014
UK Ports Conference Heads for Warrenpoint Port

#UKportConferenceWarrenpoint Port is to host the British Ports Association's 2014 conference on the 1 and 2 October.

This is only the second time in the 22 year history of the BPA that a venue has been held in Northern Ireland.

As reported yesterday on Afloat.ie, the Co. Down port is experiencing an upturn in trade in addition to welcoming the first cruiseship caller to the scenic setting of Carlingford Lough.

The flagship industry event is expected to attract approximately 200 delegates including BPA Members and Non Members, industry partners and key stakeholders.

It provides the main opportunity for the industry to discuss all the latest policy, practice, trends and technology developments in the ports and harbours sector from across the UK and Europe.

The event will be based in the nearby Hastings Slieve Donard Resort & Spa in Newcastle, and is also attract delegates from across the island of Ireland and further afield.

As in previous years the 2014 conference will offer a unique opportunity for BPA members and non members alike, to catch up with all the latest policy, practice, trends and technology in the ports and harbours sector from across the UK from a range of industry speakers.

For further details visit the BPA website here for registration, conference programme and contact details.

 

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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About Warrenpoint Port

The Original Port of Warrenpoint was constructed in the late 1770s and acted as a lightering port for the much larger Port of Newry.

Following the demise of Newry Port Warrenpoint Harbour Authority was created as a Trust Port by legislation in 1971. The modern Port was completed in 1974 when it covered 28 acres. Since then the port has expanded to its current size of approximately 53 Acres. The Authority has just completed a £22 Million capital infrastructure project (under the terms of a Service of General Economic Interest with the Department for Regional Development) that includes, the construction of a 300 Metres of Deep Water Quay (7.5 Metres C.D), new Ro-Ro berthing facilities, additional lands and covered storage facilities and a new 100 Tonne mobile crane.

  • Warrenpoint Port is the second largest port in Northern Ireland and the fifth-biggest on the island of Ireland.
  • Warrenpoint Harbour Authority was created as a Trust Port by legislation in 1971.
  • In 2018, the value of goods moving through Warrenpoint Port was £6.5 billion. The Port handled 3.56 million tonnes in 2017, increasing to 3.6m in 2018.
  • The port employs 70 staff directly and supports over 1,500 in the local economy.
  • In addition to serving the markets in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, the Port deals with imports and exports from countries and regions across the world including to Spain, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Ukraine and the Americas.

 

At A Glance – Warrenpoint Port

  • Warrenpoint, Newry BT34 3JR, United Kingdom Phone: +44 28 4177 3381

     

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