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New CEO Appointed by Warrenpoint Harbour Authority Marks Historic Milestone

13th December 2017
Clare Guinness has been appointed as the new CEO at Warrenpoint Port, Co. Down, the first female head of any port on the island of Ireland. Afloat adds the above container handling operations of the lo-lo Vanquish which in 2015 launched Cronus Logistics Irish Sea feeder services linking Dublin, Cardiff, Avonmouth and Bristol. These services are now operated by Greta which was renamed last month having been the Saga. Clare Guinness has been appointed as the new CEO at Warrenpoint Port, Co. Down, the first female head of any port on the island of Ireland. Afloat adds the above container handling operations of the lo-lo Vanquish which in 2015 launched Cronus Logistics Irish Sea feeder services linking Dublin, Cardiff, Avonmouth and Bristol. These services are now operated by Greta which was renamed last month having been the Saga. Photo: Cronus Logistics facebook

#Ports&Shipping-  Clare Guinness has been appointed as the new chief executive officer by the Warrenpoint Harbour Authority, the first female head of any port on the island of Ireland.

She joins from Fane Valley Group, where she held the position, Director of Corporate Services. During her time at Fane Valley, she played an instrumental role in the sale of the dairy to Lakeland and the joint ventures between Slaney, Linden Foods and ABP.

Clare Guinness also held senior roles during 17 years with the Bank of Ireland, working within the Real Estate and Business Banking divisions across Belfast, Dublin and London.

Stan McIlvenny, Chairman of the Warrenpoint Harbour Authority, said: “The Board is delighted to have secured the appointment of Clare Guinness, who has a wealth of corporate experience across multiple jurisdictions. We look forward to working with Clare as she leads the development of the Port’s strategy, and building on its growing contribution to the local economy".

Clare Guinness will take up her role in January.

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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