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New Date For Warrenpoint Port's Public Consultation On Proposed Dredging Plans

3rd October 2018
A new date has been set by Warrenpoint Port on a public open day (15 Oct) event consultation on proposed dredging plans on Carlingford Lough, for further details read below. A new date has been set by Warrenpoint Port on a public open day (15 Oct) event consultation on proposed dredging plans on Carlingford Lough, for further details read below. Credit: Warrenpoint Port - facebook

#Ports&Shipping - A new date has been set by Warrenpoint Port (Monday 15th October) for a public drop-in event to allow members of the public and other stakeholders to learn more about proposed changes to how dredged material from the harbour is dealt with in Carlingford Lough.

The open drop-in event day is to take place at Warrenpoint Town Hall from 3pm to 6pm. The event follows the postponement on health and safety grounds due to adverse weather caused by Storm Ali, of the previously planned meeting in the same venue as also posted here on Afloat which focused on a bulk-carrier call from the Black Sea. 

Clare Guinness, CEO, Warrenpoint Port said: “We are pleased to announce a new date for the public to join with us at Warrenpoint Town Hall to find out more about proposals for a new placement site for dredged material.

“We are also extending the closing date for comments on this stage of the consultation process to 31st October.

“In our role as a custodian of the marine environment, we want to hear the views of all stakeholders before any plans are put into action.”

It is proposed that dredged material, is placed at a site in the mouth of Carlingford Lough between Cranfield Point and Greencastle.

A number of surveys, studies and assessments will be undertaken to determine the suitability of the location, the results of which will be made publicly available and will be subject to further public consultation.

The public drop-in event will be attended by staff from Warrenpoint Port and its consultants Royal HaskoningDHV.

More information is available at the port's website here while comments can be made by contacting [email protected]

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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