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Warrenpoint Port
The Masterplan document, which covers 2018-2043, aims to build on the port’s position as the second largest port in Northern Ireland and as a major economic driver for the region.
Warrenpoint Port has unveiled a major 25-year growth plan as it forecasts a continued growth in trade following Brexit. The Masterplan document, which covers 2018-2043, aims to build on the port’s position as the second largest port in Northern Ireland…
Cruise market potential highlighted for tourism market in district on Carlingford Lough. Afloat adds above is the small cruiseship Saga Pearl II (449 passengers) which has called to the Co. Down port in recent years.
#CruiseLiners - In the pipeline are moves to try and sell Warrenpoint in Co. Down as a key destination to cruise ship operators. As the Armaghi writes, the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is considering spending £5,340 to send…
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.
#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,…
Pano wind trubine cargo at Warrenpoint Port
Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WHA) has published an Economic Impact Assessment which has highlighted the port’s value to the local economy and confirmed its position as the second-largest port in Northern Ireland. The report carried out by independent economist, Ryan Hogg,…
Making a rare visit by a cruiseship to Warrenpoint Harbour, Co. Down is Saga Pearl II. The small 'yacht-like' cruiseship with only a 449 capacity had called to port along the scenic Carlingford Lough.
#cruiseliners - Warrenpoint Harbour welcomed the return call of a cruiseship to the Co. Down port that first launched this trade in recent years, writes Jehan Ashmore. Saga Pearl II had arrived into the scenic surroundings of Carlingford Lough last…
Clipper Point one of a pair of 'P' class ro-ro freight-only ferries that Seatruck operate on the Warrenpoint-Heysham route. The operator have signed a 10 year extension to their agreement with Warrenpoint Harbour Authority.
#ContractExtended - Seatruck Ferries an Irish Sea freight-only operator have signed a 10 year extension to their agreement with Warrenpoint Harbour Authority. The agreement underlines the operators commitment to the port at a time of growing volumes on the Warrenpoint-Heysham…
Warrenpoint Harbour is to expand with a new Quinn Cement export hub. The facility is expected to underpin the economy on both sides of the border and in the south of England. Seen above is a 'M' class bulk-carrier of Arklow Shipping along with the bunker tanker Mersey Spirit which has featured in 'Ports & Shipping' news throughout the years.
#QuinnCement - Quinn Cement and Warrenpoint Harbour Authority have announced the opening of a new cement export hub at the Co. Down port. The £2.5 million investment reflects a 10-year deal between the Cavan-based company and WHA. Final commissioning of…
Warrenpoint Port on the shores of Carlingford Lough, have revealed record volumes for the year 2016
#Warrenpoint - Trade figures for Warrenpoint Harbour Authority released today reveal record volumes in tonnage of goods imported and exported through the Co. Down port for the year 2016. The port recorded 3.48 million tonnes of cargo – a 7.4%…
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne visited Warrenpoint Harbour Authority excutives and local MP's at the Co. Down port yesterday. In the foreground is the shoreline of Co Louth in the Irish Republic where the nearest port is Greenore at the mouth of Carlingford Lough.
#BREXITport? - The UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne reports MultiModal, met senior executives from Warrenpoint Harbour Authority (WHA) and local MP's during a visit to the Co Down port yesterday. The Chancellor met MP Margaret Ritchie, along with…
Warrenpoint Harbour
#Cement - Five new cement silos for Quinn Cement reports The Irish News are to be built at Warrenpoint Harbour in a £2.5 million investment. The silos will have total storage capacity of 7,500 tonnes and will be dedicated to…
Overheating Ship's Cargo Hold and Oil Spill Incidents at Warrenpoint
#Vesselincidents - Within a fortnight two separate incidents involving a pair of vessels berthed in Warrenpoint, took place at the Co. Down port on the shore of Carlingford Lough. Last week, overheating of cargo on board a hold of the…
Warrenpoint Harbour Chief Call fors Funding for Relief Road
#WarrenpointHarbour – The Belfast Telegraph writes that the boss of Warrenpoint Harbour, Peter Conway has called for the construction of a relief road between the A1 and the Warrenpoint dual carriageway. Currently all traffic going to and from the port…
Ports & Shipping Review: Port of Cork Turnover Up, Cruise Boost for Donegal, Warrenpoint On the Rise and Arklow 'Greens' Dock
#Ports&ShippingReview: Over the last fortnight, Jehan Ashmore has reported from the shipping scene, where the Port of Cork's turnover increased by over 6% in 2013. The Inishowen Peninsula in Co. Donegal is set to cash in on the lucrative cruise…
UK Ports Conference Heads for Warrenpoint Port
#UKportConference – Warrenpoint 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…
Warrenpoint Welcomes Tourists For First Time with Cruiseship Call
#CruiseCarlingford- Furthermore to our previous report on Warrenpoint Port, the harbour welcomed the first visit of a cruise ship, the Saga Pearl 2 last month to the harbour on the shores of Carlingford Lough. According to the Belfast Telegraph, the…
Fair Winds Blow for Warrenpoint Port Trade
#WarrenpointPort- If the recent experience of Northern Ireland's harbour in Warrenpoint is anything to go by, the region is well on its way to economic recovery as the Co. Down port is showing a rise in trading activity. With imports…

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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