Ports and airports need urgent help to endure the coronavirus crisis, Northern Ireland’s Stormont ministers said.
They asked Transport Secretary Grant Shapps to introduce special measures.
Commercial air travel has dwindled with the demise of Flybe and easyJet’s decision to ground its entire fleet.
Freight operators using ferries have expressed mounting concern about the viability of services when there are fewer return loads available.
I will continue to press for critical support to protect our economy and most importantly our community at this difficult time
Northern Ireland Finance Minister Conor Murphy said: “It was a productive phone call with Grant Shapps and Secretary of State, Brandon Lewis.
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Afloat adds asides Belfast Harbour and the Port of Larne, there are commercial ports located in London/Derry (Foyleport), Coleraine and Warrenpoint.