About Us

Aerial view of the port
Aerial view of Belfast Port

About Belfast Harbour

The 400 year-old history of Belfast Harbour is inextricably linked with the development and progress of the City of Belfast. The Port's history recognises the importance of the foresight and bold vision of previous generations of Trustees, Operators and Commissioners in creating today’s modern Port.

 

The Gateway to Ireland

Belfast Port is a popular destination for visiting cruise liners
Belfast Port is a popular destination for visiting cruise liners

Established in 1847, Belfast Harbour is Belfast's port authority and operates the principal maritime gateway on the island of Ireland. The harbour estate covers an area of 2,000 acres representing 20% of Belfast City area and is also Northern Ireland's logistics and distribution hub and home to major businesses including Microsoft, Harland & Wolff, Capita, CitiGroup and Bombardier.