Belfast Harbour is a Trust Port. As such its operational remit is governed by Statute; its raison d’être focused upon operating, maintaining and developing the Harbour and its Estate.


To operate and maintain the Port, develop Port capacity and the Harbour Estate to support the regional economy.


To be a world-class Port, offering leading-edge marine and estate facilities to enable the economic development of Northern Ireland.


Belfast Harbour recognises that the values held by the organisation guide how we behave and the decision-making process at all levels. The values stated below, therefore, are employed to validate behaviours and decisions throughout the business. 

• Safety – provide a safe environment for everyone using Belfast Harbour

• Environmental Sustainability – seek to reduce the impact we have on our natural environment

• Service to Society – make a difference to our local and regional communities

• Integrity – mean what we say and say what we mean

• Respect/equality – treat everyone as a valued customer

• Teamwork – co-operate to achieve the best outcomes

• People – develop the business environment to make Belfast Harbour a rewarding place

to work


Organisational Structure


Commercial Department

Belfast Harbour's Commercial Department brings together the Business Development and Port Engineering teams, who work together translating opportunities into turnkey, best in class facilities.

The Commercial Department manages the commercial relationships with the Port's customer base and the Port Engineering team oversees the development of facilities as well as the maintenance of services within the Harbour Estate including infrastructure, roads, water and sewerage.

Operations Department

The Operations Department comprises the Harbour Master's Office, the Operations Engineering Department (with responsibility for the maintenance of cranes and other equipment), the Safety & Environmental Department and the Belfast Harbour Police.

Real Estate Department

The Real Estate Department is responsible for the strategic planning, development and management of a wide range of development offers including office, warehousing, retail, leisure. The ultimate goal is to provide high quality, expertly managed environments that allow occupiers' businesses to thrive.

Communications and Corporate Responsibility Department

The Communications and CR Department is responsible for strategic marketing and communications for the organisation and Belfast Harbour's Corporate Responsibility Programme. The department also looks after requests for charitable donations, access to the Harbour Office and requests for filming within the Harbour Estate.