Trade through Belfast Harbour is on the up again for the first time in three years. Figures published today by the Port reveal that tonnages during 2010 grew by over 5% to stand at 16.5m tonnes. Tonnages had previously fallen by 10% since 2007 in the wake of the global credit crunch.
'Titanic Port, a new book celebrating 400 years of Belfast Harbour, was launched today (Monday Nov. 8th) in Belfast Harbour Office. Written by the award-winning journalist and author Alf McCreary, and commissioned by Belfast Harbour Commissioners, the book tells the story of those who built the Harbour and, in turn, laid the foundations for Belfast's emergence as a major urban and commercial centre.
Employees within Belfast Harbour are taking part in the Prince's Trust Million Makers Corporate Challenge. The recently formed Harbour Dragons will be competing against other corporate teams across Northern Ireland to raise £1m in the UK to support the Prince's Trust in their efforts to help the most vulnerable youth people in our society.
Twenty-year old sailor Tiffany Brien from Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club presented an £18,000 Paralympic sailing boat to local disabled charity Belfast Lough Sailability in Belfast Harbour today â€“ the culmination of two years of fundraising by the 2012 Olympic hopeful including sailing single-handedly across the irish Sea.
Have you ever been lucky enough to visit Belfast Harbour Office or to take a tour around the magnificent building which dates from 1854? Have you heard the tale of the Harbour Ghost or been captivated by the Veiled Lady? Never fear if you haven't! To make these stories more publicly accessible, Belfast Harbour has created a new colour visual guide to take interested readers on a pictorial tour of the interior of the building,
60 delegates from across the world recently visited Belfast for the General Stevedoring Council's 40th Conference. The GSC was formed to encourage a flow of ideas and cooperation between Port Authorities and Stevedores across the world in respect of improving and developing facilities and delivering world-class training for staff.
Belfast Harbour has suggested that an upturn in trade through the Port during the first quarter of 2010 may indicate that the Northern Ireland economy is over the worst of the economic downturn. The upbeat assessment was made as the Harbour Authority published its 2009 Annual Report and Accounts.
In June, Belfast Harbour will open a berthing facility at Abercorn Basin The 40 berth facility is a forerunner to a new modern and fully equipped 200+ berth Marina located in the heart of Belfast's Titanic Quarter. Belfast Harbour has made available a special user guide for recreational users which outlines conditions of use,