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,
Webster, Belfast Harbour's Environmental Guardian took to the stage of the Ulster Hall to help organise a concert with the Ulster Orchestra. The one hour concert which was held on Friday 28th May, introduced the schoolchildren to the instruments of the orchestra and has as its theme, a subject very close to Webster's heart - Water! Prior to the concert performance, Belfast Harbour in conjunction with the Ulster Orchestra staged a series of musical workshops with 12 Belfast Primary Schools.
Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland's largest seaport, has reported that tonnages fell by 4.4% last year in line with forecasts as the impact of the recession continued to be felt. There was, however, double digit growth in Dry Bulk trades associated with the agri-food sector and passenger numbers also increased by 3% to 1.33m, double the rate of growth throughout the UK port sector.
A momentous stage in the restoration of SS Nomadic took place today as the ship moved into her new home at Hamilton Dock in Titanic Quarter, which, in a twist of fate, was used in her construction nearly a century ago. Led by Belfast Harbour and Titanic Quarter, the process has been more than 12 months in planning and paves the way for the start of Nomadic's restoration work.
Tyco International's new £7 million centre of technical excellence was officially opened in Sydenham Business Park within Belfast Harbour today, supporting its Electronic Security Products business. Tyco International Ltd. is a diversified, global company that provides vital products and services to customers in more than 60 countries. With more than 100,000 employees worldwide, Tyco is a leading provider of security products and services, fire protection and detection products and services, valves and controls, and other industrial products.