Belfast Harbour, Northern Ireland, UK reports an increase in profits and turnover
Belfast Harbour on crest of a wave as profits hit £17m
By Clare Weir
Thursday, 5 July 2012
From the Belfast Telegraph
Belfast Harbour is helping put Northern Ireland back on the maritime map after reporting an increase in profits to £17.8m and an increase in turnover to £36.1m .
The facility handles 60% of Northern Ireland’s sea-borne trade and is a vital gateway for raw materials, exports and consumer goods for the entire island.
The port is also Northern Ireland’s leading logistics and distribution hub and is home to many well-known local businesses such as the George Best City Airport, Harland -amp, Wolff, Bombardier, Odyssey, the NI Science Park and Titanic Quarter.
The port’s latest annual report also showed that the number of freight vehicles passing through the complex rose by 14% to 357,000 and a record four million tonnes were handled in the dry bulk sector, which includes trades such as aggregates and coal.
Record levels of tonnages were handled during the period – up 7% to 17.6m tonnes.