J3676 : Harland and Wolff Ship Repair Quay, Belfast

taken 7 months ago, near to Queens Island, Greencastle, Whitehouse, Ballymacarret and Sydenham, Northern Ireland

Harland and Wolff Ship Repair Quay, Belfast
Harland and Wolff Ship Repair Quay, Belfast
Three of the tall Henson tower cranes which serve the quay and the dry dock behind it.
Belfast Harbour :: J3576
Belfast Harbour is a major maritime hub, handling 67% of Northern Irelandís seaborne trade and about 20% of the maritime trade of the entire island of Ireland LinkExternal link . It is a vital gateway for raw materials, exports and consumer goods, and is also Northern Irelandís leading logistics and distribution hub.

The harbour's origins date back to 1613 when a Royal Charter for the incorporation of Belfast specified the need for a wharf at the confluence of the rivers Lagan and Farset in what is modern-day Belfastís High Street. By the early 18th century Belfast had replaced Carrickfergus as the most important port in Ulster and additional accommodation was necessary. A number of privately owned wharves were subsequently constructed on reclaimed land. The Belfast Harbour Estate is now home to many well-known businesses such as George Best Belfast City Airport, Harland and Wolff, Bombardier Aerospace, Odyssey, the Northern Ireland Science Park, Titanic Quarter and Titanic Belfast. Over 700 firms employing 23,000 people are located within the estate.

Belfast is only one of two ports on the island of Ireland to handle a full range of cargoes, from freight vehicles to containers, dry, break and liquid bulk, as well as passenger services and cruise calls.

LinkExternal link Belfast Harbour website
LinkExternal link Wikipedia
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Date Taken
Friday, 26 May, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 27 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Industry  Docks, Harbours 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 361 768 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:37.2724N 5:53.5670W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! J 360 769
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Harland and Wolff  Shipyard  Ship Repair  Quay  Quayside  Tower Cranes  Henson 

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