J3778 : Stena Superfast VIII at Belfast Harbour

taken 4 years ago, near to Greencastle and Whitehouse, Northern Ireland

Stena Superfast VIII at Belfast Harbour
Stena Superfast VIII at Belfast Harbour
Stena Line's ro-ro ferry Stena Superfast VIII berthed at Belfast whilst operating the ferry service to Cairnryan.
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
Sunday, 23 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Docks, Harbours 
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Panasonic DMC-G7 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! J 370 786 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:38.2169N 5:52.7002W
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Irish: geotagged! J 373 787
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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Belfast Harbour  Quayside  Ferry Terminal  Stena Line  Stena Superfast VIII  IMO 9198953  Cranes 

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