Belfast Harbour :: Shared Description

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
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by David Dixon
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J3778 : Belfast Harbour, Kinnegar Jetty by David Dixon
J3676 : Queen's Island, Belfast Harbour by David Dixon
J3576 : Stormont Wharf, Belfast by David Dixon
J3676 : Henson Crane at Belfast Ship Repair Quay by David Dixon
J3575 : Alexandra Dock, HMS Caroline by David Dixon
J3678 : Stena Line Terminal by Gerald England
J3475 : Belfast Harbour/River Lagan, Donegall Dock by David Dixon
J3575 : Queen's Island, The Titanic Quarter Media Campus by David Dixon
J3575 : HMS Caroline by David Dixon
J3678 : Cranes and shipping containers at Victoria Terminal 3 (Belfast Container Terminal) by Phil Champion
J3576 : Alexandra Dock Pump House, Belfast by David Dixon
J3676 : Tower Crane at Belfast Ship Repair Quay by David Dixon
J3677 : Stena Line Ferry Terminal, Belfast Harbour by David Dixon
J3576 : Seapearl at Stormont Wharf, Belfast by Gerald England
J3678 : Belfast Harbour, Victoria Terminals 3 and 4 by David Dixon
J3575 : Belfast Harbour, River Lagan by David Dixon
J3677 : Belfast Harbour D1 Quay, Wind Turbine Bases by David Dixon
J3677 : Jetty at Oil Terminal Berth 4, Belfast Harbour by David Dixon
J3778 : Containers at Belfast Docks by Gerald England
J3576 : Belfast Harbour, Stormont Wharf North by David Dixon
J3778 : Belfast Docks, Marker Post No 15 and Victoria Terminal Number 4 by David Dixon
J3576 : MS Braemar at Belfast by David Dixon
J3577 : Belfast Harbour, Herdman Channel by David Dixon
J3676 : East Twin Beacon, Belfast Harbour by David Dixon
J3778 : Kinnegar Jetty, at the entrance to Belfast Harbour by Phil Champion

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Created: Sun, 23 Jul 2017, Updated: Sun, 23 Jul 2017

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