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News relating to the ports which handle ferry services in Ireland including Belfast, Larne, Dublin Warrenpoint and smaller ports such as Portaferry, Magilligan, and Greencastle

PR | New Cruise Terminal Opens in Belfast Harbour

Cruise Belfast – the partnership between Belfast Harbour and Visit Belfast, has opened the first dedicated cruise terminal on the island of Ireland to cater for Belfast’s growing popularity as a cruise destination.

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Traffic continues to grow at Northern Ireland’s busiest port

Belfast Harbour continued its growth last year handling record amounts of trade during 2018. Improvements continue to be made at the port, while planning permission for a new cruise terminal was granted earlier this year.

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[PR] £15m Investment to Accommodate New Stena Line Vessels

Belfast Harbour has committed to investing £15m to re-develop Victoria Terminal 2 (VT2) which services the Belfast-Liverpool route, ahead of the arrival of two new Stena E-Flexer ships for the route

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Irish Ferries W.B. Yeats Wins Third Industry Award

Following last weeks Shippax awards, W.B. YEATS has been named "Best Ferry of 2019" by Ferry Shipping Summit.

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Harland & Wolff Put Up for Sale

Belfast's Harland & Wolff Heavy Industries has been put up for sale by owner Fred Olsen Energy according to the national media and Belfast Telegraph. The day-to-day running of the yard is to remain unaffected.

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The Port of Larne, one of the busiest ports on the Irish Sea capable of handling a wide range of cargoes and ships, welcomed the CPO Germany into port this month for routine maintenance.

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Azamara Pursuit leaves Belfast after lengthy refurbishment (includes a look inside)

Azamara Club Cruises AZAMARA PURSUIT left Belfast earlier today bound for Southampton following the conclusion of a comprehensive refurbishment by MJM.

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[Press Release] Poor road access at Scottish Ports disadvantages NI economy

Businesses across Northern Ireland continue to be disadvantaged by poor road access to their key GB markets. Leading ferry company Stena Line has raised concerns with local political and business stakeholders to increase the focus and necessity of addressing a critical infrastructure deficit which impacts a range of key NI…

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[Press Release] Port road closures and poor accessibility will impede Scottish economy.

Less than 16 days after the last closure, the A77 has once more been closed to all traffic for up to 12 hours, resulting in a 75-minute detour for traffic using Stena Line’s Loch Ryan Port.  The most recent closure overnight on 6th November comes on the back of the…

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PR: Belfast Cruises to Tourism High as Ship Visits Hit New Record

Belfast’s visitor appeal reaches new peak with 88 cruise ship arrivals in 2017 News announced today (Monday 3 April) revealed that almost 90 cruise ships are expected to visit Belfast this summer, bringing with them 150,000 passengers and crew to mark a new tourism high for the city. Belfast’s record…

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A new link-span bridge at the Port of Heysham is set to increase throughput at the Lancashire port by allowing it to accommodate larger RoRo vessels operating on the Irish Sea. The £10m investment by owners Peel Ports will create a fourth berth for freight and passenger traffic and help…

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PR: Bay Gateway M6 relief road unleashes Port of Heysham’s potential

IRISH SEA freight  ferry operator Seatruck says the opening of the new £124.5million Bay Gateway relief road in Lancaster, is the biggest commercial opportunity for the Port of Heysham in its history. Seatruck CEO Alistair Eagles said the opening, on October 31, is the long awaited ‘big bang’ moment for…

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