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98. Belfast Harbour Commissioners

Chief Executive: Roy Adair

Employment: 125

Turnover: £38.8m

Pre-Tax Profit: £20.3

Belfast Harbour is the island’s leading maritime gateway, handling goods valued at c.£20 billion - representing two-thirds of Northern Ireland’s sea borne trade and one-fifth of the entire island’s.

The Harbour is also Northern Ireland’s leading logistics and distribution hub, and is home to many well-known local businesses such as Titanic Belfast, Titanic Quarter, George Best City Airport, Bombardier and the NI Science Park.

In 2012 Belfast Harbour handled a record 19.6m tonnes, driven by growth in the Roll-On / Roll-Off (freight vehicle) and Bulk sectors. Improving tonnages are reflective of the Harbour’s capital expenditure programme which has totalled £150m in recent years.

Developments include a new ferry terminal for Stena Line, the creation of Ireland’s longest deep water berth, 1.3m sq ft of warehousing and a £50m investment in the UK’s first dedicated wind farm logistics and assembly terminal.

Belfast Harbour remains a key facilitator of economic activity throughout Northern Ireland. Its principal activities are Services to Shipping, Warehousing & Distribution Services and development of the Harbour Estate. 2013 is the 400th anniversary of the Harbour’s formation.


Harbour Office, 
Corporation Square, 
BT1 3AL 
028 9055 4422

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