Record cargo levels pass through Warrenpoint Port for 2018
A record 3.6m tonnes of cargo travelled through Warrenpoint Port last year, following four successive years of growth.
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The total value of goods that passed through the port also reached record levels, surpassing £6.5bn.
With Brexit on the horizon, the port has ramped up its freight capacity as it forecasts growth after the UK exits the EU.
Warrenpoint Port handles timber, steel, animal feed and others goods, importing and exporting throughout Europe and the Americas.
Clare Guinness, chief executive of Warrenpoint Port, said: "As we look towards further growth in 2019 and beyond, we have plans to continue our investment programme over the coming months as we aim to improve port infrastructure, plant and equipment.
"This will allow us to be more flexible, more efficient and open up more space, enabling trade to grow in line with expectations and widen the scope of goods we can handle."
"Warrenpoint Port exists for the benefit of our economy and community. Trade is the lifeblood of the economy and the port activities support thousands of jobs which are vital for the prosperity of the region."
The port is the second largest in Northern Ireland and employs 70 people directly.
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