Belfast Telegraph

Warrenpoint Port launches major growth plan

By Margaret Canning

Warrenpoint Port has unveiled a 25-year growth plan as it forecasts a continued expansion in trade following Brexit.

And it's hoping to build on Warrenpoint's ranking as the second largest port in Northern Ireland and as a major economic driver for the region.

Warrenpoint handles goods including grain, timber, steel and cement and a full range of services including container and freight.

And authorities at the port said they are expecting a major increase in trade over the next few decades.

Manufacturing firm Quinn Industrial Holdings unveiled an export hub for its cement in Warrenpoint last year and last week it said the hub had been a major driver in helping it grow sales and turnover.

Warrenpoint Port chief executive Clare Guinness said the plan was "designed to prepare the port and the surrounding area to deal with Brexit and other upcoming challenges".

The plan includes upgrading transport links to the port, improving port capacity and improving links with Warrenpoint town.

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