Northern Ireland police foil Brexit Day ferry bomb plot

The Police Service of Northern Ireland says that it has foiled a plot by dissident Republicans to set off a lorry bomb in or near the port of Belfast on Brexit Day, 31 January. Following a tip-off, anti-terrorist officers carried out a search of the docks area and ferries, but nothing was found. However, a further report of a truck bomb was received on 3 February and, after a search ... [+]

Belfast reveals crane upgrade plans

Following its earlier announcements of a long-term strategic plan, Belfast harbour has revealed details of its £40m upgrade of its container terminal at Victoria Terminal 3. The three-year investment programme will invest £28m in ten new cranes and civil works delivered by local contractor FP McCann to reconfigure the 27-acre ... [+]

Belfast berth shift for Stena

Stena Line is to relocate the Belfast terminal for its Heysham Service to Albert Dock/Ballast Quay for about six months from Friday 14 June to allow preparation work for its new E-Flexer ships to take place. (See map). [+]

Stena Forerunner is sign of things to come

Belfast Harbour has welcomed the Stena Forerunner ahead of its first sailing from to Liverpool.  The 3,000 lane metre ferry 3,000 lane metre will meet growing market demand and will increase weekly freight capacity on the service by almost 10%. Stena Line trade director Paul Grant, said the market was ... [+]

Fresh setback for Belfast port road plan

A key road link for the port of Belfast is being delays because of procurement errors, reports the Freight Transport Association. It says that the £130m York Street Interchange project says that the long-awaited improvement faced a further delay after the High Court ruled there were mistakes in the way the ... [+]

Belfast plans to spend big on ferries and containers

Belfast Harbour is planning to upgrade its ferry terminal to support Stena Line’s new larger ferries which are due to start operation in early 2020, it said in its annual report, published on 3 July. The port is also making a substantial investment in new cranes and terminal capacity improvements at ... [+]

Orlando option for Belfast shippers

Virgin Atlantic Cargo has started a new weekly summer service from Belfast to Orlando, departing on Mondays. Exports from Northern Ireland are expected to include spare parts and machinery. The carrier already operates 17 flights from London Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow. [+]

Ulster-US air link axed

United Airlines is to halt its Belfast-New York services from 9 Janaury after a subsidy plan was scuppered by the European Union. The Northern Ireland Executive had put in place a grant aid plan for the loss-making route, which is Northern Ireland’s only direct link with the US, in contrast with ... [+]

Rhenus opens Belfast terminal

Rhenus Logistics has opened a facility in Belfast. It will allow direct groupage services by road between Europe and Northern Ireland as well as a direct Scandinavian service as well as enabling customers to benefit from FCL and LCL rates when exporting or importing worldwide. Rhenus' MD, David Williams (pictured ... [+]

Peel restructures Irish Sea operations

Peel Ports Group is restructuring its Ireland and Northern Ireland teams, after a recent review of activities at its Belfast and Dublin container terminals. Gerard Gaffney becomes the new head of container terminal operations for Ireland and will oversee operational activity at Peel Ports’ Belfast and Dublin container terminals. He ... [+]

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