Belfast reaches record despite economic storms

Trade through Belfast increased to a record 23.7m tonnes in 2017, up by 600,000 tonnes or 3% on the previous year, the port said in an announcement on 19 February. It said that the increase came despite the low level of growth in the local economy, significant and strategic investments by the Port and its customers having had a positive impact, as was the relative weakness in sterling on exports. Chairman, David ... [+]

Belfast bonanza to boost investment

Belfast Harbour says that proceed from a record financial performance in 2016, announced on 26 June, will be reinvested in its port and property activities. Belfast’s turnover grew by 7% to £58.1m while operating profit increased by 12% to £32.2m. The growth was driven by improved port throughput - up by ... [+]

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