Warrenpoint Port

Lighthouse Communications client Warrenpoint Port is Northern Ireland’s second-largest port in terms of cargo.  It is a key economic driver for the border area and serves as the main commercial port covering the southern part of Northern Ireland and the northern part of the Republic of Ireland. Lighthouse Communications supports Warrenpoint Port with public relations, media relations, graphic design, corporate video and strategy development services.

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Latest Warrenpoint Port news

Warrenpoint Port named ‘Best Business in the Community’

28th June 2019

Warrenpoint Port has been recognised as the Best Business in the Community in the greater Newry area, gaining the award for the first time. The accolade was presented at the prestigious Greater Newry Area Business Awards, organised by Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade, during a glittering ceremony at the Canal Court Hotel. The harbour…

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New Chief Executive appointed to Warrenpoint Port

20th June 2019

Warrenpoint Port has appointed David Holmes as its new Chief Executive Officer. David joins the harbour, the second largest in Northern Ireland, from Irwin’s Bakery where he has been Operations Director for the past six years. Previously, David has held senior positions at Kerry Group, Unigate, and Premier Foods. Stan McIlvenny, Chairman of Warrenpoint Harbour…

Warrenpoint plant investment

Warrenpoint Port makes £800,000 plant investment

18th June 2019

Warrenpoint Port has made an investment of £800,000 in new plant that will significantly improve efficiency at Northern Ireland’s second largest harbour. Authorities at the port have taken delivery of the first wave of the new fleet which will include seven forklift trucks. Eoin O’Mahony, Head of Engineering and Estates, Warrenpoint Port said: “This investment…

Warrenpoint Port coastal clean up 2019

Warrenpoint Port volunteers join coastal clean up

7th June 2019

Rubbish including fast food waste, plastic and glass bottles, a discarded oil can and even a baby walker, were among the items collected by volunteers from Warrenpoint Port during a coastal clean up around the town’s beaches and coastline. Port staff were joined by customers and their family and friends for the coastal clean up…

WARRENPOINT PORT TO BECOME MAJOR CO2 HUB IN £9.5 MILLION (€11M) INVESTMENT

Warrenpoint Port to become major C02 hub in £9.5 million (€11m) investment

21st May 2019

Japanese industrial gas company Nippon Gases is to establish a major liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) import and distribution terminal at Warrenpoint Port. The £9.5million (€11m) project represents the first major investment in Ireland by the firm since it purchased Praxair Gases Europe in December ‘18. The facility which will store liquid CO2 for the food…

Work has commenced on the redevelopment of the landmark Town Dock House at Warrenpoint Port, the flagship project in the harbour’s £4 million capital investment programme.

Regeneration project marks start of Warrenpoint Port £4 million investment programme

8th May 2019

Work has commenced on the redevelopment of the landmark Town Dock House at Warrenpoint Port, the flagship project in the harbour’s £4 million capital investment programme. The building, which fronts onto Warrenpoint Town Square, will be returned to its former use as the main harbour office, re-establishing a direct interface between the port and the…

NEW WATER STATIONS AT NEWRY SCHOOL THANKS TO WARRENPOINT PORT

New water stations at Newry school thanks to Warrenpoint Port

9th April 2019

New drinking stations have been installed at a Newry school thanks to funding from Warrenpoint Port. The project which provided bottle filling docks at Our Lady’s Grammar School in the city will enable students to access drinking water and reduce the use of plastics within the school. The initiative is among the first to receive…

WARRENPOINT PORT RECORDS HIGHEST TONNAGE IN ITS HISTORY

Warrenpoint Port records highest tonnage in its history

20th February 2019

Warrenpoint Port handled 3.6 million tonnes of cargo in 2018, the highest annual level recorded in the harbour’s history. The total value of goods moving through the port also reached record levels, surpassing £6.5 billion for the first time. The trading figures confirmed Warrenpoint’s position as the second largest port in Northern Ireland as it…

A €100 million investment by Seatruck Ferries, the Irish Sea freight specialist, will increase capacity on Warrenpoint to Heysham route by 30%.

Seatruck boosts capacity on Warrenpoint route

20th June 2018

Seatruck Ferries, the Irish Sea freight specialist, is to boost capacity on Warrenpoint to Heysham route by 30%.   Seatruck will deploy two larger freight ferries on the route later this summer, in direct response to growing demand for unaccompanied trailer space and enabling the firm to carry 30,000 additional trailers annually on the key…