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Warrenpoint Harbour Authority interacts with the local community and engages at many levels with stakeholders.
The senior management is actively involved in lobbying with the Chambers of Commerce, British Ports Association (BPA) and other business associations on the many strategic issues relating to the further enhancement and development of Warrenpoint Port.
Managers are involved in assisting Invest NI ‘start up businesses’, in the Young Enterprise Scheme with St Mark’s High School Warrenpoint and with the Sentinus Programme (the home of STEM Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics).
Several school visits to the Harbour are conducted during the year where school children of both primary and secondary age are given an introduction to the busy trade in Northern Ireland’s second general cargo port.
Following the very successful visit of the first cruise ship to Warrenpoint in 2014, the Port had three cruise visits in 2016 and more visits are planned for 2017 marking a further boost to local tourism.
The Harbour is an active supporter of many festivals including Maiden of Mournes and the Blues on the Bay festival and supports local voluntary organisations and sports clubs in the region.
Employees of the Harbour and Agents contribute both singularly and in conjunction with the Harbour to many local organisations and national and local charities.
Charities who benefited from this in 2016 are as follow
Warrenpoint Pantomime Club
Southern Area Hospice
Newry Drama Festival
Macmillan Cancer Support Newry and Mourne
CPN – Warrenpoint GAA
Let’s Talk Crohns and Colitis NI
Burren goes to the Oscars
Lislea Drama Festival
Kilbroney Vintage Show
Friends of St Dallan’s
Little People of Ireland
In Memory of Ella Trainor
Down Youth Musical Theatre