Northern Ireland’s second largest Port by tonnage. We are strategically located close to Newry in County Down on the Dublin to Belfast Economic Corridor- approximately one hour journey time from the two major cities on the island- Dublin and Belfast.
About the Port
Warrenpoint, Newry and the south Down area has a rich maritime history of which Warrenpoint Port plays a significant role. The Port was constructed in the late 1770s which will make it 250 years old towards the end of the 2020s. Warrenpoint Harbour Authority was created as a Trust Port in 1971 and the 25th anniversary of this was celebrated in 1996. The modern Port was completed in 1974 with 40 years since this completion marked in 2014.
The Port is situated on a 60-acre site adjacent to the town of Warrenpoint and less than 500m across the Lough from the Republic of Ireland. The Port has a good mix of tenants with strong demand for space.
Warrenpoint Port is a Trust Port. Like other Trust Ports across the UK, it is not owned by Government but operates autonomously, with a degree of public accountability. The Port is required to operate in a commercial manner and is an independent statutory body governed by its own legislation.
There are no shareholders. All profits generated from the business are invested back into the operation, maintenance, and development of the Port for the benefit of the local economy.
The Port employs circa 70 people directly and indirectly contributes to more than 400 local jobs through customers and supply chain. Last year Warrenpoint Port contributed more than £10m into the local economy.
The Port is managed by a senior team under the guidance of CEO David Holmes and overseen by a Board appointed by the Infrastructure Minister and Chaired by Dr Gerard O’ Hare CBE DL FRICS.
The original Port of Warrenpoint was constructed in the late 1770s and acted as a lightering port for the much larger Port of Newry.
Following the demise of Newry as a port town, Warrenpoint Harbour Authority was created as a Trust Port by legislation in 1971. The modern Port was completed in 1974 when it covered 28 acres. Since then, the port has expanded to its current size of approximately 60 Acres.