Warrenpoint Port handles circa 12% of Northern Ireland’s port activity, with 45% export and 55% import.
Key commodities for the Port include Timber, Steel, Animal Feed, RDF (Refuse Derived Fuel) and Recyclables while Ro-Ro (roll on roll off Ferry) and Lo-Lo container services tend to drive a significant proportion of the tonnage.
Recent times have bought increased challenges in relation to Brexit and Covid-19 both of which have required significant additional management and planning for the Port Team.
To support smooth delivery of Brexit requirements Warrenport Port acquired ‘Office of Transit’ status and ‘Authorised Economic Operator’ (AEO) status.
AEO status is an internationally recognised quality mark. It shows your business’s role in the international supply chain is secure and has customs control procedures that meet UK and EU standards.
Office of Transit status means that Warrenpoint Port can be used as an office of departure or office of destination for any unitised cargoes transiting the Port. This may be used for goods with origin or destination in the EU.
Warrenpoint Port operates under governing legislation, namely the Harbours Act (Northern Ireland) 1970; the Warrenpoint Harbour Authority Order 1971; the Harbours (Northern Ireland) Order 2002; and the Warrenpoint Harbour Authority Order (Northern Ireland) 2002. Under this legislation it is the duty of the designated Harbour Authority to take account of the Code of Practice as issued by the Department for Infrastructure. The current Code of Practice was issued in November 2003 and updated in May 2008.