4th June 2018
SIXTY VOLUNTEERS FROM WARRENPOINT PORT JOIN BEACH CLEAN UP
Items including plastic and glass bottles, fast food cartons, tyres and even a discarded vacuum cleaner were among the rubbish collected by volunteers from Warrenpoint Port during a clean up of the town’s beaches on Saturday.
Sixty volunteers including staff, customers and their family and friends, collected more than 25 bags of rubbish from beaches between Narrow Water and Cole’s Corner which were then removed from the sites.
Clare Guinness, CEO, Warrenpoint Port said:
“It was a tremendous pleasure to join with dozens of other volunteers from the Port in the clean-up of the many wonderful beaches across the Warrenpoint area. We made a positive difference evidenced by the volume of rubbish we collected.
“Staff, customers and their families gave of their free time to assist with the preservation of Carlingford Lough and help to maintain the wider port environment for current and future generations.
“We take our responsibilities as a custodian of the local marine environment very seriously and the beach clean-up was just the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at improving our local surroundings.”
Representatives from Warrenpoint Port’s wide customer base, including Seatruck Ferries and Forestwood Agencies, joined in with the initiative on the day.
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Notes to editors
- Warrenpoint Port is the second largest port in Northern Ireland and the fifth biggest on the island of Ireland.
- Warrenpoint Harbour Authority was created as a Trust Port by legislation in 1971.
- In 2017, the value of goods moving through Warrenpoint Port was £6.2billion, £164 million of which was direct international trade. The Port handled 3.48 million tonnes of cargo in 2016 increasing to 3.56 million tonnes in 2017
- The port employs 67 staff directly, but more than 200 people work at the harbour every day.
- In addition to serving the markets in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, the Port deals with imports and exports from countries and regions across the world including to Spain, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Ukraine and the Americas.