Ports of Belfast, Derry and Rotterdam

The Port of Belfast

This is Northern Ireland's principal maritime gateway, serving the Northern Ireland economy and increasingly that of the Republic of Ireland. About 60% of Northern Ireland's seaborne trade and 20% of the entire island's is handled by the Port which receives over 6000 vessels each year.

The Port is also a major centre of industry and commerce - its Harbour Estate is home to some of Northern Ireland's most important urban regeneration projects and it is the region's leading logistics & distribution hub.

With 1.2 million passengers and half a million freight units annually, Belfast is Ireland's busiest port. It is also the island's leading dry bulk port, dominating the market with regard to imports of grain and animal feeds, coal, fertilisers and cement, and exports of scrap and aggregates. Over 95% of Northern Ireland's petroleum and oil products are also handled at the Port.

The Port of Derry

First established in 1854, Londonderry Port and Harbour Commissioners is a vibrant and rapidly developing port, with a capacity of over 2 million tonnes of cargo.

It is a deep water port which is capable of dealing with a full range of customers’ requirements, including our specialist capability in handling bulk cargo and cruise shipping needs.

The Port of Rotterdam

TR Logistics Group has strategically placed office, warehouse and customs broker facilities located at the heart of Rotterdam Port.

The Port of Rotterdam is a hub of international goods flows, while at the same time an industrial complex of global stature. The port is the gateway to a European market of more than 500 million consumers. With an annual throughput of more than 400 million tonnes of goods, Rotterdam is by far the biggest seaport in Europe.

More than 500 scheduled liner services connect Rotterdam with over 1,000 ports worldwide. Many of the global container liner services only call at a limited number of European ports. Rotterdam is one of these, often as first and/or last port of call in Europe. From the port, feeder ships carry the containers by sea to smaller ports.