Published: 2019-08-06

Port of Belfast: 24.6mt handled in 2018 (+3.8% yoy)

Market SMS Port of Belfast: 24.6mt handled in 2018 (+3.8% yoy)

Also more ferry and cruise passengers went through the port's quays, an increase of 0.4% on the result from 2017, up to a total of 1,549k guests.

Ro-ro and container traffic rose last year, too, by 3.7% year-on-year and 1.6% yoy, respectively, to 532k cargo units and 128k TEUs. On the other hand, fewer pax cars were transported on-board ferries, a decrease of 0.6% yoy down to 316k vehicles.

Among other things, the port took care of 2.35mt of grains and feeds (+7.5% yoy), 2.21mt of coal (+12.9% yoy), 2.04mt of oil products (+4.2% yoy), 1.55mt of aggregates (+1.9% yoy), 357kt of scrap (-8.0% yoy), 321kt of fertilisers (+2.9% yoy), and 63kt of timber (+14.5% yoy).
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