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Warrenpoint Port

Warrenpoint Port is strategically located close to Newry in County Down, Northern Ireland on the Dublin to Belfast Economic Corridor- approximately one hour journey time from the two major cities on the island- Dublin and Belfast.

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 with the modern Port completed in 1974.
It 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 and like other Trust Ports across the UK is not owned by Government but operates autonomously and with a high degree of Public Accountability and a strong Public Interest ethos. The Port is required to operate in a commercial manner and is an independent statutory body governed by its own legislation.
The main governing legislation under which Warrenpoint Port operates is 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.

There are no shareholders. Therefore any surplus funds generated from the business are invested back into the operation, maintenance and development of the Port for the benefit of its stakeholders.


Warrenpoint is one of Northern Ireland’s main commercial ports serving a hinterland which includes the southern part of Northern Ireland and the northern part of the Republic of Ireland.
In general cargo terms Warrenpoint is the second port in Northern Ireland and the fifth on the island of Ireland.
Warrenpoint’s geographic position constitutes a major strategic advantage located half way on the main strategic network of the Belfast to Dublin economic corridor
Mission Statement
Located at the centre of Ireland’s economic corridor Warrenpoint Port aims to be the preferred location for import and export of goods and thus continue to be a major economic driver for its hinterland.
Corporate Objectives
The principal corporate objectives are:-
Operate profitability The Port will strive to operate profitably in order to build reserves and sustain future investments. These investments require a commercial rate of return, thus improving the Port for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Health, Safety & Environment Operate in a manner where health, safety and environmental awareness are at the highest standards.
Regional economic driver and good corporate citizen Utilise all Port assets for the enhancement of stakeholder value for the Port and its hinterland. The Port will continue to build relationships with all its stakeholders (Commercial, Local, educational, social).
Corporate Governance Ensure Port is open and transparent to its stakeholders and that highest Corporate Governance standards are met as consistent with Trust Port requirements.
Invest in our People Maintain the Ports’ position as a good and fair employer which invests in its people to deliver the quality and efficiency of service required by stakeholders.

Warrenpoint has a clear Vision, Mission and set of values which under underpin these Corporate Objectives:
To be a leading commercial Port continually growing while maximising our contribution to the regional economy and community.
To exceed our customer expectations and fully utilise our assets to grow in a safe and sustainable way for our stakeholders.
Safety First- We adhere to the highest health and safety standards to deliver a safe environment for customers and colleagues.
Complete Integrity- We are honest, open, and ethical in all our activities and interactions.
Our Team- we work as one team, flexible and willing to learn for the benefit of all.
Total Respect – We treat everyone as we would like to be treated ourselves.