Established in 1847, Belfast Harbour is Northern Ireland’s largest port handling 70% of the region’s seaborne trade. This includes 80% of Northern Ireland’s oil and petroleum imports and 1.4 million ferry passengers each year.
Belfast Harbour is the largest cruise port in Northern Ireland with over 155,000 visitors each year. The Harbour Estate covers an area of 2,000 acres, representing 20% of the Belfast city area.
The Harbour has the longest deepwater quay in Ireland at 1 kilometre in length with a draught of 11.2 metres.