Belfast Harbour profits jump in 400th anniversary
PROFITS at Belfast Harbour jumped in 2012, a result of investment in deep-water facilities and new Stena ferries.
Revenues at the company, which is celebrating its 400th anniversary, were £39m in 2012, up 7pc from 2011. Operating profit was £18.4m, up 11pc. The company said trade grew by more than a tenth, primarily due to improved performance in its bulk and roll-on / roll-off business. 2012 was also the first full operating year for Stena Line's new Superfast ferries which the port says has improved the competitiveness of the Belfast – Cairnryan route.