LOCATION

Belfast

BEL

21st

IMPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£1.4B

IMPORT VALUE 2016

23rd

EXPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£810M

EXPORT VALUE 2016

INDICATIVE PRICE

Insufficient data for an indicative price

Belfast Harbour is Northern Ireland's principal maritime gateway and logistics hub. Last year 23 million tonnes were handled in total through the Harbour - approximately 70% of Northern Ireland's and 20% of the entire island's seabourne trade.

The area near the port is well served for industrial warehouse space. Stowga have a number of sites right on the waterfront as well as around the outskirts of Belfast. There are a couple of BRC accredited sites along the M2 if you need a warehouse to store food and drink. Modern, racked warehouses can be found in good supply for pallet storage, particulalrly around the docks in Belfast.

There are also a number of MHRA warehouse sites in and around Belfast, and nearby in Lisburn, Comber and Whiteabbey.

The Belfast Harbour Estate is home to many well-known Northern Ireland businesses such as George Best Belfast City Airport, Harland and Wolff, Bombardier Aerospace, Odyssey, the Northern Ireland Science Park, Titanic Quarter and Titanic Belfast. Belfast is only one of two ports on the island of Ireland to handle a full range of cargoes, from freight vehicles to containers, dry, break and liquid bulk, as well as passenger services and cruise calls.

TOP 10 IMPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Feeding stuff for animals (not including unmilled cereals) more info £190M
2 Furniture and parts thereof; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings more info £73M
3 Coal, whether or not pulverized, but not agglomerated more info £56M
4 Other plastics, in primary forms more info £50M
5 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude more info £47M
6 Internal combustion piston engines and parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £46M
7 Paper and paperboard more info £45M
8 Rubber tyres, interchangeable tyre treads, tyre flaps and inner tubes for wheels of all kinds more info £43M
9 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (other than crude); preparations, n.e.s., containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils more info £31M
10 Fertilizers (other than those of group 272) more info £31M

TOP 10 EXPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Rotating electric plant and parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £190M
2 Aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof more info £70M
3 Alcoholic beverages more info £68M
4 Rubber tyres, interchangeable tyre treads, tyre flaps and inner tubes for wheels of all kinds more info £46M
5 Mechanical handling equipment and parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £36M
6 Furniture and parts thereof; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings more info £36M
7 Other machinery and equipment specialized for particular industries; parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £29M
8 Edible products and preparations, n.e.s. more info £29M
9 Worn clothing and other worn textile articles; rags more info £15M
10 Plates, sheets, film, foil and strip, of plastics more info £11M