February 28th 2017 


Dredging Campaign throughout estuary

On Saturday, 4th March, a trailer suction hopper dredger will commence continuous dredging operations from Belview seawards.


The vessel will maintain a continuous VHF watch on Channels 14 & 16. This operation is expected to continue for approximately 10 daysSee full marine notice.



February 16th 2017 


Port of Waterford and Junior Achievement: A PARTNERSHIP IN SHAPING BRIGHTER FUTURES


Over the past six months, our staff members, Arthur Kearney and Victor Whitty participating in programmes with members of the wider community in which we live and work.   




Arthur delivered a programme entitled "The Economics of Staying in School"  with 2nd year students of Mount Sion CBS, in Waterford City. Arthur is a past-pupil of Mount Sion and  amongst other things, delivering a class which focused on preparing a monthly budget.


Victor delivered "Our Community‟ programme with 2nd Class of Faithlegg National School, in the heart of Waterford Harbour. The programme allowed the students to see how education extends out into the world of business. The students also learned important team working skills and how companies have standards that must be reached.



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January 13th 2017

Dredging Campaign at Cheekpoint Lower Bar


On Saturday, 28th January, the utility vessel ‘Fasnet Sound’ will commence daytime ploughing operations at Cheekpoint Bar.   The vessel will maintain a continuous VHF watch on Channels 14 & 16.  This operation is expected to continue for approximately 4 days.See more





September 14th 2016


Port of Waterford 2016-2020 Business Plan launched at event marking Waterford Harbour Commissioners Bicentenary



This week with an event held in City Hall, Port of Waterford launched it's 2016- 2020 Business Plan.


The plan sets out a strategy for growth at the Belview facility through a 7 million euro investment into capital projects, infrastructure and services. Frank Ronan is CEO of the Port of Waterford Company says it's hoped that will yield an increase in revenue of 3 million euro over four years. The plan is now available - download here.


June 1st 2016


200 years of Waterford Harbour Commissioners, predecessor of Port of Waterford Company




Celebrating 200 years of Port of Waterford's predecessor, Waterford Harbour Commissioners, we have Tallship Morgenster arriving 17th June. The vessel is open to to public for guided tours. Tickets for a group of 4 are €10 and are available from Theatre Royal Box Office. All proceeds will be donated to Waterford City River Rescue.






April 14th


DFDS/Port of Waterford featured in this month's Fleet Transport Magazine.




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March 28th 2016


Investment of New €3m Harbour Mobile crane




Port of Waterford welcomes €3m vote of confidence as new crane commissioned at Belview The Port of Waterford Co. has welcomed the investment of €3m by Suir Shipping Ltd in a new crane to load and unload ships at the port in Belview.The newly-commissioned Liebherr crane will be used by the stevedoring company run by the O’Brien family to service a range of ships carrying bulk cargo to and from the Southeast.


With a lifting capacity of up to 84 tonnes and the ability to discharge 1,500 tonnes per hour, the new crane is particularly well suited to the types of ship that use the facilities at Belview.


Frank Ronan, CEO, Port of Waterford, said: “We welcome this significant investment by Suir Shipping Ltd in the infrastructure they use to serve shipping customers at Belview. It is a vote of confidence by them in the future of their business which is based on efficiently servicing ships transporting bulk products to and from the region.”



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