Stevedoring and Cargo Handling
Bulk handling is operated at Belview Port through licensed stevedores, Southeast Port Services +353 51 851 811 and Suir Shipping +353 51 833 338. Both stevedores employ modern efficient equipment and have significant storage available close to the Port.
Container handling is operated by the Port company's stevedoring division Tel: +353 51 899800, under the care of our highly experienced workforce. Two long reach gantry cranes store containers directly under the cranes, hence removing the need for secondary handling and minimising damage and cost. The terminal typically handles ships on arrival and effects quick turnarounds.
Other project cargoes (as below) are handled with ease by the various licenced stevedores. There is substantial laydown and marshalling area available.
The current schedule of Rates is available in "Port Charges" on this page.
Bulk & General Cargo
|Cargo Handling Equipment|
2 x Liebherr 280 harbour mobile crane
1 x Liebherr 250 harbour mobile crane
Variety of ancillary handling equipment, including Liebherr fixed arm machines
|Cargo Handling equipment|
2 x 40 tonne wide-span gantry cranes
30-40 moves per hour
Dedicated weighbridge (x2)
Container maintenance services (Inspection, monitoring, repair)
Scheduled Container Services
The container shipping lines operating at Waterford are:
DFDS Logistics Tel: +353 1 6859 700
(Leeside Shipping as agents)
Tel: +353- 21 462 8000
The weekly scheduled container shipping services are:
|Samskip / DFDS Logistics||Dublin||Tuesday||Rotterdam||Thursday|
Samskip / DFDS Logistics
|Dublin||Friday||Rotterdam via Cork||Monday|
|BG Freightline (Maersk)||Liverpool||Tuesday||Rotterdam||Thursday|
Belview Port has 4 rail sidings on the port quays, allowing containers to be loaded directly to/from ships or road transport.
The Port can accommodate rail services connecting other regions in Ireland to international shipping routes.
Port of Waterford and its partners have worked on many over-sized cargo projects to ensure they are successfully delivered on schedule. Experienced stevedoring staff work in a flexible and customer focussed manner.
Secure open storage is available at specific locations on-site at Belview (over 7acres) for short and long-term. Additional storage is coming on-stream in near future.
The infrastructure at Belview is capable of handling extra-long (c.50 metres) or extra-wide loads (10 metres). There is easy access to national road network, without transiting through urban areas with associated traffic restrictions. We have a proven track record in handling various types of project cargo.
Maritime Support Services
There are several reputable marine surveyors and consultants available who have extensive marine surveying experience in areas such as:
- Shore-based inspections
- Cargo surveys on dry and liquid cargos
- Cargo Superintendancy/Expediting
- Bunker surveys
- Loss prevention/control
- On/off Hire Surveys
- Pre purchase inspections
- Insurance claims
Ballycotton Marine Services Limited +353(0)21 4646839
Maritime Expert Ireland +353 (0)8 5 215 6992 www.maritimeexpertireland.com
SGS Ireland Limited +353 1 295 06 54 www.sgs.ie