Stevedoring and Cargo Handling

Stevedoring and Cargo

Stevedoring and Cargo

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 51 899 800, 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.

A number of specialist cargo handlers operate in and around the port.  Waterford Port Services Tel: +353 51  851 462  is a 3rd party handler of containers for a local client.

Other project cargoes (as below) are handled with ease by the various 3rd party licenced stevedores.  There is substantial laydown and marshalling area available. 

We have compiled a list of freight forwarders utilising the port, as well as Maritime Support Service companies who operate at Port of Waterford as required.

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
- 84 tonne lift capacity
- 30 m3 grab
- 1500 tonnes per hour

1 x Liebherr 250 harbour mobile crane
- 50 tonne lift capacity
- 20 m3 grab
- 1000 tonnes per hour

Variety of ancillary handling equipment, including Liebherr fixed arm machines
Breakbulk load spreaders
Volvo loading shovels
11 m3 cactus grab (for scrap cargoes)

Weighbridges (x2)
Fresh Water supply hydrants

Container Terminal

Cargo Handling equipment

2 x 40 tonne wide-span gantry cranes

30-40 moves per hour
Maximum span 28 metres
2 x Reachstacker container handlers
200 Refrigerated points
4 Rail sidings under cranes

Dedicated weighbridge (x2)

Container maintenance services (Inspection, monitoring, repair)

Scheduled Container Services

Scheduled Container Services

The container shipping lines operating at Waterford are:

DFDS Logistics Tel: +353 1 6859 700  

Samskip Multimodal
Tel: +353 1 631 0900

 The weekly scheduled container shipping services are:

Shipping Line From Day To Day
Samskip / DFDS Logistics Dublin Tuesday Rotterdam Thursday
Samskip Dublin/Amsterdam Thursday Rotterdam/Amsterdam Friday

Samskip / DFDS Logistics

Dublin Friday Rotterdam via Cork Monday


Belview Port has 4 rail sidings on the port quays, allowing containers to be loaded directly to/from ships or road transport.

Services can be chartered from the rail operator, Irish Rail +353 1 703 4867. 

The Port can accommodate rail services connecting other regions in Ireland to international shipping routes. 


See the current rail schedule operated by Irish Rail/XPO Logistics.


Project/Oversized cargo

Project/Oversized cargo

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.


Contact us
Maritime Support Services

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

SGS Ireland Limited  +353 1 295 06 54

Port Charges

Port Charges

Below are documents relating to our rates schedules, in line with the Port Services Regulation EU Regulation 2017/352, effective from 24 March 2019.

Port Charges on Vessels (Tonnage Dues) and Goods - January 2022

Pilotage Charges - January 2022

Miscellaneous Charges - January 2022