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Belfast Port

Like many docks Belfast has changed dramatically with containerisation as these disused cranes and warehouses in Queen's Island indicate. Belfast Port is set to get £140m investment which includes progress on the Titanic Quarter. A five-year corporate plan includes a new terminal to improve container capacity which is said to be to the benefit of the whole economy of Northern Ireland. 66% of all Northern Ireland's seaborne trade goes through Belfast Port and a quarter of the entire island of Ireland's trade also used the port. However, the possibility of a new port development near Drogheda in County Louth in the Republic of Ireland will bring increased competition.