January 31 - Trade through Belfast Harbour rose by 16 percent during 2013, with almost 23 million tonnes passing through the Northern Irish port.

Breakbulk tonnages rose by a huge 57 percent to 452,000 tonnes - an increase which was driven by the Harbour's new offshore wind terminal operated by DONG Energy and Scottish Power Renewables.

Trade in wind farm components was up from 3,000 tonnes in 2012 to over 200,000 tonnes in 2013.