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Larne And Carrickfergus

Volume 129: debated on Tuesday 15 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish details of the number of ships which entered (a) Larne and (b) Carrickfergus ports during 1987.

During 1987 there were 5,107 ship visits to Larne and some 250 to Carrickfergus.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many passengers travelled through Larne port in 1987;(2) how many

(a) commercial vehicles and (b) cars and caravans passed through Larne harbour in 1987;

(3) what is the estimated number of vehicles entering and leaving Larne harbour annually;

(4) how many persons are estimated to have been at Larne harbour meeting or leaving passengers during 1987.

The information requested is as follows:

Shipping traffic through Larne harbour in 1987
Numbers
InwardsOutwardsTotal
Passengers737,665722,0721,459,737
Vehicles326,944287,562614,506
(a) Commercial vehicles160,942147,804308,746
(b) Cars and caravans166,002139,758305,760
1. The table gives the numbers of vehicles carried on ships. No figures are available for the numbers of vehicles which enter and leave the Larne harbour area.2. There are no estimates available of the numbers of persons meeting or leaving passengers at Larne harbour.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what tonnage of cargo passed through (a) Larne harbour and (b) Carrickfergus harbour in 1987; and what tonnage of cargo was handled at Ballylumford, Magheramorne and Kilroot in 1987.

The information requested is as follows:

Total tonnage of goods in 1987
Tonnes
Larne3,743,268
Carrickfergus309,970
Ballylumford785,840
Magheramorne298,123
Figures for Kilroot are not available for publication. The figures exclude the tare weights of containers.