Belfast Container Terminals

Belfast Container Terminal (BCT) is part of the container and terminal division of Irish Continental Group.

The Port of Belfast is Northern Ireland’s principal maritime gateway, serving the Northern Ireland economy and increasingly that of the Republic of Ireland. About 60% of Northern Ireland’s seaborne trade and 20% of the entire island’s is handled by the Port which receives over 6,000 vessels each year.

BCT was successfully selected by Belfast Harbour Commissioners to operate the concession for combine LoLo services at Belfast Port. The Company with effect from September 2015 operates the Victoria Terminal 3 facility and provides LoLo services to all customers and Lines accessing Belfast Port.


Terminal details

  • Concession from Belfast Harbour Commissioners (BHC) for 5 years from June 2015 (option with BHC to extend for 3 years)
  • 123,000 lifts in 2016 (2015: 86,500)
  • Design capacity of VT3 145,000 lifts
  • 3 Gantry Cranes, 3 Rail Mounted Gantries, 3 Straddle Carriers
  • Motorway connected