Cargo and Craneage Operations

Foyle Port handles an extensive range of dry and break bulk cargoes including coal, animal feed, fertiliser, plywood, woodchip, logs, cement, minerals, recycled metal, wind turbines and concrete products.  The quality and efficiency of our service and the needs of our customers are of the utmost importance. Foyle Port Operations Team contains highly skilled Port Operatives and Stevedores with vast experience in cargo handling and craneage operations. Furthermore, the Port continually reinvests in facilities to ensure our modern range of plant and infrastructure is maintained. In 2014 the Port invested £1.3million in a new Mantsinen Material Handler which has generated up to 59% increased productivity on discharge rates.
More recently in 2019 Foyle Port acquired the largest capacity crane in its history, at a cost of over £3 million, the new Liebherr LHM 280 mobile harbour crane has an on-the-hook capacity of 84 tonnes.

Mantsinen 120 Material Handler

Foyle Port Cargo and Craneage Operations are supported by the following plant:

Crane Capacity (On-Hook)
Liebherr LHM 280 Mobile Harbour Crane 84 tonne
Liebherr LHM 150 Mobile Harbour Crane 40 tonne
Liebherr A954 Waterline Handler 13.9 tonne
Liebherr Mobile LTM 16.9 tonne
Gottwald HMK 170E Mobile Harbour Crane 45 tonne
Gottwald HMK 170 Mobile Harbour Crane 40 tonne
Gottwald HMK 130HG Mobile Harbour Crane 44 tonne
Mantsinen 120M Material Handler 11.7 tonne


Foyle Port offers an in house stevedoring service as part of our overall cargo handling service. Our stevedores are highly trained and experienced in handling a wide range of cargo types and operate a safe, efficient and high quality stevedoring service.  The Port maintains a modern fleet of forklift trucks, skid steer loaders, wheel loaders and excavators for all stevedoring and cargo handling needs.  The Port also offers customers available quay side storage and warehousing facilities. 

Foyle Port continues to prioritise and maintain the highest standards in health and safety management to ensure the wellbeing of our staff and others who may be affected by our activities. The integrated safety management system is continually validated against internationally recognised OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14001 and 9001 standards. The Port continues to invest in employee wellbeing by delivering a general health and lifestyle screening program for members of staff.

For further information and competitive quotations please contact the Harbour Master.


Foyle Port Stevedoring

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