Port Team

Michael Robinson

Port director

Michael joined Belfast Harbour in 2003 as Commercial Executive before his appointment as Commercial Manager in 2006. As well as helping to manage the port’s extensive customer base of importers and exporters, Michael has extensive commercial experience in developing value add logistics warehouse facilities for port customers and logistics operators.

Prior to joining Belfast Harbour, Michael held a number of commercial and operational roles in Baltimore Technologies, Informix, and Diageo. Michael possesses a BA Hons. degree in Economics and a Masters degree in Computing & Information Systems.

Michael was appointed Port Director in 2018.

Belfast Harbour - Port - Commercial Team - Michael Robinson
Belfast Harbour - Port Team - Paul Hayes

Paul Hayes

Deputy Harbour Master

Paul joined Belfast Harbour as Port Controller in 2006, after five years in a similar role in the Port of Larne. In 2008, he was appointed Assistant Harbour Master. 

Prior to joining the organisation, Paul gained seagoing experience on a wide range of vessels including general cargo, oil tankers, container and Ro-Ro vessels. Previously he was Operations Supervisor with Esso Petroleum Company and Operations Manager with Brett Martin Ltd. 

Paul’s principal areas of responsibility are the Management of Shipping and V.T.S. Services in the Port.

Kevin Allen

Harbour Master

Having gone to sea at the age of 16, Kevin joined Belfast Harbour in 2006 in possession of over 24 years of extensive seagoing experience, including 10 years at a command level. He was appointed Harbour Master in 2008 and has primary responsibility for the safe and efficient operation of Marine activities in the Port.

As well as being a boat owner, Kevin is also Helmsman with the RNLI’s Redbay Inshore Lifeboat Station.

Belfast Harbour - Port Team - Kevin Allen
Belfast Harbour - Port Team - Hubert Scott

Hubert Scott

Operations EngineerinG Manager

David Knott

Compliance Manager

Belfast Harbour - Port Team - David Knott