Under the National Ports Policy 2013, the management of Wicklow Port transferred from Wicklow Port Company to Wicklow County Council in August 2016.
Wicklow Port is situated at the mouth of the Leitrim River. It has a good transport access including a modern port access road to the port area. There are a number of commercial maritime businesses operating out of Wicklow engaged in stevedoring, logistics and transport, and maritime engineering. The commercial vessels utilise the port facilities for cargo such as timber, glass and scrap metal.
Wicklow Town has a long maritime tradition. There is an active and vibrant fishing sector based in the port. There is also a number of marine leisure events throughout the year, such as sailing, rowing, sea angling, scouting and swimming .
The Round Ireland Yacht Race is held every two years by the Wicklow Sailing Club in association with the Royal Irish Yacht Club and Royal Ocean Racing Club. This is a 704 nautical mile race starting and ending in Wicklow Port. The next race is scheduled for June 2020.
There are various clubs based around the port. These include the Wicklow Sea Swimmers, Wicklow Sailing Club, Wicklow Bay Sea Angling Club, Wicklow Water Safety, Wicklow Sub-Aqua Club, Wicklow Rowing Club, Wicklow Scouts, Wicklow Sea Scouts and Wicklow Triathalon.
Wicklow Lifeboat Station has had a presence in the harbour for nearly 150 years. The Wicklow RNLI has a Tyne class all-weather lifeboat and an inshore D class lifeboat stationed in Wicklow Harbour.