Existing facilities - commercial port

Commercial port

The commercial port is the second largest municipally-owned port in the UK. It can handle up to 5 million passengers and 0.5m freight units annually and accept vessels up to 175m LOA, 6.5m draft, with no tidal restrictions.

Its facilities includes:

  • 32 acres of commercial port land;
  • three modern Ro-Ro bridges and pontoons with double lane access;
  • a fast freight ferry service capability;
  • tri-berth simultaneous operation;
  • full passenger services and freight vessel facilities;
  • modern and effective VTS;
  • multi-deck vessel, stern and quarter ramp capabilities; and
  • water and bunker facilities on all berths.

The commercial port’s shipping activities covering Ro-Ro and bulk cargoes are key economic drivers.





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