Poole Harbour Commissioners

United Kingdom

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Harbour Office, 20 New Quay Rd, Poole BH15 4AF, UK


+44 (0)1202 440200






Cruise, RORO, Bulk, Break Bulk, Leisure

Port Facilities

As one of the largest trust ports in the UK, The Port of Poole is a thriving freight port for commercial shipping, as well as an important destination for a variety of passenger and vehicle ferries, and cruise vessels.

The Poole Harbour Commissioners are the sole employers of the skilled Stevedores at the port and offer a full range of freight, ferry, cruise and cargo handling operations.

Conventional cargo handled includes commodities such as clay, steel, timber, grain, road stone, brick and fertiliser, as well as yacht transportation and project cargo. Ships of up to 210 metres (689ft) in length and with a draft of up to 8.7 metres (28.5ft) can use the port thanks to our new deep-water facilities which were opened in 2018.

The Port of Poole boasts a first-class suite of services and facilities, to meet the needs of all port users.

The Port of Poole has several berths with the ability to handle all cargo types from containers, general and bulk cargos through to project cargos, yachts transfers and hazardous goods including explosives.

Our largest berth enables us to take vessels up to 8.7m draft and up to 210m in length, anything over this length will be subject to approval from the Harbour Master.

The Port of Poole has a fleet of mobile cranes and equipment suitable for most cargo movements.

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