The Port of Barry, nine miles west of Cardiff, is a key facility for the region's chemical industry, handling liquid bulks for major companies including Dow Corning. Barry also has considerable expertise in the handling of steel, scrap metal, containers, dry bulks, coal, and aggregates. The port has direct rail connections and a link road connects the port to Junction 33 of the M4.
Barry Intermodal Rail Terminal
An intermodal rail terminal facilitates container transportation by rail to UK deep-sea hub ports
Specialised handling equipment
Handles a wide variety of bulk cargoes including coal, cement, and aggregates
Handles direct imports of Scandinavian and Baltic timber
Cranes, mechanical handling equipment and weighbridge available
Over 14,000 sq m of warehousing and extensive open storage facilities
Stern and three-quarter ramp discharge available for roro vessels
Handles large volumes of liquid bulks for local chemical industry
Vopak provides 45,000 cu m of liquid bulk storage
Steel and other metals
Provides both covered and outside storage facilities for steel cargoes
- Recycled-metal import and export terminal with rail connection
All our ports are capable of handling a vast array of cargo. Please contact us even if the capability you are interested in is not listed above.
Key statistics and berthing information
Handles 300,000 tonnes every year
Total port acreage = 531 acres
Maximum theoretical acceptance for the lock*
|Dock, Jetty or Quay||Quay length||Depth of Water||Length||Beam||Draught||Approx. dwt|
|No.1 Dock||1,580 m||9.5 m||178 m||19.2 m (23.8m*)||9.0 m||23,000|
|No. 2 Dock||2,838 m||9.5 m||178 m||19.2 m (23.8m*)||9.0 m||23,000|
|No. 3 Dock||622 m||Semi-tidal||178 m||19.2 m (23.8m*)||9.0 m||23,000|
*actual acceptance on specific berths is subject to the details set out in the acceptance table (click here to view) and in some cases subject to Harbour Master approval.