The most easterly of ABP's South Wales Ports, Newport has excellent links to the nearby M4 and direct rail connections. The port occupies a prime location to service the UK's main industrial and commercial regions. ABP has invested significantly in Newport over the past few years, in schemes such as new warehousing facilities, open storage areas, and additional rail sidings. The Port of Newport is a steel, metals, recycling, and renewable energy hub.

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Dry bulks

  • Regular shipments of bulk cargo including clay, aggregates, and agribulks are accommodated at Newport, with value-added services available

  • Extensive warehousing available, accredited under TASCC for the storage of grain, wheat, and feeds

  • Hard-standing open storage compounds available

Energy-related facilities

  • The port has over 8 ha of open storage available for port energy-related cargoes

Forest products

  • Handles significant volumes of forest product shipments from Russia, the Baltic States, Scandinavia, the Americas, and the Far East

  • The port offers computerised stock control and value-added services such as pick-a-pack, distribution, and specialist timber treatment

  • Dedicated covered and open storage available

General cargo

  • All types of general, project, and heavy-lift cargoes accommodated

  • Over 25,000 sq m of multi-purpose covered storage is available within the port estate and there are large areas of open storage for non-weather-sensitive cargoes 

Minerals and ores

  • The port regularly handles coal and coke shipments

  • The recently upgraded bulk terminal can discharge two vessels, of up to 40,000 dwt, simultaneously

  • A direct rail spur into the terminal enables easy movement of cargo to the end user and minimises handling requirements 

Steel and other metals

  • Newport is recognised as a centre of excellence for steel handling provided by a specialist terminal operator

  • The steel terminal provides over 30,000 sq m of modern, covered storage dedicated to steel import and export operations

  • Rail-connected, with undercover rail siding served by gantry cranes

  • The terminal offers the latest in real-time, web-based stock control and EDI links 

Key statistics and berthing information

  • Around 1.5 million tonnes handled annually

  • Total port acreage = 685 acres 


Normal acceptance dimension of vessels

Dock, Jetty or Quay

Quay length

Depth of Water




Approx. dwt


5,569 m

11.1 m

244 m

30.1 m

10.4 m



2,450 m

8.2 m

122 m*

17.0 m

7.6 m


*Longer vessels may be accepted subject to Harbour Master approval

Port Office, Alexandra Dock


NP20 2UW

Tel: +44(0)870 609 6699