This port handles:

CRUISE


RORO & FERRIES


CONTAINERS


DRY BULKS


FRESH PRODUCE

LIQUID BULKS

OFFSHORE WIND

AUTOMOTIVE

GENERAL/
PROJECT CARGO

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Southampton

Ocean Gate, Atlantic Way, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3QN - +44 (0) 23 8048 8800

Ideally located on the south coast close to international shipping lanes and less than 100 miles from mainland Europe, Southampton is one the UK's leading ports.

Southampton is the UK's number one vehicle handling port, Europe's leading turnaround cruise port and the UK's most productive container port. Operated by DP World Southampton, the terminal is home to the new 500m deepwater quay SCT5, which was purpose built to handle the biggest ships in the world.

A major dredging programme ensures that 15.5m draft vessels - the biggest currently afloat - can access the port on most days of the year.

The port is less than two miles from the M27 and has direct rail links to the main railway network for both freight and passenger trains. The Port of Southampton is served by Southampton International Airport, while Gatwick and Heathrow airports are within easy reach.

Key contact:


Southampton
Clive Thomas - Port Manager
cjthomas@abports.co.uk
02380 488 849

Facts:

  • THE UK’S NUMBER ONE CRUISE PORT, WHICH WELCOMES 1.7M PASSENGERS ANNUALLY
  • 14 MILLION TONNES OF COMMODITIES HANDLED EACH YEAR
  • EVERY YEAR, THE PORT HANDLES AROUND 820,000 VEHICLES. 
  • ABP SOUTHAMPTON SUPPORTS 15,000 JOBS NATIONALLY
  • ABP SOUTHAMPTON CONTRIBUTES £1 BILLION TO THE UK ECONOMY EVERY YEAR
  • ABP’S INVESTMENT FOR THE FUTURE IS CONTINUING: OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS ABP PLANS TO INVEST £150M
  • INVESTMENT WILL INCREASE THE PORT’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE ECONOMY BY AN ESTIMATED £437M EVERY YEAR
  • SOUTHAMPTON CAN HANDLE THE WORLD’S LARGEST SHIPS AT THE SCT 5