More About Southampton

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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.

Around 1.7 million cruise passengers per year have Southampton as their preferred choice of port for cruise holidays.

Home to the UK fleets of both P&O Cruises and Cunard Line and used regularly by Royal Caribbean International, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines and Saga Cruises.

Four state-of-the-art cruise terminals in operation, all with ship-to-shore walkways.

The only cruise car-parking provider for Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruise Line, Fred Olsen, MSC, and Saga, which guarantees parking in the port. Please visit www.abparking.co.uk for further information.

RoRo

Southampton handles around 820,000 vehicles each year.

Highly experienced in the handling of all sizes of vessel and roro cargoes, including heavy-wheeled vehicles.

Global connections provided by major deep-sea and short-sea Ro-Ro lines.

The 80 ha of dedicated vehicle storage and distribution compounds are rail-connected to receive regular specialist trains and some have adjacent deep-water berthing.

The port has five dedicated multi-storey car parks in the Eastern Docks.

Offers value-added services including pre-delivery inspections and vehicle-enhancement work.

Containers

Home to the UK's second largest container terminal handling more than 1.5 million teus each year.

The five-berth Southampton Container Terminal is operated by DP World Southampton - click here for more information.

SCT 5 opened in March 2014 and provides 500m of quay with 16m of water depth.

Offering 23 container trains a day with gauge clearance for 9'6" high containers to major cargo-generating regions in the Midlands, North West, East Coast, and Scotland.

There is a network of feeder services from Southampton Container Terminal to destinations around the UK and to the Republic of Ireland.

Channel Island Lines also operates a freight and container service to the Channel Islands.

Dry bulks

A 5 ha multi-user bulk terminal, situated in the port's Western Docks, handles cargoes and minerals including animal feed, fertiliser, scrap, aggregates, salt, and biomass products.

A flour mill operated by Rank Hovis imports 50,000 tonnes and mills 250,000 tonnes of wheat each year.

An export grain-silo terminal is located in the Eastern Docks.

Fresh produce and perishables

Southampton has extensive specialist facilities dedicated to fresh produce.

The Canary Islands Fruit Terminal provides 14,500 sq m of cool and cold storage with a temperature range of -2°C to +15°C and has deep-water berths capable of accommodating two ships simultaneously.

Liquid bulks

Southampton's liquid bulk traffic primarily comprises crude oil.

Offshore wind

Located approximately 35 to 60 miles from the two Round 3 sites east and west of the Isle of Wight, Southampton offers big-port deep-sea capability to offshore wind developers.

Renewables & Recyclables

Located approximately 35 to 60 miles from the two Round 3 sites east and west of the Isle of Wight, Southampton offers big-port deep-sea capability to offshore wind developers.

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.

Marchwood Industrial Park

The 120-acre site in Marchwood on the south bank of Southampton Water is home to 70 businesses.

The industrial park, which is accessed from the A326 and is six minutes’ drive-time from the M271, is used for open storage, warehousing and distribution, as well as office space.

Key statistics and berthing information

ABP Southampton handles around 14 million tonnes of cargo each year

The port supports 15,000 jobs and contributes around £1 billion to the UK economy

Port acreage = 726 acres


Dock, Jetty or Quay

Berth No.

Nominal Dredged Depth at Lowest Low Water (m)

Length of Quays (m)

Berths

201

10.2

280

 

202

12.2

274

 

203

9.1

274

 

Container berths

SCT 1

15.0

420

 

SCT 2

14.6

290

 

SCT 3

14.0

306

SCT 413.6334

 

SCT 5

16

500

 

Western Docks

101-2

10.2

370

 

102-3

10.2

310

 

103-4

10.2

340

 

105

11.7

200

 

106

11.7

260

 

106-7

11.7

110

 

107-109

11.7

750

 

110

10.2

 

 

Ocean Dock (entrance 121.9 m wide)

43-44

11.7

480

45

10.2

190

 

46

10.2

230

 

47

11.7

250

 

Test Quays

48

7.1

100

 

49

7.1

120

 

40

9.3

130

 

41

8.7

172

 

38-39

10.5

360

 

Dock Head

37

7.8

143

 

Empress Dock (entrance 48.5 m wide)

20-21

7.5

258

22-23

6.8

200

 

24-25

7.1

190

 

26-27

7.1

240

 

29

5.6

100

 

Itchen Quays

30-33

9.1

263

 

34-36

9.9

480