Ipswich Marine

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The Port of Ipswich, situated at the head of the River Orwell and 12 miles from the open sea, is within a short sailing time from the North Sea shipping lanes. The major trunk roads A14 and A12 are both within easy reach and have connections to the M1 and M25 respectively. The port also has an active rail line at its West Bank.

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Key statistics and berthing information

  • Handles around 3 million tonnes each year

  • Total port acreage = 275 acres

Normal acceptance dimension of vessels
Dock, Jetty or Quay
Quay length
Depth of Water
Approx. dwt
Wet Dock
1,176 m
Up to 5.5 m
90 m
13.8 m
5.5 m
Cliff Quay
1,215 m
8.4 m
155 m
No restriction
8.4 m
West Bank
320 m
7.0 m
150 m
No restriction
7.0 m