The south-west Cumbrian Port of Barrow is situated on what is described as Britain's "energy coast", close to the Lake District National Park. Barrow is linked to the M6 by the A590 and also has a direct connection to the national rail network. The port has to 15 ha of secure open storage.

To download a pdf of the Port of Barrow port plan, please click here.

Dry bulks and forest products

  • Rail connection for bulk and general cargoes

  • Experience in handling limestone, sand, aggregates, and granite 

  • Handles approximately 60,000 tonnes of woodpulp each year

Liquid bulks

  • Handles condensate, the liquid by-product of gas production at Centrica's nearby gas terminals 

Offshore wind, oil, and gas energy

  • Only 15 miles from the proposed 4.2GW Round 3 site in the Irish Sea

  • Experience in heavy lifts for the offshore industry, including monopiles and transition pieces for Walney 1 and Walney 2 offshore wind farms

  • Substations for Barrow, Robin Rigg, and Ormonde offshore wind farms constructed on the quayside prior to load-out and installation on site

  • Well-placed to support the construction and servicing of renewable energy products

  • Experience in handling pipeline storage and load-out operations   

Passengers and cruises

  • Berth available to accommodate vessels up to 160 m length - ideal location for easy access to the Lake District National Park 

Specialised facilities

  • With BAE Systems' ship-building facility located within the port, there is a highly-skilled workforce

  • Experience in handling nuclear fuel-carrying vessels from dedicated terminal

  • Roro berths with designated heavy / abnormal load route from the port to the M6 motorway

  • With BAE Systems' shipyard located at the port, Barrow has a workforce highly skilled in vessel design, build, and commissioning

  • Multi-purpose vessel available for hire, offering hydrographic surveying (Multibeam echosounder - Reson SeaBat 7125), buoy handling, bed levelling, towage, and marine-environment work  

Key statistics and berthing information

  • Handles around 350,000 tonnes each year

  • Total port acreage = 138 acres 


Normal acceptance dimension of vessels

Quay Length




Approx. dwt

2,690 m

150 m

35 m

Up to 10 m max


Port Office, Ramsden Dock Road


Cumbria, LA14 2TW

Tel: +44(0)1229 822 911