The Port of Garston, on the north bank of the River Mersey, is seven miles from Liverpool city centre. Its easy links to the M56, M62, and M6 make the port a natural gateway to the industrial heartlands of north-west England and the surrounding counties.

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

Dry bulks

  • Over 10,000 sq m of common-user flat-stores

  • 6,000 sq m of segregated storage wtih HM Revenue & Customs duty-free approval

  • Value-added services, including bagging, blending, rip-and-tip, and stock control

  • Open and secure quayside stockpile areas

  • 8,500 sq m of modern bulk / multi-purpose storage

  • Soil Association and TASCC accredited grain stores 

General cargo

  • Handles wide range of break-bulk, including palletised and other unitised cargoes

  • Extensive handling equipment

  • Ample covered and open storage

  • Heavy-lift and project shipments (weighing in excess of 200 tonnes) available 

Scrap metal

  • The port features a bulk scrap export facility for short-sea and deep-sea shipments 


  • Dedicated import terminal 


  • Handles various steel products

  • Two steel-coil stores, totalling 2,500 sq m, one of which adjacent to a deep-water discharge berth

  • Over 7,000 sq m of conventional covered storage

  • Ample open storage readily available

  • Comprehensive range of services associated with steel handling 

Key statistics and berthing information

  •  Handles around 550,000 tonnes each year

  • Total port acreage = 65 acres 


Normal acceptance dimension of vessels

Dock, Jetty or Quay

Quay length




Approx. dwt

Stalbridge Dock

975 m

152.4 m

19.2 m

9.0 m


Old & North Dock

1,405 m

152.4 m

19.2 m

7.5 m


Port Office, Dock Road


Liverpool, L19 2JW

Tel: +44(0)151 427 5971