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.
The port handles aggregates, grain, animal feed, fertilisers, and cement
Handles imports of bricks from the UK and Europe.
ABP's Coldock Terminal offers over 16,000 sq m of covered warehousing
The port has three aggregates terminals
ABP has invested £2m in a purpose built new Dry Bulks shed
Ipswich handles around 200,000 cu m per annum of various timber products from Scandinavia and the Baltic States
State-of-the-art timber-treatment centre offers chromium- and arsenic-free wood-preservative
Cliff Quay Container Terminal is equipped with a 40-tonne capacity crane and rail-mounted gantries
Considerable experience in general-cargo handling
The port has plant, equipment, and weighbridges to cater for heavy-lift and project cargoes
The port offers three sailings per month to and from the Caribbean, and a monthly sailing to Famagusta (Cyprus)
- The port's roro facilities are located at the West Bank Terminal
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.
Key statistics and berthing information
Handles around 2 million tonnes each year
Total port acreage = 275 acres
Normal acceptance dimension of vessels
Dock, Jetty or Quay
Depth of Water
Up to 5.5 m