Situated directly opposite major Continental ports, the Port of Lowestoft serves the busy sea routes between the UK, Europe, Scandinavia, and the Baltic States. The port is linked by A-roads to the M11 and M1 and has quayside rail links. Nearby, Norwich Airport is linked to destinations in the UK and Europe.

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

Dry bulks

  • A 14,000-tonne capacity silo and storage facility at Silo Quay accommodates a range of bulk materials, including grain and cement

Forest products

  • The port handles timber from Scandinavia and the Baltic States on a regular basis

  • Extensive storage facilities provide high-quality open and covered quayside storage 

General cargo 

  • The port's Inner and Outer Harbours accommodate project and specialised cargoes

  • The North Quay Terminal provides mobile cranage, together with 16,000 sq m of storage for forest products, steel, and general cargo

  • Four modern transit sheds provide 10,000 sq m of storage space. Wide areas of open storage are also available 

Offshore opportunities 

  • The port is home to the Operation and Maintenance Base for Greater Gabbard Offshore wind farm

  • SLP Engineering Ltd offers extensive facilities for the construction of large topside-deck structures and jackets destined for the North Sea and other oil and gas fields and wind farms

  • AKD Engineering offers fabrication facilities within the Inner Harbour

  • The port is home to a substantial fleet of offshore standby / support vessels

  • Facilities are available for ship repairs, including a dry dock 

Key statistics and berthing information

  • 178,000 tonnes handled in 2010

  • Total port acreage = 97 acres


Normal acceptance dimensions of vessels
Dock, Jetty or Quay
Quay length
Outer Harbour – Docks
1,400 m
125 m
35 m
5.5 m
5.2 m
Entrance Channel & Inner Harbour
2,100 m
125 m
22 m
6.0 m
5.7 m

Port Office, North Quay Cargo Terminal

Commercial Road, Lowestoft

Suffolk, NR32 2TE

Tel: +44(0)1502 572 286