The Port of Silloth is located in Cumbria close to Carlisle. It has good road connections with the M6, providing easy access to the north and north-east of England and sourthern Scotland.

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

Dry bulks

  • Grain is imported and discharged directly into Carrs Flour Mills on the north side of New Dock

  • Agribulks are imported for onward supply to the region's farming industry 

Liquid bulks

  • A storage and distribution facility for Prime Molasses is located at the port, capable of storing up to 6,000 tonnes of molasses 

Forest products

  • The port imports woodpulp for local use 

General cargo

  • The port offers around 1,800 sq m of covered warehousing and 3 ha of open storage

  • A further 75,000 sq m of covered warehousing is available near the port estate

  • Experience at receiving windfarm components for nearby onshore windfarms 

Key statistics and berthing information

  • Handles around 230,000 each year

  • Total port acreage = 42 acres 



Normal acceptance dimension of vessels

Dock, Jetty or Quay

Quay Length




Approx. dwt

New Dock

590 m

95 m

13.5 m

6.5 m


Dock Office

Silloth, Wigton

Cumbria, CA7 4JQ

Tel: +44(0)1697 331 358