More About Cardiff

QA House, Cargo Road, Cardiff, CF10 4LY

+44 (0) 870 609 6699

Dry bulks

  • Handles aggregates and minerals with modern handling equipment

Fresh produce

  • Over 5,300 sq m of chilled, ambient and frozen warehousing space with computerised stock-control.

  • State-of-the-art dockside, storage, and handling for all fresh produce perishables, general cargo and forest products

General Cargo and Forest Products

  • Transit and distribution shed capacity amounts nearly 40,000 sq m

  • Open hard-standing storage of over 12 hectares, with a further 10.6 hectares managed by an independent terminal operator.

Liquid bulks

  • Extensive storage and dedicated handling facilities available for a variety of liquid bulk cargoes at three terminals

Steel and other metals

  • Steel warehousing with overhead gantry cranes and outdoor storage

  • Accomodates both deep-sea and short-sea vessels

Passengers and cruises

  • Three berths approved for cruise liner calls, less than one minute away from the centre of the Welsh capital and its world-class tourist attractions.

  • Cardif is equipped to handle both visiting calls and turnaround cruises.

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

  • Around 1.7 million tonnes handled annually

  • Total port area = 852 acres



Maximum theoretical acceptance for the lock*

Dock, Jetty or Quay

Quay length

Depth of Water




Approx. dwt

Queen Alexandra Dock

2,234 m

11.6 m

198 m

27.0 m

10.0 m


Roath Dock

1,215 m

11.3 m

198 m

26.0 m

10.0 m


Roath Basin

190 m

11.3 m

158 m

21.3 m

8.0 m


*actual acceptance on specific berths is subject to the details set out in the acceptance table (click here to view) and in some cases subject to Harbour Master approval.