More about Newport

Port House, Alexandra Dock, Newport, NP20 2UW  +44 (0) 870 609 6699

Dry bulks

Regular shipments of bulk cargo including clay, aggregates, and agribulks are accommodated at Newport, with value-added services available

Extensive warehousing available, accredited under TASCC for the storage of grain, wheat, and feeds

Hard-standing open storage compounds available

Energy-related facilities

The port has over 8 ha of open storage available for port energy-related cargoes

Forest products

Handles significant volumes of forest product shipments from Russia, the Baltic States, Scandinavia, the Americas, and the Far East

The port offers computerised stock control and value-added services such as pick-a-pack, distribution, and specialist timber treatment

Dedicated covered and open storage available

General cargo

All types of general, project, and heavy-lift cargoes accommodated

Over 25,000 sq m of multi-purpose covered storage is available within the port estate and there are large areas of open storage for non-weather-sensitive cargoes

Minerals and ores

The port regularly handles coal and coke shipments

The recently upgraded bulk terminal can discharge two vessels, of up to 40,000 dwt, simultaneously

A direct rail spur into the terminal enables easy movement of cargo to the end user and minimises handling requirements

Steel and other metals

  • Newport is recognised as a centre of excellence for steel handling provided by a specialist terminal operator
  • The steel terminal provides over 30,000 sq m of modern, covered storage dedicated to steel import and export operations
  • Rail-connected, with undercover rail siding served by gantry cranes
  • The terminal offers the latest in real-time, web-based stock control and EDI links

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 1.5 million tonnes handled annually

Total port acreage = 685 acres


Maximum theoretical acceptance of the lock*
Dock, Jetty or QuayQuay lengthDepth of WaterLengthBeamDraughtApprox. dwt
South5,569 m11.1 m244 m30.1 m10.4 m40,000
North2,450 m8.2 m122 m*17.2 m8.2 m8,000

*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.