Plymouth is one of the UK’s most historic ports with a rich maritime heritage spanning many centuries. Today, Plymouth is a bustling modern port, contributing over £95 million to the UK economy, handling around 80,000 tonnes of cargo each year and is home to Brittany Ferries' services to France and Spain.
Throughout our network of 21 ports around Britain, our expert and highly-trained teams are ready to work in partnership to deliver the solutions your business needs.
Backed by a programme of ongoing investment, our ports provide leading facilities and equipment, operated by our expert teams who can safely and efficiently handle a wide variety of different cargoes.
The Port of Plymouth is less than a mile (1.6km) from Plymouth city centre and its geographical advantages ensure that it is well placed to continue to serve European trade and tourist routes.
Supporting around 1,400 national jobs, the port has been a key hub for Brittany Ferries for over 40 years, but also handles an array of different industrial cargoes, amounting to an annual trade value of over £470 million.
The A38 Devon Expressway links Plymouth to the M5 at Exeter, providing access to the M4 and the Midlands.
Plymouth's central railway station is less than a mile (1.6km) from the port entrance and has regular routes to Bristol, Birmingham and London.
Delivering for customers
ABP’s continuing programme of investment keeps our infrastructure, equipment and people up-to-date, allowing us to provide our customers with the very best services available.
With a 200-metre long berth and anchorage ground which can accommodate vessels up to 300 metres in length, Plymouth is comfortably able to provide flexible solutions for a range of different industries.
Brittany Ferries’ operations at the port comprise daily services to France, and weekly services to northern Spain, for freight cargoes and around 430,000 passengers per year.
For cruise ships, Plymouth provides modern, fully adjustable tender-berthing facilities to service ships moored in Plymouth Sound, as well as alongside berthing options.
The port has facilities to handle many different cargoes and offers up to 5,420sqm of covered storage with around 34,000sqm of additional open storage for goods or vehicles
The port can also accommodate virtually any Ro-Ro vessel with a capacity of up to 200 tonnes over the linkspan.
Port of Plymouth handles80,000 Tonnes cargo each year
Handles£470 million of trade per year
Welcomes430,000 Ferry passengers each year
Key statistics and berthing information
Total port acreage = 46 acres
|Normal acceptance dimension of vessels|
|Dock, Jetty or Quay||Quay length||Length||Beam||Draught||Approx. dwt|
|Roro Berth West Wharf||170 m||200 m||n/a||8.5m||12,000|
|Trinity Pier||150 m||120 m||n/a||5.0m||5,000|
|Outer Basin||Anchorage||295 m||n/a||8.5m||12,000|
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