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

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 Silloth has a long history in supplying the nearby Carr's Flour Mill and has a pedigree in handling a wider variety of cargoes, from supporting onshore wind projects and supplying local farming communities, to the specialist handling of molasses.


ABP’s network of ports around Britain benefit from excellent marine access. The Port of Silloth also has good road connections with the M6, providing easy access to the north and North-East of England and Southern Scotland.

As the largest port operator within the United Kingdom, we benefit from excellent marine access. Our ports also offer efficient road and rail links, providing swift access, to destinations throughout the UK.

This gives you and your customers an unparalleled range of locations, routes and solutions for cargo handling, both in and out of the country.

Delivering for customers

We understand that you and your customers need safe and time-efficient handling, keeping control of your costs. ABP’s extensive portfolio of facilities backed by well-equipped stevedoring operations and other services, will help your business achieve that objective.

Agribulks are imported for onward supply to the region's farming industry. Grain is imported and discharged directly into Carr's Flour Mills on the north side of New Dock.

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

The port offers around 1,800sqm of covered warehousing and 3ha of open storage, with a further 75,000sqm of covered warehousing available near the port estate.

Project cargo experience includes the handling of specialist windfarm components for nearby onshore windfarms and as part of the port’s own drive for sustainability and efficiency, £250,000 was recently invested to create a 960-panel solar array, generating a 220,000kwh.

ABP has the capability to invest and construct the facilities tailored to suit your business needs.

Port of Silloth provides
1,800sqm of covered storage
ABP in the North West supports
8,100 jobs across the UK
Port of Silloth handles over
150,000 tonnes of cargo each year

Key statistics and berthing information

Total port acreage = 42 acres

    Normal acceptance dimension of vessels
Dock, Jetty or Quay Quay Length Length Beam Draught Approx. dwt
New Dock 590m 95m 13.5m 6.05m 4,500


ABP Silloth
Dock Office


Harbour Master: Capt. Tim Riley

Deputy Harbour Master: Ashraf Hossain

Senior Marine Operator: Andrew Winter

Marine Operator: Paul Bennett

Telephone: +44 (0)16973 31358

Email: [email protected] 

Fax: +44 (0)16973 32709

VHF: Call Name - Silloth Harbour Radio   Channel: 12   Other Channels:16

Welcome to the Port of Silloth (Local Port Service) please note that a listening watch is only maintained on VHF CH12 during each tidal period. 

The information contained on this web site is designed to help you plan your arrival and ensure that you, or your agent, have exchanged all of the necessary information with the Port Authority. Pilotage is provided by ABP Silloth, vessels requiring a pilot should contact their agent at least 12hrs prior to arrival at the Pilot Station, please note that a VHF listening watch is only maintained at the Port of Silloth and Port of Workington from 2.5hrs prior high water. Please see our 'Schedule of Charges, Regulations and Pilotage Directions' for further information.It is essential that all mariners read our 'Advice and Directions to Masters' which gives important information regarding the safety of your vessel and crew and your obligations while visiting the port. Leisure craft and small vessels can usually be accomodated by prior arrangement. Associated British Ports Silloth wish you a safe and pleasant visit.

Notices to Mariners in force are listed below.

To view tide predictions at SILLOTH for the next 7 days, please click HERE

To view real time tidal height and difference from prediction at WORKINGTON (Current "surge" or "cut") Click HERE

To view the storm surge prediction forecast for WORKINGTON click HERE

NB - The Port of Silloth Datum (Dock gate cill height) is 1.8 meters above the local chart datum

Workington is the nearest public gauge to Silloth - data from Workington should only be used to indicate tidal surge/cut

For the latest information relating to rates and charges for the Port of Silloth, please click here.

For ABP’s standard terms and conditions, please click here.