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ABP Property

Our property division brings together an unrivalled land bank spanning 21 multi-modal locations around the country, with 950 hectares of port-based development land.

ABPmer

Drawing on 60 years of experience, ABP Marine Environmental Research (ABPmer) provides specialist marine environmental research and consultancy services.

UK Dredging

UK Dredging (UKD) operates the largest British-owned dredging fleet and specialises in the provision of reliable and cost effective port maintenance dredging services.

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Ralph Windeatt

The Port of Swansea has the capacity to handle large vessels and is equipped to handle a wide range of cargo. The port is an attractive destination for visiting cruises and offers exciting development opportunities.

Swansea is the most westerly of ABP’s South Wales ports, with the capacity to handle vessels of up to 30,000dwt and offers berths and facilities for most types of cargo.

The port has significant development opportunities available for the design and construction of bespoke business space.

Together with ABP’s Port Talbot, every year the port contributes £670 million to the economy and supporting almost 10,000 jobs. On its own, the Port of Swansea handles around £140 million in trade.

Connectivity

The Port of Swansea is less than three miles (5km) by dual carriageway to Junction 42 of the M4 and has direct links to the national rail network.

It is also less than two miles (3km) from the city centre making it an ideal distribution centre.

Delivering for customers

The Port of Swansea offers up to date facilities and equipment dedicated to handing a wide range of cargoes. Over recent years the port has benefitted from major investment to help our customers’ businesses to grow and succeed.

With a successful track record in handling wind turbines and other specialist energy components the port has excellent facilities to offer the growing renewable energy sector in South Wales. 

Swansea handles around
£140 million of trade per year
Handles over
520,000 Tonnes of cargo per year
ABP in South Wales supports
21,800 jobs across the UK

Key statistics and berthing information

Total port acreage = 521

      Maximum theoretical acceptance of the lock*
Dock, Jetty or Quay Quay length Depth of Water Length Beam Draught Approx. dwt
King’s Dock 3,586 m 10.06 m 200 m 26.2 m 9.9 m 30,000
Queen’s Dock Jetties 10.67 m 200 m 26.2 m 9.9 m

30,000

*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.