Ipswich

Port Office: Old Custom House, Key Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1BY
+44 (0) 1473 231010


DRY BULKS


FOREST PRODUCTS


RORO


containers

GENERAL CARGO


DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The Port of Ipswich, situated at the head of the River Orwell and 12 miles from the open sea, is within a short sailing time from the North Sea shipping lanes. The major trunk roads A14 and A12 are both within easy reach and have connections to the M1 and M25 respectively. The port also has an active rail line at its West Bank.

Dry bulks

  • The port handles aggregates, grain, animal feed, fertilisers, and cement

  • Handles imports of bricks from the UK and Europe.

  • ABP's Coldock Terminal offers over 16,000 sq m of covered warehousing

  • The port has three aggregates terminals

  • ABP has invested £2m in a purpose built new Dry Bulks shed

Forest products

  • Ipswich handles around 200,000 cu m per annum of various timber products from Scandinavia and the Baltic States

  • State-of-the-art timber-treatment centre offers chromium- and arsenic-free wood-preservative

Containers

  • Cliff Quay Container Terminal is equipped with a 40-tonne capacity crane and rail-mounted gantries

General cargo

  • Considerable experience in general-cargo handling

  • The port has plant, equipment, and weighbridges to cater for heavy-lift and project cargoes

  • The port offers three sailings per month to and from the Caribbean, and a monthly sailing to Famagusta (Cyprus)

RoRo

  • The port's roro facilities are located at the West Bank Terminal

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

  • Handles around 2 million tonnes each year

  • Total port acreage = 275 acres 

 
Normal acceptance dimension of vessels
Dock, Jetty or Quay
Quay length
Depth of Water
Length
Beam
Draught
Approx. dwt
Wet Dock
1,176 m
Up to 5.5 m
90 m
13.8 m
5.5 m
2,800
Cliff Quay
1,215 m
8.4 m
155 m
No restriction
8.4 m
23,000
West Bank
320 m
7.0 m
150 m
No restriction
7.0 m
16,000