Port Information

The south-west Cumbrian Port of Barrow plays a key role in serving the offshore energy industry that has seen this region described as Britain's "energy coast". Close to the Lake District National Park, Barrow is linked to the M6 by the A590 and also has a direct connection to the national rail network. The port has 15 ha of secure open storage and is the site of BAE Systems' submarine design and manufacuring facility.

Key statistics and berthing information

Handles around 300,000 tonnes each year

Total port acreage = 138 acres


Normal Vessel Acceptance Dimensions

Total Quay Length




Approx. DWT

2,690 m

150 m

35 m

10m Max

10,000 T

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Port Layout

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Dry Bulks & Forest Products

  • Rail connection for bulk and general cargoes

  • Experience in handling limestone, sand, aggregates and granite

  • Handles approximately 60,000 tonnes of wood pulp each year

Liquid Bulks

  • Handles Gas Condensate, the liquid by-product of Gas production at the nearby Centrica Gas Terminals

Offshore Wind, Oil & Gas Energy

  • Only 15 Miles from the proposed 4.2GW Round 3 site in the Irish Sea

  • Expereince in heavy lifts for the offshore industry, including monopiles and transition pieces for Walney 1 & 2 Offshore Wind Farms

  • Substations for Barrow, Robin Rigg and Ormonde Offshore Wind Farms constructed on the quayside prior to load-out and installation on site

  • Well plcaed to support the construction and servicing of renewable energy products

  • Experience in handling pipeline storage and load-out operations

Passengers and Cruises

  • Berth available to accommodate vessels upto 160m in length - ideal location for easy access to the Lake District National Park

Specialised Facilities

  • With BAE Systems' ship-building facility located within the port there is a highly skilled workforce

  • Experience in handling nuclear fuel-carrying vessels from a dedicated terminal

  • Roro berths with designated heavy / abnormal load route from the port to the M6 Motorway

  • With BAE Systems' shipyard located at the port, Barrow has a workforce highly skilled in vessel design, build and commissioning

  • Multi-purpose vessel 'Furness Abbey' available for hire, offering hydrographic surveying (Multibeam echosounder - Reson SeaBat 7125), buoy handling, bed levelling, towage and marine-environment work

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.