Our two container terminals with their scheduled services provide extensive connectivity, efficient container handling and bring containers closer to UK markets
Bristol is the UK's most centrally located container port, located on England's west coast and has two container terminals. In providing marine services, stevedoring and quayside operations, we offer a complete package to both deep-sea and short-sea container operators using our permanently employed workforce.
The Bristol Port Company handles containers at both the Portbury and Avonmouth terminals. Portbury Container Terminal (details below) handles larger vessels including the weekly MSC feeder from Antwerp. The Avonmouth Container Terminal (details below) serves smaller vessels with rapid turnaroud time for smaller volumes.
The consented Deep Sea Container Terminal will add a further 1.5m TEU. With berthing pockets dredged to 18 metres the new terminal will provide a key gateway for container ships - including the new generation of Ultra Large Container Ships - to access UK markets. We are ready to build as soon as market conditions are right.
For further information about our existing and future container services call us on +44 (0)117 982 0000 or email our Commercial team
Existing carriers Line Route Contact details MSC Weekly feeder service connecting to worldwide services
DFDS Suardiaz Line (DSL) Weekly service to and from Bilbao
MacAndrews Weekly service to and from Bilbao
(joint service with DSL)
0151 479 5555
Weekly service to and from Mediterranean
Weekly service to Wallhamn, Sweden and Esbjerg, Denmark
Weekly service to Cork, Ireland
0207 930 5683
Four sailings per week each way to/from Warren Point, Northern Ireland
Royal Portbury Dock has a quay length of 600 metres and can accommodate vessels of up to 14.5 metres arrival draft. There are three gantry cranes - two post-Panamax and one Panamax - as well as extensive modern warehousing adjacent to the container storage area for port centric logistics solutions.
Portbury is directly connected to both the motorway and rail networks for speedy transit of your goods.