Our container terminal with it's scheduled services provide extensive connectivity, efficient container handling and bring containers closer to UK markets.

Bristol is connected to all key global trading points
Gantry cranes at Royal Portbury Dock
Gantry cranes at Royal Portbury Dock

Bristol is the UK's most centrally located container port, located on England's west coast. Providing marine services, stevedoring and quayside operations at Royal Portbury Dock, we offer a complete package to both deep-sea and short-sea container operators using our permanently employed workforce.

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 Two weekly feeder services connecting to worldwide services

+44 (0)1473 277777



Weekly feeder service "DUNK" connecting over Dunkirk to FE services


+44 (0)151 2271771

Suardiaz Container Line


Weekly service to and from Bilbao


+353 1 812 9477


Weekly service to and from Bilbao
(joint service with Suardiaz)


+44 (0)151 479 5555







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.