Dry bulk trades

Bristol Port is experienced in the handling of dry bulk cargoes with an ability to handle vessels up to 130,000 dwt through our two dry bulk terminals at Royal Portbury Dock and Avonmouth Dock

A panamax vessel discharging animal feed at Royal Portbury Dock
Animal feed storage at Portbury

Royal Portbury Dock

The bulk terminal at RPD handles vessels up to 130,000 dwt discharging animal feeds and loading grain. RPD has the largest sea lock in the UK with dimensions of 42.7m beam x 365.7m length x 14.5m arrival draft.

There are 2 x 300m berths with four discharge units with a discharge rate of 25,000 mt / 24 hrs. In addition there is a grain loader capable of loading panamax sized vessels. Linked to the berth are two animal feed and grain warehouses with a 200,000 mt capacity and grain silos with a capacity of 15,000 mt. 

Avonmouth Dock

At Avonmouth Dock vessels up to 40,000 dwt can be discharged and loaded.  We currently handle a wide variety of cargoes such as aggregate, animal feed, grain, wood pellets, and minerals.

We operate cranes from a 100mt Gottwald Harbour Mobile to hydraulic mobile cranes and have invested in over 400,000 sq. ft. of bulk warehousing at Avonmouth Dock in recent years. We also offer added value services such as blending and milling for animal feeds and grains.

Avonmouth Lock has dimensions of 30.5m beam x 266.7m length x 11m arrival draft.  Avonmouth Dock is rail connected. 


To discuss your requirements contact us on +44(0) 117 982 0000 or email our Commercial team.