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Harwich International Port Limited
Parkeston, Harwich, Essex,
CO12 4SR, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1255 242000
Fax: +44 (0)1255 241400


Container and general cargo berth accommodates vessels up to 180 metres

Draft up to 9.5 metres

Three ship-to-shore gantry cranes, lift capacity 30, 32 and 39 tonnes

45 tonne mobile crane

42-tonne lift capacity Kalmar reachstacker

Reefer points available

Forklift trucks ranging from 2 tonnes to 20 tonnes capacity

Undercover storage available

Intermodal railhead at the centre of the port

Flexibility and first-class stevedoring skills are the essential ingredients when it comes to handling everything from containers to a wide range of general cargo and demanding project cargoes.

Harwich International Port has a wealth of experience in all aspects of container and general cargo handling, and has recently welcomed Sloman Neptun's scheduled service to North Africa and the Mediterranean.

Sloman Neptun operates two container ships and two ro-ro vessels on its UK service, all capable of carrying the full range of general cargo and containers.

The route links Harwich and northern Europe with Libya, Algeria, Tunisia and Malta.

Regular monthly services from the Port to Cyprus are operated by both Euromed and EMEL Line. A range of cargo, from small cars to combine harvesters, is exported on lo-lo and ro-ro vessels.

Three ship-to-shore cranes serve the container/ general cargo berth, where the maximum draft is 9.5 metres, and regularly accommodate vessels of up to 180 metres in length.

The cranes are supported by a pool of terminal handling equipment, including forklift trucks and reachstackers. Large volumes of containers are also shipped on ro-ro ferry services to Holland, Germany and Scandinavia.

Harwich is ideally located for serving the South East UK, Midlands and further afield. The excellent rail and road links provide options for handling almost any type of cargo.

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