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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


2 ro-ro berths:

Berth LOA Draft
No. 2 200m 8.5m
No. 4 175m 7.5m

105 acres of operational land

Parking for over 1000 trailers

Driver accompanied waiting area for over 130 vehicles

Over 100 reefer plug-in points

Temperature controlled examination facility

45 Tugmasters

Open 24 hours, 7 days a week

Fenced and guarded restricted areas, compliant with the ISPS Code

Railhead for intermodal exchange

Efficient, fast, secure and consistent - Harwich International Port offers a service that is second to none. Multi-million pound investments have delivered well organised, first-class facilities, all of which we have developed in consultation with our customers and designed to meet their needs.

As a result, Harwich offers transport operators the ideal gateway into Europe and beyond, with more than 28 weekly Ro-Ro connections to the Netherlands. 

Thanks to a total reorganisation of its internal layout, and a dedicated freight entrance, hauliers and trailer operators move with increased efficiency through the Port - a real benefit in today's world of just-in-time deliveries.

The dedicated freight entrance incorporates cutting-edge technology. Harwich was the first port in the UK to combine Automatic Licence Plate Recognition with line scanning technology.  This system delivers a drive-through weighbridge, damage control and security facilities, helping to expedite throughput in this busy operation.

In order to meet the enormous growth in ro-ro freight traffic, the trailer parking areas have been expanded by a further 12 acres, and a new improved secure perimeter fence is in place.

Drivers' facilities include toilets, shower block, gaming machines, and a diner which is open for extensive periods.

Harwich has a history of working with world-class shipping lines.  Stena Line's traditional Hook of Holland route - served by the recent introduction of two Superferries, representing a 375 million investment by Stena, is complemented by the Line's freight service to Rotterdam, running three times a day.



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