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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


5 ro-ro berths:

Berth LOA Draft
No. 1 300m 9.5m
No. 2 200m 8.5m
No. 3 200m 8.0m
No. 4 175m 7.5m
No. 5 120m 6.5m

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. Recent multi-million pound investments have delivered clearly laid-out, 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 50 weekly Ro-Ro connections to the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.

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

The new freight entrance incorporates cutting-edge technology. Being the first port in the UK to combine Automatic Licence Plate Recognition and line scanning technology the resulting system provides a drive through weighbridge, damage control and security facilities, helping to speed up throughput in this busy operation.

Continued growth in Ro-Ro freight traffic has led to a 12 acre expansion of the trailer parking areas, and new ISPS compliant 2.4 metre high, secure perimeter fencing. The Port succeeds in balancing the demands of modern security and vigilance without loss of efficiency.

Enchanced drivers' facilities offer toilets, showers, gaming machines, a diner and space to relax or socialise 24 hours a day.

Three Ro-Ro companies currently operate ro-pax ships through Harwich:-

Stena Line's well-known Hook of Holland route - served by the HSS 1500 fast ferry "Stena Discovery" and two modern ro-pax vessels - is complemented by the line's freight service to Rotterdam, running three times a day.

DFDS Torline operates frequent services to Esbjerg out of Harwich.

Nedlines have commenced a brand new route to Ijmuiden during September 2005.

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