Port Facilities

As one of the largest trust ports in the UK, The Port of Poole is a thriving freight port for commercial shipping, as well as an important destination for a variety of passenger and vehicle ferries, and cruise vessels.

The Poole Harbour Commissioners are the sole employers of the skilled Stevedores at the port and offer a full range of freight, ferry, cruise and cargo handling operations.

Conventional cargo handled includes commodities such as clay, steel, timber, grain, road stone, brick and fertiliser, as well as yacht transportation and project cargo. Ships of up to 210 metres (689ft) in length and with a draft of up to 8.7 metres (28.5ft) can use the port thanks to our new deep-water facilities which were opened in 2018.

The Port of Poole boasts a first-class suite of services and facilities, to meet the needs of all port users.

commercial boat in Poole port