Pre-application consultation is currently underway to inform a major planning application for the construction of additional buildings and facilities at the Hill and Smith site, Newport Docks. Please click here to find out further information and to view the draft application contents.


The most easterly of ABP's South Wales Ports, Newport has excellent links to the nearby M4 and direct rail connections. The port occupies a prime location to service the UK's main industrial and commercial regions. ABP has invested significantly in Newport over the past few years, in schemes such as new warehousing facilities, open storage areas, and additional rail sidings. The Port of Newport is a steel, metals, recycling, and renewable energy hub.

Dry bulks

Regular shipments of bulk cargo including clay, aggregates, and agribulks are accommodated at Newport, with value-added services available

  • Extensive warehousing available, accredited under TASCC for the storage of grain, wheat, and feeds
  • Hard-standing open storage compounds available

Energy-related facilities

The port has over 8 ha of open storage available for port energy-related cargoes

Forest products

  • Handles significant volumes of forest product shipments from Russia, the Baltic States, Scandinavia, the Americas, and the Far East
  • The port offers computerised stock control and value-added services such as pick-a-pack, distribution, and specialist timber treatment
  • Dedicated covered and open storage available

General cargo

  •  All types of general, project, and heavy-lift cargoes accommodated
  • Over 25,000 sq m of multi-purpose covered storage is available within the port estate and there are large areas of open storage for non-weather-sensitive cargoes

Minerals and ores

  •  The port regularly handles coal and coke shipments
  • The recently upgraded bulk terminal can discharge two vessels, of up to 40,000 dwt, simultaneously
  • A direct rail spur into the terminal enables easy movement of cargo to the end user and minimises handling requirements

Steel and other metals

  •  Newport is recognised as a centre of excellence for steel handling provided by a specialist terminal operator
  • The steel terminal provides over 30,000 sq m of modern, covered storage dedicated to steel import and export operations
  • Rail-connected, with undercover rail siding served by gantry cranes
  • The terminal offers the latest in real-time, web-based stock control and EDI links

Key statistics and berthing information

Around 1.5 million tonnes handled annually

Total port acreage = 685 acres 



Maximum theoretical acceptance of the lock*
Dock, Jetty or Quay Quay length Depth of Water Length Beam Draught Approx. dwt
South 5,569 m 11.1 m 244 m 30.1 m 10.4 m 40,000
North 2,450 m 8.2 m 122 m* 17.2 m 8.2 m 8,000

*actual acceptance on specific berths is subject to the details set out in the acceptance table (click here to view) and in some cases subject to Harbour Master approval.