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Commercial Shipping

All vessels of 49m and over, all vessels under tow and all vessels carrying dangerous goods, are subject to compulsory pilotage. A minimum of 12 hours notice is required for a pilot. All vessels must use the services of a local shipping agent to facilitate the efficient exchange of information required, arrange for services and to be available in case of any problems/incidents. Users should also familiarise themselves with the Port Details page on this website.

All vessels must report to Newhaven Radio on VHF Channel 12 at least 1 hour before arrival at the Pilot station, which is situated 1 to 1.5 n.mile SW of the Western Breakwater Lighthouse. Anchorage is 1 to 1.5 n.miles SW of western Breakwater Lighthouse.

East Quay Commercial Terminal

Operated by Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd. Tel: 01273 612900
195m of berth frontage, dredged to 5m.
Vessels up to 112m LOA. (Vessels up to 120m may be acceptable after individual risk assessment. All vessels 90m+ must have a working bowthruster). Maximum beam of 20m.
Scrap metal exports by H.Ripley & Co. Who also offer stevedoring services. – Tel: 01323 440672
Sand and Gravel imports by Brett Aggregates -

All other trade enquiries welcome.

No.1 RoRo Berth and Ferry Terminal

Operated by LCT Support Services - Tel: 01235 844111
Ferry Port
Roll on-roll off ferry traffic up to 145m LOA and 6m draft.

No.2 RoRo Berth

Operated by Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd. Tel: 01273 612900
Not presently in use as a ferry berth. Dredged to 4.5m and used as a lay-by berth.

North Quay Berths (NAABSA Berths)

No. 1 berth operated by Tarmac Ltd. Tel: 01273 513300
Stevedoring and storage by The Rigden Tel: 01273 514809
Vessels up to 90m LOA and 6m draft, tide dependant.
Imports of quarried stone. Other cargoes considered.
No.2 Berth not operating - Vessels up to 82m LOA.
No.3 Berth not operating. – Vessels up to 82m LOA.
No.4 berth operated by EMR. – Tel: 01273 515131. Vessels up to 90m LOA.
No.5 berth not operating. – Vessels up to 82m LOA.

Local Shipping Agents

Freight Express Seacon - Tel: 01797 222741
Lacy & Tel: 01273 461464
GP Shipping - Tel:02380 866063
Shoreham Port Ships Agency -   Tel: 01273 598158  Download brochure
Denholm Wilhelmsen Ltd - Tel: 02380 713 105

Other Useful Links

Sub-Search Marine Services-  Boat building, repairs, fabrication, certified surveyor, welding, workboats, tugs. Tel: 01273 515699 / 07850 353267 
Cutts Marine Services - Work & Safety Boats, shipping agents, welding and repairs. Tel: 01273 513709 / 07941 648821 

About this website

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