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.

  • Sand and Gravel imports by Brett Aggregates

  • All other trade enquiries welcome.

No.1 RoRo Berth and Ferry Terminal

No.2 RoRo Berth

North Quay Berths (NAABSA Berths)

  • No. 1 berth operated by Conways – Tel: 0800 276 1122. Vessels up to 90m LOA. 

  • 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

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


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