Quayside Services

There is a full and comprehensive range of operational landside and shore-based facilities controlled by Portland Port. 


Portland Harbour Authority is equipped with 3 tonne bollard pull workboats, the 'Chiswell' and the 'Southwell' to perform rope running, fender positioning and all other berthing and mooring services. They can be supplemented by a range of other workboats and ancillary craft in the harbour if necessary. Portland Port provides certified and fully equipped mooring gangs for all mooring and unmooring operations alongside. Portland Port’s mooring gangs are mandatory when berthing at Portland Port.


Portland Port is equipped with a number of fixed and covered gangways and associated safety nets. The gangways available range from 6-29 metres. 

Cranage and Stevedoring Facilities

All cranage and stevedoring operations are to be arranged through the landside department.

Cranage available consists of 2 mobile harbour cranes and a fleet of mobile cranes from 50 tonnes SWL upwards.

Cargo handling services are conducted by either the port or under licence through an approved stevedore contractor. Portland Port is committed to providing an efficient, reliable and flexible cargo handling service for our customers. 

Waste Removal

All waste management activities are carried out in accordance with the appropriate licences from the relevant authorities including the Environment Agency. A full range of open or covered dry skips are available on the berth, with the first open skip inclusive of berthing dues. In addition to this we can also accept the following by special arrangement:

·                 Solid/Liquid Contaminated Cargoes

·                 Acid/Alkaline Cleaning/Flushing Fluids

·                 Hydrocarbon Contaminated Solids e.g. Spill absorbents, pads and rags.

·                 Air/Oil Filters

·                 End of life lubricants

·                 Various Paints and Thinners

·                 Electrical appliances, light tubes/lamps

·                 International food waste



Alex Hayes