Harwich Haven


Harbour conservancy and pilotage only serving the following commercial ports;
Felixstowe, Ipswich, Harwich International, Harwich Navyard Wharf, Mistley Quay.

UK Ports Association

British Ports Association (BPA)


Data to follow


Navigation House,
Angel Gate,
CO12 3EJ

Tel: 01255 243030
Gen 01255 243000 Ops (24hrs)
Fax: 01255 241325 (VTS/Pilotage 24hrs)
01255 241302 (CEO/Head Office)
01255 240933 (Harbour Master)
Telex: 98472 HAROPS-G


Compulsory all vessels over 50 LOA.
VHF CH 9 – Pilotage and ETA’S
VHF CH 6 – Pilot Launches
VHF CH 71 – VTS/Port Operations
Confirmation of ETA 3 hours before arrival at Pilot Station
Tel: 01255 243111

Approx annual tonnage

210,000,000 gross tons of shipping movements in and out (all ports)

Principal traffic

Data to follow


River/Tidal Berths
Max depth: 16m
Max size of vessel accepted:
LOA: 400m; draft: 15.7m

Port of Harwich


Lat: 51⁰ 56.78’ N; Long: 01⁰ 17.48’ E
On tip of Harwich Peninsula between estuaries of Rivers Stour and Orwell

Port contacts

Chief Executive: Stephen Bracewell
Harbour Master: Capt. Neil Glendinning
Harbour Engineer: John Brien
Normal hours: 0900 – 1700 Mon-Fri
24-hr Tel: 01255 243000
Ops and Pilotage: 24hrs 7 days


Data to follow

Transport connections

Roads: M25, A12, A120 from South A1, A14, A12, A120 from North
Nearest passenger rail: Harwich Town 1km
Nearest int’l airport: Stansted 90km

Commercial cargo handling facilities

See separate Haven Ports for details

Facilities & services

Moorings for leisure craft; Yacht Marina; Chandlers; Bunkering; Towage; Vessel traffic service; Pilotage; Buoyage and conservancy

Please click here if you wish to make Amendments or Additions for this Port


MAP VESSEL KEY Click here to view the map vessel key

Shipping Map Key

PLEASE NOTE: Vessel positions may be up to one hour old or incomplete.
Data is provided for informational reasons only and is not related by any means to the safety of navigation.

TIDE TIMES AND HEIGHT Click here to view the tide times and heights for today

Tide times and heights not available for http://www.tidetimes.org.uk/harwich-tide-times.rss

CURRENT WEATHER Click here to view a 5 day weather forecast for the port

The location could not be found.