The UK Ports Directory

The reliable guide to the UK's commercial ports.

UK Ports is the reliable guide to all Ports in the UK with information provided by the individual ports. Featuring maps of every port with terminal information, port contact information and live shipping and vessel movement details.

The UK PORTS DIRECTORY is created and maintained by Compass Handbooks Ltd who have over 30 years experience of working with a variety of clients in the seaport, airport, tourism, industrial and NGO sectors to deliver a range of quality, authoritative media.

Featured Ports


Teesport is located less than a mile from the mouth of the River Tees. It’s a deep-water facility with a natural marine opening, providing lock-free access to the North Sea.

Fewer areas of the UK are better served by road and rail services. Teesport has direct access to the A66 Trans-pennine East and West routes and A19/A1 M1 national motorway links for North and South. This is complemented by direct rail links via the East Coast Main Line and Trans-Pennine

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Peterhead is one of the UK’s most versatile ports, providing exceptional all-weather, congestion-free deepwater berthing facilities at depths of up to 14 metres and serving a broad range of industries including oil and gas, renewables, fishing and leisure.

Peterhead is proud of it's heritage as the UK’s largest white fish and pelagic (mackerel and herring) port and are building on their reputation as a traditional centre of excellence for both

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Port of London

There has never been a better time to look to the Port of London as the location of choice for your logistics hub in the UK. It is on the doorstep of the UK’s biggest consumer market. It has the best road, rail and sea links to reach the rest of the country too.

As a port, and as an organisation, they are all about growth. Their latest economic survey shows there are plans for over £1 billion to be invested in Thames facilities over the next five years.

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Great Yarmouth

Peel Ports Great Yarmouth at Great Yarmouth is strategically located to serve the Oil and Gas fields of the southern North Sea and the existing and planned Offshore Wind development off the UK East Coast, and offers the shortest North Sea crossing between Great Britain and continental Europe.

The port has established itself as a centre of excellence in the renewable and offshore energy sectors, with the unique combination of modern deep sea facilities

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Featured Ports Handbooks

Great Yarmouth

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Port of London

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Maritime UK Review

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Malta Ports and Shipping Handbook

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