Cruises

A first class cruise experience

From the second a ship enters our waters until it leaves, we ensure your cruises are memorable for the right reasons. With our expert pilots and linesmen, your ship, passengers and crew are in the safest of hands.

Your ship is here to benefit from the countries most experienced and skilled port workers and the most secure, modern facilities. And being at the heart of an interconnected network including road, rail and air, it’s convenient, accessible and open to the world.

Key contacts

  • David Jerome

    Head of Sales

    0141 241 8530

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Ports for Cruises

Introduction

Peel Ports doesn’t just have an expert hand in helping cargo enjoy safe, ports of call when they arrive at our shores. We also do the same with passengers. Our Greenock Ocean Terminal, for instance, offers not only a gateway to some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery, but also a deepwater port, accessible 24/7, with perfect facilities for even the largest ocean-going liners. Chatham docks can give your passengers easy access to the South East and London.

Clydeport

From the moment a cruise liner arrives at our twin-berth Greenock Ocean Terminal, throughout its stay, to the moment it sets sail again. Everything possible is done to look after the ship and ensure the passengers enjoy an unforgettable stay.

Your ship is here to benefit from the countries most experienced and skilled port workers and the most secure, modern facilities. And being at the heart of an interconnected network including road, rail and air, it’s convenient, accessible and open to the world.

  • Natural deep water port with a depth of 12.6m and 24/7 access.
  • Tight security controls for peace of mind.
  • At the heart of a motorway, airport, rail network.
  • Highly experienced stevedoring, porters and passenger handling staff.
  • Quay length of 376m, which allows berthing for two liners.
  • Port facilities that can berth the largest liners alongside easily.
  • Towage available but not usually required.
  • Located outwith the ECA zone.
  • Within easy sailing distance of the rest of the UK, Ireland and the Baltics.

View the 2017 Cruise schedule HERE

London Medway

From the second a ship enters our waters at Chatham until it leaves, we ensure your cruises are memorable for the right reasons. With our expert pilots and linesmen, your ship, passengers and crew are in the safest of hands.

Your ship is here to benefit from the countries most experienced and skilled port workers and the most secure, modern facilities. And being at the heart of an interconnected network including road, rail and air, it’s convenient for your guests to travel into London.

Solutions for Cruises

Introduction

At Peel Ports we think the small details are just as important as the big picture. From the moment a cruise liner arrives at our twin-berth Greenock Ocean Terminal, throughout its stay, to the moment it sets sail again. Everything possible is done to look after the ship and ensure the passengers enjoy an unforgettable stay.

From the second a ship enters our waters until it leaves, we ensure your cruises are memorable for the right reasons. With our expert pilots and linesmen, your ship, passengers and crew are in the safest of hands.

Your ship is here to benefit from the countries most experienced and skilled port workers and the most secure, modern facilities. And being at the heart of an interconnected network including road, rail and air, it’s convenient, accessible and open to the world.

Cruise services

Peel Ports doesn’t just have an expert hand in helping cargo enjoy safe, ports of call when they arrive at our shores. We also do the same with passengers. Our Greenock Ocean Terminal, for instance, offers not only a gateway to some of Scotland’s most breathtaking scenery, but also a deepwater port, accessible 24/7, with perfect facilities for even the largest ocean-going liners.

At Peel Ports we understand that your passengers are important to you, which is why all of our ports provide an exemplary service coupled with first-class facilities. Helping you to provide them with an outstanding cruise experience.

Our Greenock Ocean Terminal has space for 60 coaches to bring thousands of passengers to their liner… or take them to the many fabulous sights and sounds of beautiful Scotland on a stopover daytrip. The terminal also provides convenient access to rail, air and motorway networks for any onward journey.

We have extensive security provision which includes full shore side checks and screening facilities including x-ray. In terms of towage, tugs are not compulsory but can be ordered with as little as two hours’ notice. We have pilots and linesmen available 24/7, with no restrictions on arrival or departure times.

  • World class facilities for the berthing, servicing, safety and security of cruise ships of all shapes and sizes.
  • Chatham gives your guests east access to London.
  • Cruise ships have space to manoeuvre off the terminal and come alongside at any state of the tide.
  • Generous Passenger car parking facilities on site.
  • The terminal has two spacious berths and is open 24/7 with tight security.
  • Highly experienced stevedoring, maintenance and passenger handling staff.

Marine services

At Peel Ports Group, our services don’t begin or end at the dockside when we offload or load your cargo. Helping you to get to us with the maximum ease and efficiency is just as important. That’s why we’re not simply committed to providing reliable, safe navigation for all users, we actually have a statutory duty to maintain and conserve the harbours.

Peel Ports Group’s Marine Departments are the first link in the chain of access to some of the most efficient and competitive range of port facilities available throughout the UK. They coordinate and manage the provision of key marine services to shipping operators. These include everything from tug services, marine pilotage and pilot transfer services… to hydrographic surveying, maintenance dredging, navigation aid provision and mooring services. Wherever your vessel moves in our harbours, it’s scheduled and controlled either through our vessel traffic service or respective local information service control centre.

 

Port security

At Peel Ports we want the equipment and the goods we have on-site to be safe and well cared for. That’s why we make sure that our Port Security Authorities operate according to best in class standards, promising confidence in the safety and security of you and your assets. At sites where we don’t have Port Security Authorities, we use highly trained private security officers operating to our exacting standards to ensure you and your goods are protected.

Each port ensures that the quality of their security isn’t just high, but consistent with the highest expectations of the industry. Each maintains oversight of their port’s geography and the facility infrastructure. So you can have complete peace of mind knowing that, whatever goods you have, they’re being handled and stored in one of the most secure port environments in the UK.

 

Stevedoring

When it comes to stevedoring, at Peel Ports all our hands on docks are highly trained and extremely well equipped. Regardless of your cargo, unitised or non-unitised, they have the experience, expertise and machinery to safely, efficiently and speedily handle the loading and unloading of all vessels. Peel Ports stevedoring expertise and quality have to be not merely good, but consistently excellent. The care and safety of our people and your cargo both depend on it.

Whether we’re managing your boxes on a container ship, grains from a dry bulks vessel, or large items of project cargo. We have access to the best equipment and the best-trained operators. It doesn’t matter whether that equipment is owned or leased. Whether it’s a floating crane able to lift up to 250 tonnes… or something brought in specially for a particular job. Our approach is always the same. Plan a safe, efficient operation. Put the plan into action. Stay in touch with the vessel, the agent and the customers throughout the operation.