Heysham Port

Your first port of call for the Irish Sea

Enjoying an ideal location with excellent transport links to the M6, we offer fast, efficient access to the Irish Sea and are perfectly placed to become a major distribution hub serving the Isle of Man, Ireland and mainland UK.

We’re close to existing industrial areas and have a wealth of experience working with nearby offshore wind, gas and nuclear energy industries. Our port is at the heart of the Irish Sea RoRo hub and our facilities cater for numerous daily sailings from providers like Seatruck, Stena Line and Isle of Man Steampacket.

Our flexible service and resourceful attitude allows us to accommodate both accompanied and un-accompanied RoRo traffic. CONTACT US.

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Port location

Located roughly half way up the west coast of mainland Britain we’re ideally placed to serve a wide range of industries. Our unique site benefits from a port centric location within a secure facility that’s just six miles from the M6 motorway.

We also enjoy easy access to a choice of airports, with both Manchester and Leeds being under 70 miles away and you needn’t go on a magical mystery tour to find Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport which is just 76 miles away.

Here at Heysham our quayside location also offers speedy links to Ireland, the Isle of Man and other nearby UK ports.

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Commodities at Heysham


Ideally placed to become a distribution hub serving the Isle of Man, Ireland and the UK, we’re an integral part of the Irish Sea RoRo hub. Our port has unrestricted access to the Irish Sea and excellent transport links with close proximity to the M6 and the new Heysham link road.

We have a range of skills which are as varied as our clients are diverse and our Project cargo solution helps us service the nearby off-shore, gas and nuclear energy industries. We also have the capacity to move large numbers of vehicles through the port quickly and efficiently. This service currently makes up a significant percentage of daily RoRo traffic and during peak demand Heysham operates as a secure overspill facility holding up to 2000 cars for shipment.


Driven by excellent transport links to the M6 and the Heysham link road, and unrestricted access to the Irish Sea, cars make up a significant percentage of the daily RoRo traffic. In fact Port of Heysham is vital to the import and export of vehicles in the Irish Sea Hub and during peak demand we can operate as an overspill facility capable of holding 2,000 vehicles in a secure, safe environment.

Staff are fully trained and experienced in the careful loading and unloading of vehicles and we can tailor our service to suit your individual needs.

Energy products

At Port of Heysham we have expertise in handling and storing a diverse range of energy products and components. We can offer deep water berthing, and the ability to handle some of the world’s largest vessels. Our unique location in the Irish Sea hub with unrestricted access to the Irish Sea plus our proximity to offshore wind farms and nuclear facilities along with great transport links to the M6 means we are perfectly positioned to handle your energy products.

Project cargo

Our proximity to the renewable, off-shore, gas and nuclear energy sectors makes us perfectly positioned to support Project cargo. Our Project cargo berth currently has a 35t/m² load capacity and benefits from excellent road links with close proximity to the M6 and the new Heysham link road. Heavy and large loads can also be shipped by rail as we have a branch line connected to the North West costal line with one service a day that has lots of capacity available. Past Project cargo projects include heavy lift of 230t transformers and wind turbines with blades over 35m long.


At Heysham our RoRo terminal is a 24/7 operation. We have a 120,000 m² multi-user terminal with 1km of berths including three roll-on roll-off berths and we can accommodate both accompanied and unaccompanied traffic. Our annual RoRo unit throughput is 265,000 and we have invested heavily in the terminal management system. Our port has unrestricted access to the Irish Sea, a fact which benefits leading providers such as Seatruck, Stena and Isle of Man Steampacket.


With our proximity to the Irish Sea hub and great road connections, Peel Ports Heysham is the perfect partner for handling Agribulk cargoes. We’re ideally placed to offer you an unparalleled service. Whether your product is grain, wheat or barley, our knowledge, customer focus, handling expertise, and state-of-the-art facilities provide the ideal port solution. Efficiently, reliably and cost-effectively

Solutions at Heysham


At Heysham we believe in offering a range of solutions as diverse as the companies who use our services. Our strength lies in our ability to tailor what we offer to the needs of the businesses we work with.

With unrestricted access to the Irish Sea and excellent road, rail and air links to the rest of the UK and the world, Port Heysham is an integral part of the Irish Sea RoRo hub.

We have a wide variety of solutions which can be combined in the way that best benefits our clients and these include: Offshore support, Automotive logistics, Stevedoring, Marine services, Property, Port Security and Rail.

Automotive logistics

Here at Port of Heysham we have the systems, technology and state-of-the-art car handling facilities to keep you in control and make your supply chain as agile and efficient as possible. With unrestricted access to the Irish Sea and excellent road links to the UK we are perfectly placed for both the import and export of cars, vans and lorries. We have secure handling and storage facilities for up to 2,000 vehicles and have a dedicated team of specialists with over 20 years of experience in supplying automotive logistics solutions.

Marine services

It’s plain sailing all the way thanks to the full range of Marine services we can offer at Port of Heysham. From marine pilotage and pilot transfer service to hydrographic surveying and navigation assistance we have the solutions you need to keep your supply chain flowing smoothly. Our experienced and resourceful marine team can also assist with mooring services.

Offshore solutions

At Peel Ports Heysham we’re more than just ports. And nowhere is that truer than with our offshore fabrication and installation operations. For instance, with wind farming, we’re unique in the UK, combining our land, facilities, fabrication and installation capabilities and partnerships, to offer you a one-stop-shop for storage, supply, logistics and O&M. With direct access to the Irish Sea we can offer easy access to offshore windfarms.

It’s a service portfolio that perfectly complements our own renewable energy, marine and project cargo offerings. One which offers specialist commercial, upgrade, conversion, fabrication, engineering and refit opportunities.

Port security

Security and safety is paramount at Port of Heysham and imports and exports are rigidly controlled and protected 24/7 using sophisticated surveillance systems and experienced Port Police. You can rest assured that Port of Heysham is one of the most secure ports in the UK.


At Port of Heysham we have big plans for you with no less than 14 acres of prime land ready for potential development or storage. We have secure warehousing, offices, meeting rooms and modern facilities which are available short and long term. But our solutions don’t end there, we also offer purpose built compounds for haulage operating centres.


We have a team of highly trained and experienced professionals working for us full time here at Port of Heysham. Currently we have 60 stevedores operating the complex machinery and offering a service which is second to none. You will benefit from their friendly resourcefulness, knowledge and experience in handling a wide range of commodities through the port.

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Properties at Heysham

To find out more about our property solutions at Heysham please contact our property team here: property@peelports.com.