Smooth sailing at Heysham Port

As your gateway to the Irish Sea and beyond, Heysham Port is in prime position to operate as a central hub for direct access to the Irish Republic, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the UK.

Your Key Contact

Andrew Darnell
Sales Manager 0152 486 8305

Tailor-made solutions

Thanks to the port’s close proximity to industrial clusters championing offshore wind, gas and energy, we’re experts in the safe and efficient transport of unusual cargo. And we work to your schedule, with round-the-clock vessel access and linkspans to account for tidal changes in water level.

With a diverse range of equipment and the capabilities to handle everything from unaccompanied freight and project cargo to agribulks, drybulks and automotive, Heysham Port is a logistics provider you can rely on, whatever your need or commodity.

Heysham Port is home to one of the country’s leading RoRo operations which has benefited from heavy investment and additional storage capacity. With a full stevedoring service, you can rest assured your cargo will be taken care of from the moment it arrives until it finishes its journey – an attractive option for operators facing driver shortages.

Immersed in the centre of industrial hubs for renewables, offshore, gas and nuclear energy, we pride ourselves in offering tailor-made logistics solutions using state-of-the-art facilities manned by highly trained employees. We’re a forward-looking port and continually invest in the services and skills needed to help your business grow and succeed.

Your first port of call for the Irish Sea

  • Leading infrastructure, including RORO operations
  • Irish Sea Hub
  • Immediate access to major road and rail networks
  • Warehousing and Storage Solutions
  • Haulier Operating Centre
  • Full stevedoring offer for RORO operations
  • 24-hour vessel access

As well as close links to major road networks across the North West and the wider UK, and numerous daily services to Ireland and the Isle of Man, Heysham Port can deliver end-to-end solutions for your cargo. Whether that be secure warehousing and storage, access to multimodal road and rail services or fully stevedored roll-on-roll-off (RoRo) shipping, we’re able to tailor a service to suit you.

Heysham Port commodities overview

Heysham Port has the flexibility, resources and equipment to handle a diverse range of cargo.

When it comes to location, Heysham Port is unrivalled. As well as an unrestricted gateway to the Irish Sea, the M6 and the Heysham link road are both close by and an on-site haulier centre means that cargo can be quickly loaded and transported to wherever it needs to go.
Heysham Port commodities:

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Project Cargo
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With an unrivalled location and direct access to the Irish Sea, your journey with Peel Ports doesn’t begin and end in Heysham.

Just six miles from the M6 and in the heartland of British industry, Heysham Port benefits from both road and rail connections and is near airports in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool. Its central location means Heysham is well-positioned to accommodate cargo from across the country, reducing road miles, transit times and driving efficiencies for our customers by bringing goods closer to their end destination.

An extensive quayside location means that onsite storage for trailers, plus land and warehouse storage options are available.

Services 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.

Heysham Marine information

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.


We have the systems, technology and 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.


It’s plain sailing all the way thanks to the full range of Marine services we can offer at the 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.


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


At the 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 the 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.

Heysham Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions(6)
Group-ST04 Standard Terms and Conditions Relating to The Hire of a Mobile Crane and Other Equipment from Members of Peel Ports(130KB)HPL ST01 Terms & Conditions For Handling Roro Traffic April 2024(219KB)Group ST08 Group Timber And General Cargo Terms And Conditions April 2024(490KB)Group ST03 Group Licence To Use Of Berths Terms Revision April 2024(157KB)Group ST07 Standard Terms And Conditions For Bulk Cargo Handling Terminals Operated By Members Of Peel Ports Group April 2024(401KB)Group ST02 Peel Ports Group UK Warehousing Association Terms 2024 25(168KB)

Heysham Charges

HPC01 - Schedule of Port Charges - 2024 (v2)(480KB)HPC02 - Pilot Launch Fuel Surcharge (2023-01)(145KB)