Commercial Shipping

Commercial ShippingAll vessels of 49m and over, all vessels under tow and all vessels carrying dangerous goods, are subject to compulsory pilotage. A minimum of 12 hours notice is required for a pilot. All vessels must use the services of a local shipping agent to facilitate the efficient exchange of information required, arrange for services and to be available in case of any problems/incidents. Users should also familiarise themselves with the Port Details page on this website.

All vessels must report to Newhaven Radio on VHF Channel 12 at least 1 hour before arrival at the Pilot station, which is situated 1 to 1.5 n.mile SW of the Western Breakwater Lighthouse. Anchorage is 1 to 1.5 n.miles SW of western Breakwater Lighthouse.


East Quay Commercial Terminal

Operated by Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd. Tel: 01273 612900
342m of berth frontage, dredged to 5m.
Vessels up to 112m LOA. Larger vessels considered and assessed on an individual basis. Maximum beam of 20m.
Scrap metal exports by H.Ripley & Co. Who also offer stevedoring services. – Tel: 01323 440672
Landing of fish by large visiting trawlers.
Passenger vessel visits.
Biomass cargoes.
All other trade enquiries welcome.


No.1 RoRo Berth and Ferry Terminal

Operated by LCT Support Services - Tel: 01235 844111
Ferry Port
Roll on-roll off ferry traffic up to 145m LOA and 6m draft.

No.2 RoRo Berth

Operated by Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd. Tel: 01273 612900
Not presently in use as a ferry berth. Dredged to 4.5m and used as a lay-by berth.


North Quay Berths (NAABSA Berths)

No. 1 berth operated by Newhaven Roadstone Ltd. Tel: 01273 516918
Stevedoring and storage by The Rigden Tel: 01273 514809
Vessels up to 90m LOA and 6m draft, tide dependant.
Imports of quarried stone. Other cargoes considered.
No.2 Berth not operating - Vessels up to 82m LOA.
No.3 Berth not operating. – Vessels up to 82m LOA.
No.4 berth operated by EMR. – Tel: 01273 515131. Vessels up to 90m LOA.
No.5 berth not operating. – Vessels up to 82m LOA.

Local Shipping Agents

Freight Express Seacon - Tel: 01797 222741
Lacy & Tel: 01273 461464
GP Shipping - Tel:02380 866063


Other Useful Links

Sub-Search Marine Services-  Boat building, repairs, fabrication, certified surveyor, welding, workboats, tugs. Tel: 01273 515699 / 07850 353267 
Cutts Marine Services - Work & Safety Boats, shipping agents, welding and repairs. Tel: 01273 513709 / 07941 648821