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  • Writer's pictureGraeme Macleod

The Port of Liverpool

The Port of Liverpool is the enclosed 7.5 miles (12.1 km) dock system that runs from Brunswick Dock in Liverpool to Seaforth Dock, Seaforth, on the east side of the River Mersey and the Birkenhead Docks between Birkenhead and Wallasey on the west side of the river. Garston Docks, which are in the city of Liverpool, are not a part of the Port of Liverpool.





Dry Bulks

Energy products

Forest products

Liquid Bulks


Project Cargoes


More volumes, more variety and more added-value opportunites - Liverpool is building on its traditional strengths as one of the UK's most important ports.


Time Zone:GMT

Normal Opening Hours: No restrictions

Maximum Ship Dimension: 292m length / 32.6m beam / 12.8m draft

Air Draught Restrictions: No restrictions

Langton Lock: 215m length / 32.6m beam / 11m draft

Gladstone Lock: 292m lenght / 32.6m beam / 11.6m draft

Pilot: Compulsory

Tugboat: Tugs are available on request

Tidal Restrictions: Yes

Waste Handling:All waste can be accommodated with 24hr notice


Opening Hours Including Weekends: Most major stores & shops are open 0900 - 2000 (Sunday 1000-1600)

Distance/Time to Airport: 16km from City centre & Cruise Terminal

Distance/Time to Train Station: 5 minute walk to James Street or Moorfields which link to Lime Street station

Location of Tourist Information Centre: On site within cruise terminal building during all cruise ship visits

Port to Town/City Centre: 0.5 Km

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