Port Links For Short Sea & Coastal Shipping

Port Links For Short Sea & Coastal Shipping

The Port Of Mistley has a long standing history and expertise in growing and developing such traffic flows through its own port at Mistley in Essex. Short sea shipping is the movement of cargo by sea between European ports; Due to the strategic East coast locations, the port of Mistley is particularly suited for traffic from Northern Europe, with rapid sea freight times from port to port.

The Port at Mistley can easily accommodate the size of vessels regularly trading such short sea routes including the extensive inland waterways network of Europe, and so can provide a rapid transfer of larger volumes of cargo on a ‘door to door’ basis. The port is well placed to take advantage of the particularly short sea crossing from North & continental Europe to the UK.

The Advantages Of Short Sea Shipping Are:

In the North, many of our cargoes are from the Baltic, Scandinavia and Northern Europe including Belgium, France, Germany & Netherlands. Typical goods shipped through short sea routes include bulk minerals and bottom ash, metals, fertilisers, grain and feed stuffs, salt, biomass, RDF, ferro alloys, construction materials, timber and steel.

As a port operator & logistics provider, The Port Of Mistley can offer the complete package, simplifying the shipment process both operationally and administratively. We work closely with ship owners, ships agents, national and international producers, manufacturers and end users to offer a full door to door service, with ‘just in time’ deliveries, combined with the availability of holding both strategic and buffer stocks, as well as organising order consolidation to fulfil specific needs. Port Of Mistley warehouses are all customs approved.

Berths & Marine Information

Berths & Marine Information
  • Pilotage is compulsory unless PEC held
  • 500m of quays available
  • 4 main operating berths
  • Lay by berths available
  • Berthing & mooring supplied by the Port
  • Stevedoring services
  • Fresh water & waste disposal

Other services available locally include:

  • Ships Agency
  • Customers clearance
  • Cargo surveys & Draft surveys
  • Sampling & testing

Cargo Handling

Cargo Handling Services Available
  • Stevedoring & Cargo handling
  • Storage in quayside transit sheds
  • Off dock storage & Open storage
  • Silos:3 x 500 tonne grain silos
  • Container devanning and loading
  • 2 Calibrated weighbridges
  • UK haulage

Ancillary services including:

  • Palletising, packing & remediation
  • Powder tanker loading
  • Rip & tip
  • Full stock control and documentation

Cargoes Handled

Cargoes Handling
  • Dry bulks
  • Construction materials
  • Bulk bags
  • Palletised cargoes
  • Cases & crates
  • Fertilizers & grains
  • Light weight steel products
  • Metals
  • Timber and forest products
  • General cargoes
  • Recyclables
  • Biomass

If the cargo or service you are considering is not listed, please contact us for assistance as we are always pleased to help. The warehousing and storage facility in Essex offers 12,000 m² of covered warehousing, bulk processing, packing, palletising and storage, UK distribution, container devanning and filling, customs approved warehousing, screening, stock control and all documentation being ISO9001 accredited and COMAH (lower tier) approved.

The Port of Mistley offers ship owners and clients a competitive, efficient and cost effective alternative for UK imports and exports.

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The Port of Mistley
TW Logistics Ltd/Mistley
High Street
CO11 1HB

Tel: 01206 394431
TWL Website: www.twlogistics.co.uk

Company Number: 3150116