As the Statutory Harbour Authority responsible for commercial activity within its jurisdiction the Port of Workington takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously.
We work closely with a variety of environmental bodies such as the Marine Management Organisation, Environment Agency and Natural England to ensure best practice is followed and compliance with legislation.
Maintenance dredging is undertaken as required to maintain the advertised depth at the bar, the approach channel, the turning basin and enclosed dock.
Dredging is carried out by a specialist dredging contractors and all dredged material is disposed of at sea using one of two licensed sites.
Workington has an approved Port Waste Management Plan in place which details procedures for all ship and port generated waste.
Oil Pollution Contingency Plan
The Port has in place an approved plan to respond to incidents involving pollution within its area of jurisdiction.