Enclosed commercial dock
The Port of Workington is located at the mouth of the River Derwent on the south side of the entrance to the Solway Firth. The Port of Workington is the largest port in Cumbria and one of the main hubs in the North West of England.
It consists of an enclosed commercial dock (the Prince of Wales Dock) with seven berths owned and operated by the Port. The dock can accommodate vessels of up to 12,000 dwt, 137.2 metres length overall and 20.4 metres beam.
The Port of Workington handles around 300,000 tonnes of cargo a year and has approximately 300 ship movements annually. The main cargoes handled at the port are liquid and dry bulks, forest products, and project cargo. The Port also acts as the operating & maintenance base for the Offshore Windfarms in the area.
Workington offers a range of cargo handling facilities and equipment, supported by operational land, covered and open storage and private rail sidings.
Workington offers excellent rail connections to the main line network. All berths at the Port are rail-served, and the Port Authority operates its own locomotives on the site’s extensive internal rail system.