On the 14th June 2017, the cruise ship Adonia docked at Portland Port, unusually though she had no passengers on board as it was not an ordinary cruise call. During its short stay in Portland Port, the Adonia was returned to its original P&O Cruises branding before setting sail for Southampton to start its first P&O Cruise since 2016.
2017-06-20 - read story »
Portland Port is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Disney Magic as she makes her inaugural visit on 23rd May. The Disney Magic is over 300m long and can accommodate more than 2,800 passengers. This makes her the biggest cruise ship to ever visit Portland.
2017-05-18 - read story »
Progress on Portland Portâs main cruise berth, Outer Coaling Pier, continues at pace. Steel re-enforcement is currently being installed in the new outer dolphin with a view to pouring first stage concrete in early March. The first stage concrete has already been poured on the inner dolphin and progress is now being made with the remaining re-enforcement and establishing the foundation arrangements for six new 150 tonne bollards and a capstan that will eventually be mounted on the inner dolphin. There will also be six 150 tonne bollards and a capstan on the outer dolphin which has been designed as a mooring dolphin only.
2017-03-01 - read story »
Portland Port has recently completed the restoration of the historic lighthouse situated at the main entrance to the harbour. Two opportunities were available to the Port; the cheaper option would have been to retire the existing lighthouse and use a modern counterpart. After deliberating both options, the decision was made to restore the existing structure to maintain the historical integrity of the breakwater.
2017-02-21 - read story »
Portland Portâs cruise season got off to a surprise early start on Monday with the arrival of the Cruise and Maritime Voyages vessel Marco Polo. Her return to the UK from her previous cruise to South America and the Amazon river was delayed by adverse weather conditions last week which meant that the Marco Polo could not make it back to her turnaround port of Bristol in time to start her next cruise but instead had to head to Portland.
2017-02-17 - read story »
Portland Portâs cruise season is looking to be a record breaking one with the greatest number of cruise passengers to date. Furthermore, 2017 will also see a record number of inaugural calls during an extended season, running from April to November. Overall the port is expecting to handle 24 cruise ships bringing over 36,000 passengers into Portland. Of these 24 calls, 10 will be first time visitors.
2017-01-19 - read story »
Portland Port is having a busy start to 2017 with most berths occupied.
2017-01-10 - read story »
The works to extend our main cruise berth; Outer Coaling Pier are well underway. The piling for the outer dolphin is complete with piling for the inner dolphin being put in place at the moment.
2016-12-21 - read story »
Portland Port has announced that the extension works to its main cruise berth, the Outer Coaling Pier, have commenced.
2016-11-15 - read story »
Disney Cruise Lines have recently announced that they are to visit Portland in the 2017 cruise season. The anticipated arrival of the Disney Magic next year is news that demonstrates the progress Portland Port continues to make in the cruise industry.
2016-04-19 - read story »
Following a lengthy planning process, the board at Portland Port have approved and finalised plans for the extension of the portâs primary cruise berth, with works scheduled to start in spring this year. Portland is one of just three ports on the south coast of the UK that can already handle vessels up to 300m LOA alongside. The new facility, which will be finished in time for the 2017 season will further strengthen the ports position by increasing this capability to berth vessels in excess of 340m LOA alongside.
2016-03-18 - read story »
This week Portland Port and Harbour Authority welcomed the arrival of the newest member of the harbour towage fleet, the Rufus Castle. Formally undertaking towage and offshore support services on the east coast of the UK, the tug was purchased by the harbour authority following the recent sale of the ports oldest operating tug, the Sandsfoot Castle. Its 40 hour journey from Hull to Portland went very well, even with the Gale force winds it encountered during its final 6 hour approach.
2015-11-30 - read story »
Portland Port is delighted to announce that global oil and shipping company Monjasa have started their bunker operations. The first bunker delivery was delivered by based bunker barge, MT Skaw Provider to general cargo vessel, MV Lagoon Phoenix, directly followed by a delivery to the Greek owned Bulk Carrier, MV Star Harmony. The conditions throughout operations were challenging with some of the worst winds seen this year, however the port working alongside Portland Bunkers UK and Monjasa, successfully managed to undertake both operations safely and efficiently, so that minimal delays were incurred.
2015-11-30 - read story »
Portland Port is delighted to announce that it has won Cruise Insightâs âMost Responsive Portâ award this year at the Cruise Shipping Exhibition in Miami.
2015-03-19 - read story »
A surprise turnaround call kicks of the 2015 cruise season.
2015-03-02 - read story »
Portland Port has recently hosted its first cruise educational event. The event has been a year in the making and its aim was to introduce the ground tour operators who work on behalf of the cruise lines to more local attractions, giving these local businesses the ideal opportunity to market their products directly to this key group of decision makers
2014-11-04 - read story »
Portland Port have recently unveiled plans showing their intention to go ahead with a berth extension that would be capable for handling vessels up to 340 metres.
2014-03-05 - read story »
Portland Port becomes most popular South West cruise destination. Portland Port establishes itself as the most popular cruise destination in the South West of the UK.
2014-02-20 - read story »