Landside Services

Portland Port offers a comprehensive range of operational landside and shore-based facilities to its tenants, customers and visitors to the port on a 24/7 supported basis.  These include:

Office, Storage and Process Accommodation

The port has a number of buildings capable of development to provide office and workshop or storage facilities; Landside Services supports the business engagement with potential tenants to develop bespoke solutions aimed at delivering client requirements designed to meet specific needs and expectations.

Serviced office accommodation includes the provision of power, wifi and high speed broadband in an environment adjacent to the harbour centre in a secure environment with controlled access.  Specific needs can be discussed and most usual requirements can be accommodated.

Dry Cargo Operational Management

The port is developing a capability for managing the accrual and despatch of dry cargoes and cargoes associated with projects.  Taking advantage of the available land, areas can be designated for a number of dry cargoes awaiting despatch by vessels arranged for the purpose. Typical cargoes under consideration are waste wood, aggragate, other wastes and motor vehicles

With around 200 hectares on the estate of which 37 hectares are subject to permitted development consents there are significant areas that can be developed to accrue and store various potential cargos or can be used to build specific facilities to support the needs of tenant businesses

Trials and Research Testing

The port was an established research center for military applications and was an instrumental component in the devlopment of torpedoe munitions and deployment.  Today the port offers facilities for development organisations to undertake component and product testing to meet various research needs in a secure environment. Benefits include readily available support plant, close proximity and easy access to water and controlled access into a secure environment

Ammunition Processing

The port is licensed to facilitate the transit and loading of ammunition onto vessel transport up to  5.6 tonnes of class 1.1 explosive on the quay; this increases up to 500 tonnes at the outer port anchorages.

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