Port Office, East Parade, Goole, East Yorkshire, DN14 5RB+44 (0) 1482 327171








As the UK's most inland port, Goole is ideally situated for access to the country's transport infrastructure. Located on the River Ouse, some 50 miles from the North Sea and less than two miles from the M62, Goole is only 30 minutes' drive from the industrial areas of West and South Yorkshire. The North Midlands and the North-West are no more than an hour's drive away. The port also has rail connections to many berths and well-used canal connections to West and South Yorkshire. The 310-acre Capitol Park distribution centre is conveniently located close by.


  • The Boothferry Terminal has extensive open and covered container storage 

 Dry bulks 

  • The Port of Goole handles a wide range of dry bulks at a number of its terminals, including Caldaire Terminal, South Dock Terminals, Ouse Dock, West Dock and Stanhope Dock

  • Around 20,000 sq m covered storage available

  • Bulks handled include: animal feed, agribulks, biomass, cement, cereals, clay products, construction materials, scrap metal, solid fuel, and timber

 Forest products 

  • Timber is predominantly imported form Russia and the Baltic States, Finland, and Sweden

  • Substantial storage facilities are in place at West Dock and Aldam Terminal

 Liquid bulks 

  • Two tank-storage facilities are in operation at Barge Dock for the storage of imported vegetable oils

  • Oils are also imported and exported by direct transfer to road tankers

Steel and other cargo 

  • The Port of Goole can handle imports and exports of almost every kind of general cargo

  • The covered Steel Terminal allows ships to load and discharge in all weather conditions

Rail traffic 

  • A dedicated rail-freight terminal can handle trainloads of cargo to and from the port

Project cargoes 

  • Goole's constant water level allows heavy-lift working on most berths

All our ports are capable of handling a vast array of cargo. Please contact us even if the capability you are interested in is not listed above.

Key statistics and berthing information 

  • Handles around 2 million tonnes each year

  • Total port acreage = 100 acres 


Normal acceptance dimensions of vessels

Dock, Jetty or Quay




Approx. dwt


100.0 m

24.0 m

5.5 m


Larger vessels may be accepted subject to Harbour Master approval
Any queries regarding pilotage or VHF coverage should be directed to the Harbour Master