Port Office, Atlantic Way, Barry, CF63 3US
+44 (0) 870 609 6699








The Port of Barry, nine miles west of Cardiff, is a key facility for the region's chemical industry, handling liquid bulks for major companies including Dow Corning. Barry also has considerable expertise in the handling of steel, scrap metal, containers, dry bulks, coal, and aggregates. The port has direct rail connections and a link road connects the port to Junction 33 of the M4.

Barry Intermodal Rail Terminal

  • An intermodal rail terminal facilitates container transportation by rail to UK deep-sea hub ports 

Dry bulks

  • Specialised handling equipment

  • Handles a wide variety of bulk cargoes including coal, cement, and aggregates 

Forest products

  • Handles direct imports of Scandinavian and Baltic timber 

General cargo

  • Cranes, mechanical handling equipment and weighbridge available

  • Over 14,000 sq m of warehousing and extensive open storage facilities

  • Stern and three-quarter ramp discharge available for roro vessels 

Liquid bulks

  • Handles large volumes of liquid bulks for local chemical industry

  • Vopak provides 45,000 cu m of liquid bulk storage 

Steel and other metals

  • Provides both covered and outside storage facilities for steel cargoes

  • Recycled-metal import and export terminal with rail connection 

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 300,000 tonnes every year

  • Total port acreage = 531 acres 


Maximum theoretical acceptance for the lock*
Dock, Jetty or QuayQuay lengthDepth of WaterLengthBeamDraughtApprox. dwt
No.1 Dock1,580 m9.5 m178 m19.2 m (23.8m*)9.0 m23,000
No. 2 Dock2,838 m9.5 m178 m19.2 m (23.8m*)9.0 m23,000
No. 3 Dock622 mSemi-tidal178 m19.2 m (23.8m*)9.0 m23,000

*actual acceptance on specific berths is subject to the details set out in the acceptance table (click here to view) and in some cases subject to Harbour Master approval.