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The port of Great Yarmouth

The port of Great Yarmouth comprises a deep water outer harbour along with commerical quays on both sides of the river Yare. Information about each quay or wharf and the facilities available are shown on the diagramatic map below. 

 

The Port of Great Yarmouth

For centuries, the fortunes and vibrancy of Great Yarmouth, as the closest UK port to northern Europe have been inextricably linked with the North Sea. Historically, that meant shipping, trade, fishing and tourism with herring fishing providing the main source of income in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Over the last 50 years, the port has had a pivotal role in the offshore and renewable energy sectors as well as handling very significant volumes of grain, fertiliser, aggregates, timber and other cargoes.

Great Yarmouth is recognised globally as being an operations base for souther North Sea gas operations and is home to world-leading oil and gas companies.

Norfolk's premier port, acquired by Peel Ports Great Yarmouth in 2015, is a modern, multipurpose facility with 24/7 unrestricted operations, integrating a well established river port with a fully operational deep water outer harbour with more than 1 km of quayside, accepting vessels up to 220 metres in length and up to 10.5 metres draught at all states of tide.

The river port on the River Yare runs through the centre of Great Yarmouth. It has commercial berths along both banks for 2 miles from the river entrance and accepts vessels of up to 120 metres in length or up to 6.2 metres draught at high water springs.

For commercial shipping traffic there is access to all areas of port at all times of day or night, with no locks, bridges or tidal restrictions.

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