Heysham (GBHEY)

Port Code GBHEY / GBHYM City Heysham
Port Name Heysham Country/Region United Kingdom
Category Port City Route EUROPEAN BRANCH PORT
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Heysham (GBHEY)



      Port of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.The time zone is Greenwich mean time / British summer time.The maximum draught of ships allowed to enter the port is 7 meters.The loading density of water is 1025.Tidal range: 8.2m for spring tide and 6.4m for neap tide.The prevailing wind direction is southwest.Compulsory pilotage of foreign vessels.VHF channels 6, 12, 14 and 16 are used for communication between ships and ports.Special port rules: local rules and regulations, working 24 hours a day.Entry limit: if the draft of the vessel is less than 4.5m, it can enter the port at any time, otherwise it depends on the tide.There are ship repair, boat, repatriation facilities, no towing, sewage, dry dock, can provide fresh water, food, fuel supply and medical conditions.General cargo and bulk cargo berth: South Terminal warehouse, 280m long, dredged to 4m below chart datum, mobile crane 1×twenty-three×5 tons, 1×Ships of 10 tons with a maximum draught of 7 meters can be berthed reliably;Fishing dock: 100M long, dredged to 4m below chart datum, suitable for neap tide;West wall, 100 meters long, dredged to 4 meters below chart datum, suitable for coastal vessels, with transporter for bulk loading and mobile crane;Ro ro berth: South Wharf - east corner, one berth - 140 meters long, dredged to 4 meters below chart datum, with parking area and commercial units;Sivar, suitable for RO ro trade;Oil tanker berth: North Wharf - special liquefied ammonia berth, dredged to 4m below chart datum, with berth length of 76m;General cargo and gas supply base: North terminal, crane, 1×30 tons, fixed, 1×30 tons, mobile, 200 meters long berth, dredged to 4 meters below the chart datum, with space for trailers and containers.Vessels with a draught of more than 4 meters at each berth can be anchored at the bottom of the soft mud, depending on the tide.

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Summary of GBHEY

Heysham port (port code: GBHEY / GBHYM) is a large port in the United Kingdom. Situated 1 nautical mile southwest of Throbshaw Point, in Morecambe Bay on the northwest coast of England, it is a tidal basin of 14 hectares with three quays.
The port handles regular passenger and freight traffic to and from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the Isle of Man. It has Ro-Ro, general cargo facilities and a supply base for oil and gas. Main cargoes handled are woodpulp, timber, pvc, aggregates and general cargo.
This port handles approximately 3,120,000t of cargo and 279,000 passengers. About half of the vessels regularly calling at this port are cargo vessels. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 143 meters. The maximum draught is 5.5 meters. The maximum deadweight is 6500t.