Stornoway (GBSWY)

Port Code GBSWY / GBSTO City Stornoway
Port Name Stornoway Country/Region United Kingdom
Category Port City Route EUROPEAN BRANCH PORT
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Stornoway (GBSWY)



      Located on the east coast of Lewis island in northwest Scotland, the time zone is Greenwich mean time / East 1. Maximum draught of vessels allowed to enter the port: berthing, 5.18m, anchoring, 7.01M. The spring tide range is 4.1m and the neap tide range is 3M. The prevailing wind is to the West. No compulsory pilotage (with pilot). VHF channels 12 and 16 are used for communication between ships and ports. Special port rules: No.2 jetty, no other vessels within 25 meters, only oil tanker berthing. Port holiday: the port is always open to berthing ships. Don't work on Sundays or public holidays. Working hours: 08:00-17:00 (extended to 21:00 if necessary). There are ship repair, boat, repatriation facilities, no dry dock, towing, sewage, can provide fresh water, food, fuel supply and medical conditions, no tugboat. Countries with consuls: France, Norway, Sweden. Annual import and export tonnage: import, 65294 tons; Export, 2500 tons. General cargo and bulk cargo berths: there are 3 berths. The length is 45.72 meters and the maximum draught is 5.18 meters. Ro ro berth: one berth. It is 121.92 meters long. The maximum draft is 6.10 meters. Tanker berth: one berth, coastal trade, only import, 30.48 meters long, maximum draft 2.74 meters.

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Summary of GBSWY

Stornoway Port (Port Code: GBSWY) is a port located at the Isle of Lewis. As the main and also the largest seaport in the Outer Hebrides, it allows vessels of up to 6.5m draft in all weather conditions and deeper drafted vessels under certain tidal conditions. The port is home to a small fishing fleet, a fabrication yard, a commercial slipway, coastguard station, lifeboat station and is the main ferry port for the Outer Hebrides with both freight and passenger ferries operated daily. The inner harbour has a marina facility for small yachts. The port is the heart of the town of Stornoway and all major services are readily available.