THE PORT OF TRURO
Port of Truro
Lying just 9 miles from the mouth of the River Fal, the Port of Truro covers approx.2500 acres and is located near three major roads: A30, A38 and A39. The port is also within easy reach of the M5. At a time of growing concern about road congestion and he need to get heavy freight off the nation’s roads, Truro plays a vital role in encouraging short sea transportation of bulk commodities.
At the heart of the port’s commercial activities is Lighterage Quay, located at the Newham Industrial area of the City, which has both covered and open storage available. Vessels up to 2000 dwt, 4.4m draught and 85 metres LOA can berth at the quay, which is about a mile downriver from the City of Truro. A variety of cargoes have been handled through Lighterage Quay including sand, cement, scrap metal, building materials, animal feed, grain and fertilisers. The port has also welcomed project cargo in support of a variety of schemes both ashore and offshore.
Lighterage Quay is 350 metres in length and can also facilitate alongside lay up of suitably sized ships.
The Port of Truro offers:
- A central location for the South West of the U.K. with a hinterland extending throughout Cornwall, Devon and the South West peninsula
- Inland location offering low cost road haulage
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Cost effective solution