More container capacities at Bristol Port
The capacity of Bristol Port’s container terminal (UK) has been significantly expanded by the completion of a GBP 9 million upgrade. The investment is a further commitment to the container services offered at Avonmouth and Portbury Docks.
The geographical advantage of Bristol and the south west of England with its motorway links has been highlighted by a number of companies – including Amazon, The Range and Roper Rhodes – setting up national distribution centres in the hinterland around Portbury and Avonmouth. Bristol Port has two container terminals. Portbury handles larger vessels including the weekly MSC feeder from Antwerp (Belgium).
Avonmouth serves smaller vessels with rapid turnaround time for smaller volumes. Carriers operating with Bristol Port include MSC, DFDS Suardiaz Line and Containerships (both providing weekly services to and from Bilbao; Grimaldi Lines (weekly services to and the Mediterranean, Sweden and Denmark) and Cronus Logistics (three sailings a week to Northern Ireland). (kd)