Port Penrhyn Commercial Docks

Port Penrhyn Commercial Docks

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Contact Details

Shannan Livingston
Yard/Dock Supervisor

Ian Williams
Harbour Administrator

Bangor Office
Port Penrhyn,
LL57 4HN

+44 (0)1248 363400 / mbl 07771 692412


Port Penrhyn is ideally situated towards the North Eastern entrance to the Menai Straits, close to the small cathedral City of Bangor. Sheltered by the Isle of Anglesey it provides a safe haven and close access to the North West commercial network.

Dickies International as the managing agent is developing the commercial operations of Port Penrhyn with the expected growth in coastal shipping in the future.

North Wales and the North West of England is renowned for its industry which has traditionally used the Port of Liverpool for the vast majority of raw material imports/exports. The expansion of Port Penrhyn aims to bring healthy competition to the benefit of industry and open up alternative means of transporting Welsh natural resources to large industrial centres.

In recent years the Port has seen a rise in commercial shipments with Mussel Dredging companies and Importers of sand based on-site, regularly exporting of materials from the local Welsh Slate quarries, and used as a hub for Marine Commercial Contractors feeding projects throughout the North West. Most recent projects include the Gwynt y Môr Windfarm and construction of the Moelfre Lifeboat Station.

Competitive prices mixed with unique features including 215m of working quayside and a Grid to dry out commercial vessels, makes Port Penrhyn an attractive location.

Our onsite facilities include:-

  • Commercial vessels accepted up to 150m, beam 18m, and draft 5.3m
  • 215m working quayside
  • Grid to dry out on
  • Berthing Alongside (up to 75 boats)
  • Swinging Moorings in the bay (up to 50 boats)
  • Overnight Berthing
  • 13 acres of onshore Boat Storage

Lat. 53 deg. 14 min. North
Long. 004 deg. 07 min. West

Transport Connections:

Road: A55 Dual Carriageway

  • Rail: Bangor (Intercity Station) 2miles
  • Air: Manchester 91miles / Liverpool John Lennon 82miles

 Maximum size of vessel accepted:

  • LOA: 100m
  • Beam: 18m
  • Draft: 5.3m spring tide, 3.66m neaps

Grid capacity:

  • Max Draught: 10 ft
  • Length: Up to 100 ft


Compulsory for all vessels over 1500gt.

Handling Facilities:

Stevedoring provided by private operators, mobile cranes brought in for each job. Maximum 100 tonne crane available locally, larger can be brought in if required.

Principal cargoes:

Sand, general cargo, slate (tiles, powder and granules), aggregates, rock armour, project cargoes (heavy lifts) including power station transformers up to 300 tonnes, windmill tower sections, salt, scrap metal, wood.

We are happy to provide quotes on all types of legal cargoes for either import or export through the Port.