Shoreham Port was established as a Trust by an Act of Parliament in 1760. Today, by reinvesting profits to benefit the communities we serve, we continually 'improve the Port for everyone.' Around 2 million tonnes of commercial cargo and 14,000 leisure boat movements are welcomed through our lock gates annually.
Fish, valued at around £18 million, are landed each year, making us the third-largest fishing port in England. We discharge, store, and provide haulage for a range of cargoes and specialist projects. Vessel maintenance facilities are offered at our dry dock, and at the centre of our leisure marina, our chandlery provides a variety of products and services.
A significant industrial cluster, the Port’s ecosystem covers 110 acres and comprises 175 businesses ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to major multinational industries, with our café, Port Kitchen, acting as a community focal point. Extensive onsite solar arrays and onshore wind turbines generate renewable energy, contributing towards our decade-long certification as an EcoPort.
Since our inception, Shoreham Port has been operating as a Trust Port. Our purpose to this day remains to shape and maintain the Port for the benefit of all stakeholders. The surpluses we make are reinvested in the Port to benefit everyone, creating jobs and opportunities. Learn more about Trust Ports in the guide, What Are Trust Ports?