Ports, harbours and offshore installations

Port, harbour, cruise terminal and offshore installation regulations and operations, trust ports, Harbour Act orders and transport links to ports.

Services

  1. The CERS Workbook

    Vessels and shipping agents should use the CERS Workbook to provide the information needed to the port authority.

Guidance and regulation

  1. UK Ports of registry
  2. Port marine operations: good practice guide
  3. Good governance guidance for ports
  1. Safe loading and unloading of bulk carriers

    • Guidance
    • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
  2. MGN 401 (M+F) vessel traffic services and local port services in the UK

    • Guidance
    • Maritime and Coastguard Agency
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News and communications

  1. Transfer of marine regulation powers and changes to harbour regulations in Wales

    • Marine Management Organisation
    • News story
  2. Robert Goodwill opens Maritime Knowledge Hub and tours new port terminal in Liverpool

    • Department for Transport
    • News story
  3. As an island nation, our ports are critical for trade

    • Department for Transport
    • Speech
  4. Speech to the Ports Industry Reception

    • Department for Transport
    • Speech
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Policy and engagement

  1. Ports good governance: draft guidance
  2. Power to give harbour directions: second round 2016 applications
  3. Harbour closure and pilotage function removal orders: draft guidance
  1. Port facility security officer training: list of approved training providers

    • Department for Transport
    • Policy paper
  2. Port marine safety code

    • Department for Transport and Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    • Policy paper
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Transparency

  1. Teesport Harbour Revision Order 2008 time extension

    • Marine Management Organisation
    • Transparency
  2. Traffic, indices and quarterly breakdowns (PORT05)

    • Department for Transport
    • Statistical data set
  3. Port freight statistics: January to March 2018

    • Department for Transport
    • National statistics
  4. Ilfracombe Harbour Revision Order

    • Marine Management Organisation
    • Transparency
  5. Liverpool Harbour Revision Order

    • Marine Management Organisation
    • Transparency
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