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Fleetwood
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Fleetwood

Latitude: 53 55'N
Longitude: 03 01'W
Country: England

Ownership: Associated British Ports
Type: Private
Usage: Leisure, Fishing, Commercial
Contact name: Mr Paul Jervis, Port Manager
Address: Dock Office, Fleetwood, Lancs, FY7 6PP
Telephone no: 01253 872323
E-mail: nridehalgh@abports.co.uk
Website: www.abports.co.uk/custinf.../fleet.htm


About Fleetwood

Situated on the Lancashire coast, Fleetwood is well established as one of the UKs major ports for ro-ro traffic to and from Northern Ireland, and has been a major fishing port for 90 years.

The sheltered enclosed dock houses a marina with 300 fully serviced berths, a dry storage compound and comprehensive facilities for the leisure sailor. It is an ideal base for cruises to Morecambe Bay and the Irish Sea.

A 28 ha area of land around Wyre Dock is currently undergoing considerable redevelopment. Known as Fleetwood Harbour Village, this redevelopment scheme features a major retail multiple outlet, located adjacent to the 6 ha Freeport Fleetwood shopping and leisure complex, and to a residential development.

Fleetwood offers: a full range of services and facilities,including a 180-tonne ro-ro linkspan, a 1,050-tonne deep-water slipway and 800 m of quay; considerable experience in the handling of Irish Sea ro-ro traffic; the finest fish-auction hall on the west coast of Britain, meeting the latest EU hygiene requirements;the provision of fuel, ice, electricity, water, ships stores and engineering facilities; excellent transport communications via modern trunk road to the national motorway network exciting residential and retail property developments.

The photo above shows the terminus of the passenger ferry from Knott End.


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