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Solent Gateway


About Solent Gateway

Now designated as a Freeport Tax Site and Customs Site, Solent Gateway is developing the port to create 64 hectares of outstanding high quality, port-centric logistic space with excellent connectivity by sea, rail and road for commercial business, creating jobs and value for the local area in the process. Our plans will create much needed, additional port capacity capable of accommodating global vessels and a broad range of cargoes, supported by excellent storage and logistic space, thereby providing a valuable alternative to existing port facilities in the Solent.

From a commercial perspective, Solent Gateway is now able to offer unique opportunities to businesses looking for new import/export facilities and services, as well as those looking to establish new operations inside a freeport.

Solent Gateway was formed in 2016 and holds the 35 year lease until 2051 to develop and operate the 83 hectare Marchwood Port on the River Test opposite the Port of Southampton. Solent Gateway is wholly owned by Associated British Ports.