Solent Gateway (SGL) at Marchwood Port is designated as a freeport tax site and customs site. Whilst many sites across the 8 freeports in England have either customs site or tax site status, few have both. This makes SGL a unique and compelling site for import, export, storage and manufacture – we have the facilities and space for all this in a single freeport site. Our ethos is built on making things easy; creating trusted, long-lasting partnerships that allow us to understand customers and deliver their unique requirements through bespoke, personal solutions.
The SGL team has worked across the port and logistics industries for decades. As such, we understand exactly what customers want and expect from port operations providers.
Agile & Innovative
A single location for all your needs
With new, much needed port and logistic facilities in a single location, SGL aims to be a seamless extension of your business, providing in-depth knowledge and experience to improve supply chain efficiency. Highly quality service and efficient, effective solutions drive our ethos and culture. At SGL, we’re forward thinking, agile and innovative, always going the extra mile to ensure what we offer is what our customers require.
RoRo and LoLo Facilities
SGL can accommodate a broad range of cargoes and services in a single location port and storage facilities and services including vessel loading and discharging; all aspects of stevedoring; cargo storage, movement and management; rail loading and unloading; and security services. The port development will create space for; businesses seeking land to develop their own facilities and operations within a freeport tax site and customs site; the facilitation of logistics hubs; business parks; storage; sea to rail, sea to road, automotive, project cargo, general cargo, dry bulk, break bulk and container storage.
The Solent is a gateway economy of international significance, providing connectivity to global markets, for the wider UK economy. SGL provides one of the best locations in Britain for importing and exporting goods. Its proximity to many of the major shipping lanes brings several key benefits to our customers:
• Cost savings
• Time savings
• Reduced carbon emissions
72 miles via M3 motorway
85 miles via M3 motorway
140 miles via M3 motorway
~155 miles via vessel
~175 miles via vessel
~215 miles via vessel
~295 miles via vessel
SGL has four berths across two jetties with RoRo and LoLo capability available for commercial vessels. Solent Gateway also boasts an extensive railway network within the port for the transportation of freight to and from vessels, with direct links to the national rail network for ease of transportation to anywhere in the UK.
Berths 1 and 2
Maintained to 4 metres below Chart Datum.
115m Useable Length
Berths 3 and 4.
Due to Southampton Water’s unique double tide, we are able to operate for extended periods well beyond this level with capability accommodating vessels of up to length 205 metres / beam 27 metres.
Maintained to eight metres below Chart Datum (Including Approach)
169m Usable Length
Two Dolphins are available for vessels up to 210m
25,000 metric tonnes
Maximum vessel berthing load
Rail access & link
Span facilities are available on each berth
Two 32 tonne rail mounted cranes, with container handling ability
Maximum 100 tonnes (SWL) – variable freeboard settings on both spans
A slipway facility is available at request – please contact us for more information.