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About The Bristol Port Company

Bristol Port in 1991

In 1991 First Corporate Shipping Limited, a private company owned by Terence Mordaunt and David Ord, purchased a 150 year lease of the Avonmouth and Royal Portbury Dock Estate from Bristol City Council. The new investors built on Bristol's long history in shipping which dates back to Roman times. But there is nothing dated about Bristol Port - it is now one of the fastest growing ports in the UK.
Bristol Port aerial view 1991

Bristol Port now

Since 1991 annual tonnage throughput has increased from 4m tonnes to 12m tonnes and annual revenues from £22m to £75m.  Over £450m has been invested in the dock estate and the Port is recognised as among the most productive and technically advanced in Europe.
Bristol Port aerial view now

Deep Sea Container Terminal

The next major phase in Port development is to build the new Deep Sea Container Terminal at Avonmouth. This £600m investment will enable Bristol Port to remain competitive and responsive to changes in European and world markets and to innovations in the container shipping industry.
As the UK's only deep water port with direct motorway and rail, Bristol will bring containers to key UK markets more quickly than ports in the South and East. This will save time, money and CO2 and gives Bristol a unique advantage.
Aerial view of proposed Deep Sea Container Terminal


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