Shipping and Commercial

Shipping and Commercial

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Shipping and Commercial

Teignmouth has been an active trading port for more than three hundred years. It has successfully moved with the times and the changes in cargoes.

It is equipped to handle most types of cargo ranging from bulks, mini bulks to palletised, unitised and general cargo.

Its main export is ball clay, which is mined locally at Kingsteignton and the Bovey basin.  
Imports include animal feed, aggregate, salt and blast furnace slag.

There are over 300 shipping movements a year handling about 400 thousand tonnes of cargo.


Harbour Dues:


Pilotage and Marine Services, Teignmouth:



Useful links:


Click Marine Traffic  to see where ships are around the world. 

Shipping Agents-Pike Ward

ABP(Associated British Ports)
Commercial Port Operator, ABP Ports etc




Teignmouth can currently accommodate vessels up to 90 metres in length and up to 6.0 metres draft on the highest spring tides.

There are four working berths, which are fully equipped to handle a wide range of cargoes for both import and export.

There is over 9,300 square metres of warehousing plus a large area of quayside storage supporting this.

The port has a highly experienced team of pilots who navigate all vessels entering and leaving Teignmouth as well as managing all manoeuvering activities in the confines of the harbour.
Pilotage is compulsory for all vessels in excess of 30 metres.

Teignmouth also has a modern Damen Stan tug, which is able to assist vessels with limited manoeuverability.
The tug also provides assistance to vessels in nearby ports from time to time.

The entrance to Teignmouth is regularly monitored and dredged to maintain a working channel at all times.




Teignmouth lies on the north side of the River Teign.
Position Latitude 50 32.7 N Longitude 003 30 W
Admiralty Charts: Numbers 26 (Harbours on South Coast of Devon) and 3315 (Berry Head to Bill of Portland).

Please see on this website under Harbour and Moorings > Navigation Marks > Navigation and Safety for more detailed descriptions of the Teignmouth Harbour and approaches aids to navigation.

All vessels over 30 metres in length are subject to compulsory pilotage for entering or leaving the harbour.
Other seagoing vessels under 30 metres should consult the Harbour Master to obtain information and advice.
Vessels without local knowledge should not enter or leave the harbour without notifying or seeking advice from the Harbour Master beforehand.

Vessels should request pilotage from the agents or direct from the pilots 12 hours in advance stating ETA, length and precise draught.
Vessels awaiting pilotage are recommended to anchor one mile south east of the Ness Headland subject to weather conditions and maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 12 unless otherwise directed by the Pilots.

The Harbour Master may from time to time make general and/or specific directions. These will probably relate to safety of navigation and other related subjects and therefore need to be adhered to.

pdf Notice to Mariners  - see Information Directory 
pdf General Directions
Maritime Coastguard Agency






Environmental Safety

In the event of a major accident, fire or spillage which has environmental consequences please see our directory page which will take you to the Teignmouth Harbour Emergency Plan and the Oil Pollution Plan for Teignmouth Harbour.
These contain all the emergency contacts and telephone numbers.

Teignmouth Harbour Emergency and Oil Spill Contingency Plans are available in The Harbour Office.

Teignmouth Harbour Commission
2nd Floor, ABP Port Office
Old Quay Road
TQ14 8ES

Phone: +44 (0)1626 773165
Emergency: +44 (0)7796 178456

VHF Channel 12 (Office Hours)

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