The Port has a global reputation for building submarines for the Royal Navy and has become a significant feature of Britain’s ‘energy coast’, serving the growing energy industry in the Irish Sea. The Port is linked to the M6 by the A590, and also has a direct connection to the national rail network.
For more than a quarter of a century, the Port of Barrow has offered world-class marine engineering skills to customers in the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy industries. It handles more than 300,000 tonnes of cargo a year, including wood pulp, limestone, sand, aggregates and gas condensate. The port has 15 hectares of secure open storage and is the site of BAE Systems' submarine design and manufacturing facility. It now also plays a key role in serving the offshore energy industry that has seen this region described as Britain's 'energy coast'.
See more information about the Port of Barrow and its services and facilities on ABP’s website.
Close to the Lake District National Park, Barrow is linked to the M6 by the A590 and also has a direct connection to the national rail network. The M6 provides easy access to the major conurbations of Preston and Blackpool and the major centres of Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds and further south direct to Birmingham.