Map of Cornwall

The Port of Truro lies at the head of the Fal Estuary in Cornwall. Lighterage Quay, the main commercial quay is 350 metres in length and has storage facilities (both open and covered), stevedoring, fresh water and weighbridge available. Advantages of using the Port are:-

  • A central location for the South West of the U.K. with a hinterland extending throughout Cornwall, Devon and the South West peninsula
  • Inland location offering low cost road haulage
  • Low port charges
  • Low berth utilisation

Cargo handling to date includes bulk commodities (coal, stone, sand, ore concentrates, scrap metal, animal feed, fertiliser, grain, calcified seaweed), palletised goods (timber, building blocks and china clay), pre-slung timber and project cargoes (boat moulds, etc.)

The Harbour Authority has committed itself to upgrading facilities to enable the efficient, safe and quick handling of goods which includes maintaining a dredging commitment, improved navigational lighting, upgrading quay surfaces and providing security for goods on the quay.

The largest vessels handled to date include vessels with lengths up to 85m and deadweights of 2000 tonnes. Due to its inland location the Port is tidal and vessels of 4.1m draft can be handled on mean high water springs. Pilotage is non-compulsory for vessels up to 75m.

Road Connections

The Port is close to the A30; the main arterial road through Cornwall and Devon which links to the M5. Other road connections include the A38 to Plymouth and South Devon and the A39 to North Cornwall and North Devon.

Rail Connections

Truro to London (Paddington) – 4 hours 15 minutes Truro to Birmingham – 5 hours 45 minutes

Air Connections

Regular air connections to London from Newquay Air Port. Newquay is 15 miles from Truro.

Sea Connections

Amsterdam 421 Brest 132 Dunkirk 299 Rouen 275
Antwerp 388 Calais 278 Esbjerg 633 Stavanger 748
Belfast 348 Cardiff 183 Gothenburg 828 St. Helier (Jersey) 138
Bergen 828 Cherbourg 144 Hamburg 668 St. Peter Port (Guernsey) 119
Bilbao 428 Copenhagen 933 Lisbon 753 St. Nazaire 272
Boulogne 264 Dieppe 237 Le Havre 208 Ushant 100
Bremen 634 Dublin 252 Rotterdam 398