February 17, 2022

Solent Gateway has announced planning consent has been granted for the development of Marchwood Port in Southampton. Port of Marchwoord is known for the MoD roro ships.

The development of the port approved by New Forest District Council, will modernise its operations and facilities, create new jobs and bring investment to the area, whilst providing improved capability and support to the Ministry of Defence.

The improvements will allow a wide range of cargoes and commodities to be transported through the port using its roro and lolo facilities and stored onsite.

The port is also a tax site and customs site as part of the successful Solent Freeport bid and offers outstanding sea, rail and road connectivity.

Solent Gateway Ltd was formed in 2016 and is a joint venture between David Macbrayne Limited and GBA (Holdings) Ltd to develop and manage the Port of Marchwood, Southampton Water for 35 years.