As the busiest container port in Britain, the Port of Felixstowe offers Marine Services 24 hours a day, ensuring vessel arrivals and departures are carried out safely and efficiently for our customers. We play a key role in managing the communications between all parties involved in vessel movements, including Harwich Vessel Traffic Services (VTS), the pilots, Svitzer tugs, customers or their agents.

Marine also co-ordinate the deployment of professionally trained mooring teams, the provision of watering services and waste collection for vessels in port and provide the focal point for any marine incidents or emergencies, such as spillages.

To access the Waste Management Plan November 2019 click here.

Our Port Master is responsible for delivery of all our Marine Services. The Marine team can be contacted on 01394 604724 or by email at or

Sailing schedules can be found here.

Please note: This marine information is provided for guidance only.? Any vessel entering Harwich Harbour should contact Harwich Haven Authority for the latest sailing directions


With our prominent position in the Harwich Haven Estuary, we work closely with key stakeholders to deliver a comprehensive service to our customers and other estuary users. Please see the links below for additional information about our partner agencies.

Harwich Haven Authority

Svitzer Tugs