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Commercial Shipping in the River Crouch

The Crouch Harbour Authority is the statutory harbour and navigation authority for the Rivers Crouch and Roach controlling both pleasure and commercial use of the rivers.

The main destinations for commercial traffic in the Crouch are both on the south bank of the River:-

Ringwood Point, Wallasea Island- Most cargo is soil and waste from the Crossrail project in London. This waste is used for landscaping at Wallasea for the Wild Coast project that will create a major marine habitat area.

Baltic Wharf- A regular ferry service operates to Riga and Liepaja in Latvia and Parnu in Estonia.

The port has been in existence since about 1920 and continues to thrive mainly on the wood trade with Scandinavia and Eastern Europe.

Over 60 small cargo ships dock each year using a deep water passage through the mooring at Burnham on crouch.

The wharf also handles cargo ships carrying mainly timber and steel. The wharf has 62 acres of storage and facilities including a saw mill to process the imported timber.

 Click here to visit the Crouch Harbour Authority web site.

Click here to visit a page showing Commercial Shipping due to dock in the River Crouch

Click here to visit a page showing live shipping movements off the Dengie Peninsula


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