Bathside Bay

Bathside bay is a major development to create a large shipping container port in Harwich the project is currently on hold but can still affect its neighbours over the water.

Projected development

Bathside Bay is a major new proposed £300 million container terminal scheme An Act of Parliament for the development of Bathside Bay already exists and planning permission is encompassed in the Act. 

Features of the proposal at Harwich include:

1,400 metres of new deep water quay built in three phases
11 Ship-to-Shore Gantry Cranes
storage for 52,000 TEUs
capacity for 462,000 TEUs per annum
a new storage yard and rail terminal
a facility capable of competing with the best ports in the world
facilities that complement those at Felixstowe
development within a sustainable transport plan
increased employment and economic benefits for the region
development within an environmentally sensitive context
The new terminal will represent a total investment of approximately £300 million.


TimeLine of key events

1998 Harwich International Port acquired by Hutchison Port Holdings

2000 Bathside Bay acquired for container port development 

Current Status Amber

Development is not permitted to start before required works to be undertaken to the A120 road. However the Consultation on plans to upgrade the northern section of the A120 were put on hold in August 2009.