The UK's best connected port

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Valuable port

Portsmouth’s enviable waterfront, connection to major transport routes and rich maritime heritage, makes the city an
ideal place for marine related business.

This port is already a significant contributor to both the local and national economy, and a critical industry for many businesses in the supply chain.

Portsmouth as a major UK port, has links stretching as far north as the fisheries in the Scottish Highlands heading to the
continent, critical freight to the Channel Islands and tropical fruit from South America and the Caribbean.

Millions of passengers of travel to France, Spain and a thriving cruise industry that is expected to welcome over 100,000 travellers in the next few years.

Investment to deliver our Masterplan will provide significant economic benefits for the local and national economy. As a
critical lifeline port and major employer we are committed to looking at ways the port can evolve and become a place where everyone can thrive.

This Masterplan will create thousands of new jobs, both directly and indirectly, securing Portsmouth’s position as the
UK’s leading marine and maritime city.