Great discoveries start here
Information for hauliers
We have more routes than any other UK ferry port for easy freight transit to France, Spain and the Channel Islands, and a smooth onward drive across Europe. What’s more, drivers can fully recuperate on the ferry, arriving refreshed and ready to go.
Freight drivers must check-in at the port, at least two hours prior to their sailing.
For your protection you must wear high visibility clothing, whenever you leave your vehicle.
The speed limit within Portsmouth International Port is 20mph unless stated otherwise.
UK road traffic laws apply within the port.
Mobile phones must not be used when driving in the port.
There are no parking facilities for import freight vehicles.
There are specific guidelines for unaccompanied, hazardous and abnormal loads. Find out more.
All vehicles entering the Restricted Area are liable to security checks and may be subject to search. Whilst it is recognised that this may be an inconvenience, drivers appreciate the measures put in place by government legislation in an effort to ensure that travelling on an international ferry is a safe form of transport.
The whole of Portsmouth International Port is a security area, so carry your identity papers at all times. Do not bring any passengers into the Port without prior notification from your company and on no account bring in hitchhikers.
There are shower facilities at the port, along with a café & shop inside the terminal building. There is a driver’s diner located in the restricted area.
There is also a self-weighbridge facility for trucks.