Bates and Wimbourne

Location Blyth, Northumberland
Quay Length (m)

360m in total

  • Bates Quay – 200m (can be extended by a further 200m)
  • Wimbourne Quay – 160m
Site Size (ha)

15 ha

Development Land Size (ha)

6 ha (EZ)

LOA (m)


Beam (m)


Current Draft (LAT) (m)


General load capacity (t/m2)

Up to 10t/m2

Heavy lift capacity (tonnes)



Bates and Wimbourne Quays are on the western side of the channel, opposite Battleship Wharf.

  • Major improvements are planned to Bates terminal during 2018/2019 as development land comes into use
  • Plans to join Bates and Wimbourne Quay to create one large, flexible terminal will be implemented in 2018
  • Wimbourne Quay recently upgraded for heavy project piece movements and super lift cranes
  • The site has a Local Development Order (LDO) is in place to help fast track energy related investment into the site
  • In 2015, Geos Marine opened its Port Marine Fuel Terminal at the Port of Blyth’s Bates Quay
  • RoRo capability
  • Includes 2 hectare Enterprise Zone

Owners: Port of Blyth Website: Telephone: 01670 352 066