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Cowes Harbour is the major port of entry for commercial shipping trading to the Isle of Wight, as well as an important destination for a variety of passenger and vehicle ferries, and cruising vessels. Approximately 600,000 tonnes of cargo are handled annually including such commodities as fuel, oil/petroleum, stone, shingle aggregates, timber, grain, and general cargo. Ships of up to 100 metres (330ft) in length and with a draft of up to 5.7 metres (18.7ft) use the port and berth most frequently at Kingston or Medina Wharves.

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