LOCATION

Sheerness

MED

23rd

IMPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£1.4B

IMPORT VALUE 2016

36th

EXPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£170M

EXPORT VALUE 2016

INDICATIVE PRICE

~ £1.75-3.00 per pallet

The river Medway has the largest catchment area in Southern England and its reach and strategic location makes Sheerness a prominent logistical hub. The port is positioned on the Thames Estuary and has deep-water access. It has good road, rail and water connectivity, coupled with a significant land footprint available for development.

Far more is imported than exported through Sheerness. Imports are dominated by oil, gas and metals, so general warehousing in the area is actually quite limited. However, if you are importing containers there are a number of recommended haulage firms operating in the area that Stowga partner with who can provide logistics services connecting with the South-East, London and Europe.

TOP 10 IMPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (other than crude); preparations, n.e.s., containing by weight 70% or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils more info £410M
2 Lead more info £260M
3 Natural gas, whether or not liquefied more info £180M
4 Paper and paperboard more info £88M
5 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods and special-purpose motor vehicles more info £87M
6 Pulp and waste paper more info £67M
7 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver), including station-wagons and racing cars more info £29M
8 Fruit and nuts (not including oil nuts), fresh or dried more info £26M
9 Iron and steel bars, rods, angles, shapes and sections (including sheet piling) more info £20M
10 Articles of apparel, of textile fabrics, whether or not knitted or crocheted, n.e.s. more info £18M

TOP 10 EXPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Natural gas, whether or not liquefied more info £62M
2 Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than motor vehicles for the transport of ten or more persons, including the driver), including station-wagons and racing cars more info £13M
3 Civil engineering and contractors' plant and equipment; parts thereof more info £9.7M
4 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods and special-purpose motor vehicles more info £7.5M
5 Other machinery and equipment specialized for particular industries; parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £2.1M
6 Paper mill and pulp mill machinery, paper-cutting machines and other machinery for the manufacture of paper articles; parts thereof more info £1.3M
7 Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressure-reducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves more info £380K
8 Trailers and semi-trailers; other vehicles, not mechanically-propelled; specially designed and equipped transport containers more info £270K
9 Knitted or crocheted fabrics (including tubular knit fabrics, n.e.s., pile fabrics and openwork fabrics), n.e.s. more info £270K
10 Nails, screws, nuts, bolts, rivets and the like, of iron, steel, copper or aluminium more info £240K