LOCATION

Southampton

STN

3rd

IMPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£24B

IMPORT VALUE 2016

2nd

EXPORT VALUE RANK 2016

£24B

EXPORT VALUE 2016

INDICATIVE PRICE

~ £1.75-3.00 per pallet

The Port of Southampton is a passenger and cargo port located in the central part of the south coast of England. At Stowga we are interested in it's container operations - and according to the DP world Southampton's website (the operator) the company claims to be the UK's most productive container port handling more than 1.5 million TEUs each year.

The terminal can handle 15.5m draft vessels - the biggest ships in the world, and has 23 container trains, a 5 ha multi-user bulk terminal, 14,500 sq m of cool and cold storage with a temperature range of -2°C to +15°C and has deep-water berths capable of accommodating two ships simultaneously. As a result, the port is critical for major UK imports and exports. Stowga clients looking for space in the area have predominately be importers of food stuffs: peanuts from China, lentils from Canada and sugar from Brazil to name a few examples.

The main clusters of warehouses in the Southampton area are to the West of the city in Calmore, and to the North in Eastleigh. Bulk and pallet storage facilities run by third part logistic providers (3PL) are to be found along the M27 and M3. Many haulage firms are located along the M27 down towards Fareham. Chilled storage can be found in Whitely, Eastleigh and along the port itself.

TOP 10 IMPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude more info £1.6B
2 Baby carriages, toys, games and sporting goods more info £1.1B
3 Articles of apparel, of textile fabrics, whether or not knitted or crocheted, n.e.s. more info £910M
4 Furniture and parts thereof; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings more info £900M
5 Footwear more info £870M
6 Parts and accessories of the motor vehicles of groups 722, 781, 782 and 783 more info £790M
7 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 £590M
8 Household-type electrical and non-electrical equipment, n.e.s. more info £560M
9 Electrical machinery and apparatus, n.e.s. more info £530M
10 Women's or girls' coats, capes, jackets, suits, trousers, shorts, shirts, dresses and skirts, underwear, nightwear and similar articles of textile fabrics, not knitted or crocheted (other than those of subgroup 845.2) more info £520M

TOP 10 EXPORTED COMMODITIES BY VALUE 2016

Rank Description Total
1 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 £11B
2 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 £570M
3 Civil engineering and contractors' plant and equipment; parts thereof more info £460M
4 Medicaments (including veterinary medicaments) more info £350M
5 Perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (excluding soaps) more info £350M
6 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods and special-purpose motor vehicles more info £340M
7 Internal combustion piston engines and parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £320M
8 Other machinery and equipment specialized for particular industries; parts thereof, n.e.s. more info £310M
9 Alcoholic beverages more info £290M
10 Aircraft and associated equipment; spacecraft (including satellites) and spacecraft launch vehicles; parts thereof more info £280M