Port of Silloth provides 1,800sqm of covered storage


First opened in 1859, Silloth dock came to be as a feeder port for Carlisle and the north. At the time the dock would see lots of aggregate trade with Ireland, cattle from Dublin, and grain from America to feed the large flour mill built at dockside. Flour and molasses remain a staple ingredient arriving at the port.

Our Plans

The Port of Silloth site is located in Cumbria, about 18 miles west of Carlisle. The settlement benefits from good road connections with both the A596 and A595 providing access to the wider region and indeed the M6 motorway.

The Port of Silloth site represents a strategic allocation within the Allerdale Local Plan (Part 2) and it is safeguarded as an employment site and premises under Policy SA35. 

The strategy at Silloth is to enhance and improve the dock-related uses and provide complementary development at Fox Jackson Ports will result in several benefits. These include improvements to the existing infrastructure, environmental enhancements, and the refurbishment and expansion of industrial units. This will create more job opportunities and contribute to the local economy.

The proposals will be of great benefit to the local economy, to bring investment into the area. Fox Jackson Ports are committed to working with the community to delivering the vision. 

The proposed improvement scheme consists of the following elements; Environmental Improvement & Expansion of Warehousing and complementary commercial development to support the sustainability of the dock related uses.