Ports and Harbours

The Bristol Port Company

Background of Organisation

In 1991 First Corporate Shipping Limited, purchased a 150 year lease of the Avonmouth and Royal Portbury Dock Estate from Bristol City Council.

Organisational Objectives

The Company's role is to:

Relevant Policies, Projects & Activities

In the event of a polluting incident if the port company assesses that the action taken by the master is inadequate, then further counter-pollution measures will be initiated using on-site, regional or national assets.

The Company also in its managing capacity observes activity and reminds the ship master that the discharge of ballast or surface water on to the quay walls which is not permitted . All discharge should be from the outboard side only.