SMS Towage

Perfectly Positioned

SMS Towage are perfectly positioned at the main ports around the UK on standby 24/7.

We maintain a fleet of strategically positioned vessels in the Humber, Bristol Channel, Belfast and Portsmouth 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Rollover ports for more information about each one.

newport docks

Newport specialises in heavy and unusual cargoes, which has enabled it to become the second largest steel port in the UK.

cardiff docks

The Port of Cardiff is able to handle a very diverse range of cargo as well as offering three berths for cruise liners.

barry docks

The Port of Barry handles over 300,000 tonnes each year, and is the key facility for the region's chemical industry as well as handling steel, scrap metal, coal and more.

portsmouth docks

Portsmouth is considered the UK's best-connected port, offering easy access to France, Spain, the Channel Islands and destination farther afield. Along with serving as a large number of passenger ferries, Portsmouth is one of the largest fruit handling ports within the UK.

belfast docks

Handling up to 70% of Northern Ireland’s maritime logistics, The Port of Belfast is the backbone of international trade for Northern Ireland.

larne docks

The Port of Larne sits at an ideal location for freight logistics to and from mainland UK and provides some 20 daily crossings to Great Britain. Traditionally a passenger port, Larne is now diversifying into project and bulk cargoes.

hull docks

The Port of Hull is the Humber's only passenger port and handles around 9.3m tonnes of goods each year and houses the UK's first fully enclosed cargo handling facility.

immingham docks

Immingham is Britain's largest port by tonnage handling 55m tonnes annually thanks to its deep-water jetties for bulk cargos.

grimsby docks

The Port of Grimsby is a key port for the offshore wind industry and is Britain’s leading port for car imports, servicing vessels carrying up to 3,000 cars in one shipment.

goole docks

Goole is the UK's most inland port and features easy access by road, rail and canal for the distribution of products.


A leading UK offshore energy support base and handling up to 2 million tonnes of cargo. With expertise in the energy, project cargo, container, dry bulk and break bulk sectors.

Port of Tyne

A deep sea port with a diversity of cargoes from cars to containers and bulk goods to renewable energy and offshore. Handling delicate raw tea and forest products to metals or train carriages, and thousands of cruise and ferry passengers.


In an excellent location on the North East coast of the UK, Port of Sunderland is ideally situated to play a key role in the future offshore wind farm development zones such as Dogger Bank and Hornsea.

Port of Hartlepool

Hartlepool has lock-free access to the North Sea and is also home to businesses from the manufacturing, chemical and metals industries.

Gt Yarmouth

Strategically placed to serve the oil and gas fields of the southern North Sea and the existing and planned offshore wind development off the UK’s east coast.


One of the country’s busiest and most successful deep-water ports, with facilities to handle virtually any type of cargo. Its natural deep-water harbour and unique double tide allow unrestricted access for the world’s largest vessels.

Port of Tees

A major deep sea complex handling 28 million tonnes per year, the port supports the movement of international imports and exports throughout the North of the UK; a key driver and enabler of the Northern Powerhouse strategy.


Part of the Port of Bristol and situated on the northern side of the mouth of the river Avon. Avonmouth is one of the UK’s mayor ports for chilled foods, especially fruit and vegetables.


The Royal Portbury Dock is part of the Port of Bristol situated near the village of Portbury on the southern side of the mouth of Avon. This deepwater dock is a major port for the import of motor vehicles.

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Contact Us

SMS Towage Limited.

Ocean House, Waterside Park,

Livingstone Road, Hessle, East

Yorkshire, England, HU13 0EG


Humber: +44 (0)1482 350 999

Bristol Channel: +44 (0)1633 920 920

Belfast: +44 (0)28 9018 3333

North East: +44 (0)1642 917777

SMS Towage Ltd is a company registered in England and Wales.
Registration Number: 452 7156 VAT Registration Number: 8166 60719

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