Stanlow jetties

Located on the Manchester Ship Canal, the Stanlow Terminals waterfront is located approximately 4.2 miles from the entrance to the canal at the Eastham Lock Complex. The facility consists of six ‘operational’ berths for both the import and export of oil products and chemicals, plus one waiting berth.

Docks at Stanlow

In excess of 600 ships each year are handled at these facilities

The berths are located on both sides of the Manchester Ship Canal and accessed provided by a 24 hour ferry service for operations.

Docks at Stanlow

Average ship size

All product and chemical tankers are double hull construction type, ranging in size from 1,000 Dwt.  to 17,000 Dwt.

Typical types of ship

Chemical carriers, product tankers, LPG Gas tankers and bunker barges.

Typical products handled

Gasoline, Gasoline components, Diesel, Gasoil, Kerosene, Jet A1, Propane/Butane, Fuel Residues, Bitumen, Fuel Oil, Wax, Chemicals, Baseoils, Bioethanol and Biodiesel.


All vessels are programmed to enter or leave the Manchester Canal at Eastham Locks on or about the high water period and this programme is determined by the Canal Authorities on request from canal users.


The Stanlow Terminals Marine Team are responsible for all marine activities, which include:

  • All shipping operations at company waterfronts
  • All ship vetting for the business
  • Links with the ports and associated service providers including pilots, tug operators, mooring crews, ship agents and surveyors
  • Training of waterfront contractors in ship shore safety and oil spill response