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  1. Nov 2015
    1. The commercial port is the second largest municipally-owned port in the UK. It can handle up to 5 million passengers and 0.5m freight units annually and accept vessels up to 175m LOA, 6.5m draft, with no tidal restrictions.

      There are 62 municipal ports in the UK. Most are not commercially significant. The major ones are Portsmouth, Ramsgate, Sunderland and Workington.