Located on the Manchester Ship Canal, the Stanlow waterfront is located approximately 4.2 miles from the entrance to the canal at the Eastham Lock Complex. The facility consists of six berths used by the refinery for both the import and export of oil products and chemicals, plus one waiting berth which is not operational.
A total of 600 ships each year are handled at these facilities
Four of these berths are owned and operated by Essar Oil UK and one of the berths is owned by Shell and operated by Essar Oil UK. The other berth is a common user facility owned by the Manchester Ship Canal and used by three companies, Essar Oil UK, ESL Fuels and EOS (Electrical Oil Services).
The berths are located on Stanlow Island, on the North side of the Manchester Ship Canal and are accessed by a 24 hour ferry service.
A total of 600 ships each year are handled at these facilities.
All product tankers are double hull construction type ranging in size from 1,000 Dwt. to 17,000 Dwt.
Chemical carriers, product tankers, LPG Gas tankers and bunker barges
Gasoline, Naphtha, Diesel, Gasoil, Kerosine, Jet A1, Propane/Butane, Neodol, Luboil, Lubad, Fuel Residues, Bitumen, Fuel Oil, Wax, Chemicals, Baseoils.
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 Essar Oil UK Marine Team are responsible for all marine activities, which include:
Marine facilities associated with the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex comprise three distinct facilities. These are: