Carrington Terminal

Located on the Manchester Ship Canal, just upstream from the Cadishead Viaduct, is LyondellBasell’s polypropylene facility. A common user berth has facilities to load or discharge propylene from a ship should the normal pipeline supply from Stanlow be interrupted or insufficient.

The jetty is the property of the Port of Manchester and is subject to their regulations and bylaws.

It is approved by H.M. Customs and Excise for the loading and unloading of liquid gases by direct transfer via pipeline to on-site storage.


The Essar Oil UK Marine Team is 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

Marine facilities associated with the Essar Oil UK Stanlow Manufacturing Complex comprise three distinct facilities. These are: