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Latitude: 51° 27'N
Longitude: 03° 09'W
Country: Wales

Ownership: Cardiff Harbour Authority (Cardiff County Council)
Type: Municipal
Usage: Leisure, Commercial
Contact name: Robert Freemantle
Address: Queen Alexandra Dock, Cargo Road, Cardiff, CF10 4LY
Telephone no: 029 2087 7900
Website: www.cardiffharbour.com

About Cardiff

Cardiff port is situated on the north side of the Severn Estuary and located in Cardiff Bay at the heart of the Welsh capital. The comprehensive provision of rail facilities allows containers, steel, dry and liquid bulks to be distributed directly from a number of berths.

The Harbour Authority was formed as part of Cardiff County Council and comes within the Marketing and Tourism Service Area.

It assumed responsibility from Cardiff Bay Development Corporation for the management of the Barrage, the Inland Bay and the River Taff & Ely. The Harbour Authority was also given responsibility for the land areas of Roald Dahls Plass (Oval Basin) and the Graving Docks.

The Harbour Authority is funded by the National Assembly for Wales and its impact already extends beyond the confines of Cardiff Bay, the City and Wales. The Bay is becoming an international water venue acting as a focal point for the very best of leisure, sport and nature conservation activities and all this in surroundings that have been developed in harmony with its environment and the local community.

The Harbour Authority has a wide range of responsibilities within its area. In addition to the operation of the Barrage, its locks, sluices and fish pass, it is responsible for safety and navigation within the Bay, the creation and enforcement of Byelaws and the use of the water area for sporting events and activities.

The Authority is also committed to utilising the Bay as a valuable learning resource and is developing links with schools and universities to maximise the use of the resources that the Bay provides.

A wide range of environmental responsibilities, including the monitoring of water quality, the operation and maintenance of the aeration system, pollution and pest control and the monitoring and control of groundwater, also falls within the Authorities remit.

Commercial operations at Cardiff are managed by Associated British Ports.

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