Harwich (Harwich International Port)

DFDS Seaways sail from the Harwich International Port (formerly known as Parkeston Quay), which is located in the north eastern corner of Essex.

The terminal at Harwich is open 24 hours a day seven days a week, with lift units available 00:00-24:00 on weekdays, 00:00-20:00 on Saturdays and 06:00-24:00 on Sundays.

For delivery and collection of trade vehicles Monday to Friday 06:30-20:00 and weekends 09:00-16:00.

Latest check-in times

  • Driver Accompanied/Trailers: 2 hours prior to departure.
  • Lift Units: 4 hours prior to departure.
  • IMO Units: 4 hours prior to departure.
  • Caravans/Cars/Machines: 4 hours prior to departure

Waybill instructions

Waybill instructions should be sent no later than 2 hours prior to sailing, e-mail:  hrw-ebjbookings@dfds.com    

Driver facilities

A café, TV lounge, shower facilities and secure parking (for which a fee applies) are available.