Port Talbot is situated in West Wales and has a Tidal Harbour which accommodates cape-size bulk vessels of 300m length up to 170,000 Dwt. It handles mainly Iron Ore as well as Coal Cargoes for the giant TATA Steel Works who are a major customer of Cargo Services (UK) Ltd.
Next to the Harbour is an enclosed Dock System which was re-opened in 2001 and since then Cargo Services (Ryans) Ltd have been operating on a long term contract with Tarmac, handling all the granulated slag from the Blast furnace on a continual 24/7 basis throughout the year.
The dock system can handle vessels up to 8,000 Dwt, 130m in length, 17.6m in beam, with a draught of 7.7m which can be accepted on Spring tides. Cargo Services regularly loads vessels taking granulated slag for road making purposes to Purfleet on the Thames and Waterford in Southern Ireland.
In recent years Cargo services has handled heavy lift cargoes comprising machinery for the Steel Works, HBI Scrap and Basalt stone at the Tarmac Wharf. Further in the docks at Talbot Wharf cargoes of re-bar, wire rod in coil and Timber have been handled by Cargo Services (Stevedoring) Ltd.
Cargo Services (Ryans) Ltd have a Maintenance Depot on site with its own workshop and garage which carries out repairs to road going vehicles and other plant on site.