Teignmouth has been an active trading port for more than three hundred years. It has successfully moved with the times and the changes in cargoes and handles more tonnage now than it has done at any time in its previous history.
It is equipped to handle most types of cargo ranging from bulks, mini bulks to palletised, unitised and general cargo.
Its main export is ball clay, which is mined locally at Kingsteignton.
Imports include animal feed, fertilizer, timber, building materials, stone and coal.
There are over 800 shipping movements a year handling more than 600 thousand tonnes of cargo.