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Charges and peak periods

Opening hours and charges

UPDATE 13/09/18: DP World Southampton’s container terminal will now start opening its gates all day on Sundays, until further notice, as British retailers and companies prepare for the Christmas peak season.

  HOURS OPEN/CLOSED CHARGES

Monday - Friday
Open 24 hours a day

0000 - 0400 OPEN FREE
0400 - 0700 OPEN £1.26
0700 - 1200 OPEN FREE
1200 - 1800 OPEN £1.26
1800 - 0000 OPEN FREE
Saturday 0000 - 1800 OPEN (EXTENDED) FREE (NO PEAK CHARGES)
1800 - 0000 CLOSED
Sunday 0000 - 0700 CLOSED
0700 - 0000  OPEN (EXTENDED) FREE 

For this year's festive opening hours, please see our main opening hours page.

VBS Premium Charges

The new VBS charges are introduced from 1 July each year. 

  2017/2018 2018/2019
Peak hour booking * £1.22 £1.26
Off peak booking FREE FREE
No show ** £30.33 £31.36
Passenger in cab charge £108.43 per occurence £112.12 per occurence
VBS premium container listing £0.16 £0.17 ***
Saturday bookings after 12:00  £10.84 £11.21 ****

* Peak hours currently apply Monday - Friday 0400-0700 and 1200-1800.

** No show: fee applied if booking slot is missed.

*** The original per container fee for 2013/14 was £0.15. Adding the RPI over the intermediate years gives a rounded £0.17 per container for 2018/19.

**** Saturday charges do not currently apply (valid from 15 September 2018 until further notice).