Thousands of cars are imported here
The Port of Bristol
BBC Radio Bristol and the BBC Bristol website are taking an in-depth look at the city's massive port where the Avon and Severn rivers meet.
Royal Portbury and Avonmouth Docks' 2,500 acres just off the M5 are home to the Bristol Port Company.
The huge car parks at Royal Portbury Dock on the western side of the Avon can accommodate thousands of vehicles.
Opposite lies Avonmouth Dock - one of the UK's major ports for chilled foods, particularly fruit and vegetables.
Between them, they employ 5,000 workers and deal with 12 million tonnes of cargo a year.
Among the fixtures at the site are 100ft cranes and an 800-metre underground coal conveyor belt running under the river.
Find out more about the people and products at the port from 15-19 May, 2006, on BBC Radio Bristol's Morning West and here on this website.
last updated: 10/12/2007 at 09:07