Work starts on Portsmouth’s new warehouse

Portsmouth International Port stevedore Portico has begun building a new warehouse thath will more than double general cargo space to 50,000sq ft. The facility will be ready from spring 2023. Managing director Steve Williams said: "We know that there is huge demand right now for warehouse space in the south-east, so we're delighted that we have started work on this new facility. "It takes five minutes to get from the UK's motorway ... [+]

Portsmouth stevedore turns trucker

Portsmouth stevedore Portico has launched its own haulage service with a fleet of eight HGVs, and trailers able to transport containers, break bulk and project cargo. All vehicles meet Euro 6 emissions standards and come with live tracking and electronic proof of delivery systems. [+]

Portico wins on aggregate

Portsmouth stevedore Portico has secured a long-term lease with aggregates company Brett Group, to operate a terminal at the. Following planning approval on 12 January, a new low-level marine aggregates terminal will be built on site, bringing construction materials close to where it is needed in Portsmouth and the surrounding ... [+]

Portico vehicles up by a fifth

Portsmouth stevedore Portico has recorded a 21% increase in vehicle movements at the international cargo terminal since 2018. It said the increase has been driven by a successful diversification programme at the terminal, reducing reliance on specific cargoes by investing in new equipment that can handle a wide range of ... [+]

Looking sharp in Portsmouth

Portsmouth stevedore Portico is handling ships for building materials firm Brett Group, following a call on 5 July by the Britannia Beaver with 4,500 tonnes of ‘sharp’ sand.Steve Williams, Portico's operations director said: "We hope this is just the start of what could be a long term agreement, with the ... [+]

Customs decs surge in Portsmouth

Portsmouth International Port’s Portico customs agency has seen a 2,270% year-on-year increase in export declarations in the first three months of 2021. There was also a 600% year-on-year increase in import declarations. The agency has recruited 35 additional staff. [+]

Here’s TEU Portico’s empty container milestone

Portsmouth International Port stevedore Portico says it has evacuated more than have 10,000teu  of empty containers back to origin during the recent shipping crisis. Portico worked with some of the world’s biggest shipping lines, including CMA CGM, Evergreen, Hapag Lloyd, Yang Ming and HMM, to return containers via Continental Europe to ... [+]

Portico strengthens customs team

Portsmouth stevedore Portico has recruited 17 additional staff in preparation for the end of the Brexit transition period on 1 January. Able to clear goods at any UK port or airport, Portico customs is fully accredited and authorised by the government, this means they can process paperwork faster, benefit from ... [+]

An uplifting story

Steve Williams, operations director at Portsmouth stevedore Portico, has swapped his office for the cab of one of the port’s cranes to help cargo moving during the COVID-19 crisis. After taking a refresher course and following approval from an instructor, he passed his competency test and is fully certified to drive ... [+]

advert 3