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 potential for the relationship to grow and to help meet regional demand for materials.”Portico has created additional quayside space by ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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