Profitable year for Portsmouth

Council-owned Portsmouth International Port made a profit of £8m in the 23/24 financial year. Results, published on 14 March, show that ferry passengers are bouncing back , with numbers reaching 95% of 2019 records but freight from the EU is 20% down in comparison to four years ago. Trade from the Channel Islands (which are outside the EU) has increased due to a third vessel from Condor Ferries. Profit from ... [+]

Portsmouth’s power scheme goes live

Portsmouth’s port’s solar and battery system is now fully operational. Managed by the in-house energy services and building services teams of Portsmouth City Council installed by Custom Solar and assisted by engineers at the port, the last piece of the project was finalised in July 2023, where an upgraded connection to ... [+]

New Brittany ship for Portsmouth

Brittany Ferries’ liquefied natural gas-powered Santoña is now operating from Portsmouth International Port. The cruise ferry operates to Santander in northern Spain twice a week and to Cherbourg in France once a week. She is the third in a series of five new vessels to join the fleet between 2019 and ... [+]

Firefighting gear on its way to Ghana

A containerload of fire fighting equipment bound for Ghana, sponsored by Portsmouth stevedore Portico has been loaded at the terminal on board an Africa Express Lines vessel. It is part of a campaign by local firefighter Storms Menri (pictured centre, with Portico employees Craig Hibberd and Conor McAvery) and charity Fire ... [+]

Portsmouth aims for big switch-off

Portsmouth City Council has approved a strategy for shore power provision at municipally-owned Portsmouth International Port, which will allow ships to switch their engines off whilst alongside. It is part of the port’s plans to become one of the UK’s first zero emission ports under the government’s Maritime 2050 strategy. ... [+]

Quality time for Portsmouth

Portsmouth International Port won the International Quality Organisation of the Year award at the 2019 International Quality Awards in London on 27 November. Organisers the Chartered Quality Institute said Portsmouth was acknowledged as being a leader in the quality sector, and in 2018 was also one of the first organisations in ... [+]

Brittany vessels returns but no Portsmouth sailings to Spain

Brittany Ferries’ Pont-Aven returned to service on 14 May following repairs to fire damage suffered while en route from Plymouth to Santander on 29 April. She will be running on three of her four engines at a reduced speed of 20 rather than 24 knots. While the number of rotations between ... [+]

New ops head for Portsmouth

Ian Diaper has joined Portsmouth International Port as head of operations, a new role created to manage shore side activity. He has spent over 40 years in the shipping industry, most recently as the service delivery improvement manager for ABP Southampton. [+]

Portsmouth opens new linkspan

Shipping minister Nusrat Ghani officially opened Portsmouth International Port's new £9m linkspan on 9 August. It is the first step in a £20m investment programme at the second-largest cross-channel port and received over £500,000 in EU funding, with the rest of the £9m provided by Portsmouth City Council which owns ... [+]

MMD to get Portsmouth site shipshape

MMD Shipping Services in Portsmouth is to launch a regeneration project on its 22-acre city-centre site. Improvements include removing warehouses and creating space for up to 1,200 additional container spaces and an additional 250 reefer points and doubling the terminal's current capacity, in response to changes in how goods and produce ... [+]

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