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About us

South Coast Port Services (SCPS) has a long tradition of port operations - traversing six decades. We provide skills and services to customers at the Port of Southampton and more recently, London Gateway, Essex


Our range of services includes marine operations, contract stevedoring, marine surveys, shipwrights, timber dunnage and a labour division providing highly trained, flexible port skills to port cruise terminals and Ro-Ro operations.

"For over 40 years SCPS have provided a fast, reliable, cost effective service to the port's customers. When we need to supplement our team we make SCPS our first phone call."


Clive Thomas
Port Manager - Associated British Ports

Why choose us?

SCPS has a long history of reliable and professional skills provision to port operators in the UK. We deliver flexible and cost efficient solutions to all aspects of port operations and have worked with many of our customers over a number of decades.

We provide a responsive service to meet client needs, however big or small the requirement, and in the unlikely event that skills required are not available, we will undertake any training necessary to ensure our skills meet your specific requirements.

Our high level of service is underpinned by strict Health & Safety training and application as paramount in container terminal operations. The standards applied reflect our commitment to our employees, clients and their customers. As a contract stevedore our core principles ensure a highly trained and empowered workforce.

We are committed to ESCT and have pledged our support to the Emergency Services community. We recognise the value of Emergency Services personnel, leavers, volunteers, and emergency service families and how they contribute to our business and communities.

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SCPS @ the Port of Southampton

south coast port services at the port of southampton

South Coast Port Services has been providing specialist port related skills and services to customers at the Port of Southampton for more than 60 years. Our highly trained workforce includes provision for all aspects of port operations, our flexibility and scope provides cost-efficient labour solutions to operators all across the port.

We have remained first choice for many of our customers in Southampton over a number of decades. Our services to the Port of Southampton includes;

  • Straddle Drivers
  • Reach Stacker Drivers
  • Empty Container Handlers
  • Tug Drivers
  • Reefer Operatives
  • Fork Truck Drivers
  • Padders
  • Quayside Mooring
  • Cargo Lashers
  • Crane Drivers
  • Heavy Plant Drivers
  • Weighbridge Operators
  • Baggage Handlers
  • Administrators

SCPS @ London Gateway

South Coast Port Services is delighted to be working alongside DP World at the London Gateway port to provide Pinning and Lashing services to their container operation at Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex. We have since grown to provide specialist port skills and solutions to other operators at the port.

Our services to London Gateway includes;

  • Straddle Drivers
  • Crane Drivers
  • Empty Container Handlers


Customer Testimonials

"Graypen/GP Shipping has enjoyed many years of outstanding service from SCPS. Recent activity includes superb assistance in re-lashing steel coils on our vessel 'Baltic Skipper'. From quotation to completion of work every aspect was totally professional and completed within the agreed time frame and cost.

Your staff are a real asset and a credit to your company"


Simon Rowe
Dry Cargo Operations Manager - GP Shipping

"SCPS has successfully supplied contract stevedoring services to DP World Southampton over many years.

We have found their employees well trained, highly skilled and dedicated in supplementing our own highly skilled team."


Chris Lewis
DP World, Southampton

"SCPS have been an important component of the integral mechanism that has made the port of Southampton a functional, reliable and cost effective conduit to the UK ’s commercial and private sectors for many years. The services that SCPS provide are diverse and reliable and they are a trusted partner to many businesses working through the port."


Tony Feerick
UK Operations Director - APL (UK)

"Solent Stevedores has enjoyed many years of outstanding support from SCPS, affording our company the flexibility to cope with the peaks and troughs of our trade. 

As a key supplier to Solent Stevedores, SCPS have expanded their skill base in line with the demands of our company. Their open and straightforward approach to business compliments our own philosophy very well. Competitive and reliable with good management, we look forward to many more years of what has been an excellent working relationship."


Stuart Cullen
CEO - Solent Stevedores Ltd

"We have enjoyed a close working relationship with South Coast Port Services Ltd at Southampton for over 10 years, utilising their services as linesmen to NYK RoRo vessels under our agency.

Their service levels are very professional and have proven themselves to be 100% reliable on a 24/7 basis. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending them."


Martyn Wilson
Premiership Ltd

"We have always found the services of South Coast Port Services to be First Class in all areas. Professional, reliable, and always willing to go the extra mile!"


James Comber
Wainwright Group

"As a Port agent working within the Port of Southampton, South Coast Port Services offer us a professional, flexible and cost effective solution for all of our vessel Mooring and Unmooring requirements. With a proactive approach we are confident that SCPS will always be able to offer our vessels a service which ensures timely arrival and departure. In recent years SCPS have extended their remit of services to include draft surveys and Dangerous Cargo inspections all of which add great value to the services we can offer to our clients."


Paul Cross
Branch Manager - Denholm Wilhelmsen Ltd

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Our Locations

South Coast Port Services was established at the Port of Southampton in the 1950's.

60 years later, we continue to provide services to a growing number of operators at the port, and more recently to the deep-sea container terminal at London Gateway, Thurrock.

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