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SCPS receives employer recognition award from Emergency Services' Career Transition (ESCT)

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South Coast Port Services is proud to support ESCT

ESCT is a not-for-profit career transition provider working for the benefit of the Emergency Services Community. ESCT helps staff find the best next steps after life in the emergency services.

South Coast Port Services is committed to supporting the emergency services community and is pleased to have received the Bronze award in recognition of our pledge and support.

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Ben and Matt cycle 200 miles for the Saints Foundation

In their longest ever challenge, SCPS' Ben Gregson and Matt Bean completed the Saints Foundation Big Bike Ride, cycling 200 miles over 2 days from the Bet365 stadium in Stoke to St Mary’s Stadium in Southampton.

Ben and Matt raised more than £1,600 between them in an event that included 50 riders and raised in excess of £45,000 for the charity that helps underprivileged and disabled people of all ages with learning difficulties to play sport in the local area. We would like to thank the generosity of SCPS staff who sponsored us to support this worthy local charity.

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Saints Foundation bike ride


SCPS delighted to work alongside DP World @ London Gateway

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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.

For more information about opportunities for skilled port operators @ London Gateway (Thurrock) please visit: »

SCPS launch 'Alicia' following 45k refit

We are delighted to launch Alicia back into our fleetof Mooring Launches at The Port of Southampton following a major refit. SCPS has now completed the first stage of a major Launch fleet overhaul that will see three more Launches refitted to the same standard as Alicia by the end of the year.

Steven Pearce, Director comments;

"all of the Canute Chamber Mooring Crews and their support teams should be congratulated on the hard work they have put into the refit of Alicia and we now look forward to the return of Mooring Launch Andrea whose refit started this week."

To read about the work undertaken in more detail, please download our Newsletter »

SCPS launch 'Angela'

SCPS launch Angela survey launch at the Port of Southampton

South Coast Port Services launch 'Angela'. Angela is the first of our launches to hit the water with our updated company logo and colours.

Available to Port operators and customers 24/7, our launches assist with mooring, surveys and misc. tasks all around the Port.

For more information, please see our Launch Assistance page or contact us

P&O celebrates 175 years with grand event in Southampton

"In celebration of this exciting anniversary, all seven ships of the P&O Cruises fleet will be together in their home port of Southampton on the same day. This will be a first in the history of the company and we are delighted that Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal, is joining us for what promises to be a grand event."

P&O Cruises

P&O celebrate 175 year anniversary at Port of Southampton


On 3 July 2012 SCPS supplied 378 additional people to the Port of Southampton to cover 7 cruise ships calling at Southampton for the grand P&O Anniversary event. We like a challenge and this was far and away the busiest single day in our history.

South Coast Port Services temporary labour division worked extremely hard to achieve the labour targets required for this one-off event and we were delighted to receive superb post-operation feedback from our customers.

"South Coast Port Services and Solent Stevedores have developed a close working partnership over the last 10 years which has been based upon a good thorough understanding of each other’s needs and shared business cultures. The ongoing flexibility, exceptional levels of communication and knowledge of the business shown by both the management team and staff of South Coast Port Services in an ever challenging business environment, has enabled Solent Stevedores to be innovative when capitalising on new opportunities which have ultimately been beneficial to both parties.

On the 3rd July 2012, South Coast Port Services provided over 380 staff to assist Solent Stevedores in handling the 7 vessels in the P&O Fleet which were calling at Southampton as part of their 175th Birthday celebrations. This was a huge challenge for South Coast Port Services, however with excellent planning and communication over a 9 month period, our business requirements were met on one of the busiest days that the Port of Southampton has witnessed for many years."


Ian Jacobs
General Manager - Solent Stevedores

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