Container Terminal Services

SCPS enables terminal operators to manage both fixed and variable labour demand by the use of contract stevedoring which takes into account the service levels required in a cost efficient manner.

We are privileged to have successfully supplied services to major container facilities in the UK and international container shipping lines.

Skilled port operatives

South Coast Port Services is able to provide highly trained skilled labour to meet the needs of a modern container facility including;

  • Straddle Driving
  • Reach Stackers
  • Empty Handlers
  • Tug Drivers
  • Reefer Operatives
  • Fork Truck Drivers
  • Padders
  • Quayside Mooring
  • Ship-side and associated and containerised cargo Lashers

Machine drivers

Our machine and mechanical aid drivers are skilled port workers specially trained to customer requirement on all aspects of machinery in your container terminal. Drivers are available to any shift pattern, including weekends and are equipped with a full driving licence.

Our machine drivers maintaining zero damage tolerances through quality training and working practices, abide by Safe System of Work procedures, are fully compliant with the Health and Safety at Work Act and operate to preserve and foster sound environmental practices within their duties.

Training services

All container personnel undergo a comprehensive training programme designed to underpin the skill base required within a safety-critical port operation, and deliver the standards expected of a modern container facility.

Committed to high standards

SCPS provide a high level of service underpinned by strict Health and safety application and training which is 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. Our ongoing commitment to training ensures that we continue to raise and operate to the highest standards. All instructors work to industry standard qualifications.

Are you looking for a career in a UK port?

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

Do you need specialist port staff?

Our personnel are trained to customer requirements and are available on a temporary or permanent basis. We are proud of our status as the biggest and most successful contract stevedore in the country and continue to provide a high standard and quality of service to exceed our customers’ expectations.

Contact us

Southampton Head Office
Canute Chambers, Ocean Way
Southampton SO14 3TU

Southampton Container Division
204-207 Western Docks
Southampton SO15 1DA

London Gateway
1 London Gateway, Stanford Le Hope
Essex SS17 9DY

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