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Container Terminal Services

Contract Stevedoring for the modern container terminal


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;

  • Stradle 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.

South Coast Port Services offers the NVQ Port Apprenticeship Training Scheme incorporating NVQ Level 2 Stevedoring, a nationally recognised qualification at the Port Of Southampton. The scheme is available to all employees that wish to further their accreditation.

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.

"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
CDP World, Southampton

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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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