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Marine Services

SCPS have provided marine support services for clients in Southampton for more than six decades.


SCPS provides ship mooring and support services including shipwrights, marine surveys, marine engineering and mooring gangs, 24/7 at the Port of Southampton.

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

We have a history of reliable and professional skills provision to port operators on the south coast of the uk. We deliver flexible and cost efficient solutions to all aspects of port operations and have worked with our customers over a number of decades.

We provide a responsive service to meet client needs, however big or small the requirement. In the unlikely event that skills required are not available, we will undertake any training necessary.

We 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, our clients and their customers. As a contract stevedore our core principles are to ensure a highly trained and empowered workforce.

marine division services at the Port of Southampton


Mooring Services at the Port of Southampton

container ship mooring and securing at the Port of Southampton

Support available from two hours notice

Customers requiring mooring can call on our services with just two hours notice to arrange mooring support at The Port of Southampton. Our experienced boatmen, mooring teams and dedicated mooring launches are available 24/7. 

Whether you need small or larger scale support, our duty foreman can advise on your requirements.

Our customers and experience

Our mooring services are used by all major shipping lines and one-off callers at the Port of Southampton, UK. South Coast Port Services has been providing mooring services at the Port of Southampton for more than six decades.

Marine Surveys

A full range of services including Cargo Surveys, Container Packing/Unpacking Surveys and Draft Surveys for bulk and specialist cargo customers.

Our Marine Surveyors are experienced with all types of cargo including all bulk cargoes, forest products, steel products, fruit cargo, refrigerated cargo, containerised cargo, liquid cargo and roll-on roll-off cargo, to name a few.

Cargo Surveys

Pre-Shipment Survey
(check condition of cargo prior to shipment, note damage and assist master with clauses)

Out-Turn Cargo Surveys
(monitoring condition of cargo during/after discharge, noting any damages)

Damaged Cargo Surveys 
(ascertaining the nature, cause and extent of damage)

Project Cargoes 
(advising and overseeing loading/discharge of specialist cargoes)

Heavy Lifts 
(advising and overseeing loading/discharge of heavy lift cargoes incl. stowage & lashing plans / calculations)

Container packing/unpacking surveys

Hazardous Cargoes 
(ensuring correct stowage and separation)

IMDG Container Pre–shipment Inspections

Lashing and Securing 
(ensuring cargo is adequately lashed and secured prior to sailing)

Transit Damage 
(damage caused to cargo by sea or road transport)

Containerised Cargoes
(ascertaining the nature, cause and extent of damage)

Draft surveys 

To establish cargo tonnage loaded / discharged as a result of calculation from the readings of the vessels drafts, tank soundings and the interpolation of the hydrostatic information at the Initial & Final Surveys

"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 they 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)

"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

Launch Assistance

Our launches assist as required by our clients with survey operations at The Port of Southampton. Where required we can also assist with tasks such as fender movements and safety drills.

Our launch services are used by port operators and major shipping lines. As well as being used by the Mooring and Survey teams, our launches are able to provide a variety of services in and around the port.

No job is too big or too small!


angela - survey and mooring launch at The Port of Southampton

Shipwright Services

Cargo securing and supplies

SCPS supplies Shipwright support including timber supply and securing for project cargoes, container lines and other clients at the Port of Southampton and London Container Terminal. Whether you need small or larger scale support, our duty foreman or marine surveyor can advise on your requirements.

Our Shipwright services are used by all major shipping lines and one-off callers at the Port of Southampton, UK.

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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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