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Port Skills and Services

Manage port-based workloads cost-efficiently with highly skilled temporary port skills and labour solutions

Introduction

The SCPS Port Skills division was established in 2009 to enable port users to manage their variable workloads cost efficiently though utilising specialist port skills on a temporary basis as required.

SCPS enjoys a long-established reputation within the port environment for flexible, cost efficient labour solutions. The level of trust we have earned for reliable and flexible services over a number of decades has driven customer demand for extended temporary labour and made it easy for customers to choose SCPS as their preferred supplier.

Classroom based and practical training is provided for all personnel to ensure specific client requirements and industry standards are met, whatever the role.

Fork Lift Drivers

Our Fork Lift Drivers are specially trained to support port and cruise operations with cargo, baggage, stores and general lift and handling services at the quayside.

Available to any shift pattern, including weekends, our skilled port workers are equipped with a full driving licence and the relevant mechanical aid training, and maintain zero damage tolerances through quality training and working practices.

Our Fork Lift Drivers abide by the 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. Example roles include Baggage Handling where our Fork Lift Drivers assist with the movement of passenger baggage and ship stores to and from the quayside.

Baggage Handlers

Our Baggage Handlers provide support to Cruise Terminals and Operators with the identification and handling of passenger baggage to and from the Cruise Ship and using the baggage conveyor. Our staff maintain zero damage tolerances through careful baggage handling and safe working practices.

All of our Baggage Handlers abide by the 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.

 

"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"

 

Stuart Cullen
CEO, Solent Stevedores

Machine & Mechanical Aid Drivers

Our Machine & Mechanical Aid Drivers provide flexibility to port and terminal operators by enabling access to specialist skills on a temporary basis as required for tasks of all kinds.

Equipped with a full driving licence our our specialist machine drivers are available to any shift pattern, including weekends.

Our Drivers maintain 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.

Our specialist team of skilled drivers includes;

  • Fork Lift Drivers
  • Crane Drivers
  • Straddle Drivers
  • Heavy Lift Machinery Drivers

Car Drivers

Our Car Drivers support port operators with all aspects of handling, driving, lashing, marshalling and stock control of vehicle cargoes.

Our vehicle cargo handlers maintain zero damage tolerances through detailed training, careful vehicle handling and safe working practices, abiding by the Safe System of Work procedures and the Health and Safety at Work Act.

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Lashers

lashers

Our Lashers and Cargo Handlers support port operators with lashing/padding services and other duties associated with vessel loading/discharging operations and mooring.

Our Cargo Handlers and Lashers are skilled port workers, available to any shift pattern, including weekends. Equipped with a full driving licence, our staff maintain high quality standards whilst supporting customers with cargo identification and handling services across the port, maintaining zero damage tolerances through quality training and working practices.

Slingers, Rope & Sheeting

Our Slingers support port operators with hook-on and hook-off support to crane spreader chains and lifting platforms at the quayside and to guide the crane driver with recognised safe signals during lift operations to and from the vessel.

As required our teams provide rope and sheet lifting platforms to ensure cargo stowed on the lifting platform is safely secured and protected from inclement weather.

Our Slingers abide by the 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.

 

Weighbridge Operators

Our Weighbridge Operators support port operators with the weighing in and out of vehicles at the quayside and other duties associated with vehicle check-in, check-out and weighbridge compliance.

Our Weighbridge Operators are skilled port workers, available to any shift pattern, including weekends. Our staff maintain high standards and maintain zero damage tolerances through quality training and working practices.

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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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