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Portsmouth Takes You There

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Berths and facilities

Portsmouth International Port offers cargo shippers the facilities and expertise to ensure all goods are handled smoothly and efficiently. Cargo at the Port is handled by Portico, who operate the commercial wharves at Flathouse Quay (190 metres) and Albert Johnson Quay (285 metres).

Owned by Portsmouth City Council, the directors and workforce have vast experience in the shipping industry – you’re in expert hands. Find out more at porticoshipping.com.

Shipping berths

Our two commercial wharves have both been improved to match clients’ needs.

Albert Johnson Quay

Length: 285 metres of which 240 metres is maintained to 7.3 metres below chart datum.

Flathouse Quay

Length: 190 metres. Depth: 8.3 metres below chart datum. This quay takes vessels up to 164 metres long.

On-site facilities

  • Eight-hectare (20-acre) state-of-the-art fruit and vegetable-importing facility – the result of £25 million in investment.
  • Specialised warehousing and temperature-controlled pack house – so produce arrives at its destination in perfect shape.
  • Unique IT system developed by the Port – allowing clients to track products in real time as they move through the supply chain.
  • One-stop turnkey operation delivering not just stevedoring but also delivery, packaging and onward transport – an unrivalled service.
  • 60 forklifts on site, new cranes and new warehouses in 2012 – investment to match shippers’ high expectations.
  • Quay water depth of more than 9.5 metres below chart datum for flexible berthing regardless of tides – eliminating deviations to offload excess weight.
  • In-house Customs Agency and Ship Agency available.
  • Container rail terminal available nearby.