Operations

We have five Gottwald mobile harbour cranes, these powerhouses flex their muscles up to 125 tonnes.

Our expert crane operators can perfectly co-ordinate tandem lifts of a combined weight up to 150 tonnes.

We’re a deep water port with two conventional quays

 

Albert Johnson Quay (AJQ)

Length: 285m
Maximum size of vessel 220 m
Depth (floating fenders OUT) 8.1 m at MLWS* (for 245 m)
Depth (floating fenders IN) 9.8 m at MLWS* (for 240 m)

 

Flathouse Quay (FHQ)

Length: 190m
Maximum size of vessel 165 m
Depth 9.1 m at MLWS* (for 170m)

 

North Quay and Oil Berth

Length of North Quay 70 m
Length of oil berth 50 m
Maximum LOA of vessel 80 m
Maximum beam of vessel 16 m
Depth berth 4.3 m at MLWS
Depth approach channel 3.5 m at MLWS*

*Depths refer to Mean Low Water Spring Tides MLWS.
Further details available on request.

We also have the option to use an additional five commercial berths at our sister site, Portsmouth International Port.

State-of-the-art warehouses, with the ability to store a variety of fresh produce at varying degrees, at the same time.

We know what can and can’t be stored together, due to the delicate storage process required. Sadly for onions that means no companionship, ever.

We have capacity for 1200 containers, safely managed and positioned by our Kalmar reach stackers.

With 450 plugs, we have more power available than any other UK port. We’re experts at keeping everything perfectly chilled.

We have ample capacity on the quayside to store large scale cargo, which can be easily manoeuvred into position for its onward journey – whether that’s back out to sea or on the road.

SMS Towage is our dedicated towage provider for commercial ships, they have two tugs available within an hour’s notice. The two LR-classed, 24m tugs are powered by twin Niigata 6L25CXE main engines turning driving Niigata ZP-2A Z-peller thrusters producing in total 3,000bhp at 750rpm and performance figures of 40tbp and speed 12.5kn. Each vessel has an electro-hydraulic single drum towing winch forward and 45t SWL towing hooks aft.

SMS Towage website

We ensure the smooth transit of goods from ship (or truck) into our warehouses and then onward to the depot.

Your goods are looked after through their entire journey. We liaise with all stakeholders in the supply chain including shipping lines, shippers, service providers, receivers and transport companies.

We ensure that stock levels are correct and process all customer orders and any other requirements you may have.

We treat your goods as our own.