About us

While we’re famous for bananas, there’s more to us under the skin.

We’re owned by Portsmouth City Council, who bought the company in 2008. We’ve transformed from a primarily fruit business, into a multi-million cargo handling operation.

Governed by a board of six directors, including council, Portico, and elected officials, we’re also supported by a strong independent senior management team.

We employ a wide range of staff, including crane drivers, customer account handlers, warehouse and container operatives, quayside staff, health and safety, HR and facilities.

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Management team

Find out more about the senior management team at Portico and their extensive experience in the maritime industry.


If you are looking for the latest news and press releases from Portico or have a media enquiry, we’ve got a a dedicated area for you.


Discover the wide range of skills we need at Portico, and also find out if we are  recruiting for any vacancies we currently have.


As a busy working port we do have important safety rules, so whether you’re coming in for a meeting or a contractor working, take a look at our requirements.