Management team

Senior management

Steve Williams

Managing Director

Steve has spent over 30 years in the shipping industry, working in senior management positions for Britain’s major ports. Steve’s role is making sure Portico stays on track to fulfil its potential in the cargo and logistics business. He was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Covid-19 honours, for outstanding services during the pandemic.

Steve Williams

Benjamin Harraway

General Manager

With over 10 years experience involving vessel operations and port management, Ben has a deep understanding of maritime industry issues and trends.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and also a chartered member of Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Benjamin Harraway

Richard Lewis

Operations Director

With nearly 40 years of shipping experience, Richard has worked with major port operators and shipping lines.

Originally from South Wales Richard has worked across the country starting his career in the Merchant Navy before joining Geest Bananas at their ABP port facility.

Since then he has taken up positions improving operations at both Barry and Southampton ports and has developed good relationships with UK and EU receivers.

Richard Lewis

Daphne Comber

Freight Forwarding and Customs Agency Manager

With over 30 years’ experience within the customs, freight and logistics industry, Daphne manages our customs agency and freight forwarding operations . Responsible for managing all HMRC requirements, ensuring cargo leaves the port quickly and efficiently as possible, while maintaining excellent customer satisfaction.

Daphne Comber