Author: Gareth Colwell

Portico, the logistics provider and international cargo terminal based at Portsmouth International Port, can now verify that its entire electricity supply is sourced from renewable sources. As the international climate conference COP28 takes place in Dubai, everyone's focus is on how they can reduce carbon emissions. Portico is committed to developing and implementing sustainable practices that reduce its carbon footprint, minimise waste and pollution, and support the transition to a low-carbon economy. To help Portico reach its goal, the electricity supply at...

Providing an efficient, complete logistics journey is the focus for Portsmouth-based logistics provider and cargo terminal Portico, following the appointment of Audrey Emmett as its logistics business development manager to drive expansion and build on the success of its established customs, warehousing and cargo handling services. Originally hailing from South Africa, Audrey has over 15 years experience in the industry working in both general and specialist freight forwarding sector. She has more recently been providing logistics support to the biomedical and...

Portico has been accredited as a Living Wage Employer. Their Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Portico receive a minimum hourly wage of £10.90, higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £10.42 per hour. Portico is based in the south-east, a region where over 9% of all jobs pay less than the real Living Wage - around 374,000 jobs. Despite this, Portico has committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair...

Portsmouth can now operate as a fully functioning Freeport, following approval for a customs site at Portsmouth International Port, which will be operated by Portico. This will complement the tax site at Portsmouth City Council's Dunsbury Park business development. Portsmouth met HMRC's designation order conditions, which means Freeport customs site activities can be carried out within a specified area at the port. Authorised businesses can import certain goods to the port's customs site with simplified customs documentation, and without paying tariffs. Also, authorised businesses...

As part of Fairtrade Fortnight, Portsmouth City Council are running activities and will have food with a Fairtrade flavour, including bananas that were imported via our terminal. They will take place at Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, from Tuesday 7 to Sunday 12 March 2023. Children visiting the museum can spot various Fairtrade items within the collections to win a bar of chocolate or a banana. The museum’s café will also be promoting items that include Fairtrade products and there will...

We're making great progress with our new warehouse build, with the main frame now complete - just 10 days after the first steel was put in place. The project set to be complete later this year. This new space doubles the area we have available for storage, and with direct access to the motorway we’re the first choice for customers looking for an efficient and cost-effective warehousing service. Want to find out more? Contact us today....

Get in touch today to find out how your business can benefit from Freeport status, following the government’s announcement that Portsmouth’s customs and tax site have been formally approved. A customs site at Portsmouth International Port will provide tariff-free movement of goods for both import and export. Portico are the Customs Site Operator (CSO), with experts in fields of customs, freight forwarding and logistics on hand, so contact us to find how we can help support your business in this Freeport opportunity. Portsmouth City...

Portico have begun building their new warehouse, which will more than double the space available for general cargo to 50,000 square feet at their Portsmouth terminal. Located within Portsmouth International Port with direct access to the national motorway network, Portico have long been the first choice for customers looking for an efficient and cost-effective warehousing service. Due to high demand for warehousing space in the area, they have started construction of a new purpose built general cargo warehouse, which will more than double the space available...

Responding to the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Steve Williams, managing director at Portico said: “I am deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Her exemplary life of public service was an outstanding example to all, and her abiding support for the Merchant Navy and seafarers meant that she was much loved throughout the industry. “On behalf of Portico, I extend our condolences to the Royal Family at this difficult time”. The Lord...

Many businesses are looking to reduce the carbon emissions generated by their supply chains. Modal shift in shipping, coastal, short sea and feeder services, can offer significant carbon savings over conventional methods of transport. Portico are holding a free online seminar to advise businesses on how they can take advantage of the benefits of modal shift. Improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions are two of the most pressing issues facing businesses and industry today, with many grappling with how they...