Author: Gareth Colwell

Eastern Caribbean shipping firm Geest Line is returning to Portsmouth two years after relocating to Dover. Its fleet handles all kinds of general cargo from tiny perishables to large project machinery, both container and breakbulk, returning from the Caribbean with fruit, mainly bananas, for the UK and European markets. Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, leader of Portsmouth City Council, said: “We’re delighted to welcome back Geest to the city after securing a long-term contract. “This strengthens Portsmouth’s reputation for international trade and demonstrates the importance...

Portico, Portsmouth’s international cargo terminal, have further demonstrated their commitment to improving terminal operations with the arrival of three new Kalmar DRG450-65S6X reach-stackers, which are capable to stacking loaded containers up to six high. This is another example of Portico’s recent investment in plant and equipment, which will help to streamline operations within the terminal and improve reliability for customers. The new reach stackers are also fitted with the latest engine technology which will help Portico’s efforts to reduce emissions at...

Portico, Portsmouth’s international cargo terminal, recently took delivery of 2 x SEACOM CH45’60T container trailers, which will aid the movement of containers around the terminal. These will be followed by 4 x Terberg TT223 two wheel drive Terminal tractors in March 2020 (pictured above). These units will be supplied with rotating seats to facilitate improved driver comfort and operational efficiencies. This equipment, including the Seacom trailers, is being supplied by Terberg DTS UK, which is the UK arm of the Terberg...

Portico, the international shipping experts based at Portsmouth International Port, have welcomed the longest container vessel that they have handled to date on one of their deep water quays. The MV Cap Roca, loaded mostly with reefer containers of bananas and other fresh produce, is an impressive 225 metres long – more than double the length of a football pitch. The vessel, which has recently been added to Maersk’s regular Colombian Express Service, left Colombia on 11th May, sailing direct to...

The south coast’s leading fresh produce port, Portico, have been nominated for the FPC Fresh Awards ‘Business Service Partner’ award. FPC is the UK's fresh produce trade association and is widely recognised as the voice of the UK industry. A deep-sea port, based in Portsmouth with excellent transport links by road, rail and sea, Portico has recently secured £15m worth of investment over the next 10 years, which will drive forward plans to modernise and improve the business. Steve Williams, Portico’s operations...