As an important international terminal we want to be able to keep goods moving, including the tonnes of fresh produce we handle from across the world which is destined for supermarkets, important manufacturing goods and managing general cargo.
We’ll carry on doing this, while making sure our staff, customers and contractors are looked after.
We are pleased to announce that as of Monday 11 May we will be returning to our original opening hours for fridge and container collections.
Portico will be open from 0700-0100 (last vehicle entry 0030) seven days a week.
Thank you for your co-operation during the last few weeks.
Vessel operations continue to be 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our customs agency will be temporarily be changing their opening hours to 8am to 5pm, 7 days a week and suspending their out-of-hours service so they can continue to get goods cleared and onto shelves around the country.
We are holding regular emergency planning meetings and liaising with our colleagues at Portsmouth International Port to keep on top of the national and global picture. We also have statutory controls in place for our marine operations, which include protocols for infectious diseases.
To protect staff and customers we’ll be looking to conduct meetings using teleconferencing, and limiting all non-essential on-site meetings.
We’re all in this together. Doing what we can, when we can.
Information the on the national situation, along with advice on how to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus is available on the NHS website.
Last updated: 1500, 5 May 2020