It’s not just two commercial quays and stevedoring that we offer. Our experienced team can also provide your business with customs agency, warehousing and freight forwarding services on a standalone basis.

Customs agency

We can offer comprehensive advice on all customs regimes and processes, including preferences and relevant taxes and duties. We know that customs compliance is essential to all traders and understand the importance of accuracy and efficiency. Our experienced and dedicated team has a diverse knowledge base regarding customs requirements and clearance.

We have direct links to HMRC and provide efficient import customs clearance services at all major UK ports, and we can also offer a comprehensive Export Declaration service. As an authorised agent for HMRC we are able complete electronic NES and NCTS declarations.

Freight forwarding

Freight forwarders specialise in overseeing the transportation of your goods on your behalf. We don’t transport cargo ourselves, instead we negotiate reduced rates with carriers, sort the paperwork, and keep an eye on the shipment to ensure a smooth, successful delivery.

Portico’s freight forwarding team can offer the best shipping solutions, along with support and advice.


Our terminal is home to state-of-the-art temperature controlled warehousing facilities. Our warehouses have the ability to store a variety of fresh produce at varying degrees, at the same time. We’ve also got space for general cargo that doesn’t require temperature control.