Short sea container services

Is it time to re-evaluate your supply chain?

We can all agree that the current global situation regarding coronavirus is having an effect on the majority of businesses. However, it is also clear that a period of reflection and analysis of existing business practices will follow.

Coupled with the impact of Brexit and the worldwide focus on reducing the carbon footprint of the supply chain, this could be the time to explore the benefits of short sea container services.

What are the benefits of short sea container services?

  • Cost savings
  • Reliable and fixed transit times to the UK
  • Avoiding post-Brexit congestion at ro-ro ports on the Dover straits
  • Reduced CO2 emissions when compared to road transport or airfreight
  • No need for a driver to cross borders and risk quarantine

What can Portico offer?

Our two deep water quays at our cargo terminal can accommodate sub-Panamax vessels, which are ideal for short sea container services. There is direct motorway access from the facility, which as a result means it is perfectly located to facilitate imports and exports to/from the south of the UK to all over the world. For instance, London and Birmingham can be reached in 2 and 3 hours away respectively.

Local service, worldwide reach

We can already move your containers to Antwerp in Belgium via our weekly AEL service.

The journey from Portsmouth to Antwerp takes just 14 to 16 hours. Antwerp offers multi-modal links; containers can be moved on by rail, road or river. The location is terrific. You get your cargo closer to where it’s going.

We also offer a regular container service to the Channel Islands operated by Ferryspeed, alongside weekly services to the Caribbean through Geest Line, and West Africa via AEL.

Our commercial team are also developing new routes all the time to increase the range of destinations we can offer.

What about customs clearance?

We can provide full customs clearance and freight forwarding services. Therefore, we can manage every stage of your cargo’s journey right up to the final destination.

If you feel your business could benefit from short sea container services please get in touch so we can work together. To sum up, we’ll find the best solution to get your goods to you or your customers quickly and cost effectively via Portsmouth.

Contact us to find out more

+44 (0)23 9289 0600

commercial.enquiries@porticoshipping.com