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Stevedoring, storage and rehandling of bulk/general cargoes at the Port of Southampton UK

port of southampton aerial photoSolent Stevedores Ltd commenced operations in the Port of Southampton in February 2000 and since then the Company has built up an excellent reputation as a proficient and professional cargo handling operator.

In 2007 Solent Stevedores entered a 20 year agreement with Associated British Ports (ABP), owners of the Port of Southampton, to expand the multi-user bulk terminal and enhance facilities with a joint investment of £7m.

The terminal is rail linked and there is a minimum of 11.7m of water available alongside at all times to accommodate a wide range of vessels - up to approximately 50,000 dwt.

Solent operates with no restrictions according to customers' requirements and together with ABP has developed a significant increase in trade.

Over the intervening years Solent Stevedores has expanded our operations in Southampton to incorporate multiple extensions to the bulks terminal and developing into new areas including Cruise Vessel Support, and the operations of the temperature-controlled Fruit Terminal.

In 2009 Solent Stevedores commenced operations at Tate & Lyle's Silvertown berths on the River Thames.

In 2012 Solent Stevedores secured a 9-year agreement to operate the ro/ro, ro-pax and conventional berths at the Port of Jersey.


TASCC Accredited

TASCC was developed because farmers and end users wanted to be sure that crops of grain, oilseeds and pulses were treated responsibly once they left the farm. The scheme is audited and certified by an independent certification body, in accordance with the internationally recognised standard EN45011.

TASCC is recognised within the food industry as being essential to maintaining traceability of assured combinable crops after they have left the farm. The Scheme is made up of a Scheme Manual and four codes of practice (Storage, Haulage, Merchants and Testing Facilities). The Storage Scheme is operated to a joint scheme with the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA) covering combinable crops and feed materials.

To find out more, please visit the Agricultural Industries Confederation >>


Solent Stevedores works to strict standards and procedures, this is reflected by our Southampton Operation ISO9001 Quality Management and ISO14001 Environmental Management accreditations.

ISO9001 company

ISO 9001 - Southampton

ISO 9001 provides guidance and tools for companies and organisations who want to ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer's requirements, and that quality is consistently improved. The standard is based on quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process approach and continual improvement.

For more information, please visit the SGS website »

ISO 14001 Accredited

ISO 14001 - Southampton

ISO 14001:2004 is an environmental management system providing practical tools for companies and organisations looking to identify and control their environmental impact and constantly improve their environmental performance.

For more information, please visit the SGS website »


Awards - Solent StevedoresWe are very proud of our strict standards, working procedures and commitment to excellent customer service always. We are proud to have been shortlisted by the IBJ Awards every year since winning the IBJ Customer Service Award in 2011 and were delighted to win the Environmental Protection award in 2013, the Customer Care Award again in 2016 and the People Deveopment Award in 2018.


To hear what our customers say about us, please read our Testimonials >>


Environmental, Quality and Health & Safety policies available on request.

To view our Privacy and Data Retention Policies in line with GDPR regulations - please visit our Legal and Privacy page


terms and conditions of trade - solent stevedoresTerms and Conditions of Trade (.pdf)

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November 2018

Solent Stevedores is proud to be associated with the 2018 International Bulk Journal Awards held in Ghent - celebrating excellence in the Maritime Bulk industry.


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solent stevedores wins two awards at the IBJ Awards ceremony 2016