Based alongside deep water at the Port of Southampton, Solent Stevedores operates in a key strategic position for international shipping of dry bulk, project and general cargoes to and from the UK.
Alongside ABP, Solent Stevedores has provided major investment to Berth and quayside facilities at the Port of Southampton in recent years and remains the first choice for regular and one off dry bulk, project and general cargo handling shipments to and from the UK.
Dry Bulk Handling and Storage
Solent Stevedores provides receipt, storage and load out services for a variety of dry bulk commodities at berths 107, 108 and the King George V dock at the deep water Port of Southampton.
An 8,000 sq metre TASCC approved storage facility is provided alongside 105 berth to accommodate export cargoes prior to shipment and imported cargo awaiting UK distribution by road or rail. Quayside dry bulk storage is also available at a 7,500 sq metre shed at 201 berth, 4,000 sq metres at 107 berth, and 4,000 sq metres at the Mulberry Terminal (adjacent to 107 berth)
Project Cargo Handling
Since the expansion of the Bulk Terminal site and introduction of new equipment, Solent Stevedores is able to offer a comprehensive level of service to non bulk customers.
With a wide range of equipment and a fully trained, experienced and flexible work force, Solent Stevedores is well placed to meet the lift-on, lift-off requirements of all types of project and general cargo.
Fresh Produce Handling and Storage
Solent Stevedores provides discharge and holding storage for palletised fruit and vegetable imports at the Port of Southampton.
An 14,500 sq metre TASCC approved temperature controlled holding storage facility is provided alongside berths 103-104 to accommodate imported cargo awaiting UK distribution by road or rail.
Latest News - Port of Southampton
Solent Stevedores proudly showcases the upgraded Southampton Fresh Produce Terminal
Solent Stevedores and ABP have given an exclusive preview of Southampton port's upgraded fresh produce terminal to VIP clients from the Canary Islands. The President of the Canary Islands Government, Mr Fernando Clavijo, and representatives of the tomato growing and exporting federation, Fedex, toured the Fresh Produce Terminal on Tuesday 8 November.
Chairman and CEO of Solent Stevedores, Stuart Cullen, welcomed the visitors who are at the start of their tomato exporting season.
ABP’s recent £8.3 mill investment in upgrading the terminal has expanded the cool store’s temperature range and chilled storage capacity, giving Solent Stevedores the opportunity to handle a wider variety of chilled fruits and other high-value products all year round in Southampton.
Southampton Bulk Terminal breaks the magical million tonne mark in 2016
Despite losing 15 acres of space to enable the expansion of the container terminal, the Southampton Bulk Terminal, operated by Solent Stevedores, has this week exceeded the magical million tonnes of cargo handled across berths 107-109 and the King George Vth Dock in the port's Western Docks.
In recent years the annual tonnage handled through the Southampton Bulk Terminal has been around the 850,000 mark.
However, due to the demand from bulk ship operators, and the productivity of the workforce, the magical 1 million tonne mark has been reached with 10 weeks remaining in 2016.