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Solent Stevedores prides itself as being an innovative and progressive Stevedoring, Storage and General Cargo Handling business as well as an expanding Terminal Operator.
The company first began trading at the Port of Southampton in 2000, initially operating the Dry Bulks Terminal, which currently handles well over 1 million tonnes of import and export cargoes per annum and has recently announced the development of a cement handling terminal, which is expected to increase cargo throughout.
For the last 10 years the business in Southampton has also included baggage and stores handling for 85% of the 500 or so, passenger ships which call into the busiest cruise port in Northern Europe.
In 2024, the company entered into a term deal with port owners, ABP, to expand the Rail Terminal, which Solent Stevedores has been successfully operating for a number of years.
An investment of ?17.2m has created space for a 12 acre expansion of the site for storage, including additional reefer points, as well as facilities for container maintenance and repair.
Solent Stevedores also undertakes a growing number of Project Cargo handling operations and also has responsibility for a 120,000 sq. ft temperature controlled warehouse, adjacent to a deep water quay.
Elsewhere within the UK, Solent Stevedores operates a Cementitious store in the Port of Immingham, handling both pulverised fly ash and cement, and continues to handle significant quantities of raw sugar imports at Silvertown on the River Thames, on behalf of Tate & Lyle.
In 2018 the company opened an 8 acre Storage Depot for empty containers at London Gateway port.
Outside the UK, Solent Stevedores has, for 8 years, been responsible for stevedoring activity at the port of St Helier, in Jersey, and has recently extended its Stevedoring Licence for a further 11 years.
In addition, the company has a Cruise Baggage Handling operation in Singapore and a RO/RO and Bulk Stevedoring business in the French Port of St Malo.

For further information contact Ray Facey on 02380 725 790 or visit