Four vessels are docking at Portico’s cargo terminal to handle a range of cargoes, including paper, agribulks, containers and project cargo.


The shipments, according to Portico, showcase the success of its diversification strategy. Ansac Price unloaded 22,000 pallets of printer paper – the first time this cargo type has arrived at its facilities – while two vessels called in Portsmouth to load up with 7,000 tonnes of agribulks for export to mainland Europe.

The terminal will also welcome the general cargo vessel Karoline, which is delivering 36 large steel pipes for the HS2 high-speed rail project.

Steve Williams, operations director at Portico, said: “Over the past few years we have continued to diversify the types of cargo we can handle here at the terminal. The investments we have made alongside our dedicated workforce mean that we are incredibly flexible. We can move from handling containers to specialist project cargo in the blink of an eye, and being next to the M275 means that freight can be on the road in minutes.”