It’s full steam ahead as Portsmouth’s port opens to the community

  On Saturday 15 October from 10 am-4 pm, Portsmouth International Port will be opening up its doors for a community open day, in celebration of Maritime UK Week. The local community, staff and their families are invited to enjoy a day of exhibitions from port partners, interactive stands and behind-the-scenes access to port operations. […]

Portsmouth’s cruising conquest

  The luxury cruise line, Seabourn marks their maiden call in Portsmouth with a traditional plaque exchange between the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Canon Dr Hugh Mason and Captain Sybe de Boer. As Portsmouth continues its busiest ever cruise season, another new visitor made their debut on 4 August 2022 as luxury cruise line […]

Cruise Passenger Programme looking for Meet and Greet Support Volunteers

Our Cruise Passenger programme is looking for volunteers to join and help support the team, led by Sarah Bell. The two roles will support the programmes Meet & Greet events, where a team will be on-hand as passengers disembark from visiting cruise ships to greet them and provide local information. Details of the volunteer roles are below. […]

Portsmouth says “Guten Tag!” to a new German visitor

Monday, marked another landmark moment for Portsmouth’s cruise ambitions, as the major German cruise line AIDA made a maiden call to the city. Since 1996, the fleet of AIDA Cruises has discovered the world. They put a signature German twist on cruising, with a casual, family-friendly atmosphere which attracts guests of all ages, including many […]

Innovative solar panel project begins at Portsmouth International Port

  The installation of a ground-breaking solar and battery system is underway at Portsmouth International Port, managed by Portsmouth City Council’s in-house energy services team. The project began in February 2022 and will incorporate roof-mounted solar panels across a number of buildings, a large battery and solar canopies. The installation of a ground-breaking solar and […]

UK economic boost expected as Portsmouth showcases sustainable port Masterplan

Portsmouth International Port is looking beyond its boundary as it sets out an ‘ambitious sustainable future’ following the launch of its 20-year Masterplan on Wednesday 16 February, which is expected to generate £739m in ten years. Central to the plans is a focus on green recovery, as the port outlines its commitments to sustainability in […]

Port ready to dock and roll with installation of new e-scooter docking station

Portsmouth International Port has continued its drive towards a sustainable future as they take part in a city-wide rental e-scooter trial, alongside offering electric vehicle charging options for passengers and staff. With this expansion of Portsmouth’s rental e-scooter trial, passengers can now travel by rental e-scooter to interchange with regular ferry and National Express services that […]

Portico accelerates forward with strong traffic growth

Despite the challenges of the pandemic, Portico in Portsmouth has recorded a 21% increase in vehicle movements at the international cargo terminal since 2018. The increase in the number of vehicles at Portico has been driven by a successful diversification programme at the terminal, reducing their reliance on specific cargoes by investing in new equipment […]