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Portsmouth Commercial Port

Name and address of organisation Portsmouth International Port
Harbour Offices
Continental Ferry Port
George Byng Way
Portsmouth PO2 8SP

Tel. 023 9229 7391
Fax. 023 9286 1165

Main contact Captain Martin Putman, Port Manager
Captain Rupert Taylor, Harbour Master
Type of organisation
  • Statutory Harbour Authority, Competent Harbour Authority and Licensing Authority for Boats and Boatmen under Public Health Acts.
  • Department of Portsmouth City Council.
Terms of reference Harbours, Docks, Piers, Clauses Act 1847, Pilotage Act, 1987, Harbours Act, 1964 plus various Portsmouth Harbour Acts.
Membership Portsmouth Commercial Port is owned by Portsmouth City Council. The Commercial Port Board provides overall direction, reporting to the city's policy and resources committee. The board, which comprises five elected councillors plus two ex-officio members with relevant in-depth private sector experience, works closely with the port's senior management team and is supported by other city council departments, including finance, legal services, planning and engineering.
Geographical Area Commercial berths on east side of Portsmouth Harbour.
  • Port Statistics
  • Port Handbook
  • Pilot Arrangements Handbook.
Relevant projects/initiatives  
  • Solent and South Coast Harbour Master’s Association
  • British Ports Association
  • UK Harbourmaster’s Association
  • Solent Pilotage Co-ordinating Committee