Ports & Stevedores

Stevedores • Heavy Lift • Ship's Discharge • UKK Ports

 Our Marine Teams oversee the complete management of your cargo, covering all ship's discharge and heavy lift services across all UK ports. Added to this our dedicated team of stevedores will undertake the loading or unloading of your shipment providing a full marine service for your cargo.


Handling individual one-off pieces, factory production equipment or the components for complete wind farms, our marine team have the experience and knowledge to facilitate your specific requirements.  Operating from our dedicated heavy lift depots at the Ports of Goole and Grangemouth our in-house Appointed Persons prepare lift plans, risk assessments and method statements to ensure safe lifting under CPA Contract Lift Conditions, while all stevedores services including discharge and loading, are managed by our marine division.

Our marine and stevedores teams are backed by an extensive fleet of lifting and handling equipment allowing us to provide a complete stevedoring solution. We also have the full flexibility, capability and experience to project manage and coordinate all port services in any other UK ports, European ports or further afield.

We are experienced in handling a variety of heavy lift cargoes, ranging from steel pipes and equipment for the offshore oil and gas industry (including decommissioned cargoes) to breakbulk cargo and wind energy components for the renewable energy sector. Our highly experienced stevedores are supported by a range of modern plant and equipment, with all work carried out in the safest possible ways due to our SHEQ procedures and use of job-specific risk assessments, method statements and lift plans created to exacting standards.

We also offer the expertise to lash and secure your valuable cargo in the hold, on deck or wherever the stow may be, including designing load spreading systems so you can be confident that your cargo is safe and secure. Working to the code of Safe Practice for Cargo Stowage, our riggers provide a shipping line, underwriters or shipper with the confidence that their goods are safely and professionally secured.

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Collett & Sons Ltd

Victoria Terminal, Albert Road, Halifax, HX2 0DF
Mistral Point, AW Nielsen Road, Goole, DN14 6UE
Baltic House, Central Dock Road, Grangemouth, FK3 8TY