About Us

Who are we?
Southern Maritime Services (SMS) has been providing customers with professional solutions to their international Port Agency and Logistical needs since 2005 within the Port of Portsmouth.

The Port of Portsmouth is one of the UK’s most successful municipal ports and Portsmouth City Council has invested heavily in the Port’s infrastructure making it perfectly positioned for access to France, Spain and Europe.

We can offer a complete package of skills and services that are custom made to satisfy the requirements of every customer and business partner across the passenger, freight ferry and cruise industries. We’re passionate and committed about what we do.

As a young and expanding company, our mission is to deliver the best service that we can. We’ve a carefully selected team of experienced staff who are highly motivated and dedicated to provide services for our customers and our customers’ customer.

“I have used Southern Maritime Services since their inception and have no hesitation in recommending their services, and have known some of their senior staff for 20 years.

They’ve provided passenger handling, check-in management, stevedoring, baggage handling and port agency services to vessels that I’ve managed using Portsmouth International Port and their support has always been 100%.  SMS has amended its service provision to match our own product, and their staff always provide a first rate service to our passengers and to us.  The out-of-the-ordinary and late notice requests never catch them out and their knowledge of the port and locality is un-paralleled.

The first and last impression of any cruise holiday are the most important aspects of the product and Southern Maritime Services, in representing our product at the point of delivery, never let us down.”
Mike Deegan, Fleet Operations Manager, Noble Caledonia