Strategy Plan 2020 - 2024




To be the preferred south coast port for short sea traffic, marine related projects, innovation and landlord of an extensive commercial estate including specialist sites, whilst being at the heart of the community and a key local economic driver.

To provide a first- class service to our customers and continue to develop the infrastructure and facilities to meet their requirements, in a safe, commercially efficient and sustainable way.




  • Position Shoreham Port on the leading edge of innovation as an EcoPort, Smart Port, champion of sustainability and exemplar of diversity, in support of the Government's 'Maritime 2050' vision.
  • Continue implementation of Shoreham Port Masterplan and strategic priorities
  • Enhance efficiency and value from assets/resources & maximise property portfolio
  • Develop existing and new cargo markets, continue commercialisation
  • Reclaim/develop land to maximise cargo storage/handling areasWork with Local Authorities ensuring strategies are compatible
  • Support local stakeholders/community and regional growth initiatives
  • Provide sustainable jobs/careers and enhance diversity
  • Retain trust port status - use Harbour Revision Order to remove future privatisation
  • Exceed DfT Ports Good Governance Guidance principles
  • Protect local amenities and improve the Port environment
  • H&S & Environment – Keep our staff/visitors and contractors safe at all times. Protect and enhance the environment/climate through green initiatives.
  • Service – Delivering first class service to all our customers and stakeholders and being the best in our field
  • Teamwork – Working both internally with all employees and externally with the local authorities, the public and our customers
  • Innovation – Creative solutions and new ideas, embracing change and continuing improvement, whilst improving efficiency through better connectivity.
  • Respect – Listening to our stakeholders and being open and transparent in all communication whilst continuing to embrace the principles of the Ports Good Governance Guidance and our Harbour Revision Order
  • Results – Providing long term sustainability and meeting return on investment criteria and banking covenants



To continue to grow as a safe, modern, niche South Coast trust port, with a balanced portfolio of revenue from our marine, operations and property streams.

The Port’s core cargoes will remain associated with construction (timber/aggregates/steel) agricultural products (grain) and fish, but we will seek to diversify our cargo base as appropriate (biomass/peat/plastics/wood pulp/glass) and support the renewable energy sector.

Investments will continue to be made in our Marine and Operations streams to ensure we provide our customers with appropriate, sustainable and efficient infrastructure, equipment, warehousing, and navigable channels, as well as expanding our Property base through strategic acquisition of key sites and development of new units in the East Arm. Appropriate maintenance of quays, breakwaters and coastal defence will continue.

Last Updated January 2020