Port services


Osprey’s port services team handles all aspects of ship’s agency and port services. That includes RORO, container, dry and wet bulk, project and breakbulk services, as well as Customs clearance, EORI, IPR/OPR.

Whatever you need, our Port Services team is here to help. Before your vessel arrives, we’ll take care of cost estimates, scheduling, customs and, all the documentation you’ll need. In-port, we handle berthing, husbandry services, loading, discharging and, Bills of Lading. We can also provide inventory linked Customs entries.

Then, after departure, we’ll process documents, manage Customs clearances, arrange release of cargo. We can also – if needed – arrange onward transport.



We’re a family business with 25 years of marine heritage: we really do care about your cargo, your vessel, and your crew as though they’re our own – it’s the approach that’s been formative in creating the Osprey Way of Working.

We like saving time and money for you when we can, but we also know what it means to work with teams who care about delivering exceptional service every day (and night). We deliver the service we’d like to receive ourselves. Safeguarding the owner’s interests, providing everything your crew and vessel need – not only while you’re in port, but before you arrive and (if you need us to) afterwards, in onward movements.


Locally, we have 25 years’ experience in advising on EORI, duty rates, licensing, quotas, carnets and IPR/OPR for all cargoes arriving at Avonmouth and Portbury ports in Bristol, as well as The Port of Tyne.

Our Port Services team also handles specialist logistics and cargoes through other UK ports, 24/7, 365 days a year – and we work with some of the UK’s largest critical infrastructure providers, importing and exporting shipments worldwide.


Recent Projects

Delivering Subsea Infrastructure

Award-winning multi-modal transport

Our client needed several towheads shipped out to a new oil field –on a demanding schedule, with (award-winning) challenges to overcome.

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Supporting UK Ship Building

Innovative solutions for everyday challenges

If existing transport can’t ship our heavy lift cranes (our LTM1800 and LG1550), then our team will still find a way to get them to site…

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Upgrading UK Rail

Multi-modal transport for heavy industry

With the track gauge itself preventing ‘on line’ movement of these locomotives to the UK, we created a multi-modal solution that ensured seamless – on time – delivery.

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Supporting National Grid

The best route from A to B is sometimes via sea

There’s more to specialist logistics than equipment and engineers. Our teams have the experience to recommend innovative solutions, and the partnerships to make them possible…

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When you need experience, equipment, and enthusiasm…

Talk to Osprey. A great, British, logistics provider with the people and the partners to deliver heavy lifting and abnormal transport services of all kinds, onshore and off.

We deliver better results. We get involved earlier and use our experience to cut costs (without cutting corners). Talk to us about your next project…

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