International Ship & Port Security Code 2004

As from 1st July 2004 the ISPS Code came into effect requiring vessels bound for ABP Dock estate berths to complete and forward to VTS / Data Centre, the Port Security Ship's pre arrival information form. Further information and / or guidance can be requested by emailing southamptonvts@abports.co.uk

This form MUST be completed at least 24 hours before the vessel's arrival. Failure to complete this mandatory documentation may result in the vessel's arrival being delayed or prohibited.

The ABP Vessel Booking form now includes the statutory 'Ships Agents Pre Arrival Information Form' for all vessels berthing at ABP Dock Estate berths (20 to 203 inclusive), with the exception of vessels bound for 26 and 27 berth who are responsible for their own Port Facility security.

Agents for vessels bound for non-ABP Port Facility berths (e.g. DPW Southampton, Fawley Marine Terminal, BP Hamble, River Itchen Berths, Marchwood, etc.) should make contact with the appropriate Port Facility Security Officer.

ISPS Ships Stores – Search Statistics Form.
Port Security Level 1. The form must be completed (including a nil return) by passenger vessels prior to departure

Port Security Level 2 and above. The form to be completed (including a NIL return) by ALL vessels prior to departure.

The form must be received by VTS before permission is given for the vessel to sail.

Port of Southampton ISPS Details

Port ID Number: 10811
UN Locator Code: GBSOU

Port Facilities.


Port Facility Name: Port of Southampton
IMO Port Facility Number: GBSOU-0001
Alternative Name for Port Facility: IMO Port ID 0336
Port Facility Security Officer Stuart Marsh: +44 (0)23 8048 8853

Port Facility Name: DP World Southampton
IMO Port Facility Number: GBSOU-0013
Alternative Name for Port Facility: IMO Port ID 0354

Port Facility Name: Fawley Marine Terminal
IMO Port Facility Number: GBSOU-0063
Alternative Name for Port Facility: 

Port Facility Name: Hamble Terminal
IMO Port Facility Number: GBSOU-0062
Alternative Name for Port Facility:

Port Facility Name: Solent Gateway Ltd
IMO Port Facility Number: GBSOU-0069
Alternative Name for Port Facility: