Marine Policy & SMS - Mission Statement

To ensure that the Port of Southampton and the waters under the control of the ABP Harbour Authority (Harbour Authority) are managed efficiently and effectively to maintain navigational safety.

To facilitate the open use of the port by legitimate stakeholders and to ensure no damage is caused to the marine environment through the activities of the Port.

To provide outstanding port facilities and services, making use of the Port’s physical advantages and key location in relation to world trade routes.

To ensure that adequate resources are provided to its officers to enable them to follow policies, procedures and systems effectively, recognising that proper discharge of the Authority’s duties will otherwise be compromised.

To be recognised for innovation, quality and flexibility in delivering cost efficient total solutions in partnership with customers.