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PSS Membership

Working collaboratively for safer ports and skilled port workers

We have four categories of membership:

  • Full members – typically ports, terminals, port labour supply organisations and those who operate wholly within the ports sector.
  • Training Providers – organisations that provide training services to the port industry.
  • Affiliate members – organisations that do not work solely within the UK port sector but who make a contribution to the work of ports or operate internationally.
  • Community – non-profit, charity and public sector organisation supporting safer ports and skilled port workers.

Our subscription year runs from 01 January to 31 December, the rate for those organisations joining part-way through the year are calculated pro rata.

Subscription rates 2024

The cost of a full subscription to Port Skills and Safety is based on the number of people employed and we have a three tier charging system according to employee numbers. The current rate per head is £31.50 per employee plus VAT at the standard rate, for companies with fewer than 35 employees the minimum charge is £1,102.50.

No. of employees£
Up to 35 employees1,102.50 total (minimum rate) + VAT
More than 36 employees31.50 per employee + VAT

The affiliate membership rate is based on the minimum subscription rate for full members.

The training provider rate is £650 +VAT per annum.

Community membership is open to non-profit organisations, charities and public sector organisations. The rate is on application and based on the organisation type, size and main function.