Ports & Maritime Overview


Nationwide provides Ports & Maritime Services to some of the world’s leading passenger cruise lines across key Australian ports. Our services include:

+ Develop and maintain passenger and cargo shipping protocols
+ Ground Handling – Customer Service Staff
+ Port Security – Marine Security Guard’s (MSG’s)
+ Security Screening Equipment
+ Traffic Control
+ Ship Day Terminal Operations
+ Porters and Baggage Handlers
+ Linesmen
+ Stevedores
+ Aero-Bridge Operators
+ Forklift Operators
+ Truck Drivers

Stevedoring Operations


Nationwide is an industry-leading Stevedoring and Logistics organisation. Our team of highly skilled and trained Stevedores are able to provide all services required by visiting vessels from initial tie up, through all logistical requirements to eventual departure.

This practical knowledge covers every facet of Stevedoring and Terminal Operations. Commencing with conventional Stevedoring, roll on-roll operation, bulk cargoes, explosives, progressing through containerisation, ship planning, terminal set up and managing cruise ship day operations.

Our approach is integrated with all our clientele solutions managed by one company ensuring that you receive cost efficiencies across the entire service.

Some of our services offered in Stevedoring include consulting for:

+ Cruise Ships
+ Project Cargo
+ Explosives
+ Ro Ro Operations
+ Conventional Stevedoring
+ Heavy Lifts
+ Terminal Operations
+ Bulk Handling
+ Ship Planning
+ Container Ships

Porters & Baggage Handling


Nationwide offers baggage handling services to the cruise shipping industry in Australia. Our company has extensive knowledge and experience in all baggage handling operations.

We provide trained baggage handling staff as required to service the vessel and to meet embark, debark and arrival and departure times as set by the ship.

We coordinate baggage handling requirements in conjunction with the allocated shipping agent, the ship & with the Wharf Side Operations.

We ensure that baggage handling staff that are allocated to positions that require them to access cleared zones, land restricted zones and/or the vessel will hold a current Maritime Security Identification Card.

Some of our basic Baggage Handling services are:

+ Baggage Drop Off and Check-in
+ Sorting baggage as required for ship loading/unloading
+ Baggage porting/transport as required

Ground Handling & Customer Service


Nationwide has a successful and proven history of providing ground handling services to various cruise lines, including Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises, P&O UK and Cunard.

We continually strive to improve systems and adapt with the cruise lines as shipping becomes larger each season. We understand the importance of having a professional, friendly, efficient and reliable team that can effectively interact in all facets of the operation. Our fully trained team is whole heartedly dedicated to assisting the passengers.

Nationwide has provided ground handling services for international cruise vessels in QLD, VIC, SA and NSW.

We provide experienced customer service staff as required to service the vessel and to meet embark, debark and arrival and departure times as set by the ship agent.

We coordinate all terminal logistical requirements in conjunction with the allocated shipping agent.

We communicate and provide advice for the operational requirements and options for all vessel requirements and for the general services required for the vessels. e.g. Border Force, DAFF, ship’s agents, contractors, suppliers, transport companies, equipment hire companies, ships staff, and service providers.

We ensure that customer service staff are allocated to positions that require them to access cleared zones, land restricted zones and/or the vessel will hold a current Maritime Security Identification Card.

Some of our basic customer service duties are:

+ Customer Check-in
+ Meet and Greet the passengers
+ Wheelchair/Mobility Assistance

Maritime Security Guards (MSG)


Nationwide are specialists in the Maritime Security Industry, having provided Maritime Security Services to many Australian Ports including Sydney, Newcastle and Brisbane for the past 15 years.

Nationwide’s Maritime Security Guards (MSG’s) know the industry and the legislation MTOFSA. Our guards are fully compliant and vigorously trained in all facets of Maritime Security to ensure we deliver the port facility or waterfront operations the best service possible.

Our core maritime security duties are:

+ Maintain the safety of passengers and staff
+ Maintain the designated Cleared Zones and Land Restricted Zones
+ Maintain and operate baggage and passenger screening equipment;
+ Manage passenger and traffic flows

All MSG’s hold a current Security II Licence (or higher), MSIC (Maritime Security Identification Card), Senior First Aid with a number of guards also qualified for:

+ Passenger and Baggage Screening
+ Access Control for pedestrians and vehicles
+ Dangerous Goods
+ Male and Female Wanders
+ Pass Issue
+ Border Force Awareness
+ Traffic Control
+ Crowd Control

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