About Us

Port Express

Established in 2004, Port Express are a highly effective ‘team’ providing a full range of container transport services to the supply chain industry.

Specialising in UK container haulage, Port Express works in partnership with its clients to provide innovative cost-effective supply chain solutions.

Collaboration through exceptional, highly valued people is what sets Port Express apart from the rest. All team members, from customer service, to operations, to our hard working drivers, play an essential role in delivering constructive solutions.

Ongoing investment and development in new equipment and technology, enables Port Express to maintain the highest standards, with a genuine commitment to the health and safety of our employees, customers and visitors.

Our Management Team

Karl Dawson

Managing Director

Karl, our Managing Director and one of the founders of Port Express, has over 30 years of experience in the container and transport sector.

Since its inception in 2004 Karl has led Port Express to become one of the UK’s leading providers of container transport services.

James Watts

General Manager

James has over 20 years’ experience in the logistics industry, and during this period, he has worked in management roles for hauliers and shipping lines alike.

Experienced in customer service, business development and operations, he is responsible for our day to day transport activity and contract management.

Colin Tallis

Customer Service Manager

Working with both shipping lines and hauliers for over 30 years, Colin and has gained international logistics experience working in Hamburg, Rotterdam and Le Havre.

Colin provides a strategic link between our customers and operations and ensures our clients receive a first-class customer service.

Jacqueline Hutchinson

Financial Director

Jackie heads up the Port Express finance and administration team. She has experience in a wealth of industries, specialising in transport and logistics.

Jackie is also responsible for IT and manages several projects .

John Leath

Southampton Depot Manager

John joined the Port Express Southampton team in January 2021 as depot manager.

He has over 30 years experience in logistics operations, including container transport, distribution and warehousing – the last 20 years being in management roles.

Tina Dawson

Administration Manager

In her role as Administration Manager, Tina oversees the administrative operations of the business.

Tina has an understanding underpinned by over 20 years of industry experience and manages the department’s day-to-day functions as well as supervising and supporting staff.  

Adam Dawson

Operatons Manager

Stuart Bones

Fleet & Compliance Manager


Port Express Ltd is a professional and environmentally conscious organisation, which acknowledges, and works hard to mitigate, the impact that our operations may have on the environment.

Click below to see our Environmental Policy statement.


Port Express support local community projects including sponsorships of Felixstowe and Walton United U13 girls football team – the current Suffolk girls and women’s league champions.

The ‘Seasiders’ continue their winning ways with their Port Express sponsored kit.