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If you’re shipping goods in and out of Scotland it all points to Forth Ports. Geographically we’re in perfect locations to connect you with Europe and the rest of the world. Each port is a multimodal distribution centre in its own right, linking directly to the commercial heartlands of Scotland. While you’ll be better connected to the planet, you’ll be helping look after it too. Shipping in and out of our ports delivers proven green economic benefits. It cuts down the number of links in your supply chain. So road and rail congestion is reduced and low carbon connections become more efficient. What’s more, it could save you money into the bargain. Port of Grangemouth > Ideally located at the heart of Central Scotland; 26 miles from the centre of Glasgow and Edinburgh, with Scotland’s main areas of population, consumption and production less than an hour away by road or rail. > Scotland’s largest container port, Grangemouth handles over 150,000 units per annum.

Port of Leith

Port of Dundee

> Scotland’s largest enclosed deep-water port.

> A key port for construction materials and

> The port has built a reputation for versatility,

agricultural products, providing a wide range of added value services to these sectors. > Other sectors serviced here include the traditional oil and gas industries as well as the emerging marine renewable industry.

supporting a wide range of project cargo, dry bulks, and cruise liners. > Has developed as a support base for offshore energy which includes oil and gas support and fabrication. Also the port is at the forefront of the developing renewables industry. Port of Rosyth only direct Ro-Ro freight link with mainland Europe, with a freight-only ferry service three times per week to Zeebrugge, has brought the Continent closer than ever. > Equipped to support the oil and gas industry as well as the construction industry. > Well established turn round location for cruise ships. > The

Fife Ports: Port of Burntisland > A specialist fabrication facility for the oil and gas industries. > Extremely well placed to support marine renewable energy. Port of Methil > Specialises as a wood pulp and timber distribution centre. > Huge potential as an O&M base for offshore marine renewables. Port of Kirkcaldy > Ideally located for easy shipment of agricultural products.

We can handle

From coal to cruise liners The huge variety of products shipped in and out of Forth Ports reads like a shopping list for the world: dry bulks; agricultural products; timber; stone; coal; whisky; fabrication for the oil and gas industries. (And let’s not forget human cargo in the form of cruise ships and ferries.) The simple fact is we have the facilities to handle virtually every type of marine traffic – Ro-Ro; stevedoring; the latest lifting technology; modern, secure storage space – you name it, it’s at our fingertips. The future is looking bright too. With an ongoing programme of investment, each one of our seven ports will be growing in capability and stature well into the 21st Century.

The resources and facilities of our seven east coast ports include: Scotland’s largest container port; oil & gas offshore support facilities; bulk dry cargo import/export specialists; forest product specialists; wood pulp and timber distribution centre; coal export specialists; full stevedoring and cargo handling services; the latest in marine technology cranes and equipment; modern, secure, storage facilities from single span transit sheds to surfaced open compounds; the largest enclosed deep-water port in Scotland; port centred logistics facilities; modern Ro-Ro facilities; land available for development.

we are here

Navigational support These days business is non-stop. And so are we. Our ports operate 24/7, 365 days a year to get your goods where they need to be, exactly when they need to be there. And to ensure that ships can enter and depart our ports with minimum fuss we operate a comprehensive state-of-the-art navigation service for the Forth and Tay estuaries, together with pilotage and tug services.

we have the


expertise Smart people. Smart systems. Before we help move your business we take the time to understand it. By knowing what makes you tick, we can make sure your shipping works like clockwork. Our Central Management Team coordinates our resources, liaising with the port and facilities experts to design a logistics plan that is exactly right for your business.

It’s smart thinking that’s backed up by equally smart control systems and technologies. Put it all together with seven strategically placed and highly efficient ports and it adds up to a business partnership that really does deliver on a global scale.

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Renewables are the future Renewable energy is seen as being of vital importance for both the Scottish economy and its environment. At Forth Ports we are ideally placed to take advantage of the growth in renewables, and specifically in marine devices. We are ideally located for companies looking to operate in the Round 3 Offshore Territorial sectors, either using significant land banks for a manufacturing site or utilising our deep water facilities for construction and heavy load out.

We are close to university research facilities where ground-breaking R&D in the field of renewable energy is constantly evolving new development and manufacturing opportunities. Already major players in the global renewable energy industry have chosen to locate within the Port of Leith giving them easy access to academic resource, proximity to the east coast territorial waters and the availability of a skilled and committed labour force. Whether you are involved in wind, wave or tidal power generation we have the facilities and resources to help your business grow.

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> Scotland’s largest container port > Integrated rail terminal > Dual-carriageway access to motorway and trunk networks > Fully serviced cargo handling facilities for bulks, forest products and steel > Specialised facilities for LPG, oil, bulk chemicals and forest products > Customs approved transit storage, warehousing and open storage > In-house port centred distribution and handling service > Fully-trained, experienced workforce > 110 acres of development land available

> Scotland’s largest deepwater enclosed port > City location > Excellent road links > Dockside rail access connections > Ideal logistics base > Dedicated vessel terminal > Fully serviced cargo handling including specialist facilities for grain, animal feeds, cement, aggregates and coal > Open and covered storage and warehousing > Excellent offshore engineering base facilities

> One of Scotland’s main agricultural port facilities > 60 acres of quayside development land > 24/7 industrial operating site > Extensive fabrication, open and undercover storage warehousing > 100,000 tonnes bulk storage capacity > Heavy lift capability > 1800 metres of deep water berths > No locks or air draft restrictions > Sheltered riverside location, 7 miles from North Sea > Rail freight link potential > Located within Dundee, Scotland’s 4th largest city > Well established local supply chain

> Deep water river berths > Excellent road links to national system > Dockside rail access link > Ideal logistics base > Ancillary freight service > Scheduled ferry service to Zeebrugge > Wheeled, containers, automotive > Specialist Ro-Ro facilities > Dedicated passenger terminal > Cruise vessel berthing > Fully serviced cargo handling including specialist facilities for timber and pulp > Integrated stock management system with web enabled access





> 360 nautical miles to Felixstowe > 401 nautical miles to Rotterdam Europoort > 473 nautical miles to Antwerp > 506 nautical miles to Hamburg

> 391 nautical miles to Dover > 150 nautical miles to North Sea oil/gas fields > 1311 nautical miles to St Petersburg > 506 nautical miles to Le Havre

> 60 nautical miles to Aberdeen > 150 nautical miles to North Sea oil/gas fields > 16 nautical miles to Round 3 energy fields

> 405 nautical miles to Zeebrugge > 523 nautical miles to Gothenburg > 446 nautical miles to Cuxhaven > 393 nautical miles to Rotterdam





M9/J6 Motorway

2 miles

M8/J1 Motorway

8 miles

Rail (Freight)

In port

Rail (Freight) Rail (Passenger)

In port 2 miles

Edinburgh Airport Glasgow Airport

Edinburgh Airport

19 miles 38 miles

10 miles

Trunk road A92

Dual Carriageway A90

Dundee Airport Edinburgh Airport Aberdeen Airport

Next to port

M90/J1 Motorway

1 mile

2 miles

Rail (Freight)

In port

3 miles 60 miles 71 miles

Edinburgh Airport

10 miles

Fife Ports: Burntisland, Kirkcaldy and Methil KEY PORT FACILITIES

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> Ideal for short sea/coastal shipping > Fully services cargo handling > Specialist bulk and timber operators > Development land available

1. Port of Dundee: 388 nautical miles to Bergen 2. Port of Leith: 398 nautical miles to Esjberg 3. Port of Grangemouth: 506 nautical miles to Hamburg 4. Port of Grangemouth: 401 nautical miles to Rotterdam 5. Port of Grangemouth: 229 nautical miles to Immingham 6. Port of Grangemouth: 360 nautical miles to Felixstowe 7. Port of Grangemouth: 392 nautical miles to Tilbury 8. Port of Rosyth: 405 nautical miles to Zeebrugge


scotland Dundee


location > 931 nautical miles to Klaipeda > 350 nautical miles to Ipswich > 490 nautical miles to Hamburg





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Inverkeithing (east coast main line)

13-22 miles

Edinburgh Airport

23-32 miles

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Working for you With the right locations, the ability to handle any cargo, with 24/7 support for your business and all the latest ISO accreditations we think we can help your business go further.

For more information on how we can help with your specific needs please contact: Development Manager Forth Ports Scottish Ports T+44 (0)1324 668400 F+44 (0)1324 668407

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If you’re shipping goods in and out of Scotland it all points to Forth Ports. Geographically we’re in perfect locations to connect you with...