Port of Dundee


The Port of Dundee is the most northerly port owned by Forth Ports and is one of the largest economic generators in the city of Dundee. The port is strategically located on the east coast of Scotland, midway between Aberdeen and the central belt, and lies on the north side of the sheltered Firth of Tay.  The port has the capacity to handle a wide range of bulk, agricultural and forest products. It is Scotland’s main agricultural hub with over 250,000 tonnes of agricultural products moving through the port annually.

The port provides inspection, repair and maintenance of jackup and semisubmersible drilling rigs and support vessels for the North Sea oil and gas industry. It is also home to Swedish giant Nynas, the world-leading manufacturer of specialty oils and bitumen products.

The port has an extensive range of facilities:

  • Storage areas 
  • Warehousing 
  • 150,000 tonnes of dedicated cereal shed storage capability 
  • Deepwater berths 
  • Heavy lift quaysides 
  • Development land 
  • 24 hour access 
  • Six working berths 
  • 1600m of quayside 
  • No beam or air draft restrictions

The Port is investing in a £10million to create a new quayside with an industry-leading “heavy lift” capability, coupled with a significant onshore operational area at the port. The new quayside will add both berthing and land capacity at the east side of the port and will represent a significant increase in port capacity in the North East region. The construction process is underway with the quayside expected to be ready at the end of 2017. When opened the quayside will be 200m longer than currently and will be one of the strongest quaysides in Scotland with an ultra-heavy lift pad at one end. The quayside will have a strength capability of 80 tonnes per square metre.

The port has been identified as one of Scotland’s top locations for renewable manufacturing by Scottish Enterprise under the National Renewables Infrastructure Plan and is within the Scottish Government’s Low Carbon Renewables East Enterprise Area.


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London Container Terminal handles in excess of half a million containers per year

Port of Tilbury

Ideally located for high quality support facilities for the North Sea Oil & Gas industry

Port of Leith

Hyundai import all their UK 75k cars per annum via the Port of Tilbury

Port of Tilbury

Scotland's largest container port, Grangemouth handles around 9m
tonnes of cargo per year

Port of Grangemouth

The Port of Rosyth's heavy lifting capability was underlined with the arrival of deck sections for the new Forth crossing

Port of Rosyth

Scotland's premier jack-up, deep sea servicing and decommissioning port

Port of Dundee

Forth Ports manages and operates an area of 280 square miles of navigable waters' River Forth and Tay

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