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Rosyth joins the agri brigade

[ February 26, 2020   //   ]

Scotland’s largest agricultural products hub is now fully operational at Forth Ports Rosyth with the arrival of the Baltic Mantis bulk cargo ship with over 30,000 tonnes of animal feed from Argentina.

Thanks to a long-term partnership with Forth Ports and Cefetra Ltd, Rosyth has now become the main Scotland’s principal agri-hub, handling an extensive range of agricultural products for the Scottish animal feed, food and drink and farming industries.

The port has been deepened to take vessels carrying up to 50,000 tonnes of cargo and storage facilities extended with the addition of a new, 200,000sq.ft. purpose built agricultural products terminal, increasing the port’s storage capacity to around 100,000 tonnes.

The port has invested in a new Liebherr mobile harbour crane for bulk handling capability.

A new Samson ecological hopper is also now in place, the first of its kind in the UK.

Hopper Rosyth
Pic Peter Devlin